New Report Claims Trump's Staff Attempts To Keep Him Happy With 'Delusional' Polls

As most employees realize, it’s a more pleasant experience in the workplace when the boss is in good spirits. For some employees, they view keeping their noses to the proverbial grindstone and ensuring that all of their ducks are in a row is enough of a contribution towards making that happen. Other employees like to kick things up a notch and ensure that they always paint a picture of sunny skies - even in the face of storm clouds.

As New York Mag shares, a new report is making the rounds that certain members of President Donald Trump’s staff approach things with that in mind. As such, they consistently feed the commander-in-chief polls that portray things in a positive light. Since he entered office, approval rating polls have not painted Trump in a very flattering light, so it’s unclear exactly how much of a smiley face would be able to be placed on any of them.

In fact, some senior officials have gone as far as to say that the polls are ‘delusional’ or ‘just not accurate.’ While it’s understandable that certain staffers wouldn’t be all that interested in sparking the ire of the president by sharing negative information with him, it comes with the territory. Quite frankly, it’s a disservice to the person in charge when you take that tact and attempt to shield them from the negativity.

The polls have been a bone of contention for Trump since he first announced his candidacy for office, and he’s addressed them a number of times on social media since taking office.

“Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting,” he wrote in one post.

“After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don't believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!” Trump shared in another post.

As we learned in the wake of last year’s presidential election, polling is far from an exact science. That problem is exacerbated by the fact that the ideological makeup of those polled is rarely shared in the tally of things. There were a ton of polls that showed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a clear and direct path to the White House, while there were just a few outliers that threw shade on that assessment.

The polls were wrong. As Trump may say, they were wrong in a big league fashion. As such, that calls into question the validity of the polling data that was used. Trump has called that out a number of times as well, and it’s definitely a situation in which more clarity needs to be presented when numbers are shared.

Trump’s staff can take the same tact, and they can also be more proactive in correcting the record. If a poll looks to be inherently skewed towards one side or the other, time may be best spent digging into why that’s the case instead of focusing on the doom and gloom numbers that are being presented.

Source: New York Magazine
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