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 appear 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 some media poll creations “weighted” towards a preferred Democrat narrative for uniform media dissemination.

2/21/20
NBC News: Trump’s Approval Rating with Black Voters Stands at Just 14 percent
NBC News/Wall Street Journal (blacks): 61% Democrat, 14% Independent/lean Democrat, 14% Independent, 2% Independent/lean Republican, 3% Republican, 6% Other/not sure

6/11/19
Fox News: Poll shows top Dems lead Trump in matchups
The Hill: Biden leads Trump by ‘landslide proportions’ in new national poll
Quinnipiac University: 33% Democrat, 31% Republican, 28% Independent, 8% Other

6/7-9/19
The Hill: Biden, Sanders hold double-digit leads over Trump in hypothetical match-ups
Morning Consult + Politico: 787 Democrat, 593 Independent, 610 Republican

5/3/19
CNN: 2020 polls lay out an ominous pattern for Trump
MSNBC: Poll: 5 leading Dems would beat Trump in 2020
The Hill: O’Rourke holds double-digit lead on Trump in head-to-head matchup: CNN poll

Beto O’Rourke: 52 percent … Donald Trump: 42 percent
Joe Biden: 51 percent … Donald Trump: 45 percent
Bernie Sanders: 50 percent … Donald Trump: 44 percent
Kamala Harris: 49 percent … Donald Trump: 45 percent
Pete Buttigieg: 47 percent … Donald Trump: 44 percent
Donald Trump: 48 percent … Elizabeth Warren: 47 percent

SSRS Public Opinion Research: 41% Independent, 33% Democrat, 26% Republican

4/22/19
Politico: Trump approval sinks 5 points after Mueller report, tying all-time low
Morning Consult: Joe Biden Is the Front-Runner — Over Democrats, and Donald Trump
Morning Consult + Politico: 742 Democrat, 649 Independent, 600 Republican

3/31/19
NBC News: Most Americans don’t think Trump is in the clear yet on Russia, new poll finds
NBC News/WSJ: 40% Democrat, 36% Republican, 16% Independent, 8% Other/not sure

3/30/19
WaPo: Mueller report findings upend partisan views of probe, poll finds
Washington Post-Schar School: 39% Independent, 32% Democrat, 27% Republican, 2% Other/no opinion

3/28/19
CNN: Majority says Trump not exonerated of collusion after Barr’s summary
SSRS Public Opinion Research: 42% Independent/Other, 32% Democrat, 26% Republican

3/19/19
The Hill: CNN poll: Trump’s disapproval rating slides to lowest of presidency
Politico: Poll: 71 percent think economy is ‘good’
SSRS Public Opinion Research: 42% Independent/Other, 32% Democrat, 25% Republican 

1/30/19
WaPo: Democrats’ 2020 presidential contest is wide open as danger mounts for Trump, new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows
Washington Post-ABC News: 37% Independent, 32% Democrat, 24% Republican, 7% Other/No opinion

1/13/19
WaPo: Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds
SSRS Public Opinion Research: 39% Independent, 31% Democrat, 26% Republican, 1% Other

12/29/18
The Hill: Poll finds 33 percent would definitely or likely back Trump for reelection
Harvard CAPS/Harris: 37% Democrat, 25% Independent, 25% other, 32% Republican

12/27/18
NBC News: Poll: 47% of Americans blame Trump for government shutdown
Reuters/Ipsos: 946 Democrat, 846 Republican

12/17/18
The Hill: Majorities of both parties support Green New Deal
Yale Program on Climate Communication: 929 Democrat, 710 Republican, 95 Independent

6/22/18
CNN: There’s nearly a Nixon ’74 level of support to impeach
The Hill: Poll: 42 percent of Americans support impeaching Trump
Newsweek: Support for Donald Trump’s Impeachment is Higher Thank His Approval Rating, Poll Indicates
CNN: Americans don’t support Trump’s tariffs or foreign policy
CNN: Trump supporters are less with him on Russia than they are on other issues
Social Science Research Council: 45% Independents “or another party”, 30% Democrat, 25% Republican

6/22/18
The Hill: Poll: Large majority thinks Trump self-pardon would be unacceptable
AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research: Numbers undisclosed
“The AP-NORC poll of 1,109 adults was conducted June 13-18 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population.”

