Fox News Tells Hosts To Stop Referencing Online Polls


According to the Business Insider, Fox News sent a memo to employees reminding talent that they should not refer to online polls post-debate.

“As most of the publications themselves clearly state, the sample obviously can’t be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate,” VP Dean Blanton wrote.

“News networks and other organizations go to great effort and rigor to conduct scientific polls — for good reason,” Blanton added. “They know quick vote items posted on the web are nonsense, not true measures of public opinion.”

Following the debate, Donald Trump touted those polls nearly all of which proclaimed him the winner. But those polls are also largely unscientific and prone to error.

Leave a comment

Back to Top