Polls showing that Republican Donald Trump had opened up a lead on the great defender of the rotten establishment Hillary Clinton were the cause for much weeping and gnashing of teeth with the Dems and mainstream media. Of particular concern was a poll by Reuters showing a whopping 17-point swing in Trump’s favor over a two-week span after Mrs. Clinton was cleared of criminal conduct over that mysterious email server. So a day after the queen’s coronation ball had ended, Reuters announced that they were ‘tweaking’ their polling methodology and lo and behold, the first poll in the new format has seen Mrs. Clinton rebound strongly to regain the lead over Trump.
The news organization proudly trumpets the news that “Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll”:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party’s nomination for the Nov. 8 election.
Nearly 41 percent of likely voters favor Clinton, 35 percent favor Trump, and 25 percent picked “Other,” according to the new July 25-29 online poll of 1,043 likely voters, which overlapped with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The poll has a credibility interval of 4 percentage points.
The presidential tracking poll reflects a slight change of wording from previous surveys, replacing the “Neither/Other” option given to respondents with just “Other.” An internal review had found the word “Neither” has, at times, siphoned support away from one or the other candidate.
Former Secretary of State Clinton delivered an upbeat keynote address at the Democratic convention on Thursday night, as she became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination from a major party.
In the biggest speech of her more than 25-year-old career in the public eye, Clinton, 68, cast herself as a steady leader at a “moment of reckoning” for the country, and contrasted her character with what she described as Trump’s dangerous and volatile temperament.
Trump, a 70-year-old New York businessman and former reality TV show host who has never held political office, responded in a Twitter post late on Thursday that “Hillary’s vision is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety.”
Both candidates were on the campaign trail on Friday, kicking off what is expected to be a hotly contested general election battle.
The normally reliable Reuters seems to have now jumped onto the anti-Trump bandwagon and in addition to re-jiggering it’s polling criteria is heavily pushing the meme that the Russians hacked the DNC, DCCC and the Clinton campaign’s servers as a distraction in order to obscure any leaked email bombshells that may be forthcoming. In addition to the new poll data the media will head into the weekend – especially the Sunday morning propaganda shows – riding on a wave of sleazy innuendo that Trump’s unreleased tax returns show connections to Putin’s Russia.
This is what it comes down to in what once used to be a free country with a somewhat independent media, any baseless rumor that suits the establishment is presented with absolutely no proof to back it up and then spoonfed to a willfully ignorant public that hasn’t the slightest idea that they are being fed a steady diet of total bullshit.