Univision Twists WashPost-ABC Poll To Suit Its Agenda 

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The nation’s top Spanish-language news network, Univision, began its one-year countdown to the 2020 general election by heralding the results of a new poll placing the top three Democrat presidential hopefuls ahead of president Donald Trump.

Watch below as Ramos framed correspondent Blanca Rosa Vílchez’s report by “talking politics” as befits the liberal agenda, in an obvious attempt to garner sympathy to his cause from Latino audiences: 

 

 

Let's talk politics. One year after presidential elections, President Trump is behind some of his potential Democratic rivals. According to a poll from ABC and the Washington Post, Joe Biden wins over Trump by 56% to 39% in voting intent. Elizabeth Warren 55% to 40% percent and Bernie Sanders 55% to 41%. Nevertheless, the battle is close in undecided states like Pennsylvania. Blanca Rosa Vilches visited a small town in that state where Hispanic voters want to make a difference.

Ramos, a staunch supporter of so-called “democratic socialism,” framed the report on a new ABC/Washington Post poll (how factual can it actually be?) by narrowly focusing on the national findings which favor Biden, Warren and Sanders over Trump, and only very briefly mentioning the numbers in swing states, where in his words, ”the battle is close in undecided states like Pennsylvania.”

This fact, downplayed by Ramos, is acknowledged by The Post: “Other surveys in the states expected to play an outsize role in the 2020 contest have shown tighter races, particularly in parts of the upper Midwest that Trump flipped from Democrats in 2016.”

The report then shifted to correspondent Blanca Rosa Vilches, who added: “When it comes to electoral battles in small towns, they refer to cities like York in southern Pennsylvania with a population of 45,000.”

According to the reporter in York, “a third of the population is Hispanic, mostly of Puerto Rican and Dominican origin. Only 8% of the population in Pennsylvania is of Hispanic descent. In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won here by 44,000 votes, or less than 1%. Since then, however, more than 1,000,000 Hispanics have moved here.”

Regardless of the number of Latinos living in York, PA, Univision's report made sure to include a radical and socialist activist resident: Thais Carrero, local director of CASA, where the published metrics of success through 2023 include “winning the White House and ensuring Comprehensive Immigration reform.

Carrero's contribution to the report was to emphasize the fact that York “has always been a very Caucasian area, where the same people have access to power, so just getting the person out of the house, has been a challenge, a huge challenge.”

A noteworthy footnote about the report: Univision included a hint of what may become a new major talking point within the network ́s broader “Latino Agenda”: The repeal of the Electoral College:

 

VILCHES: How do you see next year's election?

CATALINA RUIZ, BUSINESS OWNER: Difficult. Difficult because unfortunately the popular vote is still not counting, I couldn't tell you.

Winning the popular vote and pushing for abolishing the Electoral College is certainly top-of-mind for liberals betting on the Democrats, a fact stated by the Post in its write-up about the poll: “National margins of the size in the new survey, if they were to hold for another year, would probably result in a popular-vote victory for the Democrats, possibly larger than the nearly 3 million-vote margin which Hillary Clinton earned over Trump in 2016.”

Click on “Expand” to read the complete transcript of the above mentioned report as it aired on Noticiero Univision on November 5, 2019:

Noticiero Univision
November 5, 2019
6:50 p.m. Eastern

JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISIÓN: Let's talk politics. One year after presidential elections, he's behind some of his potential Democratic rivals. According to a poll from the ABC and The Washington Post, Joe Biden beats Trump by 56% to 39% in voting intent. Elizabeth Warren 55% to 40% percent and Bernie Sanders 55 to 41%. Nevertheless, the battle is close in undecided states like Pennsylvania. Blanca Rosa Vilches visited a small town in that state where Hispanic voters want to make a difference.

BLANCA ROSA VILCHES, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISÓN: When it comes to electoral battles in small towns, they refer to cities like York in southern Pennsylvania with a population of 45,000.

THAIS CARRERO, DIRECTOR, CASA ORGANIZATION: This has always been a very Caucasian area, where the same people have access to power, so just getting the person out of the house, has been a challenge, a huge challenge.

VILCHES: A third of the population of York is Hispanic, mostly of Puerto Rican and Dominican origin. Only 8% of the population in Pennsylvania is of Hispanic descent. In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won here by 44,000 votes, or less than 1%. Since then, however, more than 1,000,000 Hispanics have moved here.

JOHN PENCE, NEPHEW OF VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: We have a message that this result, these promises made, promises fulfilled.

VILCHES: Michael Rivera is the Republican nominee for Berks County Commissioner. Does Donald Trump help you or does Donald Trump hurt you?

RIVERA: A little bit of both. For Republicans it helps me, it may be that for Democrats it might affect me a little.

VILCHES: Every vote counts and everything starts by registering them.

ELENA AGUILAR, TPS BENEFICIARY: You registered to vote, didn't you?

VILCHES: Elena Aguilar is a beneficiary of the TPS and volunteers to register new voters.

AGUILAR: Firstly, because, because I don't have a voice, I can't vote. So, I want other people to vote for me.

VILCHES: In supermarkets or knocking on doors they seek to register them without asking which party they will vote for. How do you see next year's election?

CATALINA RUIZ, BUSINESS OWNER: Difficult. Difficult because unfortunately the popular vote is still not counting, I couldn't tell you.

VILCHES: But would you vote Democratic or Republican?

MAN: I don't ́t know yet.

VILCHES: Among the undecided and those who have not yet registered to vote could be the difference next year. In Berks, Pennsylvania, Blanca Rosa Vilches, Univision.

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