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Media Learned Nothing after their 2016
Polling Disaster

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 7/1/2020 5:56:28 AM

Harken back four years ago and recall how the media confidently predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide electoral victory over Donald Trump. They held firm to this prediction even when the election was all but over. At 10:20 PM ET on November 8, 2016, election night, the New York Times confidently proclaimed, in the manner of Baghdad Bob, that Hillary Clinton had an 85 percent chance of winning the election. Long faces and tears graced cable news election night coverage shows by then and Hillary probably was on her second bottle of chardonnay, drowning her sorrows over a coronation that was not meant to be.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson 7/1/2020 7:19:31 AM (No. 462712)
The only political poll that matters right now is the Number of First Time Gun Purchasers.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/1/2020 7:30:23 AM (No. 462729)
Screw the polls - show up and vote.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Daisymay 7/1/2020 7:46:50 AM (No. 462752)
And isn't it interesting that FOX is among those who tilt the Polling in favor of Biden! Investors Business Daily was the only poll that got it right and predicted Trump would win! That's where I am going to go for my polling information. Rasmussen is another Polling group that does a pretty good job! I ignore all the others, but it does make me furious to hear everyone on FOX saying Biden is ahead by 12 points! That's why I can't stomach watching them but for a few minutes a day!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99 7/1/2020 7:50:36 AM (No. 462757)
I can’t wait for Biden’s “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” comment!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger 7/1/2020 8:18:24 AM (No. 462799)
You know what #3, I think Fox makes more money complaining about democrat administrations than they do defending the GOP. Believe nothing. Don't get complacent expecting a 2016 do over and don't let them get into your head thinking its pointless to bother voting. Don't fall for any of it, don't let others fall for it either. Even NYC voted for Rudy after they tired of lawlessness. Leftism is all fun and games until the results pay a visit on your front porch.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hershey 7/1/2020 8:43:39 AM (No. 462835)
Believe what you want about polls, but I believe I don't ever believe what they ever ever say....too easy to manipulate a poll...Trump and us conservative, bible reading, gun toting, voters are gonna kick some rear ends in November...God is on our side...he gave us Trump when we were in our darkest hour and he will triumph....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRod 7/1/2020 8:51:05 AM (No. 462845)
FTA: ''They did not survey likely voters as more accurate pollsters such as Rasmussen Reports does, but those simply appearing on voter rolls...'' I suppose that includes all the inhabitants of cemeteries, who still appear on voter rolls. It's strange how the pollsters get the headstones to respond to their poll.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: janjan 7/1/2020 9:29:35 AM (No. 462896)
Polls are meaningless unless you know who was polled and what was asked. If they asked which of the two candidates sounded more like a geriatric alzheimers patient Biden would win by huge bi-partisan margins. The media would only tell you that Biden ‘won’ in the poll in a landslide.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 7/1/2020 10:13:24 AM (No. 462968)
November 8, 2016 was the first happy day we had in eight years. The media will continue to apply the same formula to this election because their other choices besides backing Joe Biden are to stay neutral or support Donald Trump, both unacceptable to the braying jackasses who think they matter. They have declared Orange Man Bad and are stuck with that mistake.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 7/1/2020 10:18:13 AM (No. 462981)
For all the reasons mentioned, these polls are worthless except as a propaganda tool for the media/dems. The Left is trying to create chaos to confuse voters because they have no valid reason for their party or their senile candidate to be elected. They harp on the riots that THEY are causing, the pandemic which is simply happening here just as it has everywhere else in the world with similar results, and the made up polls. They are DESPERATELY hoping that by keeping the Country whirling in a blender that they will scare/shove/intimidate the mushy middle into voting against Trump. This is mudslinging as a high art form. It should also be noted that what the dems/media/Left are doing is causing enormous damage to the Country and even to the people they claim they support and THEY DO NOT CARE!
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