At around 8:17 AM on “Fox & Friends” this morning, the hosts showed a graphic with the results from a Gallup poll asking whether American’s support or oppose laws stripping public employee unions of their right to engage in collective bargaining. There was just one problem, the numbers were flipped.
The graphic said that 61% of Americans favor the laws, and 33% oppose them, in reality, the poll showed the opposite, with 61% opposing the laws and 33% favoring them.
To his credit, F&F’s Brian Kilmeade issued a correction about 40 minutes later, after they had realized their mistake: “I want to correct a poll we did about 22 minutes ago from Gallup,” he said. “61% oppose taking collective bargaining away from those people in Wisconsin. 33% in favor. I had it reversed. I apologize.”
Along with the correction, the network aired another graphic, with the correct numbers: