An NBC/WSJ Poll was released today. Within the article NBC is caught “red handed” manipulating the results to favor a preferred narrative. The polled result is so blatantly opposite of the conclusions presented there can only be one reason, intentional bias.
Here is the way NBC presented the data on the Democrat side:
NBC […] In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton is the first choice of 42 percent of primary voters, Sanders is in second at 35 percent and Joe Biden third at 17 percent. No other Democrat gets more than 1 percent.
When Biden – who is still mulling a campaign – is removed from the field, Clinton’s lead over Sanders grows to 15 points, 53 percent to 38 percent, which suggests that Biden’s entry would hurt Clinton more than Sanders. (link)
Do you spot the transparent lie?
Look closely at the poll construct and wording for the second segment:
“(IF BIDEN THEN ASK)” Clearly stating if the person being questioned has chosen Joe Biden in the original question, the pollster is prompted to ask them: “If Joe Biden does not seek the democrat nomination which candidate would you favor“.
So the second question is only pertaining to the 17% of the (256) respondents who answered Joe Biden in the original question. ONLY THOSE WHO ANSWERED JOE BIDEN, not everyone.
Yet NBC Mark Murray then claims:
“When Biden – who is still mulling a campaign – is removed from the field, Clinton’s lead over Sanders grows to 15 points, 53 percent to 38 percent”
No, that’s not accurate at all. That’s not what the poll says at all. What the poll says is that 53% of Biden Supporters would change to supporting Clinton; and 38% of Biden Supporters would change to supporting Sanders.
With 256 people polled, and 17% supporting Biden, that means 44 people picked Biden in the original question.
OF THOSE 44 Biden people, 23 would support Hillary (53% of 44), AND OF THOSE 44 people, 17 (38% of 44) would support Sanders – the second question.
The original question with 256 respondents:
- Hillary 42% (108)
- Sanders 36% (90)
Adding the numbers from the second question (23 for Hillary, and 17 for Sanders) back into the original question of 256 people polled you find:
A total of 131 Supporting Hillary Clinton and 107 Supporting Sanders. That’s 51% Clinton and 42% Sanders.
It is not 53% to 38% with a 15 point spread. As claimed by Murray – That’s false.
It IS 51% to 42% with a 9 point spread. That’s True.
Now ask yourself why would NBC/WSJ want to manipulate the polling more favorably to Hillary Clinton?
I think you’ll find the answer goes back to what we’ve continued to outline. The MSM, in this case the ideology of Mark Murry, is part of the machine working diligently to deliver: