The 2020 Presidential election is shaping up to be an extremely close contest.
Donald Trump will face off against the eventual Democrat nominee in an election that could define the future of America.
Now, this brand new poll just hit Donald Trump with some truly bad news about 2020.
Donald Trump is counting on running on a strong economy as a foundation of his re-election message.
The Trump economic boom was made possible in part to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act that slashed income tax rates and allowed Americans to keep and spend more of their hard earned money.
But Donald Trump is facing a problem.
A new Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that while 60 percent of Americans think the economy is good just 47 percent of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the economy and 17 percent think they received a tax cut.
These numbers fly in the face of reality.
A Tax Policy Center study found 65 percent of Americans paid less in taxes compared to just six percent that paid more following Trump’s signing his tax cut into law.
Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Julie Davis expressed her amazement at this poll’s findings.
“Striking finding in new @AP poll: Only 17% of Americans think they’ve received a tax cut, despite government and private sector figures showing that a clear majority of taxpayers owed less after the president’s tax overhaul passed in 2017,” Davis wrote.
Of course Davis – as a high ranking journalist at one of the largest and most powerful news organizations in the country – was not a passive observer in this situation.
Davis and her fellow journalists could have corrected the Democrat Party’s false claims that Trump’s bill raised taxes on the middle class or only benefited the top one percent.
So-called “journalists” lose their zeal for truth and fact-checking when it comes to scrutinizing claims made by Democrats.
All the so-called “mainstream media’s” talk of “facts first” and how the truth is “more important now than ever” evaporates in favor of partisan unity and cheerleading.
This poll – and Davis’s shocked reaction – showed both the bias and the blindness to that bias that infects the mainstream media.
So-called “journalists” overwhelmingly lean left.
Even if they aren’t dishonest hacks out to lie on purpose to boost the Democrats, they see the world through liberal lenses.
They take Democrats’ claims as fact because their statements line up with journalist’s worldview.
There is a subconscious bias in the news media that it doesn’t come from a desire to overtly advance the Democrat Party agenda is no less dangerous to democracy.
A journalist’s job is not to make Donald Trump’s case for the tax law.
But it is their job to present the facts to the American people so they can make the most informed judgment possible.
In the case of the tax cut bill and the economy, the media fell down on the job and resorted to uncritically repeating Democrat Party talking points as facts.
Liberal Propaganda Exposed will continue to cover the so-called “mainstream” media’s attempts to mislead the American people.