August 18, 2016

It's shades of 2012 for Trump supporters like Fox News' Eric Bolling, who refuses to put any credence in the massive negative polling data for Trump.

Eric told Dana Perino on The Five yesterday, “These polls, Dana, honestly, we have to stop with these polls."

He continued, “They’re insane with these polls!” And he made The Five panel start laughing when he brought up the rallies, “Just look at what’s going on. You look at a Trump rally, and there’s 12, 15, 10,000 people –”

Dana countered, “Eric, you cannot believe that. It’s a real disservice to his supporters to lie to them that those polls don’t matter. She continued, “You cannot take 12,000 people at a rally that are your definite supporters, that are going to show up to campaign, and then say the polls are wrong.”

Greg Gutfeld, who routinely mocks Bolling's 'Trump love,' jumped in and said, "The one person sitting at home still cancels out somebody at a rally."

Bolling then tried to explain why polls don't matter. I hear Eric is a really nice guy to all guests on Fox News, but channeling Alex Jones's wacky conspiracy theories makes him more of a fool than usual.

And this explanation should have the Fox News medical team psychiatrist, Dr. Ablow knocking on his door.

He said, "here's why polls really shouldn’t matter, or shouldn’t ever matter.”

“You pick up the phone and say, ‘Who are you going to vote for?’ That person says, ‘Well, I'm going to vote for Hillary Clinton.’ But they’re not out there voting. The people getting out in the street and going to a rally, those are people who will get up off the couch."

"Size of crowds is more indicative of following or even polling than actual people

Is he having a psychotic break?

Perino countered that by bring up the the Mitt Romney debacle of 2012 and said, "people supporting Romney were told polls are wrong, Romney is gonna win and then they were so so mad and disappointed."

By the end of the segment, Bolling was comparing national polls to bogus weather reports.

I kid you not.

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