Mainstream media can spin all it wants. But voters have minds of their own.
And on the heels of the vice presidential debate, when leftist leaning media in Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s camp were trying their hardest to push a message of their Democratic candidate’s win, Americans were busy forming their own opinions.
The media claimed the debate was irrelevant. It would sway no one and make no difference in the polls. Americans seem to be thinking differently.
Allen B. West notes: “Those who did watch [the debate] became more likely to vote for [Donald] Trump after seeing how Kaine conducted himself.”
Breitbart picked up the interesting outcome as well.
“The CNN/ORG instant poll of vice presidential primarily Democrat debate watchers shows Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana topped Democratic candidate Sen. Tim Kaine,” the news outlet reported. “Some 29 percent said they moved toward voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the exchange.”
Fully 29 percent in the largely Democrat-voting crowd said they’d changed their minds after seeing Kaine in action – they weren’t going to vote for Hillary Clinton come November after all, but rather Trump.
But Breitbart went on: “Despite the Democrat-heavy audience displayed in the new poll, 48 percent said Pence won the debate over Kaine. … Almost 30 percent of respondents said they were more likely to vote for Trump after watching the debate, while just 18 percent said they moved toward Clinton.”
That’ll teach Kaine to interrupt during debates.
As Breitbart reported: “Kaine was aggressive in the exchange and it may have cost him.”
Pence received high marks from his comparatively more diplomatic – read, presidential – performance.
As Breitbart noted: “Some 43 percent of respondents said Kaine did worse than expected … Pence was seen as doing better than expected by two-thirds of those polled.”