(Noted News) — Days before the election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore sounded the alarm about the fallibility of election polls showing Joe Biden with a comfortable lead over President Trump.
In an interview with The Hill, the Bowling for Columbine documentarian said that the average Trump voter doesn’t want to participate in polls, and therefore the polls are falsely skewing to the left. This means, Moore says, we should take Biden’s leads in the polls, and just “cut it in half.”
“Trump has tightened virtually every one of these swing states to the point where- what are they saying this morning?… ‘Biden’s five points ahead in Wisconsin… maybe three points ahead in Florida, two points ahead in Arizona’… Listen, don’t believe these polls. The Trump vote is always being undercounted. Pollsters—when they actually call the Trump voter, the Trump voter is very suspicious of the ‘Deep State’ calling them and asking them who they’re voting for. It’s all fake news to them, remember.”
“So it is not an accurate count. I think the safe thing to do, this is not scientific… whatever they’re saying the Biden lead is, cut it in half, right now, in your head. Cut it in half, and now you’re within the four-point margin of error. That’s how close this is! That’s how desperately close this is!”
Moore also warned of Trump’s aggressive campaign strategy in Michigan where he targeted counties he had lost last time rather than focus on his strongholds. One of the counties was Muskegon.
“Only two counties voted for Hillary on the west side of Michigan in 2016, and Muskegon county was one of them. Trump chose not to go to a “Trump” county, he went to a “Hillary” county, and had thousands of people there!”
The filmmaker’s comments contradict most prominent voices from the left, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said she and her colleagues were “prepared and ready” for Biden to take over the White House.
“I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday…On Jan. 20, he will be inaugurated president of the United States. So while we don’t want to be overconfident or assume anything, we have to be ready for how we’re going to go down a different path.”
But Moore’s comments do have historical precedence; days before the 2016 election, the New York Times forecasted that Hillary Clinton had a 91% chance to win, which obviously did not happen.
As the election approaches, President Trump has remained confident despite the dwindling poll numbers, generally claiming that he is “doing very well” in each of the crucial battleground states and even going so far as to tell reporters “you’re going to see a red wave like you’ve never seen before.”
The US election is thought to be the most bet-on event in all of history, with nearly $300 million being gambled in the United Kingdom alone. Most of that money is wagered on Donald Trump winning a second term despite the odds not being in his favor.
With the election scheduled for November 3rd, voters, gamblers, and the financial markets are all prepared for maximum uncertainty with the possibility of a contested decision, and even rumors of foreign meddling.