A Fox News poll found that far more Americans would prefer to spend their summer vacation with Hillary Clinton than with any other candidate. So of course Fox had to discount the findings.
According to Fox’s poll, Clinton trounced her closest competitor, Jeb Bush, 22%-7%, respectively. However, she was also the person respondents least wanted to spend their summer vacation with: 31% to Jeb’s 13%.
Regular guest and politics professor Larry Sabato teamed up with host Clayton Morris to make sure not to disturb Roger Ailes’ vision of Clinton as Freddy Krueger.
SABATO: It’s a fun poll but don’t read too much into it. It says nothing about the actual election. Look, just because somebody might want to go on a vacation doesn’t mean that they’re for the candidate. They may simply be curious.
Sabato also noted, “Most people are sane” because they don’t want to go on vacation with any candidate. That prompted a nice little chuckle from Morris.
Sabato opined that the vacation question - which was open-ended, meaning the poll did not supply any of the names for the respondents to choose from – also helped sway the results.
SABATO: The two people who topped the poll, Clinton and Bush are – surprise – the best known. People are reaching for an answer – they often pick the name they best recognize and can most easily recollect.
Meanwhile, the lower-third banner read, “HOLIDAY WITH HILLARY: 22% WOULD SPEND SUMMER W/HRC, 31% WOULD NOT”
Morris moved on to point out that trustworthiness and likeability “seem to be a big problem” for Clinton in the poll.
The possibility of voters being genuinely positive about Clinton's candidacy was never mentioned.
Watch it below, from the June 13 Fox & Friends.
Substitute “go on a vacation” with “have a beer at a barbecue”, and Hillary Clinton with George W. Bush — and the above statement is equally true . . . but, you won’t hear that from Fox.
According to Fox’s poll, Clinton trounced her closest competitor, Jeb Bush, 22%-7%, respectively.
Seems funny that Fox has to spin their OWN poll — but, I guess that’s what happens when you don’t quite get the results you want . . .
Where in that is the spin? If there were a poll for “where would you like to vacation” and everyone picks Egypt would I be spinning it if I said “It’s a fun poll but don’t read too much into it. It says nothing about the actual country. Look, just because somebody might want to go on a vacation doesn’t mean that they’re for the country. They may simply be curious.” If anything you’re creating a spin just so you can bitch about a non existent one.