A pro-Trump conservative radio host is getting roundly mocked on Twitter for affirming that Clinton is losing the race, as long as you “imagine polls don’t exist.”
YourVoiceRadio’s Bill Mitchell tweeted on Sunday evening:
Imagine polls don’t exist. Show me evidence Hillary is winning?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 8, 2016
In the face of mockery and criticism, Mitchell has continued to affirm that Trump is the winning candidate owing mainly to his large crowds and outsized presence in social media. All the data indicating Clinton has a lead come from “fake polls created by Hillary’s sycophants in the media,” Mitchell wrote.
That hasn’t stopped others in the political/media sphere from jeering Mitchell’s data-phobic assertions.
No. But I’d like to imagine Twitter didn’t exist MT @mitchellvii: Imagine polls don’t exist. Show me evidence Hillary is winning?”
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 8, 2016
@mitchellvii So take away the only useful form of evidence, then demand evidence?
Good work, Skippy.
— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) August 8, 2016
Imagine there’s no polls
It’s easy if you try
No Pew or Quinnipiac
On crowd size we rely https://t.co/Si9pQpYvJR
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 8, 2016
Imagine there’s no data
It isn’t hard to do
Just counting up the yard signs
A focus group or two https://t.co/hsbL4173IQ
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) August 8, 2016
You won’t do better than this today. https://t.co/fnWjuz6rLD
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 8, 2016
mind = blown
Also: imagine you can only view the election as shadows on the wall of a cave! 😮 https://t.co/OtdDeyTQ9e
— Tom the Dancing Bug (@RubenBolling) August 8, 2016
Frank Luntz noted that Mitchell is enthusiastic about polls’ efficacy — when they show his candidate is winning.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 8, 2016
Clinton leads Trump in all 16 of the most recent national polls averaged by RCP.
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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