New York Post finds a big problem with that Trump impeachment poll

I think it was Megan McArdle, or someone like her, who noted that the important thing about reading news these days is not the news itself, but who wants us to know. Which is what makes push polls very attractive vehicles. The New York Post smelled a rat with a recent Fox News poll, which then drew huge headlines from apparently Trump-hostile billboards such as the Drudge Report, and decided to do a deep dive: The poll released last week by Fox News that claimed most Americans favor the impeachment of President Trump underrepresented Republican and independent voters, The Post has found. The poll said 51% of voters were in favor of Trump’s impeachment and removal from office, while 40% did not want him impeached. Princeton, New Jersey, pollster Braun Research, which conducted the survey, noted 48% of its respondents were Democrats. But the actual breakdown of party-affiliation is 31% Democrat, 29% Republican and 38% independent,...(Read Full Post)
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