MRC: Expect polls to change when Dems finally decide

Friday, August 23, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

GOP and Dems duking it outA conservative media watchdog believes Democrats might not poll so high once they have an official presidential nominee who's likely to face more scrutiny from the public than is currently occurring.

As reported on OneNewsNow, a recent poll of registered voters taken earlier this month by the Fox News Channel found President Donald Trump trailing four of the top Democratic candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Rich Noyes, director of research at the Media Research Center, points out that Trump has gotten nearly 90-percent negative coverage on the broadcast networks – and that takes a toll, he explains.

"It's been an unprecedented media attack on the president," says Noyes. "None of the Democrats have had to endure that level of scrutiny, or really much scrutiny at all – so they all look like they're an alternative."

Noyes

According to the MRC spokesman, the mainstream media are framing the 2020 election as a referendum on the president in which people vote yay or nay – "and people only hear the negative about [Trump] – so they vote for the alternative."

But Noyes says that scenario could change when there is an actual Democrat nominee.

"When it becomes a choice between two people who are both [being] scrutinized, we'll see if those numbers change," he says. "I'm not sure the president can really go down [in the polls] from here because he's been pounded so much – but [when] a Democrat … gets the nomination there's a lot that people may hear about [that nominee] that changes their mind about them as an alternative as the campaign wears on."

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