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Poll: Voters Donít Trust Polls, See Anti-Trump Bias
rasmussenreports.com ^ | May 05, 2017

Posted on 05/05/2017 9:04:17 AM PDT by Helicondelta

Most voters don’t trust political polls and tend to think pollsters are out to stop President Trump’s agenda.

Just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say they trust most political polls. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% do not trust most political polls. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Thirty-seven percent (37%) rate the current polling on political issues and events as worse than it has been in the past. Only 11% say polling is better now. Forty-six percent (46%) think it’s about the same.

Just one-out-of-three voters (35%) believe most pollsters are interested in reporting the attitudes of Americans in an unbiased manner when they poll on Trump. Forty-three percent (43%) think most pollsters are trying to block the president from passing his agenda. Just 12% say most are trying to help the president pass that agenda instead.

Not surprisingly, given how wrong most pollsters were about the outcome of the presidential election, 64% of Republicans think most pollsters are trying to block Trump’s agenda, a view shared by 42% of unaffiliated voters but only 24% of Democrats.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 3-4, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pradvamedia; pushpolling; zogbyism; zogsspecialsauce

1 posted on 05/05/2017 9:04:17 AM PDT by Helicondelta
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To: Helicondelta

A poll that says voters don’t trust polls. LOL!


2 posted on 05/05/2017 9:05:54 AM PDT by No Dems 2016
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Only 24% of democrats count pollsters among the resistance? Riiiiight


3 posted on 05/05/2017 9:08:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (patriots win, Communists and Socialist Just-Us Warriors lose)
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"Listen to me carefully: Do not ... trust ... this poll."

4 posted on 05/05/2017 9:09:02 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Helicondelta; LS

Polls: Trump Keeps and Expands His Base

http://bigleaguepolitics.com/polls-trump-keeps-expands-base/ ^ | 5/5/17 | Larry Schweikart
Posted on 5/5/2017, 9:05:23 AM by V K Lee

Despite the marches and protests of Brownshirt fascists everywhere, and despite the unprecedented negative fake news coverage of his first 100 days, Trump’s supporters are unfazed. Just a week ago Pew showed that he had lost almost none of his base.

Now, a new People’s Pundit Daily poll out of Florida shows that Trump remains very strong in the Sunshine State. Richard Baris, the president of PPD, says “Since the election, the President’s support among whites has held roughly even in the nation’s largest battleground state, while his support among non-whites, particularly Hispanics, has risen slightly on almost ever measure.” In private, however, Baris is even more emphatic: based on vote share per county, there would be “zero” chance Trump would lose Florida today. He reemphasized, “zero.” Trump’s numbers in the swing county Pinellas were positive and Hillsborough just under 50. But the Panhandle? “Ridiculous margins” in favor of Trump, noted Baris.

Always careful to protect his national best election day polling record (one of only two to correctly call Michigan and Pennsylvania), Baris did not divulge if he had factored in the new positive Republican voter registration changes (+27,000, net) since election day. For those who haven’t followed my columns, I should repeat that the change in Pennsylvania was even more stunning—over 100,000 shifted to the Republicans/away from the Democrats. In short, as of early May, Trump is in a distinctly stronger position in two key states than he was just a few short months ago when he won them narrowly.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3550494/posts


5 posted on 05/05/2017 9:24:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (100+ days without Hilliarly/Huma as POTUS! Thanks, President Trump for this great reality!)
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Poll Poll Ping list/sarc


6 posted on 05/05/2017 9:27:17 AM PDT by Beagle8U (United for flying 1,000 miles for a camel (toe).)
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Any right-minded person can see how the media and these polling companies are colluding to hurt the president. It’s the same playbook they unsuccessfully used during the campaign. You ask more Democrats than not how they feel about the Republican POTUS and his agenda and then push out the results as the Gospel truth?

Hey, ask me what I thought of Obummer’s eight years of hell on Earth then push that out as reflecting America’s view. You’re actually likely to get closer to the truth than the phony opinions you say the electorate has about Pres. Trump.


7 posted on 05/05/2017 9:35:57 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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He who commissions a poll likely commissions a desired result.

Why else is there such disparity among polls?


8 posted on 05/05/2017 9:36:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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After the worst debacle in polling history occurred just last Nov, this is not surprising, is it?


9 posted on 05/05/2017 9:36:32 AM PDT by txrefugee
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Polls during elections have been part of the democrat/media psychological warfare aimed at suppressing the vote for whomever the republican candidate is. The psychological warfare operation is continuing right up to this day, it’s all part of the democrat/media effort to undermine and destroy Trump’s administration.


10 posted on 05/05/2017 9:41:51 AM PDT by euram
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Trump’s great campaign against fake news is working beautifully.


11 posted on 05/05/2017 9:51:41 AM PDT by Raycpa
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Not surprisingly, given how wrong most pollsters were about the outcome of the presidential election, 64% of Republicans think most pollsters are trying to block Trump’s agenda, a view shared by 42% of unaffiliated voters but only 24% of Democrats.

Only 64%? That's a stunningly low number...

12 posted on 05/05/2017 9:55:08 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Hillary's Defeat Tour" - - Daniel Greenfield)
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Everyone knows that polls can be highly skewed based on the wording of the questions asked plus the sampling of people used. No wonder why the polls ended up being WAY off on Election Day 2016.
13 posted on 05/05/2017 9:55:45 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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Kind of ironic, yet I sense some truth in this....so much so that I am less perturbed when I see some of the crap that comes up on “home” pages of sites like yahoo, twitter, etc.

People are swimming in the water of the internet, but they’re paying less and less attention to the “buzz” the Big Internet Media companies are spewing.

I was kind of awakened to this last year in the midst of the primary season, when a quite liberal black friend of mine called me aside and told me confidently, “This media stuff is crazy. Trump is not a racist!”

That guy ended up voting for Trump—the first time in his 50 years he has voted Republican for a President.


14 posted on 05/05/2017 10:37:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Clearly polls are overused, this kinda proves it.


15 posted on 05/05/2017 10:41:07 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Nor should they unless voter breakdown is part of the poll. The highly touted poll from last week (NBC/WSJ iirc) showed Trump dissaproval barely over 30%.

Internals showed 26% R 30 I and 38 D , as I remember. Approx 10%-15% more Dems than R's.....ration was clearly out of balance, but never mentioned.

ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE INTERNALS

16 posted on 05/05/2017 10:49:20 AM PDT by chiller (One from the Right - One for the Fight)
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Most Trump voters hang up on pollsters.

Guaranteed.

17 posted on 05/05/2017 11:00:46 AM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our one and only true hope.)
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And the 26% are undoubtedly Democrats. 100% of Democrats believed polls until 9 PM EST on November 8th.


18 posted on 05/05/2017 2:50:07 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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And the 26% are undoubtedly Democrats. 100% of Democrats believed polls until 9 PM EST on November 8th.


19 posted on 05/05/2017 2:50:35 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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