Kamala Harris failed to realize that news organizations do not just survey their own viewers when she used Fox News poll results to exaggerate popular support for impeachment.
Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) the failed presidential candidate said a Fox News poll, which found that about half of voters support impeachment, demonstrated that “even viewers of Trump’s favorite network are turning on him.”
Like most major news outlets, Fox News teams up with dedicated polling firms that survey a nationally representative sample of random Americans by telephone.
The poll cited by Harris sampled 1,000 registered voters and slightly over-sampled Democratic-leaning voters, 46 percent to 41 percent.
Harris’s claim would’ve been disastrous for Trump if true, given that Fox News’s viewership heavily skews Republican.
But the Fox News poll showed that the president’s base mostly supports him: 84 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of conservatives, and 89 percent of Trump voters oppose impeachment.
Even viewers of Trump’s favorite network are turning on him.
No one—including Trump—is above the law. He must be impeached. https://t.co/Yqys24vuyB
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 16, 2019
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