Lara Logan says polls aren’t touching on rebellion against ‘political control’ stemming from pandemic

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Investigative journalist Lara Logan called out the “lack of trust” in political polls and said thy do not reflect the “rebellion” of Americans to coronavirus restrictions.

The Fox Nation host spoke about the latest polls showing Joe Biden with a lead over President Trump, and the effects on Americans of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various measures of control implemented by local and state governments on the name of stemming its spread.


(Source: Fox News)

“How big of a problem is it that we don’t have any semblance of an objective press less than four months out of a presidential election?” Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked Logan on Friday’s edition of “The Ingraham Angle.”

“These are all the same people who predicted that Trump would lose the election in 2016 and since then, it’s only gotten worse,” Logan replied.

“Many people that I speak to say, ‘Why won’t they just come out and admit they really are not objective in any way and that they just hate this president and they will do anything to stop him being reelected?'” she said. “That’s very obvious to most people.”

“You always wonder with these polls, first of all why anyone is listening to the polls because they were all wrong last time,” the former CBS News reporter continued.

Logan noted that many people she speaks with indicate that they “pay absolutely no attention” to the polls, contending that the “one question” polling is not addressing is the impact of coronavirus safety measures.

“The one question they say the polls aren’t asking is how many people are — how many lives is it costing to save each person from this virus?” Logan said.

“That’s the question that really resonates with people all over this country, she added, describing herself as someone who lives in “flyover country.”

“It’s all that people are talking about here from morning to night, they don’t trust the numbers, they don’t trust the CDC, they take the virus very seriously indeed,” Logan said. “It should not be mistaken for people being skeptics or doubters or doubting the severity of the illness that results from this virus, it’s not that at all.”

As more reports surface about the confusing way the data is being collected and shared about the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have become increasingly more skeptical of the numbers. A Florida health official sparked more questions about the state’s COVID-19 data this week after revealing that a recent victim of the virus actually died in a motorcycle crash.

In another report, Fox35 had revealed after an investigation that the positivity rates from coronavirus testing in Florida were shockingly lower than reported by the state’s health department.  Ingraham addressed the topic on “The Ingraham Angle” this week, noting that positive cases in repeat testing of coronavirus patients are counted as new cases in several states and cities.

Meghan McCain questioned on “The View” this week the endless rhetoric blaming President Trump for all the negative effects of the pandemic and his supposed failure to deal with it in the U.S., while Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to get a pass.

Logan explained the issue that polling is not addressing as the reporting and reactions to the coronavirus have become so politically charged.

“What they see is people being geographically isolated,” she told Ingraham.

“[They see that] the response to the virus has become increasingly political and the impact that it’s having on the election makes people nervous, with mail-in ballot [provisions] and restrictions on gathering indoors and social distancing, and people are increasingly concerned about suicide rates, depression, the costs to many children, telling them to stay safe [when] your home isn’t safe at all,” she said.

“People are really rebelling against what they see as a form of control, political control which goes hand-in-hand with skepticism and a lack of trust in the numbers,” Logan concluded.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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