When it comes to polling companies, most try to stay as objective as possible in order to get an accurate representation of the nation’s opinions.
One company, Rasmussen Reports, does its best to give the country a fair look at the approval ratings and popularity of politicians, media groups and other things in the public interest.
And while Rasmussen does publish polls and statistics on a regular basis, the company is normally quiet when it comes to calling out critics of its work. But this doesn’t mean they won’t fight back if insulted.
One journalist found this out the hard way after one of his articles insulting President Donald Trump delivered a slap to the honest polling site. The article, by Vox reporter Aaron Rupar, took a cheap shot at Rasmussen’s credibility in an attempt to demean Trump.
In the piece, titled, “Trump’s new favorite poll inflates his approval rating by about 10 points,” Rupar didn’t mince words when it came to presenting his thoughts on the polling company.
“When internal Trump campaign polling that showed the president lagging behind Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden in key battleground states leaked to the media in June,” Rupar wrote, “Trump responded in much the way he has this week — by tweeting out a disreputable poll from Rasmussen showing his approval rating at 50 percent.”
Rasmussen wasn’t about to take this baseless attack, and quickly took the initiative against Rupar in a tweet early Saturday morning.
“Clownish political ‘journalist’ @atrupar from @voxdotcom says what?” the tweet read.
Maybe before Vox is soon fully insolvent he could take our public challenge to document a better 15+ yr continuous publicly published polling accuracy record.https://t.co/C57XBgU4oX https://t.co/YtthNkNwcu pic.twitter.com/NjjzPczQCg
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 24, 2019
“Maybe before Vox is soon fully insolvent he could take our public challenge to document a better 15+ yr continuous publicly published polling accuracy record,” Rasmussen added.
It doesn’t get much better than this.
In a challenge to the “clownish political ‘journalist,'” Rasmussen wondered if the reporter would even be able to name another polling group with as reputable a track record.
If you take a look at the relationship between the establishment media and polls, especially during the 2016 election, it’s clear that many reporters couldn’t distinguish between reputable polls and disreputable ones.
Many of us no doubt remember the countless polls promising a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Most polls suggested that Clinton would easily win the election, and some outlets proudly proclaimed there was a 99 percent chance she would defeat Trump.
Instead of the total Democratic victory that leftists were promised, Nov. 8, 2016 became a day they’ll never be able to forget.
Trump, of course, won the election and unleashed the American potential that had been held back for nearly a decade.
Instead of focusing its anger and dashed hopes on misleading polls, the left instead targeted Trump’s victory itself.
To avoid a repeat, many voters and even states began supporting methods to elect a president based on the popular vote.
With “journalists” now attacking reputable polls, it looks like their skirmish with the truth is evolving into an all-out war.
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