Ben Carson Explains Why Polls Showing a Trump Loss in November Are a ‘Bunch of Garbage’
On Fox’s Outnumbered Tuesday, former GOP candidate and Trump supporter Ben Carson explained why polls did not reflect the reality of the American electorate.
Carson, the show’s Hashtag One Lucky Guy, said: “Look at the numbers of people coming out to vote, the people who are giving these polls and saying Trump would lose against Hillary — it is a bunch of garbage. They could get whatever answer they want by asking who they want and asking the question in a certain way and they try to manipulate people.”
Outnumbered co-host Julie Roginsky called Carson “one of the most brilliant people in the city right now, if not the country,” and asked how he could simply dismiss all statistical polls wholesale because they did not confirm to his political outlook. “This is the same stuff we heard in 2012 about skewed polls” she said. “Polls are polls.” She added: “Every single poll can’t be skewed, doctor.”
Carson responded, “Look at the people who are coming out. Look at the masses of people coming to the rallies. Look at the masses of people coming out and voting. I guarantee you — I guarantee you that a lot more of those people are going to be in the conservative camp than you believe based on those polls.”
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