Presidential polls are meaningless

While mainstream sources from CNN to USA Today hail a ‘surge in the polls’ for GOP outlier Donald Trump, reality paints a much different picture. The most recent national presidential polls have Trump in second place to Establishment candidate Jeb Bush, with the USA Today poll even putting Trump in first. From various anchor desks projected into American homes, commentators tout these numbers as evidence that Trump’s inflammatory remarks regarding Mexican immigrants are resonating with American voters. Let’s break that down.

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