Two Fox News personalities came to blows this week over the truthfulness of their coverage of polling dating in the presidential election.
On The Five, Dana Perino called out her colleague Eric Bolling for his continued misrepresentation of what polling data means. Bolling told her that ““these polls, Dana. Honestly, we have to stop with these polls. They’re insane with the polls. Just look at what’s going on. You look at a Trump rally, and there’s twelve, fifteen thousand, ten thousand people…You look at a Clinton rally. You have fifteen hundred, two thousand.”
You can see the exchange below…
Perino responded “It is a real disservice to his supporters to lie to them that those polls don’t matter. You can not take twelve thousand people at a rally that are your definite supporters they are going to show up for the campaign and then say the polls are wrong.”
She later compared it to how Fox News did the exact thing to Mitt Romney supporters in 2012, who then became disappointed and disillusioned after being misled about the success of their candidate and in turn, stopped watching Fox News.
“and we deserved it,” Another host added.
Yes you did, Dana. And your colleagues like Bolling deserve the same now for their blatant lies to Trump’s supporters. Rally numbers do not equate to voter numbers. Not even close. To suggest they do is blatantly misleading voters.