So this piece of utterly bizarre weirdness popped up …
Yes, they really do indeed mean “Trump”, not some other devout individual who just happens to be unfortunately stuck with the same name.
This is the same Trump, who behind closed doors says stuff like the following when faced with pastors clamouring to lay hands on him and pray for him …
Trump seemed delighted by the “scam,” Cohen recalled to me, and eager to highlight that the pastor was “full of shit.”, “They’re all hustlers,” Trump said.
… meeting with the pastors who laid hands on him and sneering, “Can you believe that bullshit?”
If indeed that was it, just that one insightful article, it would be easy to dismiss. But this is Mr Grab-Them-By-The-Pussy, the fraudster who has been married multiple times and also famously bangs porn stars.
If indeed, the guy who now has 91 indictments is a (checks notes) “Man of Faith”, then exactly what faith are we talking about here, what church does he attend?
The answer is none.
He claims to identify as a non-denominational Christian, yet his total lack of any form of piety, or morals, or ethics, or basic human decency, does not in any way appear to deter many from going along with the claims from a guy who is a well-established liar.
What Poll was this and is it credible?
The poll was conducted by HarrisX for Deseret News between Sept. 8-11. They surveyed 1,002 registered voters.
It get’s even weirder?
The poll did not just ask about Trump, it also surveyed about a whole host of well-known politicians …
…47% of Republican respondents saying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a person of faith, 31% for Sen. Tim Scott, 31% for former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, 30% for entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and 22% for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Only 23% of Republicans said Biden is a person of faith, while 12% said the same of Vice President Kamala Harris…
Here is their published chart illustrating their results …
If you were to take this poll at face value then there is indeed a great deal to contend with. Looking at the above …
- Mitt Romney, who is rather famously devoutly Mormon, and spent time serving as a Mormon bishop, is supposedly not much of a man of faith, yet Trump, the rapist, friend of Epstein, and voracious bonker of playboy models ranks the top position.
- Meanwhile, Biden, who famously and devoutly attends Church almost every single week, garners a rather low score as well
However, step back a bit and you then can see what is really going on here.
When faced with a list of political figures …
- Republicans opted to pick those within their tribe and more or less ranked them as they are generally ranked politically by the members of their tribe
- Democrats … well yes, rinse and repeat the same.
That still leaves me to scratch my head in utter befuddlement over the 14% of democrats who think Trump is a “Man of Faith”. What’s that about?
We have of course been here before – Polls and the Trump Factor
Do you remember that famous comparison of the pictures of the Trump vs Obama inauguration back in 2017?
The starting point was that Trump boasted that his was the largest crowd size ever.
The Washington Post simply ran a poll showing two photos and asked which crowd size was the largest.
What did Trump supporters do, did they pick A, a factually incorrect option, or B the factually correct option.
Knowing that their guy claimed his was the largest, and also knowing that in reality it was not, they happily picked A as the largest.
They ignored facts and reality, and instead deployed an answer that aligned with their politics, even when it was completely and very blatantly at odds with reality.
When polling, there is a foundational assumption that those you survey will sincerely relay an honest answer. There rests the flaw. It is not the poll that is wrong, nor is it the Trump supporters being ignorant or stupid, but instead we have people who refuse to play the poll game honestly and will happily lie as a way to support their guy.
As a side observation, the entire inauguration crowd size thing was utterly farcical. This is because the crowd size is not a reliable way to measure popular support. Around DC most who have access to the transit system are blue voters, so the red voters have far further to travel to get to the mall … but no, the idiot in chief decides to turn it into a dick waving contest; literally claiming his is biggest. Once that happened his supporters can’t back down when faced with facts, and so stick with the rantings of their dear leader.
As for this latest poll … yea, they know the idiot-in-chief is not by any measure a “man-of-faith”, but when asked, they will happily explain to you that he is,. That’s because pandering to the lie is how they then establish themselves as members of his cult.
Should it really surprise us in any way that the guy who more or less lies every single time he opens his mouth to say anything, (and that’s a matter of public record), will also have followers within his personality cult that do exactly the same?
As for the insight that only 35% think Mitt Romney is a man of faith, and the other 65% don’t, the punchline here is that the paper that commissioned the poll is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.