I don’t think I’m alone.
Ever since 1988 (I missed 1984 while travelling to Africa) I have voted in every election, presidential or midterm. I’ve voted for a few Democrats in that time and even wrote in some names when I didn’t care for the choices, but I usually vote Republican.
I’ve also learned to never listen to polls or the analysts who worship them. As we learned all-too-well in 2016, polls do not represent voters like me. If I’ve ever been called for one I didn’t know. Perhaps I put myself on some no-call list that makes me immune. Maybe as a man who works all the time I’m too busy to be reached by pollsters. All I know for sure is that I’ve never taken a poll.
In fact, I don’t know anyone who has. Most in my family vote Republican. I asked a few of them if they’ve ever taken a poll ahead of an election and the only one who had is the black sheep Democrat cousin on my mother’s side. He’s taken TWO polls in Texas this election cycle.
I told him to get a job.
The point I’m trying to make, though not as elegantly as I’d like, is that polls are worthless. The media runs with them any time they show Democrats ahead. When Democrats are behind, they love to point to margin of error. When Democrats are very behind, they don’t talk about them at all.
We’re going into an election in which the media has a vested interest in making sure the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives. This isn’t the time for Republicans to sit back and hope the President can somehow continue his agenda without the House. he can’t. He needs both chambers of commerce to continue the forward progress we’ve seen the last two years.
I don’t think I’m alone. If you’re voting Republican and haven’t been counted in polls, share this. Let America know that you’re part of the silent majority that wants secure borders, lower taxes, law and order, and less government in our lives.