If you’ve seen any of the recent poll numbers that show President Donald Trump’s re-election bid supposedly in a heap trouble, take it with a grain of salt and some historical context, LevinTV host Mark Levin explained on the radio Monday night.
Levin ran down some historical polling numbers from past elections taken this far out in the cycle that were also way off in predicting who would win. The numbers were tweeted by NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson:
check this out:
-June 1983: Mondale 49%, Reagan 39%
-June 1991: George H.W. Bush 51%, Democrat 28%, Don't know 21%
-June 1995: Dole 48%, Clinton 44%
-June 2011: Republican 44%, Obama 39% https://t.co/vqaXmtMm00
— Mara Liasson (@MaraLiasson) June 15, 2019
“And yet these poll numbers — June 2019, way out from the election — are being treated as news; they’re not news.”
“They’re absolutely unreliable,” Levin added.
The media strategy in playing up polling this far out from the election seems pretty obvious.
“And so this is intended to drive down the president’s popularity for impeachment,” Levin concluded. “This is also intended to dispirit you. It shouldn’t dispirit you; it should turn you into aggressive activists.”
Levin went on to say that this doesn’t mean that the president is guaranteed to win in 2020 and that his victory is going to depend on his campaign and the input of activists.
Meanwhile, Democratic candidates in the 2020 field are working hard on policies that will alienate American voters, Levin said.
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