[Ed. – Will Frank Luntz’s greated fears be realized?]
Jim Lee, a pollster with Susquehanna Polling and Research, told the WFMZ “Business Matters” panel last week why he believes the preponderance of “garbage polls” being released ahead of the election are an attempt at voter suppression.
LANNELLI: I think this is a factual show, which it is. I get the sense that you are mad about something.
LEE: I am. Polls that come out days before an election that are egregiously off —
LANNELLI: Do they affect the vote?
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LEE: We’ll never know the answer to that, because clearly in 2016 voters weren’t looking too much at the polls. When a poll comes out with one candidate, in this case Hillary Clinton, winning by 11 points when the winner of the race is the other candidate, that is not an outlier, that is bad polling and makes our entire industry look bad.