6/20/18
NPR: Poll: Democrats Fired Up Against Trump In Midterms, But GOP Rallying Around Him
Pew Research Center: “Unweighted” 964 Democrat/Lean Democrat, 836 Republican/Lean Republican

6/19/18
CNN: Melania Trump’s favorability dips in new CNN poll
Social Science Research Council: 45% Independent “or another party”, 30% Democrat, 25% Republican

6/18/18
CNBC: More than 60% of voters oppose Trump administration’s family separation policy, poll says
Quinnipiac University: 39% Independent, 31% Democrat, 5% Other, 26% Republican

3/21/18
Daily Mail: Poll shows TWO-THIRDS of American voters think Trump is a bad role model for children and half are embarrassed to have him as president
Politico: Trump’s disapproval lowest in more than a year
Quinnipiac University: 35% Independent, 32% Democrat, 6% Other, 27% Republican

3/18/18
NBC News: Democrats hold double-digit lead for 2018 midterm elections
Hart Research Associates: 22% Strong Democrat, 9% Not very strong Democrat, 10% Independent/lean Democrat, 17% Strictly Independent, 9% Independent/lean Republican, 6% Not very strong Republican, 18% Strong Republican, 9% Other/Not sure

3/8/18
NBC News: Majority of Americans disagree with Trump’s proposal to arm teachers
NBC News/Survey Monkey: 1,096 Independent, 930 Democrat, 756 Republican

3/1/18
WaPo: Most Americans think Trump is racist, according to a new poll
Quinnipiac University: 40% Independent, 29% Democrat, 6% Other, 24% Republican

12/13/18
Monmouth University: Trump Rating Hits Record Low
Monmouth: 51% Democratic, 13% Don’t know/Other, 36% Republican

12/5/17
NPR: Trump’s Opposition Firmer Than His Support
Public Religion Research Institute: 44% Democrat, 17% Neither, 8% Don’t know/Refused, 31% Republican

8/26/17
Newsweek: Trump impeachment is Most Popular Solution Among Americans
Harris Insights and Analytics: 1,551 Liberal and Moderate, 720 Conservative

8/21/17
NY Post: Most disapprove of Trump’s Charlottesville response
Washington Post-ABC News: 42 Independent, 33 Democrat, 1 other, 22 Republican

8/20/17
CNN: Majority in 3 key states ’embarrassed’ by Trump
USA Today: Voters in three key states Trump won ’embarrassed’ by his conduct as president
NBC News/Marist Michigan: 795 “Registered Voters”, 270 “Republicans and Republican leaning independents”
NBC News/Marist Pennsylvania: 773 “Registered Voters”, 300 “Republicans and Republican leaning independents”
NBC News/Marist Wisconsin: 801 “Registered Voters”, 317 “Republicans and Republican leaning independents”

8/17/17
NBC News: 40 Percent Now Support Trump Impeachment
WaPo: A big jump in percentage in favor of impeachment — and other Trump poll horrors
Public Religion Research Institute: 796 Independent, 591 Democrat, 511 Republican

8/17/17
Politico: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump response to Charlottesville
CBS News: Most oppose threatening North Korea with military action
Social Science Research Council: 578 Independent, 357 Democrat, 288 Republican

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
Social Science Research Council: 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 University: 37% Independent, 33% Democrat, 7% other, 23 Republican

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: 815 Democrat and “other”, 434 Republican

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

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

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, 19% Independent, 37% Republican
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, 27% Independent, 31% Republican
Bloomberg: Finally, a Poll Trump Will Like: Clinton Is Even More Unpopular
Selzer & Co.: 37% Democrat, 29% Independent, 30% Republican

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

6/26/17
Pew Global: U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership
Results are consistent with capitalist vs. liberal socialist ideologies and depending on whom they got to answer the phone or personally meet up with: specifics Pew Global’s “national samples” omits

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, 21% Independent, 33% Republican

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

5/10/17
New York Magazine: Voters Describe Trump As ‘Idiot’ and ‘Liar’ in Disastrous New Poll
Quinnipiac University: 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 University: 34% Democrat, 33% Independent, 8% Other, 25% Republican

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

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

BTW — We’ve omitted polls from those who irresponsibly omit political affiliation breakdowns, or in some cases like Gallup, offer no methodology information at all.

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