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It Now Appears Fox News' Trump Poll Was Set Up in Such a Way That Trump Could Never Win

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Revmitchell

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    “Fox News host Greg Gutfeld on Thursday blasted his network’s most recent poll finding a majority of registered voters want President Donald Trump impeached and removed from office over the Ukraine scandal, claiming it was unfairly biased towards Democrats and that ‘these polls have been known to be wrong,’” the article began.

    Oh, the old “fake news” gambit! Those Fox News agitprop flunkies. They can’t even accept reality even if it comes from their own network!


    Except Gutfeld’s criticism of the poll was totally legitimate.

    “I’ve been seeing this poll everywhere and I know it’s a Fox News poll but we got to point out that it’s weighted toward Democrats,” Gutfeld said.

    “From what I’ve seen, it’s 48 percent Democrats, 40 percent Republicans, 12 percent other. So it’s weighted for that.”

    And that’s the issue here: Fox News’ poll doesn’t necessarily represent reality, at least in terms of the sample that it chose.

    The latest survey on the topic from Gallup, taken last month, shows that 31 percent of Americans consider themselves Democrats, 29 percent consider themselves Republicans and 38 percent consider themselves independents.

    However, in Fox News’ poll, which sampled 1,003 voters, the percentages were exactly as Gutfeld said they were. This is a problem for two major reasons.

    The first, obviously, is that the margin between self-identified Democrats and Republicans is not nearly how they’re represented in Fox News’ poll. That’s minor, however, when you consider how massively independents are underrepresented in the poll — particularly when you realize their opinions on impeachment.

    The Fox News poll is trash!

    Nearly half of the sample is Democrat (48%). Only 40% Republican & 12% Independent.

    Independents OPPOSE impeachment & removal by 47-39, but they are greatly underrepresented in this poll.

    This poll is meant to create public opinion, not measure it!

    Independent voters, who would normally be the largest voting bloc, are instead a distant third among voters sampled for the poll — and they opposed impeachment by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent.

    Did Fox set out to rig the poll? Did they take a truly random sample and end up with a skewed result?

    Either way, this poll isn’t exactly news when it’s weighted the way it is. It produced predictable results — 85 percent of Democrats wanted impeachment and removal compared to 13 percent of Republicans. And then there are those independent numbers."

    It Now Appears Fox News' Trump Poll Was Set Up in Such a Way That Trump Could Never Win
     
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    Paul Ryan.
     
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    Yeah, they polled 48% D and get 51% for impeachment, surprise surprise. Nobody except the left wants Trump impeached and only the left still thinks FOX News is right-wing. Supposedly, now-departed Shep Smith (they're cannibalizing people in the Superdome!) was really pushing for this poll because orange man bad.

    Shep was rumored to be in war with Tucker Carlson, of all people. He'll probably pop up at CNN before long, and, as for Paul Ryan, it's back to General MacArthur - he should just fade away and enjoy the House and the new governor he helped get elected two years ago.
     
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    Maybe that is the reason Shep left to be with the man he loves.
     
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    Cheap shot
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Why?
     
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    You need an explanation! :Laugh
     
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    I see it comes natural to you.
     
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    Apparently you are the one who needs an explanation. Smith himself said he would now spend more time with his 31yr old partner, & his dog. Why do you say someone is taking a cheap shot?! I’d say it is you taking a cheap shot at him.
     
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    Splendid! I’m happy I can be of assistance.
     
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    Don't be silly. Listen to Chelsea Clinton on these matters. I admire you for standing up for LGBTQABC but that is the duty of white people to protect minorities. Shep only made $15,000,000 a year so he needs help as a member of an oppressed minority.
     
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    Who cares about Shepherd Smith, the gay community, or minorities! Really don’t be absurd... I’m not concerned , especially members of the press.
     
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    Oh, you have your job to be a proper East Coast guy who could never say that Shep left to be with the man that he loves.
     
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    trump is an east coast guy and so is Rudy... one was even the NYC mayor. As for me, I could care less.
     
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    Chelsea Clinton, who says that she is a gutsy woman like her mom, announced that a woman can have a beard and the genitalia of a man and still be a woman. That's a cheap shot.
     
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    Seriously, who pays attention to Chelsea Clinton. Any credibility there?
     
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    Paul Ryan who?
     
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    Fox News Goes Completely To The Dark Side - Redoubt News

    Just saw Brit Hume on Tucker, & he managed to inject this poll into his spot. Tucker bit his lip & said nothing. Brit Hume is on par with Wallace. This article says Ryan was the one who hired a liberal firm to conduct it.
     
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