by Tom Arnold, ©2022
(Jun. 17, 2022) — Grossly over-rated (and over-paid!) host Jesse Watters of “Fox News Primetime” announced another typically limited-choice poll last evening. It was called “Most Important Issue to Voters.” And, well, what do you know, the poll was not one of Jesse’s trickster accost-the-man-on-the-street type Q & A “polls!” But yesterday’s poll certainly had its own problems.
First of all, why call those who were polled “voters”? How does Fox News determine or know that? Why aren’t citizens, generally, whether or not they are “voters,” eligible to be polled by Fox? Are the polled individuals (“voters”) chosen randomly? My thought on that is if only “voters” apparently are polled, then how truly “random” can the poll be? Mind you, I am by no means an expert on, or a student of, polling! But I guess you figured that out already!
My other observation is the one which really irks me! It is BY WHAT MEANS AND BY WHOM ARE THE SO-CALLED “IMPORTANT ISSUES” IDENTIFIED (and presumably offered up to “voters” for them to choose from)? Those issues (and polling results) in the Fox News poll apparently were: #1 Inflation 41%; #2 Guns 12%; #3 Abortion 10%; #4 Border security 7%; and #5 Climate change 3%. By my count, these five issues total 73%. So, where is the remaining 27%? Note that if Fox News did offer or accept other answers, NONE OF THEM MATHEMATICALLY COULD HAVE GARNERED MORE THAN 2% (Climate change ostensibly already polled last at 3%!). Hmm!
Frankly, Jesse and others, it is my opinion that there are several equally or more important critical issues which should have been offered as choices in the polling. In fact, some of the issues to which I am referring easily deserve to be among the TOP FIVE issues in your obviously (and intentionally?) LIMITED poll! Something doesn’t seem right, or “add up,” here! Is Fox News influencing and directing the choices of those polled (you bet they are)? Or, are the “voters” that much out of touch with reality today (likely, then, that both scenarios are true)?
So, Jesse, what happened to VOTER AND ELECTION FRAUD? DECLINING MORALITY? The WAR ON RELIGION? Having NATURAL BORN CITIZEN addressed and defined by the US Supreme Court? And, finally, the issue that I think may be the most important one of all (which I never see in any poll conducted by any competent pollster!): RAMPANT PUBLIC CORRUPTION at the federal level. That one really irks me! And, in my view, it should affect you the same way! The Fox News “AGENDA,” though, seems to be a bit different from mine, i.e., a lot more tight-lipped and interested in entertaining the viewer instead of enlightening the viewer per their Fourth Estate government watchdog duty. In closing, Jesse, and using the infamous words of one of Fox News’s most egotistical, self-absorbed, and two-faced reporters of all time, “WHAT SAY YOU?”