Could It All Be A Mind Game?
January 28, 2016 11:31am CST
All I hear about on the news lately here in the States is "this poll" and "that poll" say that Donald Trump is leading the Presidential Race on the Republican side and that Ted Cruz is running second, and that all the other candidates are in the single digits poll wise. In a few days is the first Caucus in Iowa. And there is a FOX debate tonight that Donald Trump wont be a part of because Megyn Kelley will be a moderator who insulted him in the First FOX Debate. I am thinking Trump thinks that because he is so high in the polls, it wont matter if he is a part of the debate tonight. Well, don't you think that is a little cocky to think that? Polls are not always accurate. What if all these polls are just a mind game? What if Trump is not as high as he thinks he is? What if one of those candidates down in the single digits, all of a sudden rise up in the Iowa Caucus? What do you think?
15 people like this
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1 Feb 16
All Trump cares is his name in the papers, magazines, TV--I really think he doesn't care if he wins or not as long as the whole world knows his name! He knows how to work the media like it was his own private PAC and he probably is making money instead of spending it! He is a smart business man but like his reaction to Megan how will he react if, say, Putin accuses him of something?
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
I don't follow politics all that much, but I feel that he shouldn't think that he is all that great that he can skip a debate. Your right, it is rather cocky of him. It might just lower him in the polls. Then what? Who's going to be cocky then?
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 16
The polls are no doubt all those surveys people take on survey sites. I've taken a number of them as well - the political ones that is. So unless people are just not answering them truthfully, they are most likely accurate. How can anyone know what another one thinks unless they tell us. So to say Donald Trump is cocky could be far off base.
• Gainesville, Florida
31 Jan 16
Interestingly enough, a lot of the polling companies said that Trump's poll numbers went UP even more after he skipped the debate! Go figure! I never trust the polls too much anyway, because their samplings numbers are so small. They'll sample like 500 people and expect us to believe the views of those 500 people mirror what the rest of the 320 million citizens in this country think.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Jan 16
I don't pretend to understand the ramifications of taking part in a debate or not, or whether or not the polls are all just part of a mind game...I can't actively participate in politics so when it starts to annoy me I can choose to ignore the mess.