Against an increasingly obvious level of support for a common sense freeze on Muslim immigration the progressive apparatchik within the bowels of NBC/WSJ rush to the typeset to deflect the damage.
We’ve written extensively before about pollster Mark Murray, NBC, and their agenda-polling promotion, so there’s no reason to re-hash that again. However, the latest attempt is so far beyond absurd the light from where absurd emanates won’t catch it for a year.
NBC broadcasts a poll showing 57% of Americans opposing candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to halt Muslim immigration until our political representatives can figure out “what the hell is going on“.
This reported polling result is Olympic level media bias/manipulation. The NBC goal is to plant diversionary talking points within the media discussion narrative through the time-frame of the Sunday Talk shows.
How is this agenda visible?
A couple of ways: ♦ First, the poll data is NOT available. As with all agenda polls, the consumption of the narrative is dependent on you accepting “their word for it”. This is a historical approach.
♦ Second, NBC puts the following disclaimer at the bottom of their disingenuous article:
The full NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Dec. 6-9 of 1,000 adults (including nearly 400 reached by cell phone), and it has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.
The question on Trump’s Muslim proposal was asked Dec. 8-9 of 495 respondents, which has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.4 percentage points.
The rest of the poll will be released Sunday and Monday. (link)
Again, note they do not provide any actual raw data.
♦ Third, the pollster, Mark Murray, has a history of delivering a political agenda through misleading poll data.
♦ Lastly, it doesn’t even come close to passing “The Common Sense Test” – here’s a polling result asking a genuine and simple question:
This NBC/WSJ Poll is, quite simply, professional “gaslighting”.