John Zogby is a Democratic pollster that is countering the mainstream media narrative that the 2020 presidential election between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden is a blowout.
Biden leads in nearly every national poll, some by double digits, but Zogby said mainstream media is pulling a fast one on American voters:
- The latest CNN poll shows Biden up by a massive 16 points.
- The latest Reuters/Ipsos shows the former vice president in the lead with 12 points.
- And, the latest Economist/YouGov poll shows Biden leading by 9 points.
But these polls are not an “accurate reflection of the turnout model,” Zogby claimed as his polling shows a mere two-point spread between the candidates.
As the Washington Examiner reports, he noted: “It’s closer than you think.”
“Now some of the polls that have come out, I find troubling,” he said, admitting he is “a Democrat.”
He said, however: “I just don’t don’t think the sampling is accurate.”
According to the report, Zogby’s son, Jeremy Zogby, theorized the media was reporting a massive Biden lead to deliberately misinform voters or project their own bias.
“To me, it’s only two things. It’s deliberate, or it’s a projection of bias, and I would go with the latter,” he said in The Zogby Report.
“If you live in an area, and you live in an echo chamber, and most of your friends think a certain way, a lot of times the echo chamber effect is that you tend to project, ‘How could people think such a certain way, clearly, for example, the president is out of mind, and he’s bad for this country, he’s bad for the world, so of course people are going to turn out in droves for Biden.’ I’m afraid that that’s what’s happening, a projection of bias in the data,” he added.
As the Washington Examiner reports, pro-Trump pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates agreed that the media was deliberately underrepresenting Republicans in their polls.
“The latest skewed media polls must be intentional,” he said in a letter to Trump.
“It’s clear that NBC, ABC and CNN who have Democrat operatives like Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos and other Democrats in their news operations are consistently under-polling Republicans and therefore, reporting biased polls,” McLaughlin continued.
He added: “They continue to poll adults or registered voters that skew away from likely voters. So instead of the 33% Republican turnout which actually happened in 2016, they are reporting polls on only 26%, 25% or even 24% Republicans. Since you get over 90% of the Republican vote, for every point fewer Republicans that they do not poll, they reduce your vote total by a point. In contrast CBS polled likely voters. CBS had 32% Republicans and a close national race. The bias seems to be an intentional strategy to suppress your vote. The latest media spin is that it’s too late to define Joe Biden and it’s too late for President Trump to win. We can hardly wait until they start spinning a ‘Biden electoral lock.’ It has to be a strategy to counter the enthusiasm of Trump voters.”