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FR EXCLUSIVE - CNN hires Clinton-controlled Opinion Research Corp. for 2008 Presidential Polling
FreeRepublic.com Exclusive | January 12, 2007

Posted on 01/12/2007 12:44:08 PM PST by Howlin

Edited on 01/13/2007 12:51:31 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Today CNN announced that "The CNN Poll will become the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll" -

Press release - CNN and Opinion Research Announce Formal Polling Partnership

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opinion Research Corporation, a leading provider of global market research and consulting services, today announced the establishment of a formal polling partnership with CNN, one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. The CNN Poll will become the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.

"Opinion Research Corporation's reputation for independent, objective analysis and its excellent reputation in the industry make the firm the ideal polling partner for CNN," said Sam Feist, CNN's Political Director. "As the network gears up to offer the most in-depth and expansive coverage of the 2008 election, Opinion Research Corporation will be a key part of giving viewers the accurate and relevant information they demand to help them make decisions."

Opinion Research Corp. website - www.opinionresearch.com

Based on the history of the people who recently acquired Opinion Research Corp., we believe that the true purpose of the CNN/Opinion Research partnership is to rig the poll results to benefit Hillary Clinton in her 2008 presidential campaign.

Opinion Research was purchased last year by InfoUSA. InfoUSA is controlled by a hard-core Clintonista named Vinod Gupta.

Gupta is a major Clinton/DNC donor and fundraiser, and Lincoln Bedroom guest. He has recently spent large sums to establish these Clinton-worship centers in India -

The Bill Clinton Science and Technology Center

Gochar Intermediate College, Rampur Maniharan

The Center was founded to help Scientists, Engineers and Doctors better perform their duties in a professional manner and be a part of the process of technological advancement. The campus covers more than 10 acres and is home to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Agricultural Labs and a Computer Science Center. It is Vinod's desire that some of those who study at the WJCST Center gain admission to medical and engineering colleges.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Mass Communication Center

Having provided a basic curriculum at the Women's Polytechnic and Science Center, Vinod now has bigger plans to transform the lives of young men and women. This new center will include training in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Media Management, Television Presentation/Anchoring and Web Design.

Gupta manipulated InfoUSA's acquisition of Opinion Research to his personal benefit last year by purchasing shares in Opinion Research, then using his position as chairman of InfoUSA to orchestrate the acquisition of O.R.C. at a nearly 100% premium - thus driving up the value of his O.R.C. shares at the expense of his IUSA shareholders. This sleazy transaction was described last year in a New York Times article

Due to adverse publicity during an IUSA proxy battle last year, Gupta removed his personal web site (www.vingupta.com) which contained several photos of him getting cozy with the Clintons.

We have obtained several photos of Gupta getting hot and sweaty with the Clintons from his deleted web site -

Given the close personal and financial ties between the man who controls Opinion Research Corp. and the Clintons, we believe that the CNN/Opinion Research polling results are hopelessly tainted and intended to benefit Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. CNN either failed to perform due diligence on their partner, or they are complicit in this polling sham.


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Any comments?
1 posted on 01/12/2007 12:44:12 PM PST by Howlin
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; ~Vor~; 1Mike; 1stMarylandRegiment; 3catsanadog; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...

OH BOY PING!!!!


2 posted on 01/12/2007 12:45:11 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin
WOW and BRAVO!
3 posted on 01/12/2007 12:45:24 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: hobbes1

ping


4 posted on 01/12/2007 12:45:36 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Howlin

Hey, if it makes the democrats think she's electable, so much the better.


5 posted on 01/12/2007 12:46:22 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Howlin
Any comments?

I see you're finally making yourself useful around here. :-D

6 posted on 01/12/2007 12:46:27 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: xsmommy

Good, huh?


7 posted on 01/12/2007 12:46:31 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: everyone

Bad as the media bias was in '04, it will be even worse in '08.

I predict science-fiction, Orwellian levels of it.


8 posted on 01/12/2007 12:46:43 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Howlin

my comment: CNN = pile of crap


9 posted on 01/12/2007 12:46:50 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sir Gawain

LOL........er, that's not what I had in mind, kiddo!


