Senate Democrats stepped on a rake over the weekend when they decided to run a Twitter poll asking users if they preferred Supreme Court justices like 86-year-old leftist Ruth Bader Ginsburg or justices like 54-year old conservative Brett Kavanaugh.
It did not go well for them:
Senate Democrats actually deleted the RBG/Kavanaugh poll, but no one should be surprised. When the political Left loses they discredit the results, and when that doesn't work they simply try and rewrite history. pic.twitter.com/dwhbTS62hD
— Trent (@TrentTAMU) May 5, 2019
Journalist Yashar Ali asked the obvious question: “Who thought this was a good idea?” Because it’s never a good idea to pose a question like this on a public forum unless you’re damn sure of how it’s going to turn out.
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington dunked on the DSCC for deleting their poll, tweeting that Democrats were “refusing to accept voting results (again).”
Democrats, refusing to accept voting results (again)https://t.co/p2VFw3OVp1
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 5, 2019
Other conservative Twitter users had some fun at the DSCC’s expense:
They are probably huddled together with their emotional support animals discussing their feelings about the poll.? #MAGA2020
— Krista Kelly (@bluskylar) May 5, 2019
Least they didn't curl up in the proverbial fetal position like Hillary when she lost he election, and couldn't bear to come out to face the public for hours.
— Jack, The Zealous Listener (@listener_t) May 5, 2019
— Chris ?? (@Chris_1791) May 5, 2019
The reaction of the Senate Democrats checking their Twitter poll numbers pic.twitter.com/L1GpkbHvgT
— Justin (@Jeschert) May 5, 2019
Another poll Senate Dems posted on Twitter last week started off on very shaky ground. The DSCC account asked its followers whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller should testify before Congress. A whopping 71 percent said no and only 29 percent said yes after over 2,200 votes.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 5, 2019
It looks like a lot of right-wing Twitter users voted “no” just to mess with the Democrats. It’s also possible that President Trump influenced the vote when he weighed in on the question with couple of tweets of his own on Sunday.
….to testify. Are they looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion? There was no crime, except on the other side (incredibly not covered in the Report), and NO OBSTRUCTION. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2019
The poll tightened, however, on Monday with 52 percent of users voting “yes” and 48 percent voting “no.”
Do you think Special Counsel Robert Mueller should testify before Congress?
— Senate Democrats (@dscc) May 1, 2019
That result likely includes a lot of conservatives who would love to see Mueller face questions from Republicans like Reps Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)
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