Poll Deliberately Skewed To Favor Hillary

Jun 27, 2016 by


“Poll Deliberately Skewed To Favor Hillary”

By Donna Garner



Here is the headline in the 6.26.16 Washington Post: “In new poll, support for Trump has plunged, giving Clinton a double-digit lead.” This headline is being repeated almost everywhere, making voters believe that Hillary Clinton is sure to become the next President.   

Not so fast!

Here is the survey question that was asked:  “If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Hillary Clinton, the Democrat) and (Donald Trump, the Republican), for whom would you vote? Would you lean toward (Clinton) or toward (Trump?)”


Any time that a national Presidential poll is released (particularly one that comes from the left-leaning news media), savvy Americans need to look more deeply into the data.


First of all, the Washington Post/ABC Poll (June 20 – 23 2016) was taken by phone.  Because of caller I. D., our busy family usually does not answer such phone calls; and I think we are fairly representative of many people across America. I will leave it to people’s imaginations to figure out the type of people who generally participate in these phone surveys.


Secondly, the Washington Post/ABC Poll (June 20 – 23, 2016) was skewed far to the left with 51% being registered Democrats and only 39% being registered Republicans. That 12% difference in favor of the Democrats obviously skewed the results in Hillary Clinton’s favor.


Not only that, but there is a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.


If the Wash. Post/ABC Poll had been taken without intentional bias, I believe that the contest between Hillary and Donald would actually be in a dead heat.  


Washington Post / ABC Poll – June 20 – 23, 2016: https://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2016/06/26/National-Politics/Polling/question_16487.xml?uuid=xNu7sDudEeaeFkzwGkHeyw



Donna Garner


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