Possum Hollar: The Blue Wave Is Fake News!!1!

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Eiron is really doing stellar work:

A source who has seen recent polling, conducted by the Republican National Committee, told me the data show that a majority of Trump voters don’t believe the mountain of evidence that Democrats will win back the House in November.

57% of strong Trump supporters believe it’s unlikely Democrats win the House, according to the source, who wasn’t authorized to share findings from the RNC poll with the media. (The survey of 800 registered voters — 480 via landline calls and 320 via cellphone calls — was conducted from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 and has a margin of error of 3.5%.)

By contrast, election forecaster Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website gives Democrats an 83.1% chance of winning control over the House.

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Why this matters: A month ago, we reported in “Sneak Peek” that Republican strategists were detecting something interesting — and from their POV, concerning — in focus groups of Trump voters. These voters — who have been listening to the president predicting a “red wave” in November — didn’t believe polls showing Democrats would win the House.

They think it is FAKE NEWS!!1! Wonder how they got that idea? Part of this is pure hubris: Because Possum Hollar only gets their news from one place, they believe the party line that they are in the majority and that a thousand years of Conservative Rule is upon us. Remember Karl Rove sending Megyn Kelly to check on the dweebs in the back room because he couldn’t believe that Mittens was losing? Same story.

Anyway, besides biting the mango-hued shitgibbon on the ass, it has Republicans freaking out. Swan says GOP strategists are seriously worried that voters’ rejection of poll results and media reports will depress turnout and help Democrats.

 

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5 Responses to Possum Hollar: The Blue Wave Is Fake News!!1!

  1. Karla says:

    Good. Now we need to make sure that Dems who get their news from other than Fox don’t feel that similar hubris and stay home, thinking, “we got this!”

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  2. A.J. says:

    Not surprised they think it is “fake news”.

    Politico last April:

    “Trump thrives in areas that lack traditional news outlets. An extensive review of subscription data and election results shows that Trump outperformed…in counties with the lowest numbers of news subscribers…”

    So, the man who doesn’t read won the most counties made up of people who also don’t read. Why am I not surprised? Esp. given:
    “We won with poorly educated! I love the poorly educated!” – “Wharton’s Pride” on the poorly educated suckers who voted for him in the Nevada Caucus, Feb. 23, 201, and he is proud of that.

    Then:
    “57% of strong Trump supporters believe it’s unlikely Democrats win the House”

    So who are the STRONG Trumpers? Me: The 26% of Republicans so willfully stupid that they will ignore the rubble of one Republican catastrophe after another!! So it’s 57% of that 26%, or about 15% of all Republicans?

    Nov. 6th can’t come soon enough for me. Just to see the exploding heads.

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  3. RWW says:

    This is what happens when Republican “strategists” have no factual information to convince their voters of anything and only continue to appeal to them with messages that contain no truth. It’s like living on empty calories and its inevitable result. They only ever talk about doubling down on what their voters “believe” rather than convincing them of anything truthful.

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    We can only hope that they stay home feeling superior and don’t bother to vote. Not unlike many possibly democrat voters that should really care, but don’t!
    w3ski

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