As you know, Donald Trump has been accusing the media of being in Hillary Clinton’s pocket and has been claiming that the election is rigged in her favor. Of course, he has absolutely no evidence of any of this, but Breitbart believes he’s right so they attempted to prove it earlier this month by conducting what they are calling an “accurate assessment” of what Americans really think of Trump and Clinton.
According to Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow,
“It’s an open secret that polls are often manipulated and spun to create momentum for a particular candidate or issue. Breitbart News Network’s first national poll marks the start of a major initiative to give our readers an accurate assessment on where the American people stand on the key topics and people of the day — without the mainstream media filter.”
Basically, Marlow is claiming that Breitbart’s polling is the only true survey that is fair and has absolutely no bias whatsoever and isn’t “rigged” like the polls delivered from mainstream news and academic sources such as Gallup, Public Policy Polling, NBC, Quinnipiac University, Monmouth University, and the Wall Street Journal.
All of those polls don’t count, Breitbart claims simply because Hillary Clinton is leading in all of them, which must mean the runners of these polls are corrupt.
But when Breitbart ran their own “accurate assessment,” the poll results STILL found that Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by five points nationally which is is line with what all the mainstream polls have found. Hillary carried 42 percent compared to 37 percent for Trump.
As you can imagine, this must have been a humiliating result for Breitbart. They accused mainstream polls of being rigged for Hillary and then their own poll, which, once again, they referred to as an “accurate assessment,” showed the Democratic nominee kicking Trump’s ass.
Conservatives have been whining about polls for many years now. They hilariously predicted that Mitt Romney would win in 2012 because they rejected all the “biased” polling data that showed President Obama well ahead of him.
Seriously, these mainstream polls are conducted scientifically and while they are not always 100 percent accurate there is a reason why they have become so mainstream. It’s because they are more accurate than most. Conservative rejection of math and science and their refusal to admit that Americans just don’t support their policies contributes to their blindness when it comes to national polling because they believe both are some kind of liberal conspiracy.
But what do they do when even their own polls show that their own candidate is losing badly? Call themselves “rigged” and biased? More likely, they’ll just deny reality and continuing whining. Because the truth just hurts to much for them to acknowledge the facts right in front of their faces.
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