Democratic candidate Joe Biden likely won the presidency not based on any particular policies but because the media refused to cover several key stories and issues, according to a new analysis.
A survey of 1,750 Biden voters in Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania — all but one, North Carolina, called for the former vice president — conducted on behalf of the Media Research Center asked respondents what they knew about eight issues or stories MRC believes were not sufficiently covered by the press.
Of those surveyed, 17 percent said they would not have cast their ballot for Biden if they had known about at least one of the underrepresented stories.
The eight issues selected by the MRC were:
— Sexual assault allegations against Biden dating back to the early 1990s by then-Senate aide Tara Reade;
— Allegations of corruption involving son Hunter Biden, that included possible kickbacks to the former vice president;
— Sen. Kamala Harris’ extreme left-wing views on several issues;
— How the economy snapped back quickly from the recession caused by widespread mandatory business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
— Historic peace deals the Trump administration forged between Israel and a number of Arab neighbors;
— U.S. energy independence under President Trump, which resulted in the country becoming a net oil exporter for the first time;
— The success of “Operation Warp Speed” to quickly get a coronavirus vaccine to market.
According to the survey, 82 percent of Biden’s voters were not aware of at least one of those issues.
Regarding Reade’s allegations of sexual assault, 35.4 percent of respondents said they were not aware of them. Meanwhile, 8.9 percent said had they been they would have either voted for President Donald Trump, a third-party candidate, no presidential candidate or would not have voted at all. MRC-aligned NewsBusters said this issue alone had the potential to flip Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to President Trump.
As for the Hunter Biden scandal, a larger percentage of respondents — 45.1 percent — said they knew nothing about it, but if they had, 9.4 percent would have changed their vote to Trump.
Here is the remaining breakdown of issues:
— Kamala Harris’ preference for left-wing policies: 25.3 percent were unaware; 4.1 percent would have changed their vote (potentially flipping a number of states).
— Pre-election jobs growth (spanning June 5 – Oct. 2): 39.4 percent were not aware; 5.4 percent would have changed their vote.
— Massive economic growth: 49 percent were not aware; 5.6 percent would have switched their votes.
— History-making peace deals: 43.5 percent were not aware of any of them; 5 percent would have changed votes.
— That America became energy-independent under Trump: 50.5 percent were unaware; 5.8 percent said they’d have changed their vote.
— Operation Warp Speed’s success: 36.1 percent were unaware; 5.3 percent would not have voted for Biden.
“It’s important to note that not all of these voters would have switched to President Trump, of course (although about 6% of Biden’s voters say that’s exactly what they would have done),” NewsBusters concluded.
“Just by choosing to abandon Biden, these voters would have handed all six of these states, and a second term, to the President — if the news media had properly informed them about the two candidates.”
Sources: BPR: Media’s suppression of key stories likely gave Biden election win, study finds