New Poll Puts Mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota Ahead of Hillary and Trump

A new national poll has found that 54% of potential voters favor the mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota over either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. The poll surveyed a spectrum of potential voters and has a statistical margin of error of -3/+3%.

Here is the mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota: Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees. Duke has been re-elected twice, most recently at the end of August.(source: Zero Hedge)

The point being made here is polling is easily gamed. First, pick your goal: you want the poll to find Duke is favored above Hillary and Trump.

Next, select groups that are likely to vote in line with your goal. For example, start with subscribers to the Bark, Dog Fancy and other dog-owner magazines.

Then select leading questions:

1. If you could select a candidate other than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would you do so?

2. Would you be willing to take a chance on an elected official from small-town America, despite his/her lack of national experience?

3. Given that more Americans believe in BigFoot than believe the mainstream media is fair and accurate, are you open to an “outsider” candidate for the presidency?

4. Given the choice between the twice-re-elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, and either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who would you likely vote for?

And that’s how you rig a poll to find that more Americans would vote for Duke the mayor than for either Hillary or Trump.

Please read this 17-page PDF explanation of a recent poll carefully and tease apart how it was carefully engineered to get the desired result. OK, I didn’t want to invest all the time and energy, either, but fortunately for us, correspondent Mark G. has done the heavy lifting.

Ipsos Poll Conducted for Reuters (17 page PDF)

Here is Mark’s analysis: “This one with Hillary +6% is a good example.

First, the sample on page two is very uninformative.

Democrats 752

Republicans 570

Independents 216

Total 1538

These affiliations don’t sum to the stated survey size (1705), or the number of registered voters (1411), or “likely voters” (1041). We can note the political affiliations recorded exceed the number of those registered. How you can be affiliated without registering…? If this were the case, why were all 1,705 in the survey assigned to a group?

However, of the political affiliations that are disclosed, Democrats were 48.89% (752/1538) = 0.4889. in other words, 12 to 16 points higher than actual identification in the US population.

This is the composted manure these “polls” consist of now.

I think their sole purpose at this point is to game the poll averages and thus support a predetermined narrative in the MSM.”

Thank you, Mark. Dear reader, do you notice the similarity of these polls to the rigged numbers for unemployment, median household incomes and inflation that I have dismantled?

Fun with Fake Statistics: The 5% “Increase” in Median Household Income Is Pure Illusion (September 19, 2016)

What’s the Real Unemployment Rate? That’s the Wrong Question (September 14, 2016)

Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation Would Crash the System (August 3, 2016)

Inflation Hidden in Plain Sight (August 2, 2016)

The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001 (August 1, 2016)

How Reuters “Tweaked” Its Latest Poll (Again) To Show A Clinton Lead (Zero Hedge)

Polls engineered to manage perceptions are of a piece with statistics engineered to manage perceptions: both are designed to convince us that the status quo is unstoppable and everything is fine–really really fine.

This is what the status quo has devolved to: since it can’t/ won’t fix the real problems, it settles for perception management to keep the elites in power. I’ve laid bare this devolution in several books:

Why Things Are Falling Apart and What We Can Do About It

Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform

If the status quo is so very very fine, why do I envy the township of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, which had an unmatched spectrum of choices in their mayoral race?

“In Rabbit Hash, Ky., a Border Collie named Lucy Lou defeated 10 dogs, a cat, a possum, a jackass and even one human to become the town’s third animal mayor– all dogs–since 1998, says Bobbi Kayser, the current mayor’s owner.”

It’s a tough call, but I think my vote goes to the possum. I like the way he/she makes the rounds at night, consuming all the left-over dog and cat food; you have to admit, that is a useful service to the town’s cleanliness and hygiene.

For goodness sakes, people–ignore the rigged polls and vote for the candidate you believe in: Hillary, Trump, Stein, Johnson, or write in Duke or Lucy Lou, if your state allows write-ins.

