Are Biden Media Polls Misinformation because of "Hidden Voters” Efffect: "Biden’s pursuit of and attacks on 'MAGA Republicans' has created an army of voters who will be virtually impossible to poll (even for us) and more difficult still to estimate""
I’ll wrap this up by quoting (via TGP) a thread on “submerged voters” by Robert Cahaly of the Trafalgar polling group. Please note in what Cahaly describes that the attempted suppression involves federal government involvement. If you think that the Facebook enabled harassment of law abiding but conservative Americans by the FBI is somehow coincidental to Dem strategy for the Midterms, I beg to differ:
In a Twitter thread, Cahaly said he expects Republican turnout to be higher than polls and models are showing:
In 2016 Trump supporters were called “Deplorables” and other unflattering names. This was a major contributor to the “shy Trump voter” phenomenon that “most” polling missed which resulted in a major loss in public confidence for polling flowing the election.
In 2020 people who supported Trump or espoused conservative values out of step with “Woke” culture found themselves being “canceled” or “doxed”. This led to “hidden voters” that “most” polling under counted, therefore Trump support in key battleground states exceeded expectations
Now that the Biden administration has essentially classified “MAGA Republicans” as a threat to democracy marshaling federal law enforcement to focus on them. This move has created a new type of voter that will be even harder to poll or even estimate.
I call this new group “submerged voters”. They aren’t putting stickers on their cars, signs in their yards, posting their opinions, or even answering polls. At this point I think it’s fair to say that Biden’s pursuit of and attacks on “MAGA Republicans” has created an army of voters who will be virtually impossible to poll (even for us) and more difficult still to estimate.
The 2022 Republican turnout will likely be higher than any of the polls or models are showing. All polls (including ours) will understate the impact of these “submerged voters”.