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Here We Go Again With Polls Saying Trump Will Never Win

Here We Go Again With Polls Saying Trump Will Never Win
U.S. President Donald Trump exits Air Force One after touching down at Shannon airport on June 5, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 03:28 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The Detroit News has caught a lot of attention today for new polling showing President Trump getting crushed by pretty much every candidate running for the Democratic Nomination.

It appears from the numbers put out by the paper that a tree stump with a (D) behind it would beat Trump in a landslide, but before we get too excited by the latest survey we need a bit of a history lesson.

According to a list compiled on Real Clear Politics 42 polls were conducted between June 2015 and November 8, 2016, comparing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the race for president in Michigan. And in those polls President Trump was only ahead in just two. In 25 of those polls Trump was at 40 percent or below — including polls taken just days ahead of the election. One poll taken two weeks out by the Detroit Free Press had Trump with just 34 percent.

In fact, 19 of the polls showed the president getting support only in the mid-30’s and at least one showed him with only 29 percent backing his candidacy. If the polls were to be trusted Donald Trump had no chance whatsoever of winning in Michigan.

The polling as it turned out had serious problems.

In the run up to Election Day 2016 The Detroit News did four polls between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Donald Trump — and Trump did very poorly in each one getting 39, 32, 39, and 33 percent respectively. In the last poll conducted by the paper it gave Clinton a whopping 14-point lead 47-33 percent. It was so lopsided that they didn’t even bother to do any further polling.

As far as the Detroit News was concerned the race for president was already decided and Hillary Clinton was going to win in a walk away. That didn’t happen.

The Detroit News was wildly inaccurate in its polling and there is no reason to believe the methodology is any better today than it was then.

So it is fair to say the latest polling released by The Detroit News showing the president trailing badly to a host of Democrats is completely meaningless.

I think it may be wise to let the voters decide who should be president and not rely so much on polls that have proven to be so faulty time and time again.

Steve Gruber is a conservative talk show host with 25 affiliates in Michigan. "The Steve Gruber Show" launched in 2012 with just four affiliates and has grown into the most powerful name in talk radio across Michigan. Steve has been named “Best Morning Personality” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters five years in a row. His conservative, common-sense philosophy was developed during his time growing up in rural Michigan. Steve’s early career found him in several newsrooms including WILX, Lansing where he honed his investigative journalism and interviewing skills. He became the main news anchor of the station and before long was offered a job with NBC in Columbus, Ohio. While working for NBC, he covered the incredible launch of John Glenn, age 77, into space at Cape Canaveral, White Supremacists in Ohio, and the deadly game of selling prescription medication online. Steve was nominated for an Emmy in 2000. To read more of this reports — Click Here Now.

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The Detroit News has caught a lot of attention today for new polling showing President Trump getting crushed by pretty much every candidate running for the Democratic Nomination.
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