Bishop45 wrote: Chalm Down wrote:
Popularity doesn't count for much with these types of stakes, especially when it comes to national politics-- look at Susie Collins, her constituents hate her guts
I'll wave a goatskin in the air for them, but I am ye of little faith
Do they hate Collins? She just blew out her opponent in a state that Biden carried easily. Ofc looking at polls I would have thought Collins would lose, but they were way off for this year's senate cycle. Pollsters have some soul searching to do, though I guess Covid may have also contributed some variance this year
But you're probably right about Loeffler, any Republicans that don't like her will probably suck it up, especially if Biden wins. Though I guess it will be slightly less high stakes if the Republicans end up winning in NC and Alaska seats
I don't blame pollsters too much, none of the circumstances around this yr/election was very normal
And you're right, maybe I'm mistaken her being hated nationwide for her being hated locally-- but she's an embarrassment for surehttps://www.vice.com/en/article/4addz9/susan-collins-started-2020-as-the-most-disliked-us-senator-she-just-won-reelection
All the stink around these Georgia run-offs makes Beto not running for Senate even worse-- I legitimately thought he had a decent enough shot
I think certain pollsters were willfully biased in reporting their results (i.e. ABC/Wash post reporting WI as a +17 Biden). You can’t expect 100% accuracy from a poll, but some polls are beyond reason. Unfortunately, the entire industry has been dragged down by these willfully deceptive polls. In addition, the media and the ballot counting process has also come under heavy scrutiny and is on the brink of being viewed illegitimate by many people.
I don’t care who you are, or what your political affiliation is. The paramount concern of everyone needs to be maintaining faith in the system. Every concern needs to be addressed, not dismissed.
The American people have spoken this election, but without a legit ballot counting process we have no idea what message they sent, nor do we have a media very willing to try to interpret/share it.