What’s to stop the media that constantly hammers President Trump from playing around with the polls to influence early voting? Aside from a loss of credibility if they continue with this to Nov. 3rd, there is no downside. Even with that factor, they have so much at stake this time around that they might be willing to chance it.
Polls are supposed to be a snapshot in time, couched as ‘if the election were held today, who would you support’? With the prevalence of early and mass mail-in voting. This is on what is happening in real-time, except that there aren’t any results to act as a quality control check.
Early voting changes the dynamic of polls predicting what will happen to what is happening at the moment, introducing all manner of opportunities for media exert undue influence on the results.
The video from MRCTV is on four polls that are adverse to the left’s national media narrative. They are like many other aspects of this election run contrary to that exhibited by the polls from the nation’s socialist media. The common refrain is that if you were to look at everything except the polls, you would expect a Trump victory. This is why they are out of place.
The first poll mentioned was a Gallup poll that has among other things that had a “clear majority of registered voters (56%) saying they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.”
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Followed up another Gallup poll that indicates that Americans remain distrustful of mass media. With Republican % great deal/fair amount down to 10% while Democrats at 70% and independents hovering around 36%
Then there is was the albeit unscientific social media poll from Telemundo that indicated an overwhelming majority of Spanish-speaking Americans say Trump won the recent debate.
Finally, she mentions the Morning consult/Politico poll that shows growing support for the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett with 46% of voters back Trump’s nominee, up 9 points from late last month.
Taken together along with all of the other indicators outside of the polling from the national socialist media, one would get the distinct impression that President Trump is running away with this.
But then you compare this to the gloom and doom polling from the media and you see a giant disconnect between the polls and reality. Then you have to factor in that for these polls to valid, Biden would have to outperform past victories. As Steve Deace detailed in a recent article in the Blaze:
According to Steve Deace, voters would have to believe that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is a stronger candidate than Barack Obama was in 2008, and Donald Trump is a weaker incumbent at this stage than George H.W. Bush was in 1992.
He also points out that a presidential win has to include the state of Florida, with:
The latest Quinnipiac poll has Biden outperforming the margin of victory (+/- 2.491%) in the last seven presidential elections by 400%.
Something odd is going on here, the polls don’t match up with the facts on the ground, while the polls are making some ridiculous assumptions. Which brings us back to our original question: What’s to stop the media from playing around with the polls?
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