QUESTIONS ONLY FNC WOULD ASK….. As regular readers know, most national polls from major news outlets are interesting for their results. Fox News polls are interesting for their questions. Most reputable news outlets try to maintain a degree of seriousness with their poll questions. Fox News prefers to add a little panache to their surveys.
The network’s latest includes all kinds of gems, including a question about President Obama possibly creating an “enemies list,” and another asking whether Americans want to see the Pledge of Allegiance go back to the pre-’50s era version without the words “under God.”
But the really entertaining questions were about North Korea. Fox News first asked respondents whether Bill Clinton’s recent trip to North Korea will improve U.S. relations with the country. Nearly a third said relations will improve, but a majority believe the hostilities will continue.
The poll then asked this doozy:
“Do you think former President Bill Clinton’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il and securing the release of the two American journalists will encourage kidnapping of more Americans or not?”
Fortunately, 72% of respondents believe Clinton’s humanitarian mission will not encourage more kidnappings. That said, the results among Republicans weren’t quite as one-sided — 30% of self-identified Republicans said Clinton’s visit to North Korea will, in fact, make kidnapping s worse.
As David Weigel noted, “That 72-19 ‘no’ margin is pretty massive, but it’s good to know that 30 percent of Republicans worry that Clinton might have put more people in danger.”