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Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.
Why Presidential political polling data is no longer relevant.
Review: Election 2016 Presidential Polls -
The accuracy of presidential polling data was in decline, but since the 2008 presidential election it has taken precipitous drop to where the numbers are not worth much more than a hill of beans.
What has changed? What has changed is Americans lack of trust in people and institutions. People no longer trust in government, politicians, or those in public office. Unfortunately many no longer trust law enforcement, especially the younger generation. Most don't trust assurances that their phone calls aren’t being recorded or their emails collected. When it comes to polling, many no longer trust the agenda behind those collecting the data, and if their opinions are labeled and stored for later use. Society today has become, well, "Orwellian" in nature.
There has been an unceasing pressure on people from the secular (godless) orthodoxy which includes the mainstream media, educational institutions, government, and often from fellow Americans on Americans into a forced compliance with right thinking (vs wrong thinking). Compliance often means submission to opinions that violate one's conscience on what is right and wrong, and of one's religious teachings (God's Laws). George Orwell in his book 1984 used the term "newspeak" or "Big Brother" is watching you.
The Net result (no pun intended) of this general lack of trust and forced orthodoxy is the knowledge that you can no longer publically, or even at times privately, express your opinions without fear of reprisal. This is why polling companies, especially in covering conservative candidates and issues, are finding that more and more people are no longer willing to answer polls. Thus the poll data is skewed and the numbers less meaningful.
So where does one put their trust? The anti-
Welcome to the Third Great Wakening, or depending on your view of American history, the Forth Great Wakening. Fear not but know that the first two Great Spiritual Awakenings were preceded by times of great political unrest followed by a great bloody war (Revolutionary & Civil) fought on American soil. In both conflicts, birthing biblical liberty in to the world and ending slavery, God's law was victorious. God doesn't care about polling data or even public opinion, only about the truth and fidelity to Him and His laws.
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