Carnage Watch over the Primary Season
The highly anticipated release of The Des Moines Register Iowa Poll — considered one of the most important and most respected polls of the Primary season — was canceled Saturday night ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Over the years, The Des Moines Register Iowa Poll has been regarded as the Oracle that foretold the ultimate winner of the Democratic nomination. The 2016 Iowa Caucus results for the Democratic Party are still held under a cloak of suspicion for being rigged, even by The Des Moines Register, itself.
The official excuse for pulling the poll was because Pete Buttigieg's campaign complained that his name had been omitted by one of the poll interviewers.
Buttigieg's campaign complained of irregularities in the polling methodology that left out his name among the panel of candidates when a supporter was surveyed for the poll.
The campaign brought the problem to the attention of the pollster and its media partners.
"Our campaign received a report from a recipient of the Iowa Poll call, raising concerns that not every candidate was named by the interviewer when asked who they support," Buttigieg campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said in a statement.
"We shared this with the organizations behind the poll, who conducted an internal investigation and determined not to release it. We applaud CNN and The Des Moines Register for their integrity."
After somehow determining they couldn't really verify that the poll's results were valid, the Iowa Poll's sponsors, The Des Moines Register and cable news channel CNN, jointly made the decision to yank the poll, in consultation with Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll.
By Monday morning, however, a majority of speculators across social media believe the poll was canceled because Bernie Sanders was the clear winner, which is an upset for the Democratic Party and for former President Barack Obama, who has taken a public stand against the Bernie Sanders's campaign.
This sets the pace for the sabotage you can expect to see during the remainder of the primary season. Ball-boy Buttigieg is one of many operatives inserted in the race to block the Sanders' campaign from victory. In the end, Michael Bloomberg is expected to rise out of the carnage and take the Democratic Presidential Campaign nomination.