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The Utter Disgrace That is Fox News

I finally had to give up watching The Five last week, because I just couldn’t take another day of Juan Williams uttering fabricated nonsense and having none of the other four hosts do a damn thing to correct the record. It’s obvious management at Fox has told the others that it is hands-off time on Juan in the new age of Black Lives Matter TV.

Just as obvious is that every host on the cable news channel is required to cite the hysterically inaccurate Fox New Polls as of they are the gospel handed down on stone tablets from atop the mountain. When the otherwise sensible Maria Bartiromo is parroting the latest findings at least twice every day on Mornings With Maria, you know the talking points and segments are being forced upon her.

Sunday, things got even worse. Fox Business Analyst Charlie Gasparino appeared on the channel and made a completely fabricated report contending that President Trump is thinking about pulling out of the campaign due to bad polling numbers. From a report at The Hill:

“It’s too early, but if the polls continue to worsen, you can see a scenario where he drops out,” a GOP operative who asked to remain anonymous told Fox News.

Gasparino also reported that one “major player” within the Republican Party described “Trump’s current psyche as ‘fragile.'”

Gasparino said he’s “not convinced yet” that Trump will bow out. He noted that Biden has been largely pushed off the campaign trail by the coronavirus.

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This is not only utterly and completely absurd and without any foundation whatsoever, it is patently irresponsible. Even worse, we saw this same sort of despicably false “reporting” from hacks on CNN and MSNBC about this time during the 2016 election cycle. It’s as if Fox News now has its hack “reporters” coordinating daily talking points and narratives with the Democrats and CNN.

Folks, President Trump is not only not going to withdraw from this race, he is going to win it, just as he has won every other difficult challenge during the course of his life. Furthermore, his polling is not all that bad right now. Anyone who looks into the internals in these polls knows that they are almost uniformly oversampling Democrat voters and under-sampling Republicans.

Here’s a great example: A Susquehanna poll released on Monday gives Biden a 5-point lead over Trump in Pennsylvania. Even if you accept that result, Trump could turn that number around in a week. But that number is completely fabricated, given that the pollster over-samples college-educated voters in the state by at least 20%.

Also on Monday, we had a Trafalgar Group poll of the key state of Wisconsin showing Trump with a one point lead in that state. Note that Trafalgar was one of only two pollsters in 2016 that correctly called the race for Trump instead of Clinton. Note also that Trafalgar released a poll of Michigan last week showing Trump ahead in that crucial state as well.

We can cherry pick polls all day long, but that is an exercise in futility given that, with a few notable exceptions, the sector as a whole is absolute gutter trash at this point, just like Fox and the rest of the national news media.  There was a time when Fox News could at least be relied upon as a source of accurate factual content, but with hacks like Gasparino polluting its airwaves, and hosts being forced to pretend that its notoriously inaccurate polling represents a “news” story, that now has obviously gone by the wayside.

Call it the pernicious influence of Paul Ryan, call it whatever you want, but Fox News is not a “news” channel anymore, and that’s a shame.

That is all.

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Trump Leads in Battleground States: CNN Hardest Hit

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.

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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?

Oops.

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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Fox News Leads the Parade of Garbage Impeachment Polls

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

These impeachment polls are very mysterious and confusing. Until you look at the details, that is.  –  The increasingly-trending-left Fox News came out with a “bombshell” new poll on impeachment Wednesday which Bret Baier solemnly told us shows that 51% of those polled favor both impeachment and removal from office. Baier further said that is an increase of 9% over an earlier poll taken before any of this nonsense about Ukraine broke. Which basically means that every leftist nitwit in the country has always wanted him impeached and removed, which should surprise no one.

This seems pretty strange since the President’s public approval rating in this poll and basically every other poll is essentially the same as it was in August. So, I decided to go take a look into the bowels of the results and guess what I discovered? Fully 48% of this poll’s sample identify as Democrats. This despite the fact that recent polling by Gallup and other organizations show that less than 30% of the U.S. population now self-identifies that way. 40% were Republicans, despite recent polling by Gallup and others showing that less than 30 of the actual population self-identifies that way. That leaves just 12% of this sample taken from the vast middle of the country that identifies with neither party.

This poll is trash. Garbage. A fake poll taken simply to create a fake news story for Bret Baier to parrot. Fox News is almost all the way achieving its goal of becoming CNN.

