Wednesday, August 05, 2015
If you missed Rachel Maddow's program last night, here is a sample:
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night tore into Fox News for the polls they used to decide which ten Republican presidential candidates will compete in the first debate on Thursday night.....
...Yet Maddow pointed out that Fox did not use the fifth most recent national poll -- an NBC/WSJ poll conducted through July 30. The channel instead used a Quinnipiac University poll conducted through July 28.
Though using either the NBC/WSJ poll or the Quinnipiac poll would have scored Kasich a place at the top-tier debate, the Quinnipiac poll, which had Kasich leading Perry by 3 points, gave the Ohio governor a more definitive lead.....
Yes. Fox News appears to have chosen polls that would boost their buddy, former Fox News star, John Kasich! Kasich's friendship with the head of the network proved more important than statistics.