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Monday, October 14, 2019

Fact-check: Fox poll does suck

President Donald John Trump said, “From the day I announced I was running for president, I have never had a good Fox News Poll. Whoever their pollster is, they suck.”

I fact-checked.

Both statements are true.

He never had a good poll from Fox and the Fox polls suck.

The New York Post -- owned by the same multi-national conglomerate that owns Fox News -- examined the poll and found the pollsters failed to conduct a fair and balanced poll.

The newspaper reported, "The poll released last week by Fox News that claimed most Americans favor the impeachment of President Trump underrepresented Republican and independent voters, The Post has found.

"The poll said 51% of voters were in favor of Trump’s impeachment and removal from office, while 40% did not want him impeached.

"Princeton, New Jersey, pollster Braun Research, which conducted the survey, noted 48% of its respondents were Democrats. But the actual breakdown of party-affiliation is 31% Democrat, 29% Republican and 38% independent, according to Gallup.

"A poll weighted for party affiliation would have concluded that 44.9% favored impeachment and 44.4% opposed it, a Post analysis has concluded."

Hmm. The Post dumped on Fox.

That would be like Tucker Carlson dumping on Shep Smith. I wonder what happened to Smith.

The Fox poll has a long history of sucking. The poll's track record shows an amazingly inaccurate and irrelevant jumble of numbers.

Before the 2016 election, it found Democrats were at 50% favorable, 47% unfavorable while Republicans were at 47%  favorable, 49% unfavorable.

Republicans kept the House and the Senate and added the White House.

Donald Trump's favorable/unfavorable numbers just before the 2016 election were 38%/60% according to the Fox News poll.

Hillary's were 42%/56%.

That gave her a 8 point advantage (Donald Trump was at negative 22, she was at negative 14) that did not show in the polls.

But political polling is irrelevant just like the news media because both are out of touch with the people, and both have been corrupted by power brokers -- just like our politicians have. Who knew that Ukraine was such a cash cow for crooked politicians?

The Fox poll was designed to give the media evidence that Trump supporters want him impeached and removed from office. The media can say that it is Trump's network, when really it is not. Like Matt Drudge, Fox News has gone to the dark side likely in fear of retribution from a future Democrat administration.

I am amused that a mass media that has mocked Fox News for 23 years suddenly bestowed credibility upon it. It's like the girls at the brothel vouching for the virginity of a co-worker.

But if it makes the media feel good to pretend we have abandoned President Trump, let the monkeys pleasure themselves. We have an election to win next year.

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