New ABC / WaPo Poll Shows Drop In Trump Favorability Courtesy Of Aggressive "Oversamples"

Tyler Durden's picture

In the month leading up to the election on November 8th, we repeatedly demonstrated how the mainstream media polls from the likes of ABC/Washington Post, CNN and Reuters repeatedly manipulated their poll samples to engineer their desired results, namely a large Hillary Clinton lead (see "New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through 'Oversamples'" and "ABC/Wapo Effectively Admit To Poll Tampering As Hillary's "Lead" Shrinks To 2-Points").  In fact, just 16 days prior to the election an ABC/Wapo poll showed a 12-point lead for Hillary, a result that obviously turned out to be embarrassingly wrong for the pollsters.

But, proving they still got it, ABC/Washington Post and CNN are out with a pair of polls on Trump's favorability this morning that sport some of the most egregious "oversamples" we've seen.  The ABC/Wapo poll showed an 8-point sampling margin for Democrats with only 23% of the results taken from Republicans...

ABC Poll


...while the CNN poll showed a similar 8-point advantage for Democrats with only 24% of respondents identifying as Republicans.

"A total of 1,000 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell phones. Among the entire sample, 32% described themselves as Democrats, 24% described themselves as Republicans, and 44% described themselves as independents or members of another party.


Of course, as we've repeatedly pointed out, these sampling mixes couldn't be further from reality.



And while a quick 2 second review of the methodology of these polls immediately reveals their obvious bias, here are some of the results. 

ABC latched on to the conclusion that Trump is just being super mean to the media...

ABC / Wapo Poll


Even though they found that the media is treating him "fairly."

ABC / Wapo Poll


Meanwhile, ABC/WaPo found that President-elect Trump is the least popular candidate to take the White House in modern history, with a 40% approval rating... 

ABC / Wapo Poll


...while his cabinet picks were apparently equally disliked by ABC/Wapo's disaffected Hillary supporters.

ABC / Wapo Poll


In conclusion, this seemed to sum up today's polls perfectly:

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BaBaBouy's picture

NO Break for Trump From PC MSM ~~~

UndergroundPost's picture

The Maggot Stream Media (MSM) strikes again

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) UndergroundPost Jan 17, 2017 9:36 AM

I love the polls. I hate the polls. I love the polls. I hate the polls!


Record low unfavorability ... and the 'American people who don't care' about your tax returns - turns out more than 3/4th's do

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) FreezeThese Jan 17, 2017 9:37 AM

#DisruptJ20 radical leftists’ intent is very clear

PrayingMantis's picture

... Counterfeit Noose Network and Washington Pest polls ... they're as believable as the prevarications of the "no-US-birth-certificate-kenyan-golfer-in-chief" ...


BennyBoy's picture


Fake Polls from Fake News sites.

GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) BennyBoy Jan 17, 2017 9:57 AM

So...."IF IT'S RUN BY JO0S, IT'S FAKE NO0S"???????

WordSmith2013's picture


The Mainstream Media is literally begging to be shut down with so much false reporting and fake news, poll fraud and stat fixing, treasonous libel and traitorous slander
eatthebanksters's picture

Ask me if  fucking care...Trump is going to steamroll these motherfuckers.  He is going to go out and get shit done so fast that people will be amazed that our govenrment actually works!!  He'll get re-elected and these liberal fucks will o apoplectic and stroke out with blood coming from their eyes and ears.  Make America Great Again, PEOTUS Trump!!!

Creative_Destruct's picture

SOS from MSM  Oversampled BS Polls... the headlines SHOULD read.

Trump will continue to fuck these shithead's minds!

NoDebt's picture

Maybe they should just go poll everyone in the news room and publish that.  Fucking propoganda bullshit.  They were all wrong before Trump's election why should we believe them now?

All these polls are worthless crap designed to TELL you what to think, not ASK you what you think.  Ignore completely.


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Uzda Farce (not verified) NoDebt Jan 17, 2017 2:32 PM

Time-Warner/CNN and Reuters are corporate sponsors of the Rockefeller/CFR. TW chairman Jeffrey Bewkes and Disney/ABC president Benjamin Sherwood are CFR members, along with many of the talking heads. Also Bill Clinton, Janet Yellen, Lloyd Blankfein and George Soros. See member lists at cfr dot org.


Shocker's picture

Trump has already done more for jobs in just the last 2 weeks

Job Hiring News -


True Blue's picture

No, do not ignore completely; look at their polls -then flip everything upside down. I mean look at who was the 'most popular' at inauguration; Jimmah Carter and the Zero; the two undeniably worst POSTUS's in the past half century.

