Reporter Joe Concha is claiming that the inaccurate polling hurt Trump because people who would have voted for him were discouraged from voting due to an unlikelihood of victory.
According to Fox News:
“I saw a poll, I think it was about a month or two ago and that many people are afraid to share their political affiliations with anybody, even if it is just a random person over the phone because they are afraid of some sort of consequences around that and we’ve seen cancel culture actually take these people out,” Concha told “Fox & Friends.”
“Why does this happen? Is it to create an illusion that perhaps that Joe Biden had this huge lead and why bother going out. It’s almost like a psychological suppression of votes in these situations to say, Ok, look Joe Biden is up 17 in Wisconsin, why even bother? Right. These are the consequences as a result.”
Concha blasted polling methodology as being as “antiquated as my Blockbuster card in my Casio calculator watch.”
“The methodology, which is the way they sample Democrats and Republicans. Six-eight-ten points skewed toward Democrats. They did it in 2016. You would think they would learn their lesson. They did it again,” Concha said.
Concha stated that increased support among minorities and a gain in seats in the house bodes well for the future of the Republican party.