Since Donald Trump is getting walloped in the polls, his fans have taken a page out of the Dean Chambers playbook from 2012 and begun “unskewing” the polls. It’s the same argument, that all the polls are overcounting Democrats and therefore are biased and wrong.
You can find this at the Long Room, where they redo the polls to make it look like Trump is really ahead. They haven’t yet tried to redo the most recent national polls, which show Clinton with her biggest lead ever, ranging from 9 to 15 points. The most recent poll they redid was the USC/Daybreak poll that came out on 8/3. But their average has Trump leading by .5% nationally. They claim to use “the latest voting data from each state’s Secretary of State or Election Division” to get accurate demographic numbers, but I’d be willing to bet that the actual election results will be wildly different than their “unbiased” predictions, just like they were in 2012 when Dean Chambers made himself look ridiculous by predicting a Mitt Romney landslide. He then claimed that he was only wrong because he hadn’t taken into account massive voter fraud.
But this is even better. A group of wingnuts claims to have conducted “AUTHENTIC INDEPENDENT POLLING by American Patriots.”
Who are these people? I’ll let them describe themselves to you:
We have just completed our own poll since we cannot get factual information from the mainstream media!! We called 1000 homes in each of the 50 states and asked basic questions on the economy, terrorism, immigration and presidential pick.
My friends and I, are all Graduate Students, from all walks of life ~ We meet to discuss current affairs etc. 13 People involved are #Veterans, #Independents and #Students who all are working on either their #Masters or #DoctoratePrograms. It took us most of TWO WEEKS to be sure our calls were to all people, and not just One Party, or Other then #AmericansCitizens. Our poll is by taking #RegisteredVoters lists and we accumulated 33% Republicans, 33% Democrats and 34% Independent our poll consisted of 1000 calls per 50 states. 50,000 people are in this poll not the 100 like other polls.
A bunch of graduate students who failed basic grammar, apparently. And who actually expect us to believe this bullshit. They want us to believe that a group of just regular Joes and Janes polled 50,000 people nationwide. The response rate on polling is below 5% right now, which means that they would actually have had to call more than a million people to get a sample size of 50,000. Is that even remotely believable? Of course not. Nor are the results of their “poll.”
***Presidential pick was Trump by a large percentage***Donald J. Trump 33478 ~ Votes 67%
Hillary Clinton 9788 ~ Votes 19%
Undecided or Other 6739 ~ Votes 13%
Yes, you may laugh now. I contacted PG Farnsworth, who claims to have conducted this poll, and offered him a $1000 bet on the outcome of the election. If Trump wins the popular vote by more than 5%, he wins; if not, I win. I highly doubt he’ll accept it.