Half Dozen “Major” News Sites Stop Polling Who Won Presidential Debate – Trump Landslide

News Sites Stop Polling After Debate to hide Trump’s Landslide?

Half a dozen news outlets skipped posting snap polls after the second 2016 presidential debate on Sunday — most likely because Donald Trump touted his dominance of their polls after the first debate in September.

The first presidential debate was a tough one for Republican presidential candidate Trump, but he publicly declared victory by citing a slew of unscientific online polls where respondents said he beat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The Daily Mail rounded up the results of many of these snap polls, as well, with a headline blaring “Trump won debate by a landslide.”

Establishment pundits reacted to the phenomenon with obvious jokes, as they have for a long time— as though they have some deep insight into the race by understanding that online polls are not scientific.

Everyone knows online polls don’t reflect the electorate. But what they do reflect is the dedication and enthusiasm of a candidates’ online supporters. Both candidates’ fans have access to the same tools to game the polls — trolls, bots, etc. Pro-Clinton Super PAC Correct the Record has reportedly spent seven figures on online warfare. Yet Trump fans are still overwhelming the left in this facet of psy-ops, producing screenshot after screenshot of “polls” showing The Donald ahead.

Full Story: Half a Dozen News Sites Stop Polling Their Readers on Who Won the Presidential Debate – Breitbart

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