Have you noticed the absurd ABC/Washington Post poll that shows Hillary Clinton up by 12 points, while other polls like Rasmussen and LA Times/Daybreak show that Donald Trump either leads by one or two percentage points or is tied with Clinton?
A new Podesta email confirms what many of us have suspected for quite some time: the Clinton apparatus has worked with progressive groups to ensure rigged polling metrics that favor Clinton.
If you look closely at the ABC poll, you'll notice the survey is actually skewed with a 9-point sampling of Democrats as opposed to Republicans. The poll was also conducted in Spanish as well as English, thus skewing its bias in favor of Democrats.
Now this is where the new Podesta email, featured below, comes into play. Staffers with The Atlas Project, a progressive group specializing in demographic research for political campaigns, were asked to "recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February."
Atlas then recommended ways of rigging polling samples based on demographics bias towards Democrats, including, for example, oversampling Hispanics and Native Americans in Arizona.
The blog ZeroHedge summarizes some of Atlas' key recommendations to the Clinton campaign:
Research, microtargeting & polling projects
- Over-sample Hispanics
- Use Spanish language interviewing. (Monolingual Spanish-speaking voters are among the lowest turnout Democratic targets)
- Over-sample the Native American population
For Florida, the report recommends "consistently monitoring" samples to makes sure they're "not too old" and "has enough African American and Hispanic voters." Meanwhile, "independent" voters in Tampa and Orlando are apparently more dem friendly so the report suggests filling up independent quotas in those cities first.
- Consistently monitor the sample to ensure it is not too old, and that it has enough African American and Hispanic voters to reflect the state.
- On Independents: Tampa and Orlando are better persuasion targets than north or south Florida (check your polls before concluding this). If there are budget questions or oversamples, make sure that Tampa and Orlando are included first.
For national polls focused on the general election Atlas also recommends a "benchmark, 800 sample, with potential over samples in key districts/regions" targeting specific racial groups "with ethnic over samples."