As near as I can tell, Duke will not declare war on Russia or ensnare the nation in yet another “war of choice,” and Lucy Lou’s even willing to work with cats. What more can you ask for?

Granted, Duke and Lucy Lou are underdogs, but don’t count them out just yet.

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    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” — George Orwell

    The final countdown has begun to the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted sound bites and political spin.

    • sometime

      I tend to say, all is not lost. There are none of us who are or can for tell the future exactly to it’s outcome some many years previous.
      and so it goes for John W. Whitehead
      The deep knuckle of my being says he is right. But am I a victim of ” I told you so ” or am I correct. Truth is he doesn’t know, I don’t know……and that’s the way the cookie goes.

      • I do not post my thoughts or any group thinking and my main purpose is challenge everyone to do your own research and believe nothing I post or anyone else especially government agents. I do follow his work like this piece.

        Nov 24, 2015 The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government

        America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation. He or she will also inherit a shadow government—a permanent, corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country. As John W. Whitehead warns in this week’s vodcast, all it will take is another terrorist attack or a natural disaster for such a regime to emerge from the shadows.

        • sometime

          all it will take is a president with some guts to oust this, shadow gov influence of which JFK was murdered and that with certainty can’t be H Killton….
          Can Trump stay alive even to the election?
          I don’t know.
          he certainly must be aware of my questions and considered that before being in play……….there still is the question if he is a part of the estab….and I don’t know. I suspect not………….at least in a full blown sense.

          • Get prepared for collapse and do what Mr.Whitehead suggest in this video. Being prepared is surviving just remember the government response to Katrnia as one example in LA.

          • sometime

            I think you are absolutely correct on this comment……………..I do AGREE

      • Here is another article from this site. May 16, 2016 This U.S. Government Is The Most Corrupt In History

        “There Has Never Been A Time, However, When The Government Of The United States Was So Perversely And Systematically Dedicated To Special Interests, Earmarks, Side Deals, Log-Rolling, Vote-Trading, And Sweetheart Deals”!

        • sometime

          in my view gathered from reading much of Am history, the sweetheart deals have always been there….as far as which time period in the past is the worst or is it today, I don’t know. Thing about all that is , the weapons of destruction, WAR, are so much worse as to end humans on earth…………People might think! How bizarre….but it’s true. So tis now to step up and resist…………………………………..

          • You really need to follow up on this as well as I have been doing for year’s!

            Jul 7, 2016 The Close Relationship Between Donald Trump and the Clintons

            Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton act as if they are arch enemies. But is it all just politics?


          • sometime

            I have viewed this from you prior. Trump is or has a side of him that deplores the state of affairs across many area’s of our reality today in the US Is this of him, just a pretext, false at that, to getting him elected? I don’t know. I think not. Video’s of him 20-25 years ago show him I think in his reality of which we yet find him today. I could be wrong….He stands for US independence US interests Us borders US changing the false trade to other countries………… world war….no new war….get rid of wars……

          • Here is another from a long time proven source time and time again. For about twenty years! Dec 18, 2015 Donald Trump Is The Establishment Candidate

            While his rise in the polls is attributed to his challenging the establishment and the political status quo, let’s look at the many ways Donald Trump, when it comes to his political positions, represents that very same status quo. From the Fed, to war, to civil liberties, the “anti-establishment”? Trump takes no positions not already endorsed by the establishment.


          • sometime

            I have viewed this before also.
            I am not convinced trump is a fake.
            Is he all he claims to be as president? Probably not. And who could be. The biggest mistake any president makes is attempting to do to much….
            `If he is for real, attempts on his life will surely be, or if president, then….
            as I told you once, I listed to the actual real time of Pres JFK car being driven to the hospital at his killing….and followed it all to this day…..I was then a 1st yr college student……………..

          • You first must at minimum listen to the whole 9:44 long video before any replies. I am always watching while engaged in conversations,

  • diogenes

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