Since last month’s announcement of the treasonous impeachment inquiry, the Democrat Party has worked overtime to get their way. They’ve continued to accuse President Trump of partaking in a quid-pro-quo with the leader of Ukraine; this comes in spite of assertions which state otherwise from both Trump and Zelensky.
One of the sneakiest strategies which the left continues employing is polls which claim that more and more Americans want to see this president impeached. This strategy is actually quite simple; if the Democrat Party can push the narrative that Americans collectively favor a Trump impeachment, their inquiry may look slightly less ridiculous.
“Impeachment March” (CC BY 2.0) by IndivisibleSF
Thankfully, this deceptive tactic won’t work on Americans who know the truth about impeachment polls. There are a series of ways in which polls can be manipulated; it’s critical for people to remain mindful of this, especially in light of the new Quinnipiac University poll which alleges that more than half of Americans favor the impeachment of President Trump.
What You’re Not Being Told About Impeachment Polls
The easiest ways for polls to be manipulated in a specific way is to determine the various demographics of polled individuals. For instance, if the desired narrative is that most Americans want Trump impeached, pollsters can easily survey more Democrats than Republicans. Since Democrats are likelier to favor impeachment than Republicans, this would easily skewer the narrative in the desired direction.
Even in Quinnipiac’s most recent poll, they admit to surveying “1,587 self-identified registered voters.” What’s interesting here is their failure to include the exact percentage of polled Democrats versus polled Republicans; that information, however, was intentionally left out.
In this particular impeachment poll, 55% approve of the inquiry, whilst 43% disapprove. Additional findings assert that 93% of Democrats favor the efforts to impeach Trump, while only 10% of Republicans feel the same way. Quinnipiac moreover claims that 48% of registered voters favor impeaching the president and subsequently throwing him out of office, whereas 46% don’t favor this course of action.
Fair and Balanced Polls
Far too often, political polls are put out for the sake of pushing a narrative; the countless 2016 polls which claimed that Clinton would defeat Trump in a landslide are a prime example of this reality.
Polling an equal number of Republicans and Democrats is the best way to go in order to achieve fair and balanced polls. With that being said, no one should hold their breath while waiting for this to happen. There’s a reason that so many polls with negative, anti-Trump results have a higher percentage of polled Democrats than polled Republicans.
“President Trump Departs for Pittsburgh” (Public Domain) by The White House
That same reason is also why Quinnipiac claimed that they surveyed “self-identified registered voters” instead of sharing the hard data regarding the percentages of polled Democrats and Republicans.
In current times, taking polls with half a grain of salt is the wisest and most responsible course of action.
What do you think about the outright attempts to manipulate polls and promote narrartives which support impeachment? Don’t hold back in the comments section below!