Newsweek Stumps For Biden With Misleading Poll Headline

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    Newsweek Stumps For Biden With Misleading Poll Headline Tyler Durden Thu, 10/29/2020 – 13:10 Emerson Polling just came out with their October National Poll, which concludes that Joe Biden has a five-point lead over President Trump. One of the questions asked was “Who do you think is more of a patriot, Joe Biden or Donald Trump?” The results revealed that 51.9% of respondents picked Biden vs. 48.1% for Trump, a difference of 3.8%. Newsweek – the beleaguered outlet that was raided by the IRS in 2018 in a fraud probe for which a former owner pleaded guilty, and subsequently fired dozens of editors, has taken to stumping for Joe Biden with a very misleading headline about the aforementioned poll (the latest in our ‘misleading poll’ coverage this election cycle). Except, said ‘majority’ was actually a slim advantage of just 3.8% (which they admit within the article is a ‘slight edge’) – while the poll had a margin of error of +/- 2.8%. But wait, there’s more. Emerson oversampled Democrats – as the mix of party affiliations consisted of 30% independents, 37% Democrats and 33% Republicans – or 4% more Democrats than Republicans. Between the margin of error and the oversample we deem Biden’s ‘more of a patriot’ headline egregiously misleading. Also notable is that while 43.8% of those polled voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, while 41.8% voted for Trump, 41.7% expect President Trump to win, vs. 40.9% who expect Biden to win.W Is anyone surprised?

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