Dishonest Hits on Trump Followed by Spectacularly Dishonest Poll (UPDATE: Conducted by a Group Under Contract With a Clinton Super PAC!)
An obviously rushed NBC/Wall Street Journal poll done over just two days on a weekend (which is automatically non-representative) to deliberately exclude reactions to last night’s debate and only reflect the late Friday hits on Donald Trump shows Hillary Clinton with a 14-point lead.
The biggest problem among many major ones, including the ridiculously small sample size of 500, which in and of itself should cause it to be laughed out of serious discussion, is this — Those polled supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by 13 points four years ago:
So after the Friday hits, Trump is only slightly behind where Mitt Romney, who pulled 3 percent less of the popular vote than Obama did, ended up four years ago.
Additionally, how many people beyond the normal 90 percent who don’t participate in or finish these polls said “bleep you” when NBC/WSJ asked them to participate — and who do you think those people are backing?
UPDATE: The following demonstrated conflicted dealings by the organization which did the legwork in conducting the poll utterly destroys any reason to believe it —
Mr. Geoff Garin, the President of Hart Research and Associates, is currently working as “a strategic adviser for Priorities USA in support of Hillary Clinton’s election.” Gee, I wonder why the media never tells us that part?
… $220,500.00 in the month of September alone paid by Hillary Clinton’s Priorities USA Super-PAC to Hart Research Associates.
The President of Hart Research Associates, Geoff Garin, is (per his Hart bio) working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The characterization that Garin is working for “Hillary Clinton’s campaign” would be technically false — if the Clinton campaign were following the law:
Another startling discovery from the “Podesta Emails” seems to indicate that the Clinton campaign openly coordinated with the “Correct The Record” Super PAC run by David Brock…which we believe is technically a felony.
Oh, that’s nonsense. Everyone knows that laws only apply to the left’s political opponents and little people (that’s sarcasm, folks).
Now to be clear, the Priorities USA super PAC is different from “Correct the Record.” But the obvious openness to ignoring laws against coordination is there, and there’s little reason to believe that such coordination isn’t pervasive across the entire operation.
The only thing mildly surprising about this is that Hart’s Garin included his super PAC involvement in his bio — but apparently these people think they’re so untouchable that it doesn’t matter.