Polls leading up to the death of Terri Schiavo made it appear Americans had formed a consensus in favor of ending her life. However, a new Zogby poll with fairer questions shows the nation clearly supporting Terri and her parents and wanting to protect the lives of other disabled patients.
The Zogby poll found that, if a person becomes incapacitated and has not expressed their preference for medical treatment, as in Terri's case, 43 percent say "the law presume that the person wants to live, even if the person is receiving food and water through a tube" while just 30 percent disagree.
Another Zogby question his directly on Terri's circumstances.
"If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water," the poll asked.
A whopping 79 percent said the patient should not have food and water taken away while just 9 percent said yes.
We have spent the last three weeks proclaiming the death of the Republican Party based on polls that indicated the public was disgusted by their hypocritical grand standing.
Now here come the new polls saying it's the death cult Democrats that are out of touch.
[editor's note, by AnonymousArmy] I agree this polls questions are slanted. Will that matter is the question? I was also trying to highlight the folly of gloating in the past few days with little success. This diary was a polite I told you so. I wish I was a bigger person I'm sorry ;( I agree this polls questions are slanted. Will that matter is the question? I also was trying to highlight the folly of gloating in the past few days with little success. This diary was a polite I told you so. I wish I was a bigger person I'm sorry ;(