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Pence Wins, Despite CNN Over-Sampled Democrats in VP Debate Poll

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Vice President Candidates, Governor Mike Pence (R-Indiana), and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia). (Image: public domain, uncreditied. Please advise for credit.)

Pence Wins, Despite CNN Over-Sampled Democrats in VP Debate Poll

Original article written by Net Advisor

LONGWOOD, Virginia. According to CNN, Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate but a trove of online polls suggested the former Secretary of State lost to Donald Trump.

CNN‘s politically left pundits tried to spin the Vice Presidential Debate in the Democrat’s favor anyway. CNN‘s own poll managed to squeeze in a win for Trump’s VP pick, Governor Mike Pence, 48% vs. 42% for Senator Kaine.

CNN Over-Samples Democrats in VP Poll

It now appears evident that CNN over-sampled poll participants with 41% admitting they were Democrats, verses 30% Republicans.

CNN also sampled just 472 people with an unusually high margin of error of 4.5%. That means one side of the poll could be as much as 4.5% higher and the other side 4.5% lower; or nearly 1 in 10 (9% to be exact) poll calculations could be wrong.

Despite the Cable News Network‘s over-sampling of Democrat’s and higher margin of error, CNN still showed Mike Pence won the VP debate.

Rude Kaine

Time Kaine was reported to interrupt Mike Pence 72 times during the debate.

Others, including MSNBC‘s Joy Reid said, “It was sort of rude,” (and) “to the moderator to keep stepping over her and pretending that she wasn’t even there.”

Others said, Kaine was just simply “rude.

Political consultant and TV pollster, Frank Luntz’s VP focus group took issue with Kaine’s debate performance:


Despite Kaine’s unprofessional behavior, we also found that many on-line post-debate polls vanished since the first 2016 Presidential Debate.

On-Line Polls Nearly Vanish?

Most, if not all the on-line polls during the first Presidential debate showed a win for Trump – including polls by politically-Left-oriented media organizations. One has to question why the virtual disappearance of on-line polls after the VP debate? Maybe some of the media organizations didn’t like the outcome of Trump’s success in the debate?

We found a few VP debate on-line polls below. If you have any from major media, please let us know so we can include them.

The Los Angeles Times poll showed a landslide for Mike Pence with 68% saying Pence won the debate.

Several other polls we found include the following:

  • Mediaite.com found 82% favored Pence.
  • NBC in Tulsa found 83% favoring Pence.

We included three of our own polls in the VP debate:

We also asked: Who seems to be whiny during the debate. 64% of the people participating said Democrat VP candidate Kaine was more whiny.

Our other poll asked about a major immigration issue where Donald Trump plans to build a wall at the U.S. southern border verses Hillary Clinton’s intent to have more open borders like Europe.

Even before the October 7th Wikileaks email dump, a whopping 97% of poll participants said they supported to build the Trump wall.

In short, a majority (if not all) polls found showed a win for Mike Pence in the first and only VP debate of 2016. We also know that CNN over-sampled Democrats in their VP debate poll. Despite their apparent bias, even CNN’s could not manipulate the poll to fit a political narrative this time.

The next Presidential debate will be Sunday, October 9th. Here is the current schedule.


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