Trump hits media, charging polls are rigged against him
Posted: 4:14 pm Monday, October 24th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Donald Trump on Monday expanded his complaints that the news media is arrayed against his bid for the White House, as he told supporters at two stops in Florida that major polling organizations are purposefully putting out “phony” polls to obscure the strength of his bid for the White House.
“The system is corrupt, rigged and broken,” Trump said at a rally in St. Augustine, Florida.
“Without the media, Hillary Clinton would be nothing,” Trump said.
Trump went so far as to equate “oversampling” in polls to voter suppression, citing an email released by Wikileaks in which Clinton aides talk about internal polling back in their failed 2008 race for the Democratic nomination.
In an email from January of 2008, Podesta and other aides discuss having the internal Democratic Party pollster named Atlas focus in on certain minority groups with what are known as “oversamples.”
To Trump and many of his supporters, that was a sign that the Clinton Campaign is pushing pollsters to rig their polls – all to show that Trump is losing.
But that wasn’t what people experienced in polling saw:
Trump talking about a campaign wanting an oversample for a poll = voter suppression is just bonkers