Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)
Poll? What poll? – One of the most entertaining aspects of all the fake polling comes when some corrupt media outlet commissions a poll and then works to downplay it when the results it gets back don’t fit the official Democrat/media narrative. That happened this week when CNN released a poll of battleground states that came in the wrong way.
Here’s an excerpt from CNN’s web story on the poll:
(CNN)Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump now stands at five points, but Trump has an edge in the critical battleground states that could decide the electoral college, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
In the new poll, 51% of registered voters nationwide back Biden, while 46% say they prefer Trump, while in the battlegrounds, 52% favor Trump and 45% Biden. Partisans are deeply entrenched in their corners, with 95% of Democrats behind Biden and the same share of Republicans behind Trump. The two are close among independents (50% back Trump, 46% Biden, not a large enough difference to be considered a lead), but Biden’s edge currently rests on the larger share of voters who identify as Democrats.
The former vice president continues to hold healthy leads among women (55% Biden to 41% Trump) and people of color (69% Biden to 26% Trump). The two run more closely among men (50% Trump to 46% Biden) and the President holds a clear edge among whites (55% Trump to 43% Biden). The poll suggests Biden outpaces Trump among voters over age 45 by a 6-point margin, while the two are near even among those under age 45 (49% Biden to 46% Trump).
The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS May 7-10 among a random national sample of 1,112 adults reached on landlines or cellphones by a live interviewer, including 1,001 registered voters and 583 voters in battleground states, defined as the 15 states decided by 8 points or less in 2016 — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.
See, it wasn’t supposed to be this way, not at all. CNN commissioned this poll on the assumption that it would get a result back showing a huge Biden lead nationally – thanks mainly to big margins in New York and California – and also a clear lead in those battleground states. After all, a raft of other fake polls have pretended to show Biden with leads in places like Ohio and Michigan and Florida and North Carolina recently – so why wouldn’t a poll by CNN come up with the same result?
The polling company, SSRS, obviously failed to get the memo about expected results. Thus, CNN has spent the last several days barely mentioning its own poll on air.
Make no mistake about it: 7% in these states is a very significant lead for the President. They’re called “battleground” states because they’re supposed to be up for grabs.
Several things to note about the excerpt from the story:
– Biden’s 5-point national “lead” is trumpeted at the top of the story, with no qualifier whatsoever;
– Trump’s 7-point advantage in the battlegrounds is described not as “lead” but a mere “edge”;
– Meanwhile, Trump’s crucial 4-point lead among independent voters is hilariously described in the 2nd paragraph as being “not large enough to be considered a lead” at all;
– CNN fails to provide the reader with a breakdown of the partisan leanings of the adults surveyed, or to provide a link to a webpage where readers could find it, which these days most likely means that SSRS over-sampled Democrats. A trip to the SSRS website reveals nothing. Typical;
Perhaps the most interesting part of that article, though is this sentence: “The former vice president continues to hold healthy leads among women (55% Biden to 41% Trump) and people of color (69% Biden to 26% Trump).” The first part of that is no surprise, as women continue to trend Democrat, even when the Democrat is a bumbling oaf with clear, advancing cognitive issues.
It is the second part that needs an explanation, one that CNN conveniently fails to provide. What does the term “people of color” mean as it applies to this poll? Does that category include Hispanic voters, for example? This categorization is odd, given that most polls we see break samples down into separate categories for Hispanic and African American voters. Neither CNN nor SSRS are saying.
This is the problem for media outlets that commission fake polls for the purpose of creating “news” stories: When the story doesn’t fit the approved Democrat narrative, the poll becomes an expensive nuisance.
That is all.
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