The proglotards give you an accurate barometer -if you know how to read it.

newdoobie's picture

That would be nice but I doubt he'll live to see another term, He's pretty old

Placerville's picture

Fake News by Fake Jews

Ignatius's picture

Oh, no!  The science is settled, and you don't need a certified climate scientist to tell you that.  They've scientifically determined that you'd be happier with Hillary, so let us get on with creating Trump Trading Credits, which according to this scientific poll are down this AM.

nuubee's picture

This is funny, how exactly do these people think Trump started his campaign? From a position of the lead?
Trump is quite capable of changing minds, that much is clear.

techpriest's picture

If he succeeds at "bringing the jobs back," and he keeps the agencies out of alt media, the numbers will change.

Also, getting CNN out of airports would be a big improvement.

BarkingCat's picture

Just carry a universal remote with you or an app on your phone and change the channel.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Nothing like listening to Big Brother whilst waiting in line to be gently (or not) fondled by the Thugs Standing Around.

CheapBastard's picture

Those same polls still show Hillary's chances of winning at 99%.


That's odd?

Vatican_cameo's picture


Could someone PLEASE explain to me how the Magic Negro's "Favorability" number is at 58%?

That is a blatant example of "Fake News" if I ever saw it.

RiverRoad's picture

Only non-fake poll:  November 8, 2016

TeethVillage88s's picture

Let's do a News Poll on the People that were against Trump and maybe Black Listed Trump Supporters.

- National Review's editorial board
- Jack Fowler,National Review publisher
- Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review
- Andrew C. McCarthy, editor of the National Review
- Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of the National Review
- Jim Geraghty, editor of the National Review
- Yuval Levin, editor of National Review

- David Boaz, vice president Cato Institute
- L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of ForAmerica
- Mona Charen, senior fellow Ethics & Public Policy Center
- Ben Domenech, publisher of the Federalist
- Erick Erickson, editor of The Resurgent
- Steven F. Hayward, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor
- Mark Helprin, celebrated novelist
- Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard editor
- Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan’s presidential admin.
- Russell Moore, president Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
- Michael B. Mukasey, U.S. attorney general, U.S. district judge
- Thomas Sowell, senior fellow Hoover Institution

- Glenn Beck, Radio, & the Blaze
- Dana Loesch, Foxnews & the Blaze
- Michael Medved, Radio Host
- Cal Thomas, USA Today columnist, Foxnews
- David McIntosh, Club for Growth President
- Katie Pavlich, editor of Townhall
- John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary
- R. R. Reno, editor of First Things

27 conservatives against Trump.

Charles G. Koch
David H. Koch
Warren Stephens
Jackson "Steve" Stephens Jr.
Paul Singer
Pete Ricketts
Ricketts Family
Richard Uihlein
Richard Gaby
Robert Arnott
Robert Mercer

Tim Cook,
Larry Page,
Paul Ryan,
Mitch McConnell,
Karl Rove


Make America Great Again PAC
Our Principles PAC
Patriots for Trump
Committee to Restore America's Greatness
Donald J Trump for President


Warren Stephens - Son of Jackson Stephens - chief money launderer for the Bush/Clinton cocaine operation in Arkansas.

Joe Ricketts - Founder, TD Ameritrade

Laura Ricketts - Lesbo owner of Chicago Cubs

Paul Singer - Tribalite hedge funder

Richard Uihlein - Founder, Uline


Black Listing Trump Supporters with George Soros. (Amanda Carpenter)

Amanda Carpenter (aka Mark Levin – Conservative Review) has put together their version of the “Blacklist”.
Matt Walsh (aka Glenn Beck – The Blaze) has assembled even more.
RedState’s Ben Howe joins the giddy little fascists too.
(listed Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Sarah Palin, Foxnews, Chris Christie, Ben Carson,
Jeff Sessions, Drudge Report, Breitbart, Jerry Falwell, Robert Jeffress,)

3 of Cruz's alleged mistresses have been identified: Katrina Pierson, Sarah Isgur Flores, and Amanda Carpenter.
Joel Luther (@joel_luther) March 25, 2016

greenskeeper carl's picture

You'd think they'd have learned their lesson after the election. Slow learners.

And the reason why there was no shit storm after that is because soros was happy with the outcome, I suppose. Not just soros, obviously, but whoever is pulling the leftist agitator strings throughout the country, cuz you know that shit isn't organic/grass roots.

