“Slightly More Americans Say U.S. Is No. 1 Military Power”
You have to love Gallup’s use of the word ‘slightly’. What does the word slightly mean to you? To me it basically means the difference is relatively small, which simply isn’t the case with the results of the Gallup Poll.
The question that was asked of American’s in Gallup’s annual World Affairs poll conducted February 8-11, 2015 was:
“Do you think the United States is No. 1 in the world militarily, or that is is only one of several leading military powers?”
59% of those polled indicated they thought the U.S. is No. 1, while only 38% of those polled indicated the U.S. as one of several leading military powers.
Maybe I’m off base here, but when I went to school 59 percent was considered a majority so perhaps their headline should read:
“Majority of Americans Say U.S. is No. 1 Military Power”, which would appear to be a more accurate reflection of their poll.
Alas, I forgot – unfortunately most of our media no longer reports the news, they simply report their ‘version’ of the news!