Last night, a group of friends and I went to our favorite little beach watering hole right here on the border of Mexico where we live.
The pub is filled with 90 percent dark faces, and my husband and I stand out. Almost everyone there is Navy or Border Patrol. We love to do a casual poll as the conversation rolls into politics later in the night.
Last night was particularly notable: Many who didn’t vote for President Trump said they would today. Almost everyone in the bar said they vote, and they are delighted with President Trump. A group of Border Patrol officers there said he has “cut the chains” and allowed them to do their jobs. They were elated with this new president.
But then there are the polls.
Forty-eight percent of voters in a Public Policy Polling survey say they support impeachment of President Trump.
PPP also found that only 43 percent of Americans surveyed believe President Trump will serve a full term, with 45 percent saying he will not.
President Trump’s approval rating is at 42 percent, according to PPP. He has a 50 percent disapproval rating, according to a poll by Politico & Morning Consult.
Is it time to freak out? Is the Trump presidency all but over?
The numbers are startling, but the left and the mainstream media want you to believe that half of voters in Wichita, Tulsa and Birmingham all want Trump impeached, too. But, we know that’s not the case.
If these polling companies would display the results on a map of the U.S., it would look just like the 2016 election results. You would see the pro-impeachment voters found in population centers like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, etc.
National polls on presidential approval are no longer valid representations of how the country feels about the president or about issues on a national level.
We see the genius of our Founders, who foresaw the influence of the population centers over the national popular vote and created the Electoral College system.
We also see why it is inaccurate to call our system a democracy. The United States is a republic.
That fact – which both media and Democrats love to ignore – may be the reason 98 percent of those who voted for President Trump say they would do it again today (ABC/Wapo poll). That map would look quite different than the one above, and would be largely centralized in Middle and Southern America.
This also explains how poll after poll during the election said Donald Trump couldn’t win. Polls are generally poor indicators of who will actually turn out to vote, and they’re almost impossible to reconcile with the Electoral College, which saves America from complete control over our politics by the populous financial centers on the coasts.
If our system were a democracy, we would have mandated transgender bathrooms in every business, taxpayer-funded travel to the U.S. for illegal immigrants (and anyone who wants to come to the U.S. for any reason), taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthoods on every street corner, and who knows what else. Let your mind run wild on that one. The Democrats do every day. And that is why they continue to propagate the falsity that we live in a democracy when we don’t.
Luckily, the House of Representatives is the only body elected proportionally based on population. The Senate represents each state equally, and the president is elected by the Electoral College.
Polls on impeachment and presidential approval – and even nationwide polls on issues like Obamacare – are inaccurate because the U.S. is not a democracy.
These polls are about as accurate as polls taken during the presidential campaign that said Trump would lose by double digits.
President Trump knows to ignore them. These polls are only meant to discourage him and the Republican majority. The pollsters and the lamestream media want politicians in D.C. to believe the entire country is against the Trump agenda and believe he should be impeached.
We should all ignore the nationwide polls taken from now on. They can no longer accurately read the feelings of a complex republic in which leadership is not elected by popular vote.
The pollsters, and the media who cite them, know that.
Their intent is not to read the pulse of the nation and report it as they claim, but to set the narrative and influence politicians in D.C. But we know now that Americans are smarter than that. That’s probably why (as long as we are quoting polls) only 32 percent of Americans trust the media, according to Gallup. I suggest we do a poll of who Americans like best:
- The president
- The media
That poll would be quite telling – if polls mattered.