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ZOGBY ANTI-WALMART POLL QUESTIONED...
The Washington Times via Drudge ^ | dec. 9, 2005 | Joel Mowbray

Posted on 12/09/2005 10:48:56 AM PST by blogblogginaway

When the national press devoured a new union-sponsored poll released last week by uber-pollster John Zogby claiming that a majority of Americans believe that "Wal-Mart is bad for America," not reported were serious ethical issues which call into question the integrity of the much-ballyhooed survey. Perhaps because Mr. Zogby has such a sterling reputation -- which has enabled him to snare contracts with several top media outlets, including Reuters, NBC, and the Wall Street Journal -- his findings were reported largely unchallenged.

But what no journalist would have known without digging is that Mr. Zogby cannot be considered an objective third-party when it comes to Wal-Mart. Without the presumption that the pollster was working solely to gauge scientifically the attitudes of the public, the poll loses much of its luster and becomes just another cog in Big Labor's coordinated campaign against the retailer. In recent years, Mr. Zogby has pocketed roughly $90,000 to serve as an expert witness for individuals suing Wal-Mart, according to testimony he gave in a deposition last year in an Arizona case. Nowhere is Mr. Zogby's prior work on behalf of plaintiffs mentioned in the press release announcing the poll results. During a 45-minute phone interview for this column, Mr. Zogby willingly acknowledged when asked about his work on behalf of the various plaintiffs. He repeatedly requested that the column reflect his honesty, which shows that he understands the relevance of his past work. Which raises the question: If he implicitly concedes that his testifying for people suing Wal-Mart is relevant, then why wasn't that disclosure in the announcement of the poll results?

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brownshirtsforkerry; bullzogby; johnzogby; lyingliar; mediabias; mowbray; poll; triedtostealelection; walmart; walmartbashing; zogby; zogbyism

1 posted on 12/09/2005 10:48:57 AM PST by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway

Why do people believe any of these polls?


2 posted on 12/09/2005 10:49:39 AM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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To: p23185

We don't.


3 posted on 12/09/2005 10:51:18 AM PST by BMC1
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To: blogblogginaway

It is the duty of every citizen to lie to pollsters. No poll is worth the effort put into it.


4 posted on 12/09/2005 10:51:50 AM PST by Alice au Wonderland (Viper-Tongued Sister of the King, Mother Superior, Purveyor of Prurience, Caustic Court Castigator)
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To: blogblogginaway
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

"My Poll says different from your poll! And I'm a gonna tell my daddy if you don't take your poll back!"

Who;d have ever thought that Wal Mart would be a crybaby?

5 posted on 12/09/2005 10:51:58 AM PST by Vladiator
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To: blogblogginaway
Ahhhh, this poll must explain why Wal-Mart is always so crowded.
6 posted on 12/09/2005 10:53:09 AM PST by IranIsNext
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To: Vladiator

"Who;d have ever thought that Wal Mart would be a crybaby?"

I call it fighting back, defending themselves against an onslaught of negative propoganda.


7 posted on 12/09/2005 10:55:44 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: p23185


Well, the pollsters have blown the last couple of presidential elections.


8 posted on 12/09/2005 10:56:40 AM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: p23185

We only believe the polls we want to believe....the rest are bogus.


9 posted on 12/09/2005 10:58:10 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Where was the poll conducted? Vermont?


10 posted on 12/09/2005 11:00:14 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: blogblogginaway
I heard right from the beginning that this was a rigged poll by anti Wal Mart unionists. I was shocked when I heard it used on Fox News later that night as gospel. Then again it might've been Shemp Smith using it.
11 posted on 12/09/2005 11:00:46 AM PST by BallyBill (U.S. Armed Forces.. In It ..To Win It!!)
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To: BallyBill

These fools had better leave my Wal-Mart alone!!!!!


12 posted on 12/09/2005 11:23:54 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: blogblogginaway

Zogby sauce used on an anti-Wal-Mart poll.

Anyone here on FR surprised?


13 posted on 12/09/2005 11:25:37 AM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: blogblogginaway

BULLZOGBY

This guy tried to sway the 2004 election on election day by biasing his figures to keep Republicans depressed and at home.

Throw the bum out.


14 posted on 12/09/2005 11:49:50 AM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: weegee

Hes a PA schill like his half-brother.


15 posted on 12/09/2005 12:11:36 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: blogblogginaway

Zogby is a bought-off liar?? I'm shocked, shocked, etc.....


16 posted on 12/09/2005 12:27:06 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: blogblogginaway

Perhaps because Mr. Zogby has such a sterling reputation

Mister Lets-wait-till-5oclock-on-election-day-and-still-get-it-all-wrong


17 posted on 12/09/2005 12:44:55 PM PST by skaterboy (Miss my kitty)
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To: p23185

This is not different than the multiple Handgun Control, Inc. polls that said the American people wanted to disarm themselves. Trouble was, when the people actually voted on the issue, the Second Amendment, freedom, and the right to self defense won overwhelmingly.


18 posted on 12/09/2005 1:25:16 PM PST by libstripper
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To: weegee
"This guy tried to sway the 2004 election on election day by biasing his figures to keep Republicans depressed and at home. "

I think you have his motivation wrong. He tried to cover his ass when the exit polling seemed to show his pre-election polling was way off, and only ended up making himself look like an idiot in the process.
19 posted on 12/09/2005 2:20:50 PM PST by Moral Hazard ("Now therefore kill every male among the little ones" - Numbers 31:17)
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To: Moral Hazard

Election day his sample was weighted towards the democrats and the media kept publishing the latest poll figures on election day.

There are threads dedicated to election day (real time). Sean Hannity and others had to tell callers not to give up hope.

The media believed their own BS. When you cook the books, ALWAYS keep a legit copy so you know how much you were off/stole.

The first 10 minutes after the polls closed on the east coast, all of the networks had pundits saying that the economy sank Bush's chances for re-election. They quickly learned that it wasn't a blowout for Kerry and had to change their coverage.

I rolled videotape (on several networks, flipping the dial) until my recorder broke down.


20 posted on 12/09/2005 2:53:04 PM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: IranIsNext

"That place is so crowded, no one goes there anymore." - Yogi Berra


21 posted on 12/09/2005 2:54:39 PM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: Moral Hazard

I think you are just plain wrong. He tried to influence the election.


22 posted on 12/09/2005 2:56:21 PM PST by bfree (PC is BS)
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To: libstripper
This is not different than the multiple Handgun Control, Inc. polls that said the American people wanted to disarm themselves. Trouble was, when the people actually voted on the issue, the Second Amendment, freedom, and the right to self defense won overwhelmingly.

A little bit like the exit polls last Nov!! But to listen to the loony left you would think they honestly want to change the election process and just have a poll and ignore the horrendous expense of actually counting ballots since we all know the Bushies control the Diebold machines!! Also that would let the libs control who is elected since they control the polls.

23 posted on 12/09/2005 9:16:20 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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To: BallyBill

Who's giving money to the unions to target Walmart? Could it be ....Costco? Hey, have you ever seen a Costco ad? Maybe they've found another way to suppress the competition...

It's just a thought.


24 posted on 01/25/2006 8:48:22 AM PST by TaxRelief
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