Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What the Pre-Election Polls Aren't Saying About Russian Hack

Several Democrats have vowed not to attend the Trump inauguration on the basis that they believe Trump isn't a legitimate President.  Democrat Congressman John Lewis said exactly that, in a "Meet the Press" interview and followed up that comment with this:
"I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton."
The problem with that statement is that the pre-election polls don't support it.

According to the WikiLeaks website, the release of hacked DNC emails started on July 22, 2016.  If the release of those emails had an impact on the election we should have seen it in this polling chart  from RealClear Politics:

Clearly, there was a spike in the polls for Trump on July 25; just 3 days after the release of the first  batch of emails.  However,  that spike was short lived with Trump quickly falling behind again.  More importantly, Hillary saw no drop in the polls following the release of the first batch of emails.  She then continued to lead Trump throughout the release of additional emails.  Simply, there is no there, there, to support the claim that Hillary's campaign was "destroyed" by Russian hacking.

This is just more FakeNews being promoted by sore-loser John Lewis and all the other sore-loser Democrats.


Citing Russian meddling, Rep. John Lewis says Trump not a 'legitimate president' http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-john-lewis-trump-20170113-story.html

WikiLeaks: Starting on Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks released over 2 publications 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee: https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/

Polls: General Election: Trump vs. Clinton: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton-5491.html

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