#FakeNews Up to Dirty Tricks Again – WaPo/ABC Publish BOGUS POLL to Smear President Trump
Guest post by Joe Hoft
The Main Stream Media (MSM) is at it again – Washington Post/ABC concoct bogus poll to smear President Trump!
We warned in late October 2016 before the 2016 election that the polls from the MSM were bogus.
We were right.
Today two major liberal media players – the ultra far left Washington Post and ABC New – got together to smear President Trump.
Ann Coulter warned in her book Slander in 2003 that the far left main stream media always uses polls to push their agenda. Polls can be skewed by selecting an unreasonable sample size, by asking lead up questions or by selecting more of a sample population of one side of an issue to achieve a desired result.
The MSM skews polls to discourage potential voters from voting or to discredit and smear conservative politicians and has done it for years.
A good example of the media trying to shape a vote was in 1980. In a Gallup poll released on October 26th in 1980, two weeks before the election, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan 47 – 39. Two weeks later Reagan won in such a landslide that Carter conceded before California was counted.
Another example of mainstream liberal media bias was in 1988. A Gallup Poll from July 26 showed Michael S. Dukakis leading George H. W. Bush by 17 points. Of course Bush went on to thump Dukakis in the general election in a landslide.
Before the 2016 election we pointed out that a number of polls showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by various margins. One poll reported by NBC/WSJ a few weeks before the election showed Hillary ahead by 11. However, that NBC/WSJ poll was created by a Hillary Super PAC.
We also noted that the Monmouth University poll was run by a Hillary Huckster who was caught manipulating a poll and then lied about it.
We also noted that Realclearpolitics.com took an average of distorted polls to come up with their analysis of the 2016 race. Their efforts were a great example of the phrase – ‘garbage in – garbage out’.
Now today a WaPo/ABC poll comes out slamming the President.
A cursory review of this poll shows that it is of course totally slanted.
The percentage of voters polled included 35% Democrat, 35% Independent and another 7% that are neither Democrat or Independent. Only 23% of the poll participants identified themselves as Republican.
The poll included less than 25% Republicans. What a crock.
If the poll is corrected by 8-12 points to show actual Republican support in the country Trump would be at 50% approval or higher.
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When we looked at the polls being spread by the MSM on October 18th shortly before the 2016 election we stated they were biased. We also stated: Let’s face it NOBODY likes Hillary and NOBODY trusts Hillary.
We also stated: Maybe the current polls are not just inaccurate – maybe they are dead wrong.
We were right then and we are right again.