Why Fox News’ ‘Impeach Trump’ poll is junk

Jim Holt reports for Gateway Pundit, Oct. 10, 2019, that just last week, Rush Limbaugh warned about Fox News turning against President Trump.

Rush is right.

Yesterday, Fox News had a stunning poll — that 51% of Americans want President Trump impeached on the Demonrats’ entirely-baseless Ukrainian accusations.

But the Fox News poll is deceptive and bogus because it over-sampled Democrats by as much as 14 points.

In polling, sampling bias is when participants in the poll are collected in such a way that some members of the intended population have a higher or lower sampling probability than others, which means the polling sample is not a random sample in which all individuals are equally likely to have been selected. And so the poll’s results can be due to the (biased) method of sampling, instead of a true reflection of the population.

In the case of the Fox News poll, Democrats were over-sampled or over-selected by as much as 14%. That means the poll was weighted in favor of Democrats by 14 points. All of which renders suspect the poll’s results.

~Eowyn

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William
William
10 months ago

They’ll just say there are more registered dems than repubs so it was weighted on that basis, or some such BS. And anyone who’d have the time to answer one of their polls is probably not a member of the best and brightest club anyway. As with the polls that showed Clinton ahead by 12 points three days before the election in 2016, all of these polls are useless, meaningless. The only one that matters is the one in 11/2020. DJT needs to keep speaking to the people directly. The people know, the people always know, despite what CBSNBCABCFOXMSNBC says

Almthat
10 months ago

I listen to Rush Limbaugh always, from the 70’s, he is experienced and knows. Used to get angry with him but he tells it like it is, POTUS style.

Truckjunkie
Truckjunkie
10 months ago

See? THIS is why “Polls” are WORTHLESS,except to stir up the uninformed voters. They can be manipulated to bring whatever results are desired simply by adjusting the bias ratio of those polled and even by how the poll questions are worded. I fail to see why anyone of even moderate integrity gives ANY credence to POLLS.

DCG
Admin
DCG
10 months ago

Polls are BS. The turnout at President Trump’s rallies is more indicative of voters’ desires, IMO.

TrailDust
Admin
10 months ago

You are so right! There are some rats at Fox. I read that a while back, Rupert Murdock handed Fox to his sons, who are more globalist than conservative. Since then, Fox has been steadily slipping.

Dave
Editor
9 months ago

Amazing that people still pay polls any attention whatsoever.

Polls are no-longer designed to gauge public opinion.

– They exist to drive it.

William
William
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Exactly, as in “push polls”. They will ask questions like, Do you think, as everybody else does, that the scumbag Trump should be impeached? Well, do you?

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
9 months ago
Reply to  William

I call that a ‘Do you STILL beat your wife?’ Yes or no?’ question.

DCG
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DCG
9 months ago

From NY Post yesterday: “But the actual breakdown of party-affiliation is 31% Democrat, 29% Republican and 38% independent, according to Gallup.”

That’s a whole lotta independents…

https://nypost.com/2019/10/12/fox-news-pollster-braun-research-misrepresented-impeachment-poll-analysis/