Another day, another Virginia presidential poll undersampling Republicans by double-digits. This time, it is the NY Times / CBS / Quinnipiac poll that, like yesterday’s WashPo poll, predicts a meager 24% GOP turnout in Virginia in November.
I’ll keep posting this until these morons get it through their thick skulls. Here is the partisan turnout in the last three Virginia statewide elections:
2006 – 39% Republican, 36% Democrats, and 26% Independents
2008 – 33% Republicans, 39% Democrats, and 27% Independents
2009 – 37% Republicans, 33% Democrats, and 30% Independents
That gives us an average of:
36.3% Republicans, 36.0% Democrats, and 27.6% Independents
Not even in the Democrat wave year of 2008 did Republicans drop below 33% and the rolling average for the last 3 statewide elections in Virginia pegs GOP turnout at an average of 36.3%. Republican turnout in IL and CA in 2008 was even higher than 24%.
This is the last straw and I’m going to call all these news organizations and polling companies out and suggest a drastic course of action that may very well rock them to the core.
Other than gross incompetence, the only other reason these media organizations have for putting out these polls showing Obama ahead in VA based upon partisan samples that so vastly diverge from the past 3 statewide elections or current party ID estimates is they are attempting to suppress Republican turnout so Obama can win Virginia again.
We have their numbers in print via their internals and we have the cold hard numbers from previous statewide elections. The evidence of manipulation is crystal clear and there can only be one motivation.
What happens when Republicans attempt to suppress the vote? They get sued or brought up on charges of violating the Voting Rights Act.
Don’t be surprised if a legal complaint against the WashPo, NY Times and CBS for attempted voter suppression is brought by some Virginia voters — particularly Republican minority voters. Perhaps these media organizations have forgotten, but the First Amendment isn’t absolute. I have a feeling they are about to rediscover that in a most ugly way.