This time it is the Washington Post that has been caught manipulating the Alabama poll data. It is a very simple process that they used to get a poll to show poorly for Judge Roy Moore. You have to pay attention to who gets asked what before you can make an assessment.
Judge Roy Moore has been under attack by accusations of sexual misconduct. Despite that, all other polls have shown that the Judge holding a lead against his Democrat opponent. Then the WaPo appears on the scene and the good judge’s numbers are suddenly in the toilet.
How does that happen? It is not hard if you are a professional pollster. You can control it by the questions asked and be the sampling of who gets asked the questions. here is how that worked in this case. here are the numbers.
As Written By Michael Patrick Leahey for Breitbart:
A new Washington Post poll of likely voters in the Alabama U.S. Senate race that shows liberal Democrat Doug Jones with a three-point lead over conservative Republican Roy Moore, 50 percent to 47 percent, was based on a methodology that includes an oversampling of Democrat voters.
The sample of 739 likely voters upon which the poll was based included 38 percent who self-identified as Republicans, 31 percent who identified as Democrats, and 27 percent who identified as independents. (See question 14 in the poll methodology here.)
This sample, which includes only seven percent more Republicans than Democrats (R +7), is not reflective of how Alabamians have voted in recent elections.
In 2016, for instance, President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Alabama by 28 points, 63 percent to 35 percent.
The Fox News Poll released on November 16 showing Jones up by eight points contained a similarly disproportionate Democrat sampling, as Breitbart News reported:
The Fox News Poll sample of 649 likely voters included 48 percent Republicans, 42 percent Democrats, and ten percent independents, which appears to be an unusual oversampling of Democrats and undersampling of……..
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