The second biggest story to come out of Election Day, aside from who won the election is how the polls got it very, very wrong AGAIN. Pollsters claiming to be impartial lost any appearance of credibility as the difference between projections and votes were worlds apart, on the national and state levels.
Everyday Americans were proven right in their assumption that pollsters have thrown in with the fake news media in a sequel to the 2016 scam. Biased outlets and their pollster friends tried to game the system. But what they didn’t count on was conservatives dismissing their fake news and casting ballots in record numbers.
Although the race was too close to call on election night or even the day after, lessons have been learned about Democrat and Republican voting trends. Media coverage on outlets such as CNN — widely considered the leader in fake news — gleefully highlighted early national maps in blue. While show hosts repeatedly referred to polling data, there was a sense of impending doom. It seems Democrats would rather vote from their couches and rely on the U.S. Postal Service to get ballots in early. Members of the Red Wave stood in line as vote tallies later swung to President Donald Trump in states such as Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, among others.
“(P)ollsters now have a trend of being wrong about Florida,” David Harsanyi wrote in a National Review article. “On October 25 and 31 this year, the (Real Clear Politics) average had Biden at 49 percent… The high-quality trusted polls — Quinnipiac: Biden +5, Reuters/Ipsos: Biden +4, CNBC/Change: Biden +3.”
Not only did President Trump win Florida despite supposedly trailing in the polls, but he also increased his winning margin from 49.02 percent to an estimated 51.2 percent over the 2016 results.
Across the board, Real Clear Politics shamed themselves by continually publishing polls that survey more Democrats than Republicans and don’t take into effect the shy Trump supporter, the household that votes for Trump but refuses to tell anyone about it. As the country awaits the delayed vote count in Pennsylvania, one need only look at the grossly incorrect data to confirm suspicions the liberal media and pollsters are working together.
“At every turn, Biden twisted the knife into the back of Pennsylvania workers,” President Trump in the waning days before the election. “They keep saying it’s close (in Pennsylvania), but I don’t think it’s close.”
A CNBC poll — published by Real Clear Politics — had Biden confidently leading 50-46. The former Obama number two invested significant time and resources in Pennsylvania. Biden repeatedly tried to claim he was a native by saying he grew up in Scranton. Even though he’s lived in Delaware for at least the last twenty years. With 64 percent of the votes counted on election night, Pres. Trump enjoyed a lead of more than 12 points (55.7 to 43.1 percent) in the Keystone state. The president was also handily winning Scranton at one point! Further insulting the intelligence of Pennsylvanians, polls such as Monmouth gave Biden a 7-point advantage and Real Clear Politics left its average fixed at Biden +1.2 on the morning of November 4!
In recent weeks, pollsters and their colleagues in the establishment media prepared a fallback excuse in the event their information proved wrong, again. They started to float the narrative that “shy Trump supporters” were not responding to surveys and skewing results.
Basically, pollsters are blaming voters for their incompetence and liberal bias. That excuse doesn’t hold water. Serious pollster groups, like the truly impartial organizations such as Trafalgar Group called 2016 correctly and were again accurate in 2020. Trafalgar had President Trump winning battlegrounds Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Florida by 2 points. When all the votes were counted, Trump won Florida by 3.5 points, North Carolina by 1, and the rest of the states were decided by very slim margins. The pollsters were WAY off.
The presidency will ultimately end up in the courts due to widespread voting irregularities and incredibly close margins in Pennsylvania, Michigan and other states. But Americans have been proven right to mistrust the fake news media and liberal pollsters. The data shows they’re in it together.