2. The Polls the CPD relies on are Biased in Favor of Republicans and Democrats
According to the CPD, these are the criteria for inclusion of a presidential candidate in the national debates:
Candidates qualify for debate participation who: (1) are constitutionally eligible to hold the office of President of the United States; (2) have achieved ballot access in a sufficient number of states to win a theoretical Electoral College majority in the general election; and (3) have demonstrated a level of support of at least 15 percent of the national electorate, as determined by five selected national public opinion polling organizations, using the average of those organizations’ most recent publicly-reported results.
The five polls that have been selected are:
- ABC-Washington Post;
- CBS-New York Times;
- CNN-Opinion Research Corporation;
- Fox News;
- NBC-Wall Street Journal
But when the pollsters run these polls, they do so in a highly biased way, one that favors Republicans and Democrats over anyone else. According to an article published by the Libertarian party, the polls are rigged:
…Each of the five polls contains at least one serious flaw. For example:
They start with a survey question asking whether survey respondents would vote for Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
They include numerous questions about Trump and Clinton, and only one that mentions Johnson.
They ask outright whether respondents believe Trump or Clinton will win the election.