WGBA NBC 26
Jeb Bush Affect
Walker Pres Run
6-15-15 @ 10 p.m.
Bias by Commission is a pattern of passing along assumptions or errors through a narrative that tends to support a left-wing or liberal view.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his run for the White House on June 15, 2015. WGBA NBC 26 advanced the theory that the Bush announcement combined with Governor Scott Walker’s “delay” in announcing his presidential run “might be risky” for Walker.
The risks NBC 26 reported include “jeopardizing fundraising and action on the campaign trail.” Citing a source, NBC 26 reported “future statewide polls could show a decline in Walker’s approval rating, hurting him as well.” Future polls could show decline. We noted there is quite a bit of hedging there. Couldn’t the same be said for every candidate? NBC 26 reported the prediction of polls which have not yet been taken. At the same time, NBC 26 again blacked out on a recent poll which shows Hillary Clinton is running behind a “generic” Republican opponent in battleground states.
As reported by DailyMail.com:
- Pollsters contacted 1,618 active voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia
- Results put Hillary Clinton one point behind a ‘generic’ Republican in those critical ‘swing’ states that will determine the 2016 election
- A majority of swing-state voters don’t believe Hillary shares their values, and say they don’t trust her
- Real numbers may be even worse for her since the survey ‘oversampled’ Democrats and women
- Survey was commissioned by conservative American Crossroads super PAC