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Trump vs. the Coronavirus -- What the Polls Say
American ^ | April 7, 2020 | Brian C. Joondeph

Posted on 04/07/2020 4:36:37 AM PDT by Kaslin

If you watch cable news, something I have assiduously avoided these past few weeks, you will be told that Barney Fife is in charge of the country, that the President lies, mismanages, exaggerates, and has totally botched America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet an honest observer sees much the opposite, rather than the fake news peddled by agents of doom in the media.

Some say character is created in the crucible of adversity, yet the reality is that such adversity reveals character. Leaders are facing unprecedented challenges today, with lives and entire economies riding on every decision. Such battles don’t create leaders, but instead reveal the great leaders and expose the posers.

The nasty Chinese coronavirus has brought the world to its collective knees. The virus is referred to as “novel” meaning new. Public health experience with past viruses may not apply here. Doctors and nurses caring for the sickest of patients are learning on the job. Public health officials view lines and charts with no historic context. Elected officials are making decisions based on the best information available at that moment, which is different today than it was yesterday, and will change again tomorrow.

Models are based on data and assumptions. Look at spaghetti line hurricane plots, each line based on a unique model. One of those myriad lines may be correct, the rest wildly wrong. Yet big decisions are made based on those lines.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chinesecoronavirus; coronavirus; media; pandemic; polls; potus; rasmussen

1 posted on 04/07/2020 4:36:37 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’d like to see a poll done on the media. Bet their numbers will continue to be underwater and even more so compared to a survey done about two or three weeks ago which showed that sort of thing.

2 posted on 04/07/2020 4:46:08 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Kaslin

The local news channel cut Trump’s conference to go to regularly scheduled programming: 2 1/2 men, the worse garbage ever put on the air.

They are censoring Trump, folks, because some of the public sees through the media lies.

3 posted on 04/07/2020 4:48:00 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: OttawaFreeper

how about a poll to see how many Americans
want PUNISHMENT for the companies/individuals
that MADE SARS_CoV-2 so that Gates/Xi/Soros
could sell vaccines for their novel pet?

just look up the Chinese patents and the
investments by Soros and Gates to the companies.

4 posted on 04/07/2020 4:51:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( WWG1WGA)
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To: I want the USA back

Do you get Fox News, if you do, change the channel to FNC.

5 posted on 04/07/2020 6:09:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I believe an honest assessment of the military style system for handling the virus was masterful,marshalling all supplies,delivering where needed,being monitored by the hour was as sufficient an operation as you would hope for.
This President should be hailed for the operation he has put in place,as well as the individuals he has operating it.
Thank you President Trump

6 posted on 04/07/2020 7:06:07 AM PDT by ballplayer (By)
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7 posted on 04/07/2020 7:07:35 AM PDT by Guenevere (Press On!)
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8 posted on 04/07/2020 7:08:15 AM PDT by Guenevere (Press On!)
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To: Diogenesis

I simply do not believe the polls that say that Sleep Joe is up like 6 and 8 point ahead of Trump. It just doesn’t make any sense! If he is nominated his handlers will keep him as much under wraps as possible. But I can’t see him getting through a campaign without numerous gaffes!

Reminds me of a story that Pat Caddell (I think!) told about the 1972 presidential election. McGovern was shown to be way behind all across the nation. One aide ran in waving a piece of paper shouting “it shows us just down by 6 point in California!” To which Caddell replied, “Where was the poll taken, in McGovern headquarters?”

Polls can be manipulated any way a person wants. But Trump is still going to win big!

9 posted on 04/07/2020 7:31:14 AM PDT by gbscott
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To: gbscott

I hope your right but the Dems won the House on the same strategy-get MSM to advocate for them and orange man bad-that didn’t make sense either-same for when the English tossed out Churchill after he won WWII for them-COVID 19 has tanked the economy and is a good cover for Biden-he can just show carefully crafted videos. We cannot just assume Trump will win cuz their is a large % of the US population approaching 1/2 that will vote Dems for free stuff-and a lot of women don’t like it when Trump gets a little salty with the press-work hard pray

10 posted on 04/07/2020 9:25:00 AM PDT by TECTopcat (e)
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I understand your concern TECTopcat, but the reason why the Dems won the house was that it was a mid-term election. A recent poll (yeah, I know, poll!) said that the intensity of Trump supporters is over twice as intense a Sleepy Joe supporters. We need to vote and work like we are behind, but I just can’t help but think that when Trump and Sleepy face each other in debate that Trump will make a fool of him!

11 posted on 04/07/2020 12:46:42 PM PDT by gbscott
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