#Rigged Polls

Nowhere in American society are Americans asked to participate in surveys or polls where a certain boost is given to one of the subjects over the other… that is, with the exception of political polls. Polling units almost always appears to ask more Democrats than Republicans and those results are not only made public, but become the basis for news stories and political narratives until the next poll comes out.

Have you ever seen a poll that oversamples Republicans? I haven’t. I mean, not one of these. Not one of the Drive-By polls. NBC/Wall Street Journal, ABC/Washington Post, CBS/New York Times, I’ve never seen one. But this is how you get the result you want.
Rush Limbaugh, 7/17/17

Here are media poll creations “weighted” for Democrats.

8/11/17
The Hill: 78 percent say Trump should try to make ObamaCare work
The Week: 51 percent of Trump supporters want Trump to try and make ObamaCare work
TIME: Around 4 in 5 Americans Want the Effort to Repeal Obamacare to End, Poll Finds
Kaiser Family Foundation: 430 Independent, 376 Democrat, 275 Republican

8/8/17
CNN: Trump at 200 days: Declining approval amid widespread mistrust
WaPo: This brutal new poll shows that Trump’s safe space is shrinking
MarketWatch: 60% of Americans don’t trust Donald Trump, CNN poll find
SSRS: 42% Independent or another party, 30% Democrat, 25% Republican

8/6/17
Marketwatch: These are the most and the least trusted news sources in the U.S.
Reynolds Journalism Institute: “Trump” is #5 as “news brand” not trusted?

8/4/17
USA Today: 60% in battleground districts would strongly oppose Trump firing special counsel Mueller
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner: Commissioned by American Bridge, End Citizens United, MoveOn, Stand Up America
WaPo: Most white millennials now disapprove of Trump, too
GenForward: “521 Latinxs, 506 African Americans, 510 white, 251 Asian Americans,  48 other”

8/2/17
CNN: Trump supporters’ optimism starting to wear off
Quinnipiac: 37% Independent, 33% Democrat, 23 Republican, 7% other

7/31/17
AOL: Six months of Trump and 70 percent of Americans say he hasn’t helped them financially
CBS News 2017 Nation Tracker: 716 Independent, 689 Democrat, 571 Republican

7/29/17
AOL: Majority of Americans support transgender military service
Reuters: 533 Democrat, 434 Republican, 282 other

7/28/17
The Hill: Trump job approval swings lower
Harvard-Harris Poll: 37% Democrat, 31% Republican, 31% Independent/other

7/25/17
USA Today: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump
iMediaEthics: 43% Democrat, 36% Republican, 16% Independent

7/20/17
Fox News: 53 percent disapprove of Trump, even as voters feel better about economy
Anderson Robbins Research, Shaw & Company Research: 44% Democrat, 37% Republican, 19% Independent
The Hill: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump say they wouldn’t do it again
Reuters/Ipsos: “1,296 people, including 543 Trump supporters”

7/19/17
ABC News: A midterm preference for Democrats, but without anti-Trump motivation
Langer Research: 35% Democrat, 35% Independent, 23% Republican

7/18/17
The Hill: Trump trails Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, Booker in matchups, Voters trust media more than Trump, New poll reveals who might win if Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg ran for president in 2020
Public Policy Polling: 42% Democrat, 31% Republican, 27% Independent
Bloomberg: Finally, a Poll Trump Will Like: Clinton Is Even More Unpopular
Selzer & Co.: 37% Democrat, 30% Republican, 29% Independent

7/17/17
The Hill: Poll: More support impeaching Trump than Nixon at start of Watergate
Monmouth University: 40% Independent, 34% Democrat, 26% Republican

7/16-18/17
ABC News: Distrust in Trump deepens North Korea concerns
CNN: Over half of modern presidents never hit an approval rating as low as Trump
Politico: Poll: 70 percent say Trump acts unpresidential
ABC News: 6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care
AOL: Trump job approval rating now lowest in 70 years
Langer Research: 35% Democrat, 35% Independent, 23% Republican

6/8-25/17
Associated Press-NORC: Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s stewardship of the country
Allied News: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord
AP-NORC: 46% Democrat, 33% Republican, 21% Independent

5/31/17
Minnesota Star Tribune: Poll: GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises
Kaiser Family Foundation: 404 Democrats, 398 Independents, 279 Republicans

5/10/17
New York Magazine: Voters Describe Trump As ‘Idiot’ and ‘Liar’ in Disastrous New Poll
Quinnipiac: 35% Independent, 34% Democrat, 24% Republican

4/17/17
Washington Post: New poll shows that fewer and fewer people believe Trump’s lies
Gallup: Methodology not disclosed

4/3/17
Investors Business Daily: Trump Support Plunges In Latest IBD/TIPP Poll
36% Independent, 34% Democrat, 30% Republican

2/23/17
USA Today: Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump, poll finds
Quinnipiac: 34% Democrat, 33% Independent, 25% Republican, 8% Other

2/10/17
Public Policy Polling: Americans Now Evenly Divided on Impeaching Trump
39% Democrat, 31% Republican, 29% Independent

1/18/17
Ebony: Black Americans Fear They’ll Be Worse Off with Trump
GenForward: 58% Democrat, 25% Republican, 18% Independent

BTW — We’ve omitted polls that irresponsibly omit political affiliation. Check back for updates!

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