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polster2 November 3rd, 2019 10:41pm

Two new polls, one from NBC News and the other from conservative cable news network Fox News Channel, each reveal that 49% of American adults support impeaching Trump and removing him from office. Still think the polls are liberally biased?

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lj74
11/09/19 7:50 am

Yes. These polls are of eligible voters, not likely voters, AND are weighted toward a political party.

suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
11/04/19 8:32 am

Facts are liberally-biased.

The Right likes feelings. They stoke fear and paranoia. youtu.be/xnhJWusyj4I

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Think Lovin Life
11/04/19 12:32 am

Poly ...yes, of course the polls oversample Democrats. Imagine if the sampling algorithms were actually an accurate reflection of America, there’d be even fewer people in these goofy polls that support the Democrat idiocy!

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polster2 US
11/04/19 3:16 am

But that’s why weighting exists.

Think Lovin Life
11/04/19 7:10 am

Poly ... and it’s weighting, oversampling and the biased wording of the questions that leads to the polls being consistently wrong.

polster2 US
11/04/19 7:11 am

Where was the biased wording in this polling?

Luftwaffe Black Crime Matters
11/03/19 6:05 pm

Yeah, the group conducting the research for the fox results is run by a progressive organization

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FitzDarcy Earth
11/04/19 3:13 am

Because Fox is NOW run by Rupert Murdoch's LEFTIST SONS

STONEYTJONES Indiana
11/03/19 5:44 pm

1040 people will not give you an accurate account of the thought of 300,000,000 people. Sorry pollsters. If you don’t ask everyone, you don’t know everyone’s answer.

There is also another factor. The vast majority of people I know, which are working class people, don’t answer the phone if they don’t know the number. Most working/family folks are that way. They don’t have time for BS.

handsyjoey
11/03/19 7:32 pm

1) they aren't trying to get the opinion of 300 million Americans the only one anyone cares about is voting Americans. And 1,000 is the set number for most scientific polls to accurately express demographics

2) I doubt you know the phone habits of every person you know.

3) I'm working class that works 50 hrs a week, I still have conducted many phone polls... So your anecdotal evidence really means anything

STONEYTJONES Indiana
11/04/19 5:58 am

Riiight, 1000 is perfectly accurate. Look at every poll from 2015/2016. None of them were right. Yet here you all are claiming polls are always accurate.

A poll asking 1000 people a question will get you the answers of 1000 people. Not 1001 people and not one, two, or three hundred million people.

mstt
11/03/19 5:25 pm

Fox polls 48 Dem 40 Rep 12 Ind while Gallup reports the public is 31 Dem 29 Rep 38 Ind so even Fox polls are biased left.

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polster2 US
11/03/19 5:28 pm

Fox News Channel is a conservative network.

mstt
11/03/19 5:51 pm

But their poll is biased left

mstt
11/03/19 7:20 pm

Open your eyes and read the above numbers!

handsyjoey
11/03/19 7:26 pm

According to Gallup

"Most independents do express a party leaning when probed, and when those leanings are taken into account, 47% of Americans on average in 2018 were Democratic identifiers or Democratic-leaning independents, and 41% were Republicans or Republican-leaning independents."

news.gallup.com/poll/245801/americans-continue-embrace-political-independence.aspx

Seems like fox wasn't so biased...

polster2 US
11/03/19 7:30 pm

They don’t need to poll equal percentages of each group for it to be a representative poll. They use a process called “weighting” which makes it unnecessary. What other issues do you have?

Diogenes ...
11/03/19 10:43 pm

Fox is not conservative. It never had been. It is a moneymaker for Murdoch because it is the only network that attempts to cover some conservative content. The owners and channel are left. It’s been that way for 20 years. The Republicans still think neocons and RINOs are the bee’s knees and you think they can see beneath the surface of Fox? You can’t even see it, but I wouldn’t expect you to see beneath the surface of someone shoved your head beneath it.

FitzDarcy Earth
11/04/19 3:14 am

It is NOT it is run by Rupert Murdoch's LEFTIST SONS now.

mstt
11/04/19 3:59 pm

Pol2 says supposedly fair polls are “weighted” to the left.

polster2 US
11/04/19 3:59 pm

The weighting is to counteract bias.

handsyjoey
11/04/19 4:58 pm

They're weighted to the left because there was more democrats than Republicans ...
In the last 30 years there has only been one presidential election where a republican won the popular vote...

As you can see from my Gallup source, Fox news was not biased in their poll scale...

handsyjoey
11/03/19 3:53 pm

Heck even Fox news says that only 41% want no impeachment

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