Ok, so, let’s go on to the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC released on Tuesday. This poll claims to find that 43% of the public favor “supporting [Trump’s] removal based on what they know today,” according to the linked NBC article. Yet, when you go take a look at the details of the findings, here is what you actually discover: When asked whether there is “enough evidence to impeach Donald Trump and remove him from office now,” just 24% in the poll’s sample say “yes.”

TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT.

Another 31% are in favor of holding “an impeachment inquiry to determine of there is enough evidence” to remove the President from office, because Americans just love their investigations. Fine.

But look at how absurdly NBC has misrepresented this poll’s actual findings to the public, simply to create a “news” story that might attract viewers and clicks to its website. It’s a disgrace.

One big difference in this poll as compared to the Fox poll is that it has a more reasonable partisan breakdown of 30% Democrat and 25% Republican, with the rest of the sample basically independents.

These are just two of the most recent of dozens of polls taken on the impeachment and removal questions, and when you look closely at the entire group of them, what you find is that this Democrat/Media coordinated anti-Trump frenzy over the innocuous Ukraine phone call has moved public opinion towards removal from office by maybe 2 or 3 percentage points.

Meanwhile, the President’s public approval rating as measured by the RealClearPolitics average of polls sits at 43.6% approval, slightly above his average for all of 2019.

This is not remotely what the Democrats and their media toadies were hoping to achieve here. Not at all.

They’re gonna need a bigger hoax.

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That is all.

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Dying CNN Fakes up a Poll for Foundering Beto

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Another day, another fake poll. – The Democrats and their media enablers have apparently decided it’s time to try to revive the moribund campaign of their former “next Kennedy”, Irish Bob O’Rourke. With the fake Hispanic’s support among Democrats mired in the mid-single digits for the last six weeks, party leaders and fake media mavens hoping their party’s primary season will produce an interesting race that doesn’t quickly boil down to a depressing slog between two near-octogenarians know that means they need their precious “Beto” up on stage waving his arms around and promising to use his office to ban everything from reliable electricity to guns to Tylenol.

So, what’s the easiest way to rev up Democrat base-voter interest in a candidate? Why, get the news-fakers over at CNN to dummy up a fake poll showing that Irish Bob is the one guy among the 20 or so circus clowns lined up to seek the nomination who can not just defeat, but wallop President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election. You betcha.

Presto! CNN has a new poll of “registered voters” this morning pretending to show that Precious Beto would beat the President in a head-to-head race by a 52-42 margin! It’s like magic, I tell ya!

Here are the fake poll’s full top-line results:

In a new poll Beto O'Rourke emerged as the most likely to take out President Donald Trump if he were to run against him in the general elections. Of six top Democratic candidates, those polled favored five of them over Trump

In addition to its obvious, blatant effort to pump up support for the Party’s fake Hispanic – hey, why do the party and its captive media continue to ignore the real Texas Hispanic in the race, Julian Castro? –  this poll is designed to serve a couple of other purposes:

  • Put a leash on the Democrats’ fake Indian, Elizabeth Warren, who amazingly has begun to show a little momentum among Democrat voters who, after all, love to be lied to; and
  • Reassure the restless among the Democrat base that the Party’s strategy of desperately trying to keep its whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy alive right through Election Day, 2020 is working.

So, just like the New York Times has done the past couple of days with their carefully-planted fake stories designed to support the Deep State narrative, when the Democrat Party poobahs need a favor, no fake news outlet is more willing to whip it out than America’s least-favorite news-flasher, despicable old CNN.

The irony here is that the Democrat Party’s “Russia Collusion” strategy obviously is failing, and the best way to tell that is by looking at CNN’s own ratings, which have crashed through the floor since the release of the Mueller Report and its revelation that there never was any “collusion” to begin with. At least, not by anyone involved in the Trump Campaign.

The fake news network’s ratings declined by an amazing 26% in April compared to March, as the fantasy it had used to attract viewers for two solid years came up a crapper. That’s an even more amazing 41% below the network’s average rating from April, 2018. If our nation’s airports stopped their mysterious practice of giving CNN a monopoly on their captive travelers, the cable network would have almost no viewers at all.

The big problem here for the Democrats is that they really don’t have anything else other than hate and division and lies to offer the American people. Those three things form the entire basis of their Party’s reason for existing today. There is no more there there. So they have no choice but to keep doubling and tripling and quadrupling down on the only things they know to do anymore.

That means that CNN, the New York Times and all the other fake media outlets in our national fake media universe are left with no choice but to double and triple and quadruple down right along with their masters.

What a sad and destructive existence these people lead.

That is all.

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