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Sun Sep 24, 2023, 12:26 PM Sep 2023

Top Pollster Trashes ABC/WaPo for Publishing 'Laughable' Poll... [View all]

A leading political pollster called out ABC News and the Washington Post for publishing their shocking poll Sunday which showed President Joe Biden trailing former President Donald Trump by 10 points.

In a post to X, the platform previously known as Twitter, noted political scientist Larry Sabato — the publisher of the widely-read Sabato’s Crystal Ball — slammed ABC and the Post for putting out a survey which they referred to as an “outlier.”

“Ignore the Washington Post – ABC poll,” Sabato wrote. “It’s a ridiculous outlier (Trump up 10 over Biden—laughable). My question: How could you even publish a poll so absurd on its face? Will be a lingering embarrassment for you.”...

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It may be laughable but the intent is deadly serious: Docreed2003 Sep 2023 #1
Exactly. Hugin Sep 2023 #3
precisely--they are so obvious with their obviousness Recycle_Guru Sep 2023 #7
The problem isn't just the media narrative. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #15
Another issue is the intentional gouging by SA. 58Sunliner Sep 2023 #21
Please put Corporate Greed as the top reason for high prices LittleGirl Sep 2023 #30
"Most people don't pay attention to the narrative," you say? plimsoll Sep 2023 #58
If they're not listening to the narrative, they aren't hearing it being discredited. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #60
Good point. And a good point to keep in mind. calimary Sep 2023 #70
Oh crap - double post. calimary Sep 2023 #71
TFG lower gases how? BidenRocks Sep 2023 #77
It doesn't matter if he can. He can say he will and people will remember gas prices when he was prez MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #78
I understand the struggles, but if they think electing the rapist... Justice matters. Sep 2023 #67
They don't think that far ahead. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #79
A lot of people vote their wallets SomedayKindaLove Sep 2023 #68
The best thing to happen to Biden right now is the Trumpism of the GOP. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #80
100% LymphocyteLover Sep 2023 #25
It's a total repeat of the hit job they did on Hillary wryter2000 Sep 2023 #33
Don't forget about refugees at the US/Mexico border!! NCDem47 Sep 2023 #38
Exactly right Docreed2003 Sep 2023 #43
Excellent Reminder! McKim Sep 2023 #61
It must be hard to get good villains today... brooklynite Sep 2023 #46
🙄 Strong work putting words in my mouth Docreed2003 Sep 2023 #49
Not you personally; seems to be the general consensus of any unpleasant poll. brooklynite Sep 2023 #51
That's fair...and true Docreed2003 Sep 2023 #52
+1, the poll was meant to amplify the stupidity uponit7771 Sep 2023 #56
Yup... 2naSalit Sep 2023 #59
THIS !!!! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾 uponit7771 Sep 2023 #74
+1 Agreed. c-rational Sep 2023 #65
In other words, "push-polling" sanatanadharma Sep 2023 #73
For the last time... Hugin Sep 2023 #2
A new poll from Vanguarde-IMTU* Charging Triceratops Sep 2023 #4
Charging Triceratops? Welcome....I'll be expecting great posts from you. IA8IT Sep 2023 #5
LOL True Blue American Sep 2023 #23
Glad to have you here wryter2000 Sep 2023 #34
Welcome and well said. c-rational Sep 2023 #66
Yeah, we should ignore all polls, especially ones that make us uncomfortable. That's the ticket. Silent Type Sep 2023 #6
interesting take there, silent type Recycle_Guru Sep 2023 #8
We should question both the methodology and the motives of all pollsters. Mister Ed Sep 2023 #10
No, we should attack the pollsters... getagrip_already Sep 2023 #11
I ignore them all because they aren't relevant anymore. BannonsLiver Sep 2023 #12
Agreed ProfessorGAC Sep 2023 #13
In September, 2019, Trump frequently trailed in polls. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #16
I'm Not Interested In Digging Up The Data Right Now, But.... ProfessorGAC Sep 2023 #17
You don't need to so the research. I did it for you. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #19
Zogby SomedayKindaLove Sep 2023 #72
Same here. True Blue American Sep 2023 #24
But he only got beaten by about 40,000 votes. thats too close. oldsoftie Sep 2023 #26
Yes, that's true. BannonsLiver Sep 2023 #47
You go ahead and keep losing sleep over it. Elessar Zappa Sep 2023 #14
I'm not losing any sleep. Just posting what I believe. You do you. Silent Type Sep 2023 #27
Paper pissing on President between them and former guy that'd send a murder mob??? IA8IT Sep 2023 #9
These so called news media likes the horse race and want to influence people to a false kimbutgar Sep 2023 #18
K and R. 58Sunliner Sep 2023 #20
Okay that is absolutely ridiculous! vercetti2021 Sep 2023 #22
This is why JustAnotherGen Sep 2023 #28
Good elleng Sep 2023 #29
Polls, by their nature, rely on statistics JoseBalow Sep 2023 #31
A more reliable measure for Dems including the presidential race are stats regarding recent PortTack Sep 2023 #32
There are polls and there are POLLS. stuck in the middle Sep 2023 #42
This poll sucks. WarGamer Sep 2023 #35
Yeah MorbidButterflyTat Sep 2023 #40
You've got it all figured out kcr Sep 2023 #55
That used to be true Sugarcoated Sep 2023 #63
Message auto-removed Name removed Sep 2023 #36
Welcome to DU!! n/t GP6971 Sep 2023 #37
Feeds the MorbidButterflyTat Sep 2023 #39
What percentage... stuck in the middle Sep 2023 #41
The poll is likely an outlier but the numbers aren't good all around for Biden. MyNameIsJonas Sep 2023 #44
Unfortunately we do know who the MSM will focus their attention Norbert Sep 2023 #50
The lazy shitty media reports on polls as if they are actual election results JI7 Sep 2023 #45
So a pollster you don't trust is criticizing a poll you don't trust..... brooklynite Sep 2023 #48
Jeff Bezos, the billionaire who pays no federal income taxes, has been a bad influence on the Lonestarblue Sep 2023 #53
I believe this poll showed the youth supporting tRump by 20%. texasfiddler Sep 2023 #54
Kinda like the 'Red Wave' during the last Pres election that Faux kept taking about in '20. flying_wahini Sep 2023 #57
Exactly Rebl2 Sep 2023 #62
Sabato has a good tarck record obamanut2012 Sep 2023 #64
Ignore the polls. Roc2020 Sep 2023 #69
K&R for exposure Blue Owl Sep 2023 #75
Obvious Aaeia Sep 2023 #76
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