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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:52 AM

KGOP skeptical of polling on tRrump

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who is up for reelection in a state where polls show Trump and Biden in a dead heat, said polls are likely off.

"I think they're in all likelihood underreporting support for the president. That's what we saw in 2016," he said, noting that most polls still accurately predicted the popular vote.

"I'm always a little skeptical when I see a poll," he added.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-skeptical-of-polling-on-trump/ar-BB1695BU?ocid=msedgntp

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Reply KGOP skeptical of polling on tRrump (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Jun 2020 OP
leftieNanner Jun 2020 #1
Mike 03 Jun 2020 #2
C_U_L8R Jun 2020 #3
calguy Jun 2020 #4
LuckyCharms Jun 2020 #5
HotTeaBag Jun 2020 #6
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2020 #8
Happy Hoosier Jun 2020 #9
yortsed snacilbuper Jun 2020 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 2020 #11
Happy Hoosier Jul 2020 #12
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 2020 #13

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:58 AM

1. The only "poll" that matters

Is the one on November 3rd.

I hope you are voted out of office by your purple-ish state then, John.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:58 AM

2. Good. If they don't believe the polls they won't change anything about

the way they are running campaigns, and they will lose.

Anger
Denial
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:04 AM

3. There's a great void beneath that fleshy dome

Yeah right, Cronyn. You keep believing whateverthefuck you wanna believe. Polls will be your demise.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:05 AM

4. the ones behind never believe the polls

It's always been that way and always will be that way.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:06 AM

5. You keep thinking that, Senator Cornhole.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:10 AM

6. I have a feeling this nonsense was uttered while John was scurrying between meetings

 

being held with other Republican Senators where the purpose was to figure out a way to replace Trump on the ballot in November.



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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:06 PM

7. Once again, the myth that the 2016 polls were way off.

They weren't.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:25 PM

8. Hillary was doing well in general

but then Comey did his thing about the e-mails and polls tightened in the lead-up to Election Day. Her PV win was considerable, but the EC vote was the only thing that counted, of course.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:31 PM

9. Yes, of course.

Folks are once bitten, twice shy. The fact that Trump was defeated in the PV doesn’t really register as more than a curiosity give the damage he has caused. His razor thin victories in a few key states makes us all a little nervous.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:38 PM

10. "His razor thin victories in a few key states"

This.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

11. Yup

But, hopefully, some of the factors that helped cause this won't exist this time. The 2018 mid-terms were encouraging and things have only gotten worse for Trump since then. And hopefully, there won't be any serious third- or fourth-party contenders whom help dice the vote up. And people are wiser about Russia and online disinformation. Keeping fingers crossed. Won't breathe easy until Biden is peaceably inaugurated in January 2021.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:18 PM

12. Whenever I get those knots in my stomach...

I remind myself this is NOT 2016. He has a record now. And it is an extremely vulnerable record. He no longer benefits from the "give him a chance" crowd. He had his chance. And boy did he fuck it up.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:30 PM

13. Yes

Although, frankly, I don't even understand the "give him a chance crowd" in 2016 and why they felt that it was even remotely acceptable to give a reality star with a reputation for a string of bankruptcies, a history of racist actions, unspeakably crude manners, misogny, admitted sexual assaulter, etc. "a chance" instead of going with a woman whose entire life was dedicated to public service, was a Senator for several years, a Secretary of State, intelligent, etc.

And lets not forget that, as bad as things are, he's still got legions of people and entire states that are going to still vote for him in in the EC a few months from now.

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