Slayer of the DP Newsbot
- Aug 27, 2005
- Reaction score
- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
Another poll is out showing Hillary Clinton with a widening lead following the conventions.
The Monmouth University Poll released Monday had the former secretary of State with the support of 46% of registered voters nationally, while Donald Trump had the support of 34%, Libertarian Gary Johnson had 7% backing and the Green Party’s Jill Stein had 2%. Among likely voters, Clinton had 50%, Trump 37%, Johnson 7% and Stein 2%.
A 13 point lead for Clinton among likely voters? Want my take on this? Here it is. Don't pay any attention to it. The only reason I posted this is because someone else posted a poll showing Trump even with Hillary. Come on, folks, use a little common sense. If one poll can show Trump kicking ass, and another poll, almost at the same time, show Clinton kicking ass, don't you think there might be something a little off with all these polls? IMHO, polls claim to use scientific methods, but if the polls can be this wide apart from each other, then how scientific are they really? They are nothing more than educated guesses (de-emphasis on educated) based on responses from voters. Out of all these polls, with varying results, which one IS the scientific one? IS there a scientific one at all? If you think there is, now is the time to present your evidence, which I will most likely laugh my ass off at.
At this point in time, based on using my brain, along with a little critical thinking skill, I would say that Hillary Clinton does have a bit of a lead, but 13 points? I doubt it. I believe that this poll is just as inaccurate as one which shows Trump leading the race. Also, this is August. Let's see what the polling numbers look like on election day.
I think the mods need to make a new rule for breaking news........ Polls don't count as breaking news, and those who post polls as news, even if they are news, should get an infraction...... Oh crap, I think I am attempting to get an infraction for myself here. Like I am not satisfied with being the King of violating Breaking News rules already? LOL.
Article is here.