Cook the statistics and one can prove almost anything. Consider this example of mainstream media false news:
“A new Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll released on Sunday gave former Vice President Joe Biden a 14-point lead over President Trump, suggesting that "the debate - is having a material effect on Mr. Trump's political standing." Another factor having a 'material effect' is the poll's egregious oversampling of Democrats - with 45% of those asked identifying as either "Strong Democrat" , "Not very strong Democrat" , "Independent/lean Democrat" - vs. the 36% of those asked identifying as the same degrees of Republican. 13% of those asked are "Strictly Independent."
So, the poll sampled 35 per cent Democrats, 27 percent Republican and a whopping 38 per cent independent, giving a Democrat pseudo-victory of + 8 versus Republicans. As the last poll samples gave Democrats + 3, they changed the weighting by 5 points to cook the books and proclaim that Biden is up by another 6 points. More objective polls now put Trump ahead: