Fake news breeds fake polls

We’ve been hearing a lot about Fake News  recently. This USA/iMedia Ethics poll illustrates the extent to which relentless negative news manipulation impacts the average American. The all-caps headlines in the Monday edition of USA Today trumpets AMERICANS ARE SPLIT 42% – 42% ON IMPEACHING PRESIDENT.

We’ll focus on just four questions. The first is the one from which the headline numbers are derived. It also provides a means for the leftist Gannett publication to gauge the effectiveness of its skewed content — which is now folded inside the anorexic Arizona Republic to give it heft. By the poll’s own admission, the sampling numbers vary depending on the questions as does the margin of error.

Based on what you’ve read and heard, do you think the Congress should?…Or should not? Impeach Donald Trump and remove him from the presidency, or are you not sure?

How upset would you be if Congress does NOT impeach President Trump and remove him from office?

How upset would you be if Congress DOES impeach President Trump and remove him from the presidency?

The poll concludes with this ominous question:

Whatever your views of Donald Trump, what do you think about his chances of serving out the four years of his current term?

Seeing Red AZ also has a question:

Where was such a poll when Barack Obama was president?

Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution sets the Standards for Impeachment.*

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

* Courtesy of the Heritage Foundation

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11 Responses to Fake news breeds fake polls

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    Here is a brilliant and very short You Tube video taken from the British TV show “Yes, Prime Minister”.

    At about the 30 second mark on the you tube video, the two actors
    playing government employees show just how a BIASED survey can obtain the results that you desire.

    This says it all.

    (get your ears and brain ready for those heavy British accents and talking at a fast clip!)

    Meanwhile, “the fighter” returns to “the arena”.
    McCain to D.C. for the vote on whether to debate healthcare.

    Will Lindsey, dressed in pantaloons, walk in front of him, spreading rose pedals on the floor?

    • CD 8 PC says:

      This tells it like it is. It’s impossible to trust most surveys, since questions are posed in a manner intended to elicit desired responses.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I don’t believe any of the “polling” out there except maybe Rasmussen – which seems to be “objective.” I, personally, hear no talk of impeachment except from Mad Maxine Waters and a couple other insane Democrats who are trying to make it stick. As shown in the SRAZ post, they should take a look at the Standards for Impeachment. Maybe they’ll ‘get it’ and tone it down.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Sen. Flake on Sen. McCain’s Brain Cancer Diagnosis

    I don’t see how McCain gets back to D.C. RINO senator John Thune said he won’t be back in D.C. Who really knows when it comes to “the fighter.”

    • Casper says:

      Jeff Flake is a RINO who is trying to step into what he calls the “big shoes” of senior RINO John McCain. Severe illness doesn’t make John McCain less of an obstructionist who has spent his years in DC siding with democrats and calling himself a “maverick” for doing so. It’s regrettable when anyone has to endure a malignancy such as one that we now know has been affecting his brain.

      I hope Jeff Flake’s days in the US Senate will be cut short, not by illness, but by the voters.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I was wrong. I put the car radio on and what do I hear? McCain back in the Senate lecturing both parties to work together. We’ll never be rid of this man. He can’t even be ill in peace. Maybe he’s just trying to be like his BFF:

    Kennedy returns for senate vote
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ailing-kennedy-returns-for-senate-vote/

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    McCain and Cindy arrive in private jet.
    She’s wearing a long sleeved dress, but wearing a highly visible orthotic device on her upper right arm. Her right hand, wrist and possibly the forearm appear to be wrapped in an ace bandage.

    She’s in attendance when he exclaims, on the Senate floor, TO HELL WITH THEM!, referencing conservative TV; talk radio and social media outlets.

    I may be wrong, but it seems that every conservative TV and radio host made a point to show concern and wish McCain well on the heels of his brain cancer diagnosis.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      article contains photos.

      • Dennis O'Brien says:

        Is that the same president McCain attempted to derail shortly after assuming office with a fake, scandal filled dossier that McCain, himself, was responsible for delivering to the FBI Director? The rotten to the core old “maverick” has no shame.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        Very interesting article. I had forgotten the bitter hatred of Trump kept him from attending the Republican convention. Instead, he took a train to “his beloved Grand Canyon.” Leave it to the NYT.

  6. Observer says:

    Sorry Maxine Waters, Charles Schumer and the skewed news, not liking a president does not rise to an impeachable offence. If that was the case, Obama would have been out of office in a flash.