Here is why you can’t trust polls or the media that publishes them. In this story the headline claims in BOLD PRINT, Abbott Ahead By 5 Points, then when you look at the margin of error for the poll it’s 2.9 percent. So in fact you could say that Abbott only has a 2 point lead, not 5 points. But hey, most people read a headline pushed out by Republicans and think it’s true and fail to even read the stupid story.
(Bloomberg) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a 5-point lead over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke ahead of November’s election, showing a surprisingly tight race given that no Democrat has won statewide office since 1994.
But wait, let’s dig a few paragraphs or so down:
The poll of 1,169 registered Texas voters was taken June 27 to July 7 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
And let’s see what voters were concerned about:
Still, top issues cited by likely voters in the governor’s election include inflation, crime and economic growth — areas where Republicans are generally considered stronger.
Well, we still have a painful memory of being left for dead during a winter freeze. A Governor who was an anti masker and an anti vaxxer (even though he was himself vaccinated against covid) and one who hates democrats and anything they stand for and also pals around with extremists and pushes their conspiracy theories every chance he gets.
This piece of shit Governor who no one wants in office is only really ahead if you can believe it by a slim slim razor thin margin against Beto O’Rourke of 2 percentage points. But oh no, we can’t tell that truth or sell that message in Texas. No, we got to look at this slim margin that Abbott has and say he’s actually ahead in the polls by 5 points, and let’s BURY the margin of error at the end, which they figure no one will read, only to find out that he’s not actually ahead by much at all.
And Republicans suddenly care about crime with school shootings in Uvalde and coward cops who ran away from protecting children while they were slaughtered by a crazy lunatic? That’s on Abbott’s watch and he quickly buried that truth to avoid looking bad. Ahead by 5? BULLSHIT!!!!!