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gluxford1 May 19th, 2017 4:34pm

Do you trust the presidential job approval rating polls from organizations like NBC, Rasmussen, CNN, Public Policy Polling, Fox News, ABC, Wall Street Journal, and other similar polling firms?

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Brrrrrrrrr
05/20/17 5:53 am

It people always claim that atheists are intelligent, so it's surprising how often they think just like democrats.

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ProudCentrist Chicago, Illinois
05/19/17 1:51 pm

I don't care about what other people think about the president, I already know that he doesn't know what he's doing.

abusara i drink and i know things
05/19/17 12:58 pm

I don't need a poll to tell me Nutsy is shit at being president.

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followingsea Illinois is
05/19/17 11:54 am

I control my opinions, perhaps wrong, but mine. ; )

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/19/17 11:54 am

No, the press has lied to us for years. We get told what the government machine wants to hear. President Trump stood up to the press and he stood up to the machine. I hate racism. I wish he would be wiser in what he says. But I think it's very twisted what we hear.

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sea California
05/19/17 11:50 am

Maybe Rasmussen since they were close on the presidential election. The others not so much.

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jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
05/19/17 10:30 am

I only trust the polls that fit my narrative.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 10:32 am

Then I feel sorry for you. I don't trust any polls, regardless of their results.

BarryB Was it something I said
05/19/17 10:12 am

Distrust of all polls is the ultimate in burying your head in the sand and the only way ardent Trump supporters can have any kind of optimism.

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pietsch Another Adoring Fan
05/19/17 11:00 am

So unlike ardent Hillary supporters. Ha ha ha!

jenkp223 Being a mommy
05/19/17 10:05 am

After they all predicted a landslide victory for Hillary, I don't trust any of them anymore.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/19/17 10:04 am

Only when they confirm my bias. If they don't....then it's propaganda!

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 10:06 am

I don't trust any of them at all, regardless of who is leading in the results.

Argonaut Yang 2020
05/22/17 4:04 pm

Glux, have you ever examined how they gather and formulate the data? It's all legitimate. Except you do have to account for they measure different populations. Gallup is probably the best. They take he approval ratings of all adults unlike others who only poll registered voters or likely voters

commonsense America isnt racist
05/19/17 9:40 am

I think it's safe to say that "polling" failed the American people this last November. It's hard to trust it now.

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KojimaStudios
05/19/17 3:35 pm

Election polls never said Trump couldn't win, people who misinterpreted them did. A less than 50% chance of something happening does not make it impossible.

DexNav Location
05/19/17 8:18 pm

It was actually within the margin of error for the popular vote. The thing they misinterpreted was the electoral vote.

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 9:36 am

All of those except Rasmussen. Once adjusted, I can believe most any poll.

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MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
05/19/17 9:38 am

Rasmussen was one of be most accurate polls during the election and you don't believe it, but you believe the other polls?

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 9:44 am

It was the most inaccurate during 2008 and 2012. A stroke of luck doesn't make it good. That's why all polls should be adjusted.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 9:48 am

All of these pollsters got 2014 and 2016 horrendously wrong.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 9:54 am

Rasmussen isn't accurate either, at least in most cases.

MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
05/19/17 10:36 am

I agree Glux but out it is probably the most accurate mainstream pollster. I don't really look at or trust any polls though.

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 11:52 am

Fox is WAY more accurate. Hell, PPP is more accurate (overall).

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 9:36 am

I don't trust polls, no matter what the results are. They are usually skewed one way or the other and are not a true reflection of reality or the public mood.

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musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 9:37 am

That's a complete rejection of polling science.

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 9:37 am

Polling is a science, but it isn't exact. FiveThirtyEight has really good articles about this kind of stuff.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 9:49 am

FiveThirtyEight was an abject failure in predicting 2016.

JDoe Its a gift
05/19/17 9:52 am

How is their overall record?

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 9:52 am

They gave Trump a 33% chance. Things with a 1/3 chance happen ALL THE TIME.

rons WOKE is sick
05/19/17 9:52 am

Depends which sheeple gets polled.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 9:53 am

Trump had a significantly larger chance of winning than 33%. Did you even see the electoral map on election night? FiveThirtyEight was way off.

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 9:54 am

That's not how statistics work henny.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 9:58 am

Ah, but the "statistics" you are mentioning were proven false on election night. Oversampling of Democrats and confirmation bias led to flawed polling and the embarrassment of the entire polling industry.

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 10:01 am

Oversampling is not a thing. Good polls don't weight by party affiliation because that is disingenuous and outright bad. Take Stats 101 before you come on here sprouting bullshit

gluxford1 Arizona
05/19/17 10:05 am

That's because these media polls aren't good polls, hence the oversampling.

rons WOKE is sick
05/19/17 10:07 am

What was funny is that our towns area is 60/40 split politically. Driving around town all we saw was Trump lawn sign, not one Hillary sign, and one beware of dog sign. A number of us at the gym thought that was odd. There were plenty of local democrat election signs but not a one for Clinton.

musicotic Michigan
05/19/17 10:47 am

They DONT weight by party affiliation, which is the right way to do it. Oversampling is not a real thing.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
05/19/17 11:09 am

People still take mainstream pollsters seriously after the DEBACLE that was the 2016 election? 😂 The same ones that gave Mrs. Bill Clinton a 98% of winning and had her ahead TEN POINTS in states like Ohio that Trump won by five? lol that's Forrest Gump levels of stupidity!

rons WOKE is sick
05/19/17 11:37 am

The left wing media can't be trusted with polls.

rons WOKE is sick
05/19/17 11:41 am

I still enjoy the youtube videos of politicians and network anchors and Mr Obama laughing at the idea Trump could win. Then for dessert I watch the aftermath of the election. It was horrible, like Shermans march to the sea. The crying and outrage was so much fun to watch. I noticed that Hillary and Bill wore purple and black at the concession speech. The colors of the dead.

JDoe Its a gift
05/19/17 12:55 pm

@gluxford1 - we covered how statistics wasn't you strong suit a while back, remember? That was when you claimed that SOH was an accurate representation of the US as a whole.