Wednesday, May 12, 2010

10% of the American population believes in this batshit poll

(from Raw Story written by John Byrne)Poll: Ten percent of Americans believe environmentalists intentionally caused oil spill

That's right, 10 percent. but wait, there's more:

Fifth of those polled say disaster increases their belief in drilling
Ten percent of Americans believe environmentalists intentionally sabotaged the oil rig Deepwater Horizon off the Gulf Coast according to a poll released Tuesday, apparently as part of a ploy to reduce Americans' support for offshore drilling.
The surprising finding was contained in a poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh floated the idea on his nationally syndicated talk show.
Polling director Tom Jensen downplayed the finding in a blog post, arguing that the figure was insignificant. He noted, however, that if "undecideds" were included, the number of Americans who are unsure about or believe the environmental sabotage theory rises to more than thirty percent.
"Just 9% of voters say they think environmentalists caused the spill while 22% are unsure and 69% don't believe they had anything to do with it," Jensen writes. "Even among GOP voters only 13% are buying into the 'the environmentalists' did it frame of mind."

Also notable in the poll was that almost a fifth of Americans said they were more likely to support offshore drilling after the oil disaster.
"Perhaps most surprisingly 21% of voters said the spill made them more likely to support offshore drilling," Jensen added. "That includes an even split among GOP voters, 28% of whom said the spill made them more likely to support drilling and 28% of whom said the spill made them less likely to support drilling."
If environmentalists were really responsible, as Rush Limbaugh asserts, their "ploy" hasn't succeeded, the poll finds. Fifty five percent of Americans polled after the oil leak still supported offshore drilling. Democrats polled were narrowly opposed.
Americans' belief in things not seen isn't new -- more than half of Americans polled in a 2008 study said they believed "angels and demons" were active in the world, with 80 percent claiming that miracles do occur.
Seven hundred and seven Americans were surveyed in the Public Policy study, conducted between May 7 and May 9. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 points.

This is just goes to show how the 10% that listen to people like blowhard Rush Limbaugh are the most BATSHIT crazy. First of all, how is that EVEN possible considering that the well is 5,000 feet (over 1 mile) under water and a diver would be crushed under that immense water pressure.

It is absurd on so many levels. Think about this, the earth's oceans are vastly unexplored and many are at depths way deeper that are unreachable with the current technologies we have. At 5,000 feet underwater, the pressure is several tons per square foot. At those depths, an automobile would be crushed like a sardine can. Environmentalist groups have the means to acquire small submarines to reach that level and a little more (that's how the Titanic was found as it is 2 miles underwater), but they need permission from governments including ours to go into the ocean.

These people that are buying into that bullshit/batshit conspiracy theory are very uneducated.

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