Poll Shows Media Censorship Cheated Voters of Vital Info, Robbed Trump of Second Term

Alexander Watson | November 24, 2020 | 2:48pm EST
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(CNS News) -- A new survey conducted by The Polling Company for the Media Research Center (MRC) found that major media censorship of certain vital stories left voters in the dark, particularly Biden voters, and prevented President Donald Trump from winning a second term.

“This lack of information proved crucial,” said the MRC in a report on the poll.  “One of every six Biden voters we surveyed (17%) said they would have abandoned the Democratic candidate had they known the facts about one or more of these news stories.”

(Media Research Center)
(Media Research Center)

“A shift of this magnitude would have changed the outcome in all six of the swing states won by Joe Biden, and Donald Trump would have comfortably won a second term as president,” said the MRC, which has been documenting and exposing liberal media bias for the last 33 years.

“I don’t like saying this, it’s unfortunate, but I think we have to give up on the national news media as being a national news media,” said MRC President Brent Bozell in a press-call on Tuesday.  “I think that in this election cycle they showed, unquestionably, that they have been turned to be complete mouthpieces of the Democratic Party and of the radical left in America.”

“It means that we really can't expect, or even hope, that the national news media will do their jobs,” he said. “They are fraudulent at this point.”      

For the post-election survey, The Polling Company interviewed 1,750 Biden voters in seven swing states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, six of which (excluding North Carolina) were called for Biden. The voters were asked about their knowledge of eight news stories, all of which the liberal media had downplayed or censored.

(Media Research Center)
(Media Research Center)

The survey showed “a huge majority (82%) of Biden voters were unaware of at least one of these key items, with five percent saying they were unaware of all eight of the issues we tested,” reported the MRC.

For instance, despite the #MeToo movement and the media coverage it garnered, the survey found that 35.4% of Biden voters were unaware of the serious allegations of sexual assault made by Tara Reade against Joe Biden. Reade had worked for Biden in the 1990s.

(Screenshot, NewsBusters)
(Screenshot, NewsBusters)

“If they had known about Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations, 8.9% told us they would have changed their vote — either switching to Trump or a 3rd party candidate, not voting for any presidential candidate, or not voting at all,” said the MRC.  

“By itself, this would have flipped all six of the swing states won by Biden (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin), giving the president a win with 311 electoral college votes,” said the organization.

Another important story buried by the major media was the Hunter Biden laptop story, which showed that Joe Biden was aware of his son’s business dealings in the Ukraine and in Communist China.

(Media Research Center)
(Media Research Center)

Yet 45.1% of Biden voters said they were unaware of the laptop story.

“According to our poll, full awareness of the Hunter Biden scandal would have led 9.4% of Biden voters to abandon the Democratic candidate, flipping all six of the swing states he won to Trump, giving the President 311 electoral votes,” reported the MRC.

The explosive New York Post story on the Biden laptop was censored by Twitter and Facebook and largely ignored by the liberal media.  (Screenshot)
The explosive New York Post story on the Biden laptop was censored by Twitter and Facebook and largely ignored by the liberal media. (Screenshot)

Similar results were found when Biden voters were asked about the other six censored stories – Kamala Harris’s radical left-wing policies; positive economic and job reports; Middle East peace deals brokered by Trump; energy independence; and the swift vaccine production as a result of Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.

“Looking at all eight of these issues together, our poll found that a total of 17% of Biden’s voters told us they would have changed their vote if they had been aware of one or more of these important stories,” reported the MRC.

“This would have moved every one of the swing states into Trump’s column, some by a huge margin,” said the MRC. “The President would have trounced Biden in the electoral college, 311 to 227.”

The MRC noted that the Biden voters who said they would have voted differently had they been properly informed by the media, did not have to vote for Trump for the president to have won a second term.

“Just by choosing to abandon Biden, these voters would have handed all six of these states, and a second term, to the President — if the news media had properly informed them about the two candidates,” said the MRC. (Emphasis added.) 

MRC President Brent Bozell.  (MRC)
MRC President Brent Bozell. (MRC)

“The most basic principle of our electoral system is that our leaders are chosen by the people themselves,” reported the watchdog group. “But if the people are given systematically one-sided information, with crucial facts omitted, then the real power to choose has been stolen from them. … [T]hat’s exactly what happened in 2020.”

Read the complete survey here. 

(The survey was conducted entirely online, between November 9-18, 2020. The poll has an accuracy of +/- 2.34% at a 95% confidence interval.)

(Disclosure: The MRC is the parent organization of CNS News.) 

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