The Bergen Record’s Mike Kelly appears to have misunderstood a Washington Post poll, but hasn’t moved to correct his error – almost as if facts don’t matter to the tetchy opinion-giver.
In a column about former Bergen County GOP chairman Bob Yudin supporting Donald Trump’s removal, the frequently sloppy Kelly cited the Post poll that 83% of Democrats supported impeachment.
Kelly seemingly understands the trick of subtracting 83 from 100 and determined that “17%” of Republicans think that Trump should be removed – as if the GOP made up just 17% of voters nationwide.
But the actual poll he referenced — and linked to in his column — shows that 88% of Republicans oppose Trump’s removal and just 9% believe the Senate should oust him. That puts the crotchety Kelly’s numbers off by more than 88% — a significant error.
The New Jersey Globe reached out to Kelly at 9:13 PM on Monday with a request for comment, but he has not immediately responded.