10 posted on 01/12/2007 12:47:00 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin

even better than i hoped.


11 posted on 01/12/2007 12:47:30 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Howlin

Howlin, this is suberb. Excellent work, my dear friend!

Oh how wonderful it is, when such a costly and sneaky plan comes together and then it's EXPOSED!!!!


12 posted on 01/12/2007 12:47:31 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Howlin

Why am I not surprised -- the media doesn't even try to hide it anymore -- they are totally blantant in their bias today.


13 posted on 01/12/2007 12:47:35 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Take Back the House and Senate -- Rudy/Allen 2008!)
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To: Howlin
Given the close personal and financial ties between the man who controls Opinion Research Corp. and the Clintons, we believe that the...

Who's the "we"?

14 posted on 01/12/2007 12:47:57 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Howlin

I guess Missus Clinton is in the lead then.

lol


15 posted on 01/12/2007 12:49:16 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Conservatism hasn't been tried and found wanting, it has been found wanting to be tried.)
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To: Sir Gawain

The people who had input into this research.


16 posted on 01/12/2007 12:49:21 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin

Nice work!


17 posted on 01/12/2007 12:49:54 PM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: Howlin; holdonnow

Check this out Mark!


18 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:06 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: Howlin

Oh my my


19 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:08 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Howlin

WOW!!

"CNN either failed to perform due diligence on their partner, or they are complicit in this polling sham."

100% guarantee it is the later!!


20 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:20 PM PST by penelopesire
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To: Howlin
Good work, Howlin. Ping the Great One...he can cover this tonight.
21 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:31 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: All

Look at the pics everybody --- note the guy holding the cigar in the bottom photo --- he's wearing a WH V-neck shirt!


22 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:33 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Howlin

We are in the battle of our lives. Soros and the mainstream media against talk radio.


23 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:44 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Howlin
FYI: Vin Gupta is also linked to "billionaire philanthropist" Warren Buffett as the two of them co-hosted a $1000 per-plate fundraiser dinner at Gupta's own estate in Nebraska for Hillary back in 2000, where she left with at least $100,000.
24 posted on 01/12/2007 12:50:47 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Howlin

:-(

I thought it was all you.


25 posted on 01/12/2007 12:51:02 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Constitution Day

It was a joint effort, believe me.


26 posted on 01/12/2007 12:51:33 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Sir Gawain

All here but you?


27 posted on 01/12/2007 12:52:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: NeoCaveman

Good Guess .. LOL!


28 posted on 01/12/2007 12:52:35 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Howlin

Wow Hillary looks pregnant or bloated in that pink shirt.


29 posted on 01/12/2007 12:53:08 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Howlin

Lest anyone had any doubts, we now know for sure that CNN is officially the Clinton News Network.


30 posted on 01/12/2007 12:53:59 PM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Sir Gawain

You had to know better than that. My replies are short and pithy. :-)


31 posted on 01/12/2007 12:54:03 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin

Wow, great work.

Though anyone can knock 20 to 30 strokes off their golf game using Bubba Math.

TC


32 posted on 01/12/2007 12:55:12 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well it's good, whoever did it. We need more of this.


33 posted on 01/12/2007 12:55:29 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Howlin
They don't call it the Clinton News Network for nothing.
34 posted on 01/12/2007 12:56:40 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Howlin
Any comments?

You should send it to Brit Hume and/or Sean Hannity! He'll report it!

35 posted on 01/12/2007 12:56:42 PM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: Howlin

They are getting started early.

Give them an "A" for initiative, and an "F" for veracity, morality, decency, patriotism, and good looks.


36 posted on 01/12/2007 12:57:09 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Jim Robinson
If anybody here wonders why we need to support Free Republic, THIS is the answer.







Shhh...what's that sound? A thread going up in the middle of the internet...
37 posted on 01/12/2007 12:57:11 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Sir Gawain; Howlin

THIS is what Free Republic is about. Howlin, this is great info.


38 posted on 01/12/2007 12:57:36 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: areafiftyone

Somebody will, I am sure.


39 posted on 01/12/2007 12:58:12 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin

Great work!

