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Clinton: It was the poll that never was.
On Wednesday, a poll was reported that would change the US election. Over a day later, it has passed without comment. We dug a bit deeper and something smells.
It was the poll that never was. One that appeared to give Hillary Clinton a massive shift against Donald Trump in the early GOP voter numbers in Florida, one which purported an exact electoral count, one which would change the election. Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC jumped on the poll, announcing it in dulcet hyperbole, but in the twelve hours since, there has not been another mention of it. Hide nor hair, sight unseen.
The State of Florida is crucial because without it, Trump will be unable to secure electoral college, and thusly the big seat in the big white house.
So, something as ground-shakingly important would consume column inches like a tipsy Godzilla on a stag ‘do. It would be, for want of a better term, “yuge”.
Well, as it turns out, not so much.
Our chief political analyst went digging further into the origins of the poll, and the company that undertook it.
In the hours since, the coverage has been skint, with the Daily Kos measuring the media outlets who have tackled the issue:
With the source of the money openly available, is that the reason the issue has gone untouched? As no blame can be attached to MSNBC or Mr O’Donnell, as any news outlet would jump at a poll that glitters like this, even if the gold rubs off swiftly, the real question is, why is no-one speaking about the paper trail, and of the mystery poll that is seemingly sponsored by the DNC?