As Twitchy reported earlier, CBS News reported some North Korean-style approval numbers for President Biden’s speech Wednesday night, saying that a whopping 85 percent of viewers approved of the speech.
The National Pulse’s Raheem Kassam decided to look into that poll. Most polls are slanted Democratic, but this one was really slanted. According to Kassam, the YouGov survey included just 169 Republicans out of nearly 1,000 people.
? ALERT: CBS/YouGov surveyed just 169 Republicans of nearly 1,000 viewers.
This is how they defraud the public.
Can you imagine the ridicule if I released a poll which interviewed over *FIVE TIMES* as many Rs as Ds and claimed it was balanced?https://t.co/jk6rPv08Q4
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) April 29, 2021
The full poll details reveal that CBS actually spoke with 10,420 U.S. adults and then whittled the sample size down to just 943.
Of this 943:
- 54% were Democrats (510 people)
- 25% were Independents (235 people)
- 18% were Republicans (169 people)
And as Kassam writes, Independents usually skew left.
How much more obvious must this become?
— jBam (@jBam81981588) April 29, 2021
But we all know this game they play. No one pays them any mind but the media …
— Craig Storms (@CraigStorms) April 29, 2021
85% – welcome to third world America. pic.twitter.com/SpZeNRYhQ6
— Virgil (@virgiltrucks) April 29, 2021
@CBSPolitics Nonvalid, nonrepresentative polls are garbage and should not be reported by objective news media. They are just misleading BS that give no real glimpse into public opinion or trends.
— News & Views: I Favor "Consequence Culture" (@ViewsPlusNews) April 29, 2021
It’s like the late Rush Limbaugh always said: news channels take polls to create the news they want to report.
As always polls are used to manipulate opinion and for media propagandists to amplify their results and again to manipulate opinion.
But many still today continue to even mention these polls and being fooled over and over again.
— JustThinking (@JustThi30117912) April 29, 2021
This is not surprising . All polls are fake polls .
— ???️David?️?? (@daviddgeorge) April 29, 2021
They couldn’t find more Rs than that number that actually watched that train wreck
— Cara Bratcher Benson (@Bensons_Momof4) April 29, 2021
But it actually makes sense. It’s not a poll of all Americans. It’s only a poll of people who watched the speech. So it makes sense that there would be many more Dems than Reps in their survey.
— Alan (@ThisIsStillAlan) April 29, 2021
That’s fair. But does that also explain why President Trump’s lowest-rated State of the Union address attracted 37 million viewers and Biden’s — the most popular president in history — only attracted 11.6 million?
‘NK level propaganda’: People see BS in CBS’s poll on approval rating for Biden’s speech to Congress https://t.co/vQML9Pvw31
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2021