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BILL HEAVES GIFT-HORSE TREADMILL
New York Post (NY)
March 28, 2001
Estimated printed pages: 2

HOURS after PAGE SIX reported that a flab-hating friend of Bill Clinton's sent a treadmill to the portly former prez's home, the exercise apparatus was sent back.
As Day 2 of Treadmillgate unfolded with several new developments, Clinton's office called Omni Fitness in White Plains yesterday morning to return the $7,000 treadmill that was delivered to the Clintons' Chappaqua manse.

We've also learned that the mysterious benfactor who bought the gift for Clinton is Vinod Gupta, the CEO of InfoUSA, an Omaha, Neb., database company.

Gupta, who donated $1 million to Clinton's presidential library fund, has stayed overnight in the Lincoln Bedroom. Clinton, who calls him "Vin," slept over at Gupta's house in the heartland after a fund-raiser. Days before he left office, Clinton appointed Gupta to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts.

Clinton's rep, Julia Payne, said Clinton's decision to return the fitness freebie had nothing to do with any naughty conflict-of-interest innuendo we may have ignited yesterday.

"He already has a treadmill," she explained.

"I know all the power and influence that PAGE SIX wields, but your report had nothing to do with his decision to return it."

Gupta, who was traveling in India yesterday, was described by Payne as a "long-time friend and supporter" of the Clintons.

Payne said Clinton's office tried unsuccessfully to reach Gupta to tell him not to send the treadmill, which as of yesterday, sat in a box in the Clintons' shed, waiting to be picked up by Omni Fitness.

Jimmy Kriz, who sold Gupta the treadmill that was sent to Clinton's house, told us that he wished Bill and Hillary would at least compare the state-of-the-art Life Fitness 9500 to their old machine. "I don't even think they've looked at it," he said. "This is a great treadmill. It's top of the line. It's definitely better than what they have now."

When Kriz spoke to Clinton's office yesterday about the machine, "They told me I probably shouldn't talk about it anymore," he admitted.

But we had to ask: did he take Clinton's rejection of his treadmill personally? "No, I sell 'em all the time," he declared. "It's just that this one was to the president. I don't think anyone else in the industry has done that."

But Gupta may have taken Clinton's slight a little harder. When we called his office in Omaha, his assistant snapped, "I'm not helping you with your story. I'm hanging up now."


40 posted on 01/12/2007 12:58:22 PM PST by maggief
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To: Indy Pendance

Absolutely. I was proud to do my part.


41 posted on 01/12/2007 12:58:36 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: California Patriot

'04? What about '06? Macaca!


42 posted on 01/12/2007 12:58:54 PM PST by marsh_of_mists
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To: ZULU

Motley crew, aren't they?


43 posted on 01/12/2007 12:59:15 PM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Howlin

You did good. We need more of this, and less carping about trivial junk.


44 posted on 01/12/2007 12:59:34 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Howlin

Great JOB!


45 posted on 01/12/2007 1:00:07 PM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Howlin

Excellent work. It is fascinating to see the Clinton plan to return their co-presidency to the White House. Where is Richard Mellon Scaife when we need him?


46 posted on 01/12/2007 1:00:15 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Howlin; Buckhead; TankerKC
BRAVO! Now, let's shout it from every roof top, blog, TV and radio show that the clintons are in a conspiracy w/CNN to get hillary in the WH any ole crooked way. Cooking the books/polls,,whatever.

Howlin, you're definitely a member in good standing on the Board of Directors in the illustrious BUCKHEAD Club!!

Buyer Voter, beware.

47 posted on 01/12/2007 1:00:28 PM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: Howlin; Jim Robinson

"If anybody here wonders why we need to support Free Republic, THIS is the answer."

BUMP THAT and DITTO Howlin!!!

48 posted on 01/12/2007 1:00:40 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: Howlin

Excellent reporting Howlin, good job!


49 posted on 01/12/2007 1:01:05 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Howlin
Opinion Research Corporation, a leading provider of global market research and consulting services, today announced the establishment of a formal polling partnership with CNN, one of the world's Democrats most respected and trusted sources for bias news and selective information.

there...fixed it
50 posted on 01/12/2007 1:01:08 PM PST by Lucky9teen (You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.)
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