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A polling company turned to it’s own social media to tell the story of their own successes after their Wikipedia page was altered and key data was deleted altogether, and curiously this happened on a day when the polling showed low numbers of people support a major Democrat initiative to defund the police.

“On our Wikipedia article today, entire Rasmussen Reports election-year national polling results have simply disappeared, not to be recovered. This coupled with malicious, unsupported commentary rather than accurate criticism injects imbalance into our Wikipedia history. Falsehoods based on misstated or missing data then become perpetuated and amplified by some readers and media outlets, Rasmussen Reports, reported.

According to their website, “Rasmussen Reports is an American polling company, founded in 2003.[3] The company engages in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion, consumer confidence and other public polling information. Rasmussen Reports conducts nightly tracking, at national and state levels, of elections, politics, current events, consumer confidence, business topics, and the United States president‘s job approval ratings.”

News stories from today that include Rasmussen data:

Bongino quotes,” According to the latest from Rasmussen Reports:

  • 66% of American Adults now oppose reducing the police budget in the community where they live to channel that money into more social services. That’s up from 59% in early June when we first asked this question. Just 23% favor defunding the cops where they live, down from 27% in the previous survey. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.
  • Calls for defunding the police are being aggressively championed by the Black Lives Matter movement, but even among black Americans, 57% are opposed to defunding the police in their home community. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of whites and 62% of other minority adults share that view.
  • Sixty-one percent (61%) of all Americans believe that violent crime is likely to go up in communities that defund the police. Only 12% think violent crime is more likely to go down, while 20% predict it will remain about the same.

“Rasmussen Reports since 2004 has held itself up for public scrutiny by providing final national election outcome predictions or ‘horserace polling results.’ Rasmussen Reports’ resulting track record is quite good but not perfect,” the press release said.

Kari Donovan

Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.

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