Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz refuses to step down as his scandal widens, and he’s using a ridiculously pathetic poll as “proof” that his constituents still love him. A new poll of 400 Republicans from Gaetz’s district shows that a little more than 70% of his Republican base in Florida’s 1st Congressional district don’t think he should resign, which isn’t exactly the vote of confidence that Gaetz thinks it is. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses the faulty poll and why we shouldn’t put much stock into it…and why maybe we should.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced