Rasmussen Reports, a conservative-leaning pollster, has released a survey which it says shows that “Americans say they didn’t use the U.S. Postal Service quite as much this holiday season”.
A look at the pollster’s own numbers, however, suggests otherwise. Here’s how the company described the results on its web site:
Americans say they didn’t use the U.S. Postal Service quite as much this holiday season, but they give the federal agency slightly higher marks for its job performance than they have in the past.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 17% of American Adults say they used the USPS more this holiday season than they have in previous years, down from 21% last year. Slightly more (19%) used the USPS less, while most (62%) say their use of the Postal Service was about the same as in past years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
So under a headline that says “Fewer Americans Use The Postal Service This Holiday Season”, is the statement that a majority of Americans [62%] used the USPS about the same as last year, while another 17% used the USPS more than they did the year before! So an overwhelming majority, 79%, used the USPS in 2016 as much or more than they did the year before.
Welcome to post-truth America.