Sorry to introduce reality and adult big-pants thinking into the polling industry in this country, which continues to poll on traditional (so contextually and historically oblivious) questions, but let’s do it:
The nation’s two choices this fall are a party led by Joe Biden, a traditional, patriotic American president who is working (and doing a damned good job) for all Americans, and a now-captured ‘Republican Party’, the leadership of which is now dominated by a cult that believes in neither platforms, nor policy choices, nor reaching out to all Americans (nor even debates now), and whose cult leader is deeply tied in mysterious ways to Vladimir Putin, a dictator and monstrous war criminal.
The polling industry is doing this country no favors in normalizing a new autocratic party by using traditional issue framing, pretending that this election this year is just another, when it actually may feature our last free and fair election, based on that autocratic party’s own leaders’ words.
This is a party led by a man who, to this very day, is on the wrong side of history in refusing to so much as gently criticize the war crime monster and summary executioner of civilian men, women, and children, Vladimir Putin.
It would be one thing if the relationship between Trump and Putin was limited to one of convenience. But this is not the case. For seven years now, Trump has made it infinitely clear that he admires the way Vladimir Putin functions as the governor of a nation.
By failing to even attempt to bring this reality into their polling, American pollsters are unknowingly enabling the obliteration of truth.
Silence equals death.