CNN had an embarrassing moment Saturday when they released the results of their poll on issues important to voters. Much to their chagrin, the results showed their two-year obsession with the Russian collusion investigation has amounted to nothing.
The poll of registered voters covered a wide range of issues, including whether the Mueller report should be released to the public. However, the poll asked voters to name their most important issue going in to the 2020 election. The results were not what they expected.
Not surprisingly, immigration was the most important issue on the minds of 2020 voters with a 20% rating. The economy ranked as the second most important issue with 16%. A candidate’s personal attributes was third with 11% and health care followed with 8%.
Most surprising, however, was the fact that no voter named the Mueller investigation into possible Russian collusion as an important issue. Not a single one. Voters were free to name any issue they wanted, so the question could not be crafted to push one issue over another.
CNN’s senior political writer Harry Enten had to deliver the bad news live on-air. As you can see in the video below, the facts went over like a lead balloon.
On CNN’s website, however, the network did its best to bury that fact, choosing to focus their report on voters’ attitudes toward the investigation itself. Buried in the next-to-last paragraph, however, was this admission: “The CNN poll from mid-March asked respondents to describe one issue that would be the most important to them when deciding whom to support in next year’s presidential election. The Russia investigation didn’t register in the results.”
Here’s video from CNN’s Saturday broadcast, in which they reluctantly admit Americans aren’t buying their Russian collusion narrative.
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