24 Hours Later: Polling Analysis
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24 hours later, and the air is still hot. It was a huge night, biggest debate night since Reagan-Carter in 1980. Trump and Hillary broke records last night in their 90 minute debate, 80 million viewers according to Nielsen.
In the past 24 hours, you have the people who will tell you both sides won, no matter what counter you try to make. If you watch CNN and nothing else, you'd be in belief that Hillary won. If you find polls conducted by demographic bias, you may not be getting a fair analysis of the results.
Luckily we have this beautiful technology called the Internet, and many media and social media sites to conduct unbiased, open polling. I'm going to present to you multiple polls from various media outlets, mainly conducted on Twitter, but a couple polls will be from just the websites themselves.
I wanted to drop the C-SPAN one first, because C-SPAN really doesn't have any political bias. This was retweeted over 2.5K times, so it did reach plenty of people. 1 hour left, C-SPAN Twitter poll gives Trump the W by 14%.
ABC7 is Washington D.C's ABC local news station. The reason this one was shared second is, well, it's from D.C and was shared 1.5K times, and Trump takes the W by 40% with under an hour left in the poll duration.
Political Polls @PpollingNumbers:
Political Polls is one of the top Polling sources on Twitter for the 2016 Election, in my opinion at least. They're very accurate, and bring together many sources. Tweet was retweeted 1.7K times, and Trump wins this poll by 30%.
Many different people follow WikiLeaks, and with it being retweeted over 4,000 times, Trump wins by 32%.
This is one of the closer ones, but Trump still comes out by 2%.
Hillary takes the L on TIME by 10%. This is big league!
62% win for Trump on ABC News, and this isn't the first time Trump has crushed an open internet poll on ABC before. Huge numbers.
DRUDGE is visited by millions a day, and for this big of a win for Trump, beats Hillary by 64%.
Now CNN conducted a good ol' CNN/ORC poll which concluded that Hillary won 62% to Trump's 27%, and guess what, it was not a open poll via the internet. I swear CNN or CNNPolitics had a Twitter poll up, or even one on their website, but it does not exist.
I'm from Pittsburgh, and only one of our local news stations conducted Twitter poll, that station being KDKA. WTAE did conduct a poll, but was conducted oddly by replying to the tweet saying either "Donald/Trump" or "Hillary/Clinton". WPXI did not conduct one all together, Twitter or website.
Anyhow, here are the KDKA results:
Hillary beats Trump by 18% in the Steel City, but Hillary is expected to win in the urban areas, right?
There are certainly more mixed polls out there, but as you saw above, some pretty big names in the media industry have Trump winning. He isn't wrong when he says he won nearly every poll, because really he did. The mainstream media wants you to believe their closed doors polls, which are either mixed or skewed towards one side or the other.
My previous post on here about open and unbiased internet polls, explained how when major media outlets release poll results their demographically biased and often deemed the "correct" polls. They are also the most noticed it seems, *cough CNN cough*, but open internet polls show a much different side of the story.
Trump is clearly a winner in my opinion, polls could keep being posted on Twitter and various websites for the next week, and Trump would probably come out with a W after they close. Polling done on Twitter, and just open to everyone in genera,l give a much larger and accurate sample rather than polling being done based on certain age groups, races, income, education, region, etc.
I'm going to conclude with this @ForAmerica poll:
For America is a verified Twitter account that pushes American values and excepitonalism via social media. Trump wins huge, but note the "Not Lester Holt" choice, Lester certainly gave Hillary a free pass in this debate, he never followed up with her, nor challenged her. Huge topics were missed such as her email scandal and Benghazi. Lester also failed to bring up immigration, which would have been a big win for Trump, so maybe that is why it was not brought up. Lester pressed and challenged Trump the whole 90 minutes, but Trump took the the hits and dished them right back at both Hillary and Lester.
In my fair opinion, Trump did win, but it wasn't pretty and he could have done better. There were times he was throwing hit after hit on Hillary, but would either fail to land the KO, or talk when he didn't have to. Hillary on the outside seemed to take it well, but it was clear Trump was in control the whole time, acted strong, and came across like he wanted to be President of the United States of America.
Trump has the momentum, and the polls are really starting to go in his favor all around. Hillary has been tanking, but may have got a slight spike of energy from this debate.
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