In this most unusual of elections, it should surprise absolutely nobody if we find out after the polls have closed that all the POLLS have been consistently incorrect about Hillary Clinton’s seemingly consistent lead.
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck, no fan of Donald Trump, explained on his Tuesday radio show why he believes that very well might be the case. His theory? The “Bradley Effect,” named after the black mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, who ran for governor of California in 1982, eventually losing to Republican George Deukmejian.
All along, polls taken before the election showed Bradley with a comfortable lead, but the Republican ended up actually winning by slightly over one percent of the vote.
The theory goes that the polls were incorrect because respondents who didn’t want to appear racist told pollsters they intended to vote for Bradley, but when the curtains were closed they pulled the lever for who they intended to vote for all along. According to Beck, although the California result was chalked up to racism, there are other reasons today why people might lie to pollsters about who they are voting for.
It is a natural avoidance of conflict in your personal life, until you close the curtain. So the country is so divided that you’re a racist if you don’t vote for Bradley. OK? And so if you — if you just don’t agree with him, but you’re not a racist, you just don’t agree with him, just go along and say, “Yeah, I’m with you.” And then when the curtain closes, you’re like, “I don’t agree with him.” It’s not racism.
So if it’s racism, then it doesn’t apply. But fits actually political correctness, that you’re tired of political correctness, but you’re so tired you’ve just given up — and you’re just saying, for instance, “Yes, I’m for Trump.” Because you don’t want to get beat up by the pro-Trump people.
Of course, both candidates could benefit…
Or you are actually pro-Trump, but you’re saying to your friends that you’re Hillary. You just hate Hillary so much, you’re just like, “I’m going to go for Trump.” But your friends will kill you if you say you’re for Hillary. …
And I think both of them have this. I think Hillary has the possibility that there are so many people — we’ve talked to them. So many die-hard Democrats that despise her. Despise her. But they are so afraid of Donald Trump. The same thing with the Republicans. They despise Donald Trump. But they’re so afraid of Hillary Clinton. That could shake apart once the curtain is closed.
However, Beck thinks it’s far more likely that Trump’s support could be understated than Clinton’s.
The people who say they want to burn things down or they want him to burn things down, they will be there. Nothing will stop them. And if Hillary Clinton thinks that she’s going to just — just take it. You know, we’re ahead. You know, they’re now talking about expanding their lead. That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Make sure you have the win because you look just at fervor. The Trump people — the people who are die-hard Trump, there is nothing that will stop — you could have — you could have nothing but airplane propellors surrounding the voting booth, and the Trump will be like, “I’m walking through those blades.” Yeah, but everybody is made into salami. Have you seen all the dead bodies that have been sliced up? ”I’m trying.” I mean, they’re not going to stop. They will go vote. I’m not sure Hillary’s people will.
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