Fox news exec to staff: Online polls ‘not loyal measures of open opinion’

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Fox News horde Sean Hannity, along with other hosts, have cited unscientific online polls as a sign of Donald Trump’s support. | Getty

09/28/16 12:07 PM EDT

Fox News’s clamp boss of public-opinion investigate sent a memo to staff Wednesday reminding employees that unscientific online polls, that were cited in several segments to advise that Donald Trump won Monday night’s presidential discuss opposite Hillary Clinton, do not accommodate a network’s editorial standards.

“As many of a publications themselves clearly state, a representation apparently can’t be deputy of a citizens since they usually simulate a views of those Internet users who have selected to participate,” Dana Blanton, Fox News’s clamp boss of public-opinion research, wrote in a memo to a channel’s politics team, that was obtained by Business Insider’s Oliver Darcy. “Another problem — we know some campaigns/groups of supporters inspire people to opinion in online polls and inundate a results,” she wrote. “These quickie click equipment do not accommodate a editorial standards.”

“News networks and other organizations go to good bid and strictness to control systematic polls — for good reason,” Blanton combined in a memo, that was sent Tuesday afternoon. “They know discerning opinion equipment posted on a web are nonsense, not loyal measures of open opinion.”

At slightest three Fox News hosts, including “America’s Newsroom” cohost Martha MacCallum, “Fox Friends” cohost Brian Kilmeade and “Hannity” horde Sean Hannity, referenced online polls on atmosphere to advise that Trump won a debate. Additionally, a story on FoxNews.com reported that online polls found Trump to be a “yuge winner” of a debate. Hannity and Kilmeade referenced online polls in segments that aired after Blanton’s memo was distributed. On Wednesday morning, Trump thanked “Fox Friends” on Twitter for stating on a online polls.

Those online check formula are discordant to dual scientifically conducted polls — one from CNN/ORC, and a other from POLITICO and Morning Consult — both of that reported that some-more people suspicion Clinton won a discuss than Trump.

When reached for comment, a Fox News orator remarkable that Hannity and Kilmeade are on Fox News’s opinion side, and forked to new comments where Hannity, a Trump supporter, has pronounced that he is “not a journalist.”

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