A strange thing about politics is that biased, partisan shills always say that their candidates are winning easily. When it actually makes zero sense to do so.
Common sense would indicate that the best get-out-the-vote strategy would be to be honest…hey, our party could lose, so get out and vote!
But that’s not how politics work. Momentum and “group-think” are considered so important that not only are partisan spinsters hired to go on TV and proclaim their candidate has the race in the bag, but shady “push” polls are released to manipulate voters into thinking that a candidate’s popularity is rising on its own.
And the Washington Post‘s “push” polls are very pushy…especially in the Trump era.
Breitbart has outed WaPo for releasing a poll of the Alabama senate race with Democrat Doug Jones in an unlikely lead…thanks to the enormous over-sampling of Democrats polled in the survey.
Jones as a “2.5% lead” according to the Post…but it’s a fraud.
More from Breitbart:
A new Washington Post poll of likely voters in the Alabama U.S. Senate race that shows liberal Democrat Doug Jones with a three-point lead over conservative Republican Roy Moore, 50 percent to 47 percent, was based on a methodology that includes an oversampling of Democrat voters.
The sample of 739 likely voters upon which the poll was based included 38 percent who self-identified as Republicans, 31 percent who identified as Democrats, and 27 percent who identified as independents. (See question 14 in the poll methodology here.)
This sample, which includes only seven percent more Republicans than Democrats (R +7), is not reflective of how Alabamians have voted in recent elections.
In 2016, for instance, President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Alabama by 28 points, 63 percent to 35 percent.
The Fox News Poll released on November 16 showing Jones up by eight points contained a similarly disproportionate Democrat sampling.
Fair, unbiased polling (such as the Real Clear Politics average) has Republican Roy Moore in the lead.
But we won’t make the same old-fashioned mistake as the “push” pollsters.
Alabama readers, remember any election can be lost. Get out the vote!