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59% + 35% + 26% = 120%

This laws-of-mathematics-defying graphic comes from FNC’s “Fox & Friends” at 7:12amET on Dec. 4th:

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More and a possible explanation after the jump. (h/t Media Matters)


Here’s the actual poll:

3. In order to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming, how likely is it that some scientists have falsified research data?

35% Very likely
24% Somewhat likely
21% Not very likely
5% Not at all likely
15% Not sure

The confusion might have come from this paragraph in the Rasmussen report summary:

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans say it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s Very Likely. Just 26% say it’s not very or not at all likely that some scientists falsified data.

Still, this is another on-screen error in a series for FNC.

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