Donald Trump lost the presidential debate to Hillary Clinton in such a decisive manner that even Fox News can’t find a credible scientific poll that declared Trump the winner.
In a so sad that it’s funny moment, Fox News published a story using online polls, which they pointed out can be rigged and aren’t scientific to “prove” that Trump won.
According to Foxnews.com:
The Drudge Report online vote had 80 percent of respondents giving the victory to Trump, and a Time.com survey had the Republican nominee leading Clinton by 4 percentage points – 52 percent to 48 percent – after more than 1,300,000 votes were cast. CNBC and Breitbart votes also had Trump winning the event, at New York’s Hofstra University.
A Fox News online vote had Trump winning with 50 percent of respondents, Clinton at 35 percent and the other 15 percent declaring no one won.
The online surveys are not scientific and, in many cases, supporters of either candidate can cast multiple ballots.
When an organization has to say that the polls they are citing are meaningless, there really is no point to the story.
Fox News was trying to give credibility to a form of polling that has none. Online polls are meaningless trash, and any candidate who cites an online poll is a candidate that is losing badly.
Donald Trump got his clock cleaned last night, but instead of facing reality, some at Fox News are repeating their mistake of 2012 by selling a fantasy about the polls. Anyone with a simple software program can rig an online poll to shape its outcome. The Ron Paul supporters used bots for years to rig on online polls in previous presidential contests, and Ron Paul always lost.
By running a story that is dependant on unscientific gamed polling for its premise, Fox News has once again demonstrated that they don’t practice journalism. Fox News is a political organization that supports the Republican Party.`
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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