Polls an Issue as Campaign Bubbles

Go Ahead, Make ...

Go Ahead, Make …

Pat Caddell, political pollster par excellence, opined a few days ago on Harris Faulkner’s Fox News show that something’s wrong with the polls. He didn’t elaborate enough to explain what it was, but at one point, he seemed to connect his concerns about the major polls with the online polls, inferring that the Big Media polls simply didn’t add up to the numbers they were promoting.

Caddell is an expert in what he speaks – cutting right through the bovine excrement – and when he says something about the polls, it behooves everyone to give him a listen.

Anyone with half a brain will have noticed that the online polls rarely match the major polls. Donald Trump, in nearly all cases and in a large number of cases, is way ahead of Hillary Clinton, especially in those online polls that were taken just after the last two debates.

Yes, we keep being told by the mainstream talking heads, online polls aren’t “scientific”, but one would think that there would be some consistency somewhere along the line between the major polls and the online polls.

But that’s not the case. So who is right?

John Heinz Ketchup... 25 July 2016..

Some polls do lie…

Given that many of the major polls are run by Democrat-dominated organizations – like NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC which are literally cheerleading for Hillary – how can those major polls be trusted?

Also, given the thousands of people who attend Donald Trump’s campaign events and who are absolutely on fire to be there, how can the major polls be accurate? Campaign events generally don’t necessarily translate into votes, but they’ve got to have some impact. Hillary (serious medical issues and all) is a candidate who is quickly running out of gas, and the media, including Fox News, are constantly having to prop her up with encouraging poll numbers.

Yours truly highly suspects that Hillary and the major media polls are deceiving themselves, which leads me into the forthcoming piece from Joseph Smith in American Thinker titled “Is Poll-leading Hillary Clinton the Ghost Candidate?” The Pat Caddell observation notwithstanding, he seemed at a loss for words, or explanation, for the polling disparities mentioned above. Two polls taken on the same day with similar parameters resulted in a 6 point swing, something he said he’s never seen before.

Something just doesn’t add up in the polling results and the mood of the country. Yet, 99% of the pollsters felt quite confident of their methodology.

Pat Caddell is the exception.

284px-American_Thinker_logoHillary Clinton is all but measuring the drapes for the Oval Office, but some things in this campaign don’t add up:

Trump supporter Wayne Allen Root paints Hillary Clinton as the political equivalent of the “ghost cities” of China that no one lives in:

This reminds me of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She exists, but are there any real people behind her? Are you certain anyone is voting for her?

While Trump rallies are “once-in-a-lifetime experiences – like Woodstock for working-class conservatives,” Hillary is lucky to draw 200 people.

No one buys Hillary’s books or campaign gear, either.  Root tells of a friend who found only Hillary gear at the airport gift shop and, on inquiring, was told that the Trump hats and shirts that come in twice a week are sold out “within hours.”

Hillary’s gear? They can’t give it away.

… This doesn’t appear odd to you? Hillary is leading in the polls, but no one attends her rallies, no one buys her books and no one buys her merchandise[.] … She is a candidate whose own supporters don’t like her.

… Hillary is the “Ghost Candidate.”

Tim Kaine on campaign stop in Miami ... sparse attendance.

Tim Kaine on campaign stop in Miami … polls show sparse attendance.

V.P. candidate Tim Kaine is equally uninspiring, drawing just fifty people to a rally last Friday in Miami.  Mr. Kaine spoke from the back of a pickup truck with a street-art poster for a back drop, and the estimate of fifty attendees appears to include organizers, a few photographers, and at least two children well under voting age.

Yet Mr. Kaine may be one dizzy spell from the Oval Office.

Ed Klein, author of several books on the Obamas and the Clintons, has a column out on Mrs. Clinton’s maladies.

Mr. Klein reveals that President Obama and his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, “have been so worried about Hillary’s health that they recently offered to arrange a secret medical checkup for her.”  Mrs. Clinton refused the offer, fearing that “a leak to the media would prove fatal to her presidential campaign.”

Continues in American Thinker…

See also viewers guide to James O’Keefe Project Veritas Video