consultants are sandburs

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An image online at The Hill shows Trump in sharp focus, self-assured, and apparently well regarded by poll respondents identifying themselves as True Republicans.

"Trump way up in post-debate poll"

The image caption is the headline carried by The Hill, this link.

Notice the story in the image, Trump in sharp focus entailing other faces somewhat behind, smaller, less well focused.

And is it pushing a physics analogy too far to say that the characteristics of resonance depend upon a congrugence between the resonators capability to be driven in response to the character of the driving force?

Physics does not judge, it explains. So should we outside of Trump's growing poll pluralities be judgmental? Or simply serve as observers of the phenomenon hoping our observation does not bias the phenomenon under study? And how does that question relate to the media, their study of things, their pressure to push their product however they feel that is most effectively accomplished? Last, bridge players might observe that in that image, the front suit is trump.

What The Hill reports early in its item:

Trump’s support increased by 7 points, to 32 percent, according to the latest Morning Consult tracking poll.

The real estate mogul’s closest rival — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — lost 1 point, down to 11 percent support among self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Support for all other candidates was in the single digits in the poll.

[bolding in original] And if a poll says so, it must be true. If you do not trust polling, what do you trust? Surely polls, all of them, value objectivity over all else; and the term "push-polling" is nothing but a fiction invented and used by sore losers. Surely so.

UPDATE: Ask yourself, if the frontrunner is to be a real estate mogul, what, would you prefer Zygi Wilf? Zygi in that photo, purple tie and all?

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