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Bright spot

If y’all can forgive my recent lapse into pessimism, well, I’ll try to make it up to you.

Most voters don’t trust political polls and tend to think pollsters are out to stop President Trump’s agenda.

Uhh. Ummm, uhhh, yeah. Do I even need to add the obligatory “duh!!” here?

Just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say they trust most political polls. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% do not trust most political polls.

Just one-out-of-three voters (35%) believe most pollsters are interested in reporting the attitudes of Americans in an unbiased manner when they poll on Trump. Forty-three percent (43%) think most pollsters are trying to block the president from passing his agenda. Just 12% say most are trying to help the president pass that agenda instead.

Really? REALLY? Just who in the farging fucking blue-balled hell is in that twelve percent, anyway? And how do they manage to feed themselves without full-time federal assistance?

Not surprisingly, given how wrong most pollsters were about the outcome of the presidential election, 64% of Republicans think most pollsters are trying to block Trump’s agenda, a view shared by 42% of unaffiliated voters but only 24% of Democrats.

That bolded part is on me, and is something I try to remind myself of each and every day. So should you; so should we all, lest we weaken in the face of the Left’s unceasing propaganda. Onwards.

Some election analysts suggested last year that Trump had hidden support among voters who were unwilling to say publicly where they stood because they were fearful of criticism.

Yeah, “criticism.” Or, y’know, violent, masked Progtards camped out on their front lawn with torches, threatening to burn their houses down and beat them, their wives, and their children to a greasy pulp.

I’ve always said polls are bunk; I took statistics in college, and the first thing they drummed into our heads was that polls can be manipulated to say anything the pollster wants, with plenty of classroom examples of how easy it was to do just that. So take all this with a grain of salt; as this very article admits, most pollsters—along with everydamnedbody else—completely missed the Trump Train’s arrival, and still don’t get why so many of us jumped aboard. Infallible they ain’t, to say the very least.

That caveat acknowledged, my gut feeling is that these numbers are probably pretty close to accurate. I think there are way more of us still willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, and trust him more than the usual Powers That Be suspects to put America’s best interests first. We’ll need to press him now and then, of course; there’s no realistic reason to expect him to be right every single time. But I do believe we’re some distance yet from abandoning all hope, battening the hatches, hunkering down, and loading magazines with the intention of imminently emptying them. Or so I hope, anyway.

(Via Bill)

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2 thoughts on “Bright spot

  1. The important thing to remember is that President Trump has to work with what’s available. As a result, he is stuck with a Rove Republican congress with all the usual attributes of same.

    Don’t like Ryancare? Well, is it ANY better than Obamacare? And could President Trump have gotten anything better through the House at this time? Never mind the Senate led by Post Turtle…

    We got where we are by compromising with the Communists. A little at a time. President Trump understands full well that we won’t get out of here in one fell swoop, especially with the sewage in the REST of the government. So he is using the Communist tactics against them. Win a little each time, and eventually you get where you want to be! That, sir, is the Art of the Deal. Which President Trump seems to understand, even though so many others clearly do not. He won’t be able to fix this country’s problems in one term, nor even in two. But he can make a good start. And he can show the way for his successor to continue the process. ESPECIALLY if he can get the Department of Justice to prosecute this country’s “leaders” for the fraud, corruption, and treason they have foisted upon this nation for at least the past twenty eight years. And those crimes have been committed by members of BOTH parties, so there is no shortage of targets.

  2. Most voters don’t trust political polls and tend to think pollsters are out to stop President Trump’s agenda.

    Heh.

    I’ll go ’em one better: I think that like the MSM, political pollsters today are active 5th columnists engaged in seditious activities.

    They’re enemies of the American people, as Trump so eloquently and aptly described the media.

    *grin* This would the part where I yell, “IMPALE THEM!”, right? 🙂

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