Clinton’s and Carter’s Pollsters: The Elite Media is Lying to You to Help Obama (video)

Doug Schoen was Bill Clinton’s pollster in the White House and Pat Caddell had the same position for Jimmy Carter. These are not “right wing” bloggers and pundits. These two men have been as in the center of Democratic Party politics as it gets for the last 35 years.

We have written about the incredible amounts of media bias that has been at a whole new level since 2008, and while that bias has been there since the 1960’s, it has never been as outrageous as it is today.

Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen with Megyn Kelly:

To see the entire video where Pat Caddell makes his case go HERE.

Here is the Gallup Poll that is referred to in the conversation:

September 21, 2012

U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

Fewer Americans closely following political news now than in previous election years

by Lymari Morales

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.

Trend since 1997: In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media -- such as newspapers, TV, and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly -- a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?

The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. This reflects the continuation of a pattern in which negativity increases every election year compared with the year prior. The current gap between negative and positive views — 20 percentage points — is by far the highest Gallup has recorded since it began regularly asking the question in the 1990s. Trust in the media was much higher, and more positive than negative, in the years prior to 2004 — as high as 72% when Gallup asked this question three times in the 1970s.

This year’s decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans. The 31% and 26%, respectively, who express a great deal or fair amount of trust are record lows and are down significantly from last year. Republicans’ level of trust this year is similar to what they expressed in the fall of 2008, implying that they are especially critical of election coverage.

Independents are sharply more negative compared with 2008, suggesting the group that is most closely divided between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is quite dissatisfied with its ability to get fair and accurate news coverage of this election.

More broadly, Republicans continue to express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most. Independents’ trust fell below the majority level in 2004 and has continued to steadily decline.

Trend: Trust in Mass Media, by Party

One thought on “Clinton’s and Carter’s Pollsters: The Elite Media is Lying to You to Help Obama (video)”

  1. Apparently only 9% of those called will respond to poll surveys. The high was 37% a few decades ago. It is the aggressiveness and tailored questions to lead a desired response; all the people aren’t dumb, and they are just keeping their preferences private. the percentages come from a column by a pollster in the Baton Rouge Advacate.

    Political Arena Editor Responds:

    Thank you for responding Ray, and other research seems to give some validity to this. Since Carter, in every presidential race the elite media has trashed the GOP nominee, so in polls when asked they respond according to the elite media narrative so that people don’t think bad of them, or they just do not answer, but in the voting booth things change.

    While polls had Carter ahead, Reagan won big, and the 2010 polls and exit polls did not show the measure of Republican gains, the same is true for Obama. The elite media narrative is that if you don’t vote for Obama you are racist, well no one wants to be called a racist so they tell pollsters that they support Obama, but on election day Romney will win by a margin that exceeds most presidential election averages.

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