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Media fail: Final look at spin on national popular vote total

If you have a Hillary Clinton supporter in your family—or multiples as I do—chances are you’ve heard some, not all of them, angrily dismiss President Elect Donald Trump’s win. The reasoning goes like this: “Hillary won the popular vote! She … Continue reading

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Failed polls and pundits aside, who correctly predicted Trump would win?

Obviously, most polls failed to deliver a valid conclusion about the US electorate. Those failed polls aside, there were a few correct predictions on this election, and it’s a wonder media didn’t pay them much attention. Or is it?

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Wednesday polls should reflect impact of FBI announcement about Clinton

The Obama administration is famous for breaking news late on Friday. Most of us are trying to get out of the office to start the weekend at that point. FBI director James Comey’s letter to both Republicans and Democrats in … Continue reading

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Beware the polls as Dems target ‘deplorables’ and ‘everyday Americans’

In 2008 and 2012, I wrote about polls. As many Republicans did, I took note of the oversampling of Democrats in every major poll I looked at. I’ve read that pollsters do this because people who declare themselves Dems outnumber … Continue reading

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GOP chair Priebus calls out Fox presenter for cherry-picking poll

GOP chairman Reince Priebus, who arguably has one of the toughest jobs in politics of late, guested on America’s Newsroom (Fox News) this morning. During an exchange with the Fox Newser, the network popped up a graphic of a recent … Continue reading

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5 things about polls: Does GOP have edge for 2016?

Polls have never been so plentiful (or profitable for the pollsters), and results are typically used in attempts to promote or derail a candidate. Polls often implode as they did with the recent election of Matt Bevin for governor of … Continue reading

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Media, pollsters seeking your vote for 2016

You might think of vote seeking as something only a politician does. No more. Right now in a convoluted way, national branded media and pollsters of all kinds appear to be seeking votes for one candidate or another. 

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