Skip to comments.ZOGBY ANTI-WALMART POLL QUESTIONED...
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?
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Why do people believe any of these polls?
It is the duty of every citizen to lie to pollsters. No poll is worth the effort put into it.
"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?
"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.
Well, the pollsters have blown the last couple of presidential elections.
We only believe the polls we want to believe....the rest are bogus.
Where was the poll conducted? Vermont?
These fools had better leave my Wal-Mart alone!!!!!
Zogby sauce used on an anti-Wal-Mart poll.
Anyone here on FR surprised?
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.
Hes a PA schill like his half-brother.
Zogby is a bought-off liar?? I'm shocked, shocked, etc.....
Perhaps because Mr. Zogby has such a sterling reputation
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.
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.
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