Opinion: Skewed Polls Are Fake News Too
Leftist Polling Firms Still Shaping Narrative With Bad Sampling
It’s been almost a year since the 2016 election that brought Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. The weeks prior to the only poll that mattered on Election Day were filled with false predictions and downright fraud by polling companies seeking to impact the eventual outcome of the election by showing Hillary Rodham Clinton the obvious winner. Tactics like skewing the sampling by stuffing it with Democratic voters was commonplace.
It is still going on.
In this summer’s Georgia special election for the House of Representatives GA06 Congressional District, most of the liberal-leaning polling outlets had Democrat Jonathan Ossoff ahead by multiple percentage points. Republican Karen Handel won by almost 4 percent.
This was a must-win for the Democrats, and they threw everything at it including the kitchen sink of fake polling. The hope was Republicans would be discouraged and stay home from the polls.
Mr. Trump’s approval ratings are another easy fake polling bonanza to spot. This affects policy and the adoption of legislation in the United States. In a recent report by bombthrowers.com, economist James Simpson wrote, “In every poll, Democrat respondents outnumbered Republicans by significant amounts. The Economist poll was the worst. Only 24 percent of respondents (360) were Republicans compared to 38 percent (570) Democrats – which means that 58 percent more Democrats were polled than Republicans, as shown in the %D/R column. On average, in these seven widely recognized national polls, only 29 percent (409 people) of the total 1,383 polled were Republicans, while 37 percent (518) were Democrats. Another way of saying it is that, on average, 29 percent more Democrats than Republicans were polled.”
With the recent election in Alabama for Attorney General Jeff Session’s former Senate seat, polls were again all over the place although most had Moore the winner, albeit by a wide disparity of margins.
Fake polling is a major problem for our democracy and threatens the very core of our founding.
On a final note, it is worth noting that the polling company that called the Alabama election literally spot on, was the closest polling company as well during the 2016 presidential election. However, you won’t hear of them because they are shunned by most media outlets — probably because they are too accurate and screw up the Establishment and Leftist narrative.
People’s Pundit Daily called the Alabama race with Republican Roy Moore up by 9.2 percent. He won by 9 percent. “Ultimately, we discovered early on that voters who backed Mo Brooks were going to go heavy for the challenger,” Rich Baris, PPD’s editor and pollster, said. “When you forced those voters to make a decision even a few weeks ago, it was pretty clear that Senator Strange wasn’t their top choice.”
It doesn’t get any closer than that.
Originally posted at The Washington Times