Krauthammer: Post-Debate ‘Snap’ Polls Favoring Trump Are Meaningless
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on The O'Reilly Factor that he thought the numerous post-debate "snap" polls lauded by the Trump campaign are largely meaningless because of their lack of scientific basis.
“We know just by looking at the size of the crowd that Trump has the enthusiasm,” Krauthammer said in reference to online post-debate polls that largely favored Trump’s performance at the Hempstead, N.Y. event.
“You don’t need a poll to tell you that,” he said, suggesting that because Trump’s supporters are more fervent in their support, they are more likely to participate in the unscientific polls on various news websites.
If you don’t take a “random sample in testing a drug…you end up with junk,” Krauthammer said.
However, O’Reilly pointed to two “snap” polls in particular: WCBS, the CBS flagship and New York/New Jersey affiliate, and TIME magazine.
O’Reilly noted WCBS’s broadcast range is largely more anti-Trump than elsewhere in the country, and that TIME magazine is often described as a liberal news outlet.
Those two, he said, could be looked at slightly closer as their audiences would not traditionally be enthusiastic Trump supporters.
Krauthammer also analyzed Trump’s two “time bomb” gaffes: “priding himself in not paying taxes”, and recalling derogatory remarks about a former Miss Universe.
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