And this is EXACTLY why CNN is to ‘Trusted News Source’ as Flint, Michigan is to ‘Trusted Water Source’
Media credibility ratings are at, or near, all-time lows. Stunts like this are part of the problem.
A CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers released last night, which sampled just 537 respondents, found that 57% thought Clinton won the debate while 34% thought Trump was victorious.
However, despite not yet releasing its full methodology, CNN reported that 58% of the respondents were Democrats. This does not mean that 42% were Republicans, since the 42% figure also includes independents.
This is not the first time that CNN has pulled this stunt. As we reported after the first presidential debate, CNN’s poll sampled 41% Democrats compared to just 26% Republicans.
The fact that even more Democrats were sampled this time is stunning. Recall that 33% of respondents in the previous poll were independents. Even if the number of independents polled is significantly lower – say 20% – this would still mean that CNN surveyed just 22% Republicans.
Meanwhile, in the other networks’ reporting:
ABC news begrudgingly announced Trump as the winner of the second presidential debate.
…He won hands down against a rattled, tired, and sluggish Hillary who never seemed to find her stride.
What does ‘hands down’ look like?
Remember, ABC is the network that snapped up close Clinton friend and advisor, George Stephanophalous, to be the face of their fair and impartial reporting.