Recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post have placed Hillary Clinton in a 9-12 point national average lead over Donald Trump. While the apparent methodology of this polling is supposed to be randomized, new email leaks from John Podesta reveal that liberal media organizations targeted specific demographics to make the polls appear in Clinton’s favor.
For example, one email starts out with a request for recommendations on “oversamples for polling” in order to “maximize what we get out of our media polling.” It’s revealed the pollsters indexed primarily minority groups in favor of Clinton, but then subjected their preference as an overwhelming majority. This implies Clinton holds the majority of the favoritism, but in reality its exaggerated and rigged.
The email involves an extensive 37-page guide with poll-rigging recommendations. In Arizona, over sampling of Hispanics and Native Americans is highly recommended. And then for Florida, the report recommends “consistently monitoring” samples to makes sure they’re “not too old” and “has enough African American and Hispanic voters.” Accordingly, “independent” voters in Tampa and Orlando are apparently more left leaning. The report then suggests filling up independent quotas in those cities first before north or south Florida.
Podesta emails below:
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