C’mon man! Even experts struggle to believe polls that claim Biden leads Trump by a whopping 17 points in Wisconsin
It has become obvious that the majority of Americans don’t believe the polls anymore after how badly they botched it in 2016. It’s beginning to look like 2020 will be a repeat of their incompetency. A new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post is now claiming that Joe Biden is leading President Trump by 7 points in Michigan and 17 points in Wisconsin. Many are look at the support for President Trump out there and think it simply cannot be true.
This particular poll even made veteran pollsters over at FiveThirtyEight blink in surprise. If true, it is a stunning margin in what is supposed to be one of the most competitive swing states in the country — a place that Trump carried by less than 1 percentage point in 2016.
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 28, 2020
Putting stock in polls may be foolish, especially ones put forth by the Washington Post. But they go by the gold standard in pollster methodology. They claim to use live phone interviewers, cell phones, and landlines for polling. They also participate in the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative or the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archive, and they have earned an A+ grade in FiveThirtyEight’s pollster ratings database. But whereas FiveThirtyEight seems to sheepily follow the herd of WaPo enthusiasts, they have forgotten how wrong they were in 2016. WaPo has become nothing more than a propaganda media rag for the Left. They don’t realize that when Trump supporters see a pollster calling them, they just ignore it.
The poll is an outlier, to say the least. By all observable indicators, Trump is surging out there. Quite the opposite of what the pollsters are saying. People are actively changing their votes to Trump after the Hunter Biden scandal hit the airwaves. This is definitely a ‘C’mon man!’ moment.
Does anyone really believe Trump is going to lose Wisconsin by 17 points? As Biden would say, "C'mon man!"https://t.co/B5ndshuztS
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 28, 2020
It’s also more than a bit curious that the Biden lead of 7 points in Michigan is referred to as ‘narrow’. That probably has to do with the +/- 5 point error range in most of these polls. Americans should get the popcorn ready for election night so they can all watch the Left meltdown once again. Good times.
I have been reporting on polls for 20 years and don't believe I've ever seen a 7-point lead, especially 6 days before an election, described as "narrow." https://t.co/UUDgVvZ70p
— Susan J. Demas 🏔 (@sjdemas) October 28, 2020
Of course, it could simply be that the media doesn’t even believe their own polls anymore. Why should they? Even Frank Luntz says that if pollsters get it wrong this time they will lose all credibility. Too late, they already have.
Most of these polling and media outlets are in the tank for the Democrats just as they were in 2016. Get ready for their shocked faces as Trump wins in a landslide this time. Who ya gonna believe? Lying pollsters or your eyes watching tens of thousands turning out at Trump rallies? Don’t get caught up in the Left’s propaganda echo chamber which signifies nothing but idiocy and desperation.