Polls vs. Fortune Tellers

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 5, 2019

         THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLL SHOWS NEARLY HALF OF VOTERS WANT PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPEACHED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE. IN ADDITION, SIX IN TEN BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT DID ASK FOREIGN LEADERS TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS.

         SEVERAL THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THIS. FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR INFORMATION. IT MUST BE FROM THE MAINSTREAM AND SOCIAL MEDIA. SECOND, HOW MUCH ATTENTION ARE THEY PAYING TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS SUPPORTERS ARE SAYING? HOW MANY HAVE READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE PRESIDENT OF UKARINE, WHO SAID HE FELT NO PRESSURE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

         POLLS ALSO SHOW HALF OR MORE THINK THE COUNTRY IS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. HOW CAN THIS BE GIVEN THE ECONOMIC BOOM, RECORD LOW UNEMPLOYMENT ACROSS ALL CATEGORIES, CONSERVATIVE JUDGES GOING TO THE COURTS?

         NEVER MIND THAT POLLS HAVE BEEN SO WRONG IN THE PAST, MOST RECENTLY IN THE 2016 ELECTION WHEN THEY PREDICTED HILLARY CLINTON WOULD WIN. WE KEEP GOING BACK TO THEM LIKE A FORTUNE TELLER. IN FACT, A FORTUNE TELLER MIGHT BE MORE BELIEVABLE. I’M CAL THOMAS.