Saturday, May 30, 2015

PoliticusUSA Writer Reveals How Lefties Twist Poll Data

PoliticusUSA's Jason Easley makes it clear how easy it is for the left to twist some polls to suit their need.

He writes:
  • The latest Quinnipiac Poll revealed that five Republicans are tied at the top of the Republican field. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee each were at 10%.
    Do you know who is more popular than even the most popular 2016 Republicans? Sen. Bernie Sanders. In the same poll, Sanders was supported by 15% of Democrats for their party’s nomination. Sen. Sanders trailed Hillary Clinton 57%-15%, but his fifteen percent made him the second most popular presidential candidate in the country.
His conclusion is that Bernie Sanders Has More Support Than Every 2016 Republican Candidate In New Poll

Uuuh, no. The Democrat side of the poll only has about 7 candidates [only 2 official] and Sanders (15%) was one point ahead of Don't Know./Not Applicable (14%). Hillary did get 57%, but there are only two active Democrat candidates.

The Republican fields has about 16 different candidates so it's no surprise the points would be widespread between them all with Jeb Bush leading with about 17%. As Republicans begin to drop out, that will change....then the polls may make some kind of sense.