Liberal media poll says Americans believe Comey over Trump, but there’s a big problem

Ever since Friday, left-wing media outlets have been touting a recent ABC News/Washington Post that alleges Americans believe former FBI director turned gossip book writer James Comey over President Donald Trump by a notable 48-32 margin.

By Sunday morning news of the poll had already surfaced at Newsweek, at Politico, at The Week and on social media:

There was just one problem: Nobody cared to mention that the poll was skewed toward Democrats. It explicitly says so in the actual poll results themselves.

“Partisan divisions are 32-25-35 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents,” the results read.

This means that the poll oversampled Democrats AND independents over Republicans by a whopping seven points. Had the poll been fair, partisan divisions would have been either 34-33-33, 33-34-33 or 33-33-34. Instead they were 32-25-35. Not fair.

This isn’t the first time the liberal media have oversampled Democrats, and it likely won’t be the last either. Nor are chances high that anyone in the liberal media will ever fess up to this shady tactic anytime soon.

“I do know inherently there is a Democratic bias in the polls. And most of them will deny it,” Raghavan Mayur, the president of Investor’s Business Daily’s polling partner Technometrica Market Intelligence, said to The Daily Caller in a 2017 interview.

“Typically, the mainstream media and the major polling companies will never admit their bias to you. This is like an alcoholic not admitting to using alcohol. They are in denial.”

Technometrica was one of a select few pollsters that correctly predicted Trump’s election victory. Nearly every other pollster got it wrong — a fact that current White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made sure to highlight after her boss’s stunning election victory in November of 2016:

Other pollsters who spoke with The Daily Caller concurred with Mayur’s assessment, including John Zogby.

“I am a liberal Democrat, but I always felt that other polls oversampled Democrats and undersampled Republicans,” Zogby bluntly said.

No kidding?

This oversampling likely accounts for Comey’s impressive trustworthiness rating in the ABC News/Washington Post’s recent poll, especially given the disgraced former FBI director’s history of distorting the truth.

Comey is a proven liar, and one would have to be a fool to believe him. And apparently, the liberal mainstream media believe the American people are indeed fools.


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