Skip to comments.Obama camp attacks Gallup again
Posted on 10/15/2012 5:36:37 PM PDT by markomalley
President Obamas campaign once again attacked the methodology of Gallup just days after the polling group adjusted their methodology in a way that benefited the president.
This time, the criticism came this time from the Obama pollster who mocked the Romney team for debating about the reliability of polls.
After Gallup/USA Today released a poll showing Mitt Romney tied with Obama among likely female voters in swing states, Obama pollster Joel Benenson pointed to deep flaws in Gallups likely voter screen and dismissed the survey as an extreme outlier.
David Axelrod, Obamas top campaign strategist, made a similar argument earlier this year. Gallup is saddled with some methodological problems, Axelrod tweeted in April, when showed Romney with a five-point lead over the president after trailing throughout March.
The difference between Axelrod and Benenson, of course, is that Benenson specifically derided these kinds of comments two weeks ago.
I understand that the Romney campaign feels that they need to talk about the public polls, he told The Washington Post. We dont. Benenson argued in that interview that black turnout would be just as high this year as it was in 2008.
The notion that this electorate isnt going to be as diverse as it was is frankly a fantasy, Benenson said. That reality may be uncomfortable for the Romney campaign, but this will be an electorate that has been as diverse as the previous four presidential elections.
In light of those remarks, Benensons newest criticism of Gallup is a little surprises and not just because it shows the Obama campaign now feels the need to debate polls.
Gallup recently changed their methodology in a way that favored President Obama. Gallup altered its methodology with a month to go until Election Day, The Weekly Standards Jay Cost observed last week in a discussion of Obamas surprising leap to a 54 percent job approval rating. And the result at least on the job approval question is a shift in Obamas favor.
The Attack of the Lawyer Tomatoes. Here comes another “lawsuit”. The ‘RATS own the courts!
Gallup should show Obama is up by 70
To make fun of obamas tantrums.
No one would believe it but it would make a fool of Obama.
Then 2 days later he’s up by 10.
They are going to run out of buses to toss people under before they run out of blame.
It’s Hillary’s fault.
Now we know why Obama ordered that big, expensive black bus last year. You know, the one he never uses anymore that cost the taxpayers millions of $$$. He's got it parked somewhere, up on jacks, making room for all the bodies.
Just minutes ago, Hillary Clinton took credit for all Gallop polls that show Obama is tanking. /s
McCain will have a statement in the morning. /s
I would say that it has occurred to the board at Gallup that when Obama augers in, they are going to have a hard time explaining how they screwed the pooch so badly.
IIRC, didn’t he get that after some opposition person/group started a successful bus tour and Obama trice to copy it?