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Gallup to up cell phone samples under pressure from the left
American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/11/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Talk about putting a thumb on the scale...

Weekly Standard:

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Since about the beginning of President Obama's tenure, the Gallup poll has generally been one of the least positive polls for the Democratic party. This has prompted outrage and pressure from the left--even from presidential advisor David Axelrod.

Over the summer Mark Blumenthal of Huffington Post wrote a critique of Gallup's daily presidential job approval poll. The point of which was that Gallup was over-sampling whites and thus understating President Obama's position in the adult population. I responded by arguing that Blumenthal's case was underdeveloped and less-than-met-the-eye, and that was basically where things stood. Until, that is, this week. President Obama enjoyed a bounce in his Gallup job approval number after the Democratic National Convention, as was to be expected, but there was a twist: it did not disappear. And while Gallup on average had found Obama's job approval around 47 percent with adults through most of 2012, for the last five weeks it has been regularly above 50 percent.

Yesterday, it stood at 53 percent, a number we have not really seen since 2009.

Unusual. So, what's going on? Alan Abramowitz of Huffington Post and The Democratic Strategist noticed that Gallup has increased its share of nonwhites from 27 percent the week of the convention to 32 percent last week, a nearly 20 percent boost. In other words, Gallup seemed to have tweaked its methodology with just weeks to go until Election Day to reflect the criticism that has come from the left.

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This is about as bad as it gets, polling wise, although Gallup can claim that there is a great debate among psephologists and pollsters just how much sampling should be done via cell phone and how much via land lines

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; gallup; liberalism; poll

1 posted on 10/11/2012 7:21:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

translation.

call more numbers in the north east and west coast.

What a crock, the media, these unemployment numbers are.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 7:23:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Call Numbers to be supplied from the US Government’s ObamaPhone Recipient’s List.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 7:25:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Any polling outfit that alters its methodology because of political whining immediately loses its validity.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 7:25:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Figures don’t lie, but liars figure........


5 posted on 10/11/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: SeekAndFind
According to the latest Gallup Poll President Obama has opened up a wide lead over Mitt Romney;

58% said "Keep Obama in president!"
42% responded "Romney, he suck!"

6 posted on 10/11/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

lol. Thx for starting off my day well!


7 posted on 10/11/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Gaffer

"Call Numbers to be supplied from the US Government’s ObamaPhone Recipient’s List."

Wouldn't surprise me at all.

8 posted on 10/11/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wasn’t Gallup in some sort of trouble with the Justice Department?


9 posted on 10/11/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gallup may not survive this election.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind
To stop the leftoid whining, Gallup should only poll people with Obamaphones.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 7:32:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Qbert

I am constantly surprised at the transparent nature of these ploys Obama’s Regime uses to try and nudge the contest in his favor. Each time more obvious, more blatant. From ridiculous countersuits on myriad Voter ID laws, to having the US Government advertise how to get food stamps (SNAP), to sh!t like this.

If this tyrant wins, all pretense of what he is up to will vanish. We’ll be in the real sh!t, as it were. It isn’t a contest of ideals or ideology; it is really an outright war for existence that just hasn’t been fought yet.

In any case, this standstill will come to a head November 6. We either rejoice in his ouster from power, or we start the real test anew.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 7:34:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Iron Munro
You called:

Obama Phone Remix (parody song)

13 posted on 10/11/2012 7:38:48 AM PDT by randita
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To: Red Badger

should be When liars figure

the figures Lie.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 7:42:09 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: SeekAndFind

By not standing their ground, Gallup and the rest of the rotten pollsters have lost the respect from the American folk and the truthfulness from their polls once held. They should think about their establishment in the long run(or I guess like OJoker said,”YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT”)...Obumbler and his evil hordes are there only for a short time! The pollsters are COOKED, they’re done! I don’t believe any poll...zippo, nada, zilch....they’re done! This is one American who will NEVER trust these corrupted polling companies, they’re starting to resemble the liberal mediaWHORES...NEVER EVER!!!


15 posted on 10/11/2012 7:42:49 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Gaffer
...or we start the real test anew.

I truly believe that should Nov 6 go against the constitution and for 0', the test we face is analogous to what individual-freedom-loving Russians, Georgians, East-Europeans and others faced trying to get to the light of day between 1922 and 1991.

If we cannot win the presidency during a period of a tea-party wave election this fall, we face a LONG winter and then some...

16 posted on 10/11/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: SeekAndFind

If they call my cellphone I will unload on them.
GET The #%^{ OFF MY PHONE


17 posted on 10/11/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: randita
Obama Phone Remix (parody song)

O.M.G.!!!!

