A shouting match erupted on Don Lemon's News Hour last night, between CNN panelists Peter Beinart and Corey Lewandowski. The former Trump campaign manager cited one poll that shows Trump is doing better with the black community as proof there's a secret vote in Pennsylvania that will win the election for Trump.
Almost any electoral analyst will tell you that an aggregate of polls is the way to get the true picture rather than singling out one poll that favors one candidate over another.
Lewandowski used former Gov. Ed Rendell to help push his narrative and then cited a Remington research poll as further evidence of these hidden voters.
Corey said, "He [Rendell] says there's hidden vote for Donald Trump. If that is the case and what we see is the intensity very high right now, he's bringing those Republicans home, he's doing much better among the African-American community, than Mitt Romney did, or John McCain. He's doing very well with Hispanics. The Remington Research poll—"
Beinart responded, "The Remington Research?" 'That's right," Lewandowski said. "If you look at Real Clear Politics, it's one of the polls that they look at—"
Beinart continued, "You're choosing one poll? The aggregate of polls..."
Corey then read off the data from the one poll and said, "That's my research, unless you have something to prove me otherwise..."
Since Beinart didn't come prepared with polling data, Scottie Neil Hughes and Corey tried to celebrate some sort of weird victory.
When Beinart started citing articles showing Trump is under performing with the African American community, which everybody in political circles knows about, that's when it got nasty.
Corey thought he was being cute when he asked, "Which ones...Who from the NY Times wrote it..."
Beinart got fed up and said, ""Listen Corey, don't give me this nonsense..."
Corey replied, "You're full of crap..."
Beinart had enough and said, "Listen, I'm not getting paid by one of the candidates, OK?
"Neither am I, you couldn't get paid by one of the candidates because..."
Don Lemon then cut off the debate.
The idea that CNN's chief hired Corey Lewandowski as an analyst while he was still receiving severance pay from the Trump campaign continues to be ridiculous.
And all the polling data shows that Trump is getting virtually zero support from the African American community.
And touting a secret vote is nonsensical.