Politico buries the lead on the McCain debate story

Blog ››› ››› ERIC BOEHLERT

The Beltway daily this afternoon posted a round-up of reactions to McCain's demand that Friday's debate be delayed. The first 31 paragraphs of the article are filled with, frankly, predictable quotes from partisans either backing McCain or questioning his maneuver, which gave readers the impression that people were truly divided over the issue.

What came in paragraphs 32-34? Reference to instant polling data that showed the public by a huge margin said delaying Friday's debate would be a mistake. i.e. "Roughly three out of every four Americans think the debate should go on as scheduled."

Note to editors: That's tonight's headline.

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