A panel on MSNBC’s AM Joy focused on polling heading into the midterm congressional elections, positing that “Democrats have the momentum to create blue wave in south,” but the panel didn’t acknowledge that it relied on the same flawed polling sources as the 2016 election polling that failed to predict the Red Wave that put Republicans in control of the White House and allowed them to maintain both the U.S. House and Senate.
“Democrats have the momentum to create a blue wave in the south, with candidates such as Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Beto O’Rourke in Texas in strong positions to win in red states,” the MSNBC website reads. “Joy Reid and her panel discuss the fact that some areas of ‘red states’ are not as red as many believe.”
MSNBC presents polling about Abrams, the Democrat in the Georgia gubernatorial race at 46 percent, ahead of Republican Brian Kemp’s 44 percent. Abrams has been aided by considerable free, positive coverage by the mainstream media, including a cover of TIME magazine. MSNBC also cited polling in the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee, which has Republican Marsha Blackburn at 40 percent, compared to Democrat Phil Bredesen at 45.5 percent.