#7 The polls and the no shortage of ‘experts’
It’s hard to touch on this point without becoming sarcastic. I don’t want to go into how naive and gullible most people are when it comes to believing anything they read online as long as it contains words like “so says a PhD” or “an expert”. It’s like stealing candies from babies. You can basically feed them the same crap, and they will fall for it every single time as long as you wrap up the bullshit using a certain kind of language they love. So I regress and will leave all that for another unrelated article I intend to write next week. For now, I’ll suffice this point as such:
The problem with feeding too much lies to the masses to prep someone you politically support as a favorite is a kind of double-edged propaganda sword. In most cases, it usually always backfires. And I believe that’s what happened with Hillary.
Allow me to briefly explain:
If Hillary wasn’t actually leading in the polls… or was, but only by a small margin… and I go around claiming that she was leading by HUGE numbers, I could actually cause her to WIN some numbers at the polls, as I’d be psychologically suppressing voters from the Republican camp to go out and vote for their candidate, since many would likely be thinking what’s the purpose anyway since the “Democrats are ahead and it’s too late to catch up to them now.”
But this works the other way around, as well:
If Hillary wasn’t actually leading in the polls… or was, but only by a small margin… and I go around claiming that she was leading by HUGE numbers, I could actually cause her to LOSE some numbers, as I’d possibly be psychologically encouraging voters from the Democratic camp not to go out and vote for her, since many would be thinking that she’s already bagged it, in which case they might as well carry on with their day and attend to other things in life. Get it?
Couldn’t too much of Left Wing media pumping out “Don’t worry, we’re leading, we’re leading in numbers” stories have attributed to less Democrats turning out to vote, which in turn led to this unexpected end-result? It could. Very plausible. If I were a die-hard Hillary supporter and you’ve brainwashed me for a whole week that Hillary is leading by double and triple and quadruple digits at the polls, then come Election Day I just might be lazy to go out, you know.
Anyhow, despite that I dislike Hillary immensely, I still wanted her to win. I was afraid of so many things that might happen during a Trump presidency. So on 27th October, I made this post where I told people not to rely on polls, using a bit of humor so that I’m not crucified as I have always tried to maintain a politically-neutral stance on my page, and explained that the polls are wrong and full of bullshit.
Then on 9th November, CNN posted this.
Oh, wow. Really? Thank you, CNN. Point rested.