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:
Hey Spanky! @realDonaldTrump Washington Post-ABC News poll found that Americans think Comey is “more believable” than 'You" by a 48-32 margin!
And fact-checkers pointed out that contrary to "Your" claim, Comey was broadly popular among the FBI! So … "Fake News" again Cheeto?🤣
— 44MVP (@44mmvvpp) April 13, 2018
Who do you find more believable, Trump or Comey? (via new ABC/Post poll just out)
Don't know 11%
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 13, 2018
POLL: A greater proportion of those surveyed in a poll out Friday find James Comey more believable than President Donald Trump,
The Washington Post/ABC News poll finds Comey more believable than Trump by a 3-to-2 margin, 48 percent to 32 percent.
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) April 13, 2018
Hey, Liar-in-Chief! So much winning! You must be getting sick of winning: New ABC-Post poll: Who do you find more believable? 48% trust Comey; 32% trust Trump.
— Dawn Wears A Mask (@viewsfordays) April 13, 2018
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:
This could have been avoided PREelection. We tried, but were mocked or ignored. Pollsters go back to drawing board https://t.co/E1Exf2ETaA
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 26, 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.
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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