That is well done and hilarious.

Convict the grifters with their own words.

Thanks for the link.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: C210N

Well, you can check capitalism (at least overtly) off the docket. We’ll revert to what the Czechs and Russians called “They pretend to pay me, and I pretend to work.” attitude.

Their tax collections will increase a lot - for a while. Then entrepreneurial Americans will just “check out” and deal with it their own way. It won’t be to make MORE money to pay to the government.

This is when the leeches, the entitlement mongers, and the liberal media find out just who their master really is.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 7:50:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: manc

This is all Baghdad Bob stuff. Pollsters like Gallup, who seem to care less and less about their credibility, can do and say what they wish, but it doesn’t change the facts on the ground.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ElkGroveDan

You evil racist devil...j/k...made me LOL!! GMTA!!


21 posted on 10/11/2012 7:50:59 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Gasshog

DAS IST GUT! !........


22 posted on 10/11/2012 7:51:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t know about you, but I never answer unknown callers on my cell. Why pay for the airtime on wrong numbers and sales pitches?


23 posted on 10/11/2012 7:51:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t they know about Obamaphone? They could include lots of folks on fool stamps that way. Everybody in Cleveland has one.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 7:53:11 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: SeekAndFind

Then when we ignore the call and it rolls to voice mail, there will be even MORE that will count for Obama!


25 posted on 10/11/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


26 posted on 10/11/2012 7:57:41 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Iron Munro
The only one I've seen that I thought was any good was the one with J. Geils.
27 posted on 10/11/2012 8:00:23 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why are we obsessing about polls?

We now have actual, real-world data in the form of absentee-ballot requests by party affiliation, for example, in the critical state of Ohio. The Ohio data clearly shows a substantial increase, county by county, in the number of Republicans seeking absentee ballots vs. Democrats compared to 2008.

So whose data are we going to believe — that of 88 Ohio county election officials who cannot be punished by Obama’s Justice Department or IRS operatives, or the Gallup organization, which can be so punished if the Obama administration doesn’t like its figures?


28 posted on 10/11/2012 8:13:09 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: RoseofTexas
By not standing their ground, Gallup and the rest of the rotten pollsters have lost the respect from the American folk and the truthfulness from their polls once held.

The end purpose of the democrat whining is to co-opt the polls, to use them to present Obama as a winner, Romney as a loser - to influence voters to think Obama's victory is a foregone conclusion.

By allowing the democrats to influence their polling methodology (and of course, the results), they allow themselves to become just another part of the democrat propaganda machine.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 8:13:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Iron Munro

There’s also one to the tune of “Centerfold” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn418H_VRD0&feature=related


30 posted on 10/11/2012 8:13:35 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have a land line.

Ha!

Galluping to the Left!


31 posted on 10/11/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Iron Munro
CLEVELAND, OHIO FOR OBAMA.

GALLUP -- CALL THIS WOMAN AND ALL OTHERS WITH OBAMA PHONES...


32 posted on 10/11/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Gaffer

"I am constantly surprised at the transparent nature of these ploys Obama’s Regime uses to try and nudge the contest in his favor."

Obama has had to do very little in his life to get where he is- much of what he has is due to his greasy propaganda minister's efforts (Axelrod made millions Astro-turfing, after all). They know their crude, alien views are in the minority in America- so they have to constantly manufacture appearances that they are in the majority.

The Wisconsin protests, the effort to take down Rush's advertisers, Occupy Wall Street, and on and on- it's all part of the same fabric. (And every time they have failed because at the root of it, the radical leftists are a bunch of piggish opportunists who don't care one iota for others beyond their cartoonish views of "fairness").

33 posted on 10/11/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Gaffer
Exactly... phone “dem obamaphone owners in da hood” because “everyone be here in da hood got an obamaphone... if you is on social security, welfare, foodstamps... housing and assistance... you get an obamaphone. Vote for obama... we love him... Romney Sucks!”

LLS

34 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gallup to up cell phone samples under pressure from the left

I'd guess that 90% of those that got free cells phones from 0bama are leftists, so this further skews any polls.

35 posted on 10/11/2012 8:29:51 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Gots to keep him in president!


36 posted on 10/11/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PghBaldy; Slump Tester
Re: Obama Phone Lady Song

Pretty good. Thanks for the link.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 9:13:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Gaffer

Sho’nuff!

LLS


38 posted on 10/11/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Why pay for the airtime on wrong numbers and sales pitches?

I believe most people have had unlimited minutes for at least 6-7 years, or at least our family has.
39 posted on 10/12/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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