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POLLS: TRUMP AHEAD OF BIDEN WHO'S AHEAD OF TRUMP - 2.1.24

POLLS: TRUMP AHEAD OF BIDEN WHO'S AHEAD OF TRUMP - 2.1.24

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SERIES 2 EPISODE 115: COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN


A-Block (1:44 ) SPECIAL COMMENT: Election polls are bullshit.


In the morning came the polls showing Trump ahead by 8 in every swing state. Except the margin of error plus the undecided number is 16.


In the afternoon came the polls showing Biden ahead by 6 in nationally. And Trump beating Haley. But Haley beating Biden. Except the margin of error plus the undecided number is 9. 


I'll explain the "Keith Number" we should always attach to polling, and why polling was once considered unacceptable for inclusion in American TV newscasts, and how I sat there as an MSNBC executive once ordered Frank Luntz to take two polls or do two focus groups to confirm the predetermined outcome he wanted.


Though there WAS one useful "interior number" in that Swing States poll that could augur a Biden landslide.


PLUS: Judge Engoron hasn't revealed the figure, Alina Habba hasn't been fired but what Trump's done to her is much, much, worse. There was performative theater in the Senate social media hearing yesterday but ONE truth was emitted by Senator Tillis. And a bell rang somewhere and three of the most racist things ever said by Republicans were said without hesitation, by a Wisconsin state legislator ("Race Hustlers"), Senator Tom Cotton ('Are you sure you ain't Chinese?') and Nikki Haley, who, asked why she said she got shivers down her spine about the prospect of President Kamala Harris, immediately answered about how President Obama made everything about race.


Pure cracker racism from Nikki Haley.


B-Block (27:47 ) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Jesse Watters claims brainwashing, which is impossible if you don't have a brain. More racism from Congressman Troy Nehls. And Congressman Derrick Van Orden is so dumb, he's dumber than he was last year.


C-Block (36:08 ) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: With news of Netflix possibly dropping Harry and Meghan Markle, I have a Netflix story to tell. I offered them the whole of the video news industry and they demanded Italian Subtitles.


 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Comments (1)

Joan Panzella

Ha! Another brilliant, spot-on episode, Keith! Although, for me and my guy, your episodes are consistently, in one way or another, spot-on! 😎 Speaking of Habba ... As the @theusasingers wrote on Post.news the other day - "Trump threw Alina Habba under the MAGA bus, but she insists that she’s just changing the oil." 🥸

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POLLS: TRUMP AHEAD OF BIDEN WHO'S AHEAD OF TRUMP - 2.1.24

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