Team Trump, which lives and dies by poll numbers, suddenly hates polls.
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
Any commander will tell you that when it's all bad news, you've got to create some good news to feed the troops. You've got to keep spirits up. So now that Donald Trump is sinking in virtually all the polls, it's just about time for him to say they're all rigged and biased.
Which he has—often.
But he's not the only one. Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast reported this week on the emerging cottage industry of Poll Trutherism in the Age of Trump, and now it looks like Fox News wants a cut of the action. Here's Eric Bolling of The Five—the best show on TV—breaking down why polling doesn't matter because rallies:
Shorter @DanaPerino: That's not how any of this works... (h/t @KatieSimmons_17) pic.twitter.com/si8gk6yjRi — Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) August 18, 2016
Now, we could go to town all day on the logic of this. (No, the Trump campaign's rally attendance stats are not a better judge of the electorate than scientific polling from dozens of independent sources. No, the people who show up at rallies are not a representative sample of the electorate. No, drawing 10,000 people to a rally in Connecticut does not mean you will win the majority of Connecticut's 2,821,247 voting-age citizens, no matter how motivated your rally-goers are.)Read the rest of the story HERE.
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