There is a tendency among Democrats, one that has increased in frequency since President Donald Trump took office, to confidently assume that a majority of the American people stand alongside them on a particular issue, only to find that their assumptions were dreadfully wrong.
It just happened again when the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee tweeted a poll and got results it obviously didn’t anticipate.
The poll, posted Friday, asked Twitter users, “Do you want more Supreme Court justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg or do you want more justices like Brett Kavanaugh?”
By Sunday afternoon, the tweet had been deleted — though not before ample screen shots of the results had been saved.
The DSCC was surely horrified to see the conservative Kavanaugh, an appointee of President Donald Trump, crushing the liberal icon Ginsburg.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) May 5, 2019
It looks like @dscc deleted this poll…
— Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) May 6, 2019
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) May 5, 2019
The screen shots show Kavanaugh received over 70 percent of the more than 200,000 votes.
To be sure, Twitter polls are most definitely not conducted in a scientific manner, and the results can be easily skewed in one particular direction if a faction of users makes a concerted effort to flood one particular response on the poll, which could be what happened here.
Regardless, the DSCC should have known that was possible but posted the poll anyway, likely doing so with an abundance of confidence that most Twitter users are liberal — a questionable notion.
Taking note of the stunning result of the vote and how the DSCC deleted the poll, the new Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington tweeted, “Democrats, refusing to accept voting results (again).”
Democrats, refusing to accept voting results (again)https://t.co/p2VFw3OVp1
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 5, 2019
In the end, we can only wonder if the horrific manner in which Democrats brutally smeared and nearly destroyed Kavanaugh with false and unproven allegations during his 2018 confirmation hearings may have backfired on them tremendously with the average American voter.
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