As an aside, just be glad Obama won 8 years ago, not Clinton, because trump would have been running at charismatic, and black, Obama this time and the dindus would have actually shown up for him, meaning trump probably would have lost. A fees 10s of thousands of dindus in a couple urban counties would have done it.

FireBrander's picture

"Know you Customer"

They know their customers...thier customers eat this up no questions asked.

It was obvious the polls were faked and that Hillary was not a slam dunk win..but to "their customers", the polls showed she had it in the bag...look at the video from Hillary Election HQ when Trump won...people were literally in shock...but, but, but...the polls showed her winning in a landslide?

max2205's picture

Drudge Headline... congrats!

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Just completed my own poll and the findings will astound.  Seven categories and Trump beats Obama in most of them.


Who is more qualified to be President of the USA?

Trump 100%

Obama 0%


Who is more truthful?

Trump 100%

Obama 0%


Who will be a better jobs President?

Trump 100%

Obama 0%


Who will better handle international issues?

Trump 100%

Obama 0%


Who has done more for the US population in the past 8 years?

Trump 100%

Obama 0%


Who thinks they're the coolest President ever?

Obama 100%

Trump 0%


Who was the coolest President ever?

Trump 0%

Obama 0%

Washington 100%


FireBrander's picture

2008 election, Democrats put up 10 choices:

1 Half Mexican.

1 Half Black - with a Muslim name, from Chitcago, that no one had ever hear of...

1 Woman

7 Old White guys.

This is the party of diversity?

43 years since John Lewis got the shit kicked out of him by DEMOCRATS and not a single Black Women, or 100% Black Man is qualified to run? That's progress? 43 years to get a half-Mexican and half-Black guy in the lineup?

2017 - 52 years since Lewis' ass kicking....2 Old White Guys and the same White women from 2008...that's all the party of "inclusiveness" can offer about a glass sure appears to me that there is a 5" thick bullet proof piece of glass keeping minorities out of consideration for Presidential nomination in the Democratic Party.

PS> Obama was allowed to run because, it was believed, he didn't have a fucking chance in Hell of beatin Hillary...I mean really, a Black man with a Muslim name from Chitcago winning over Hillary? No fucking way....

Badsamm's picture

LOL that crazy bitch never learns. Love it

JRobby's picture

The shoe, at that time, how do I say it? Did not fit then.

ABC & Wapo will be around for a while sadly. There appears to be many that will fund continuing losses no matter how large to have a "percieved legitamate" propaganda outlets to push out disinformation. 

But the viewer/reader numbers are plunging and legitimacy with it.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Back when I grew up, the only fake news was from those rags in the checkout aisle.  In fact one worked on me, I bought the "Bat Boy" cover back in the 90s.  Now fake news is everywhere, I'm looking forward to our new President and his ... shop vac?  (Trying to think of something to drain a swamp with...)

TwelveOhOne's picture

By the way, there's an excellent song titled "Shop Vac", by Jonathan Coulton (who did "Code Monkey" among others):

Misean's picture

As an I.T. professional I keep my eyes on the want adds. Online ones, I don't buy fishwrap anymore on account I don't eat much fish. Anywho, been seeing a LOT of adds these past few weeks that not only require proof of work eligibility BUT ALSO the type of eligibility required DENIES H1B Injuns. Just acnecdotal crap...for now anyway.

Businessmen run businesses. They do "PC" and shit for marketing and they shave costs when they can. But few go on idealistic crusades for long when the bottom line is getting red. Those outlets won't be around in the same form if Trump doesn't back down. And they'll change fast. Hell teh Time Warner-ATT behemouth is being held up and the ATT guys are quietly suggesting that the deal might work better with CNN spun off.

WaPo has inbred Bezos money to eat up, and that's fine. And people and staff will look at it like they look at Weekly World News. It's not good for the brain, and it's a graveyard for your career. So chins up.

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Top Hat's picture

Utter bullshit! Same polls that show our current racist, gay, muzzie in cheif with a high approval rating.  Same polls that showed Trump losing in a landslide.

SoDamnMad's picture

I thought you were talking about us Polish people.  I'll go back to counting the tanks rolling by.  Sure is a lot of steel.

BabaLooey's picture

<--------FreezeThese's posts are dumb as fuck

<--------FreezeThese posts are well written, deeply thought out, pearls of wisdom


You better log on to all your fake names and stuff this poll, troll.


11b40's picture

You got a poll to prove that?