Fox News has apparently jumped on the Fake Polls bandwagon with its recent poll suggesting that the majority of Americans favor impeaching and removing President Donald Trump.
The problem is that the poll was heavily biased because it over-sampled Democrats, thereby leading to skewed results.
According to analysis by the New York Post, a poll weighted for party affiliation would’ve concluded that 44.9% of voters favor impeachment, while 44.4% oppose it.
In other words, a less-biased poll would’ve shown that the majority of voters (55.1%) oppose impeachment.
Braun Research conducted the Fox News poll by sampling a pool comprised of:
- 48% Democrats.
- 40% Republicans.
- 12% Independents.
In reality, registered American voters are:
- 31% Democrat.
- 29% Republican.
- 38% independent.
Any poll that oversamples Democrats will lead to a skewed result. This is exactly what Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said when he dismissed the Fox News poll as bogus.
“We got to point out that it’s weighted toward Democrats,” Gutfeld said. “It’s 48% Democrats, 40% Republicans, 12% other. Also, it’s being taken at the fever pitch of media coverage about a single topic, so what do you expect?”
Gutfeld underscored: “We have to remind ourselves how many Democrats and how many Republicans are in this poll, and that these polls have been known to be wrong.”
President Trump — who defied nearly every political poll with his 2016 election win — reacted by trashing the Fox News poll.
“Whoever the Pollster is, they suck,” Trump tweeted.
Countless Trump supporters say they have never been polled, so how could the anti-Trump “impeachment polls” being breathlessly touted by the mainstream media be accurate?
Two weeks ago, Fox Business host Charles Payne conducted an informal poll, asking his 395,000 Twitter followers if they had ever been polled about impeachment.
Payne’s poll received more than 27,000 votes. A whopping 94% of respondents said they have never been polled about impeachment.
Have you ever been polled on national issues like impeachment or President?
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) October 1, 2019
All this shows that the media is once again gaslighting the public by pushing a narrative that they presumably hope will prevent President Trump’s re-election.
It’s no secret that the mainstream media are overwhelmingly left-wing. This constant barrage of anti-Trump fake news isn’t surprising to journalist Lara Logan.
Logan — a former correspondent for CBS News — said the media in both the United States and around the world are leftist. Notably, Logan noted that the American media are “85% registered Democrats.”
CBS News reporter Lara Logan says the media, which are 85% Democrats, are no longer journalists, but are left-wing propagandists.
Logan echoed the sentiments of ex-NY Times editor who says the paper constantly writes anti-Trump stories bc they make money. https://t.co/mwe1IZF2IV
— Samantha Chang (@samantha_chang) February 19, 2019
Rather than objectively report facts, Logan says today’s media has devolved into leftist “propagandists and political activists” masquerading as journalists.
Meanwhile, Fox News host Jesse Watters torched the Democrats yesterday (Oct. 12) for their secretive, sham impeachment inquiry.
Watters pointed out that the impeachment is merely political theater designed to influence the 2020 election.
“The Democrats set up Trump in secret. Now they’re trying to impeach him in secret,” Watters said. “They don’t want the people to see what they’re doing because it’s fixed.”
Jesse Watters continued: “Witnesses are interviewed in secret, witnesses aren’t allowed lawyers. Republicans can’t subpoena anyone [because the House of Representatives has not voted for impeachment]; only Democrats can. And the President can’t cross-examine anybody or even have access to evidence. There’s no due process. There’s not even a vote. Think about that: There’s not even voting going on on impeachment.”
(Source: Watters World)
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