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.