Was Sare Left Out of the Polls Because She Would Have Polled Too High?
Oct. 26, 2022 (EIRNS)—The scandal of the exclusion of candidate Diane Sare from the Spectrum News debate scheduled for Oct. 30 in New York, does not only involve the Spectrum NY1 network, but also the polling agencies themselves. According to Spectrum News cable television network, Sare was excluded because she did not achieve 15% in three polls they named. However, the polling companies simply did not include Sare’s name when they called voters to ask their preference in the U.S. Senate race.
This is particularly striking if one considers the other topics these polls have been covering. For instance, the Siena Poll issued a release on March 24, 2022 with the headline: “Majority, 54%, Say Ukraine War Will Financially Haunt Americans for Years.” They wrote:
“Loudonville, NY—Fifty-four percent of New Yorkers say the war in Ukraine and the international response to it will lead to long-term economic problems resulting in financial difficulties that all Americans will face for years according to a new statewide survey of consumers released today by the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI).”
SCRI Director Don Levy is quoted:
“With the pandemic’s effects lessening, New Yorkers were ready to exhale, but economic conditions and war in Eastern Europe have us holding our breath again,” Levy said. “Food prices and gasoline, now worry at least eight out of every ten New Yorkers and with 70% saying inflation is negatively affecting their finances and 71% concerned about the worth of the dollar, those kitchen table discussions are not for the faint of heart.”
If a majority of voters are concerned about these issues, then why did Siena refuse to include Sare as a choice for New York voters in the race for the U.S. Senate? Only Diane Sare has discussed the disaster of the duplicitous “war” in Ukraine (which has not been declared a “war” by the U.S. Congress) and the other real questions regarding the economy which are on people’s minds. Is this another case of the polls rejecting Sare because they thought she would poll too high?