Media Back To Its Old Tricks
Firstly the media is back to its old tricks. They are showing a shocking level of ignorance when it comes to political polls. Learn in Media-Distorts-Poll-Results-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 932.
Predicting The Future. Again.
Secondly we should be suspicious of a media with a penchant for predicting the future.
No Partisan Coverage of Election 2020 Here
More importantly I have avoided partisan criticism of the president. In addition I have refused to engage in the same kind of misinformation when it comes to potential presidential candidates. Now you understand why.
No Partisan Issue Advocacy Here Either
Moreover I refuse to advocate for partisan issues or tell listeners and subscribers what to think.
Political Polling Coverage
Therefore I am starting my political coverage of presidential polling for 2020.
State By State Reports
To clarify from time to time I will do some podcasts discussing recent polling on a state by state basis.
Ignorant Story Lines
Truth is, the story lines being created now may or may not be the eventual result. I’ll explain why in Media-Distorts-Poll-Results-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 932.
All About The Electoral Vote
Even more we choose our presidents through the electoral college. We do not vote directly for the office of president in the United States.This reality forces presidential campaigns to develop electoral strategies.
Above all we keep hearing how the United States has become a ‘divided’ country. It’s the Blue States against the Red States.
County By County Vote Totals
But county by county vote totals show the votes are often ‘blue’ or ‘red’ by pluralities, not majorities.
National Presidential Polls Are Useless
Finally citing national popularity polls, presidential job approval polls, or even national political preference is little more than a waste of time.
Another Close Contest, So Far…
In conclusion, the 2020 presidential race at this time looks like another close contest. Unless that reality changes it’s going to come down to some key states.
Still Not A Lot Of Polling Data For Battleground States
Meanwhile polling data is not available for all the so called battleground states.
In short don’t believe everything you hear.
(Editor’s Note: I refer to both candidates running as ‘presidents’. Obviously I meant President Trump and former Vice President Biden. In addition at the time of recording of this podcast results of the Iowa US Senate Primary had not been released. Due to this, no polls were available on the race. The primary was held on June 2nd, 2020. I said no democrat had yet been selected in the Iowa US Senate Race, which includes Senator Joni Ernst as the republican incumbent. This was true at the time. Now Ernst has a democratic opponent. For the results go here.)
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