One America News really, really wants to replace Fox News as Donald Trump’s No. 1 sycophantic outlet of choice. So when CNN delivered a poll Monday that rattled Trump with its finding that Joe Biden was trouncing him by 14 points nationally, OAN started hyping its own poll as an antidote to CNN’s blockbuster.
On Wednesday, One America News Network chief executive Robert Herring tweeted that the outlet would be releasing a poll that “looks as though it will be in favor of @realDonaldTrump.” Trump was surely hungry for some good news polling after his lawyers sent a threatening letter to CNN ordering them to “cease and desist” from reporting on their poll. CNN’s chief counsel effectively laughed in Trump’s face, writing that it was the first time in his 40-year history at CNN that the outlet had been “threatened with legal action because an American politician or campaign did not like CNN’s polling results.” Typically, added David Vigilante, such threats come from regimes like Venezuela. Oh yeah, and your threat is “baseless,” so buzz off.
Source: A rigged pro-Trump poll was supposed to deliver him some desperately needed good news. Oops : Daily Kos
In recent years, voters have shifted their views on issues based upon the positions of politicians – even when that shift clashes with their ideology.
Source: Americans on the right and left change their minds after hearing where Trump stands : The Conversation
According to a January public opinion survey, “Record numbers of Americans say they care about global warming.”
For several years, newspapers, citing Pew and Gallup polls, have proclaimed that the majority of Americans are convinced that climate change is real, is caused by humans and needs to be addressed. These polls also suggest widespread support for policy measures to combat climate change, such as a carbon tax.
But when it comes to elections, voters do not identify climate issues as key drivers of their voting decisions. In 2016 exit polls, neither Republican nor Democrat voters listed climate change among the most important issues that influenced their votes.
Even in the 2018 midterm elections, the exit polls did not place climate change among the electorate’s top concerns. Instead, 41 percent of voters ranked health policy as the most important issue driving their vote, followed by immigration, the economy and gun control.
What explains this disconnect between surveys and voting? Many issues may be baked into the polls themselves.
Source: Americans say they’re worried about climate change – so why don’t they vote that way? : The Conversation