In case you missed it, Democrats across the country were elated when the latest Fox News poll showed that 51 percent of Americans favored impeaching President Trump, signaling a change in sentiment towards the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
The poll was significant because if showed a big jump from the July polling number of 42 percent, so Trump’s detractors saw this as a sign of the times as they prematurely began their victory dance.
It turns out that the Fox poll was skewed, wrong, “fake,” whatever you want to call it.
According to the New York Post, the public opinion survey underrepresented Republicans and Independents, compromising the accuracy of the poll conducted by Braun Research.
Princeton, New Jersey, pollster Braun Research, which conducted the survey, noted 48% of its respondents were Democrats. But the actual breakdown of party-affiliation is 31% Democrat, 29% Republican and 38% independent, according to Gallup.
A poll weighted for party affiliation would have concluded that 44.9% favored impeachment and 44.4% opposed it, a Post analysis has concluded.
Fox News is standing by the poll, as the network has released a statement its Vice President of Public Opinion Research Dana Blanton.
“Our polling unit has long been held in high regard for being a nonpartisan source of research. Under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), the latest FNC poll included interviews with randomly chosen registered voters and – as is our standard practice – we reported the partisan distribution we found among the electorate. Braun Research is solely our data collection partner. We stand by our latest poll.”
In response to the poll, which received widespread attention in the media due to the significance of the results, Trump bashed the polling firm and Fox News. (The Blaze)
President Donald Trump weighed in.
From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days. With people like Andrew Napolitano, who wanted to be a Supreme….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019