by Nicholas Fondacaro
With ABC News sounding the alarm over their own poll showing former President Trump leading President Biden by 10 points in a hypothetical head-to-head rematch, the cast of ABC’s The View were in a panic on Monday. The fact that the network they worked for was the one who conducted the poll meant little as they all took to attacking the results; with faux conservative Ana Navarro openly suggesting the pollsters were all “high” on “edibles or somethings” when they were asking the questions.
“A new ABC/Washington Post poll … [s]hows that Biden is trailing you-know-who by nearly ten points, but – but I know there are other polls that are also happening that are saying different things,” moderator Whoopi Goldberg scoffed as she led into the segment.
The other faux-conservative on the panel, Alyssa Farah Griffin called her network’s poll “an outlier” and opined about how she was “skeptical of polls” because “They were wrong in 2016, they were wrong in the midterms in 2020.”
She decried the ABC poll as “so far out of step with other polling” at there had to be “an anomaly when they were taking the poll.” Realizing she was dissing her own network, she quickly pivoted to praising her co-workers by saying, “I trust our pollsters at ABC, they’re phenomenal.” She also almost said they “misrep[resented]” Trump’s lead, but she caught herself mid-word and rephrased it to “may have overstated the lead.”
Racist co-host Sunny Hostin wrote off the ABC poll and declared that she didn’t want to hear any talk of polls until Trump’s trials started:
Trump’s scheduled trial dates and where they fall in the presidential primary calendar. March 4th, March 25th, March 20th. A judge has yet to set the date for Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the Georgia – Oh, I’m sorry. It’s now May 20th. So, I’m happy to talk about polls and where people fall when I see that first trial. I’m happy to talk about it then, but until then, nobody needs to be talking about how Biden is doing or anything like that.
This was followed up by Navarro and her unsupported suggestion that the ABC pollsters were high on drugs when administering the questions. “I don’t know what happened with this ABC poll,” she declared. “I don’t know if the people asking the questions were high or the people answering the questions were high, but somebody had to have been on edibles or something else because this poll is off the charts.”