Confused Left-wing Media Pundits Cannot Ignore Breitbart/Gravis Polls

HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Rick Wilking - Pool/Getty Images)
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Leftists recognize how the Breitbart/Gravis polls are making an impact, as evidenced by the reaction to our national polls and our “flash post” executed minutes after Monday’s presidential debate with Democrat Hillary R. Clinton and her GOP rival Donald J. Trump.

For the left-winger media operatives, their reading of the flash poll as a win for Clinton led them to treat the Breitbart/Gravis poll as the gold standard.

But, they missed the troubling data for the former first lady below the top line numbers.

The flash poll found that 49 percent of respondents found Trump more honest compared with 42 percent who found Clinton m0re honest.

A majority found Trump a stronger leader, 48 percent to her 44 percent, and 49 percent said that from the debate they felt Trump cared about people like them while 44 percent said Clinton showed she cared about people like them.

Pat Caddell, the Democratic pollster and Fox News Insider, told Breitbart News that poll respondents said Clinton performed better at the debate; 48 percent said Clinton did a better job, compared to 43 percent who said Trump did the better job.

Caddell also said:

However, 95 percent of the people we contacted told us they were not going to change their vote based on the debate.

Two percent of voters, previously undecided, switched to Trump after the debate. No undecideds went to Clinton. One percent switched from Trump to Clinton, and one percent switched from Clinton to Trump.

Trump won on the most critical factor, on whether Clinton or Trump was more ‘plausible’ as president, 46 percent to her 42 percent.

That for him is really what this debate was really about.

But, the top line of the flash poll had Clinton edging out Trump, so that it what the Left ran with.

Clinton’s campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told MSNBC: “I think that the reaction has been pretty universal that Hillary Clinton won this debate. Even Breitbart, which is the right wing propaganda arm of the Trump campaign had a poll that said Hillary Clinton was the winner last night.”

Matthew Gertz, the research director of Media Matters tweeted: “According to the Breitbart News flash poll conducted by Pat Caddell, Clinton won the debate.”

#NeverTrump radio talk show host John Ziegler had a similar take:

John Aravosis, the executive editor of Ameriblog, had this endorsement of the Brietbart/Gravis flash poll results:

In his own blog post, Aravosis wrote about the flash poll: “So the next time a deplorable starts tweeting you about how Trump really won last night, have a good hearty laugh then send them a link to this story.”

The Breitbart/Gravis presidential poll conducted Sept. 23 showed Clinton leading Trump with 44 percent to his 40 percent, which piqued the interest of Touré, the host of Bling Worthy and Prince biographer.

Toure tweeted out:

Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall also weighed in:

But, then when the Brietbart/Gravis polls gives the Left news they don’t like, they return to their default position.

Progressive-lefty Ellen Barkin, the actress and former wife of billionaire Ron Perelman, had an angry take:

Slate’s Isaac Chotiner got into a tweet-conversation about Breitbart/Gravis polls with Bloomberg’s India columnist Mihir Sharma:

Or check out this Think Progress writer, who took a whack at the Breitbart/Gravis poll of Minnesota: