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Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy (Gallup Suspends Daily Polling)
Gallup ^ | 10/29/2012 | Staff

Posted on 10/29/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT by nhwingut

This is a statement from Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport regarding Gallup polling and Gallup Daily tracking during Hurricane Sandy:

Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Look for future updates here.

(Excerpt) Read more at thequeue.gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gallup; hurricane; poll; polling; polls; sandy
Hmm.. This seems odd. How do they not have contingency/business continuity plans in place?
1 posted on 10/29/2012 11:39:55 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

If the polls are suspended, can the suspension of the election be far behind?


2 posted on 10/29/2012 11:43:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nhwingut

This is because the spread between Romney and Obama is getting too large and further weakens the latter. There has been an average of 4.6 advantage Romney for a week now.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 11:44:25 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Paladin2

That takes an act of Congress, if not a constitutional amendment.

Nothing can save him now.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: nhwingut

Romney’s lead getting too big for them. This is akin to the NYSE shutting down when the market is in free fall.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 11:46:01 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: nhwingut

GSWarrior is shutting down trying to post and read threads on Free Republic until after the inauguration. It is useless.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 11:47:09 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: nhwingut

LOL this is getting ridiculous.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 11:47:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GSWarrior

So far no word on what the Curiosity rover on Mars intends to do.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nhwingut

Before any further comments, I encourage freepers to say a quick prayer for the protection of those in the path of Sandy.

Although the conventional wisdom is that the hurricane may help 0bama, I would say, not so fast. First, if anyone (God forbid) is injured, 0bama’s claims of heroics will seem petty and empty.

Also, there is nothing that 0bama can do to restore power to those affected. The Atlantic and New England states have more benign weather than we do in the Midwest and Southwest. The ability of utilities to respond to damage to their transmission lines has proven to be slower than we have down here.

The typical 0bama supporter may struggle to understand why government can’t just wave a magic wand and repair all the damage.

Again, I am praying that no one is injured by this storm. If that happens it will be a miracle from God.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 11:51:59 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

So we got talk of the jobs report possibly not releasing on Friday.

Now we got Gallup shutting down its daily polling (which has given the progs nightmares for 2 weeks)...

And next will be serious talk about postponing the election.

This is scary stuff. Romney better smarten up and get back to his campaign. He’s about to be rolled.


10 posted on 10/29/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT by nhwingut (If you are concerned, you are not paying attention (or you are a troll). It will be a landslide.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

My cousin’s tree cutting company is heading east from Michigan tonight.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Paladin2

wouldnt a Hurricane shutdown effect those in rural areas more than those in the inner city?


12 posted on 10/29/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: nhwingut

Good news for Drac Obamula.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 12:03:12 PM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Paladin2

Someone tweeted today how someone in the press room asked Carney if elections might be suspended because of the hurricane and he just turned around and left the room..dont count out Dems trying to call this election off because of the hurricane..they know they are going to lose they want to postpone the inevitable


14 posted on 10/29/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nhwingut

Romney doesn’t need to react to Freepers delusional conspiracy theories as legit strategy.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

What’s delusional, smart guy?

Wall St Journal: Labor Department May Delay Jobs Numbers...

Gallup: Gallup Suspends Daily Polling

Washington Post: Obama spokesman asked about election delay

Unless you think WSJ, Gallup, and WaPo are right wing conspiracy theorists.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 12:24:46 PM PDT by nhwingut (If you are concerned, you are not paying attention (or you are a troll). It will be a landslide.)
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To: Paladin2

They’re doing this because almost nobody north of Norfolk or east of Harrisburg is going to be picking up their phones for the next few days. Occam’s razor.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 12:33:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nhwingut

The jobs numbers will be released as planned:

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/10/29/labor-department-may-delay-jobs-report/


18 posted on 10/29/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT by snarkytart
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19 posted on 10/29/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: nhwingut

20 posted on 10/29/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: nhwingut

IBD poll suspended as well.

Something that makes absolutely no sense though is they didn’t release today’s number (which would be data already collected from yesterday and prior). Why not release a poll with data already collected? What would keep them from having collected yesterday? Nothing stopped Rasmussen or Gallup.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 4:19:08 PM PDT by PatrickHaggerty
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To: nhwingut

Is anyone tired of the polls?

I am.


22 posted on 10/29/2012 5:11:40 PM PDT by FL911
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To: Paladin2
If the polls are suspended, can the suspension of the election be far behind?

1 - Only Gallup's poll is suspending. Other polls, like Rasmussen, will continue.

2 - HELL F---ING NO!!!

23 posted on 10/29/2012 5:19:58 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: snarkytart

It takes a while to build a fire hot enough to soften the numbers for a proper cooking. The numbers need to be well done b4 Zer0’s re-election.


24 posted on 10/29/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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