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Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased'
Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2012 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT by AmonAmarth

May 15, 2012 9:44am 1 Comment Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased' byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Share on emailShare on printFollow on Twitter: Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed today's CBS/New York Times poll showing that 67 percent of people believed Obama made his decision on gay marriage for political reasons. Only 24 percent said that Obama did it “mostly because he thinks it is right.”

Host Chuck Todd asked Cutter about the poll, admitting that the methodology of the poll was different, because it was a callback poll. "Put those caveats aside thats a lot of people saying that he did this for political reasons," Todd said, noting that it was a 3-1 margin.

"We can't put the methodology of that poll aside, because the methodology was significantly biased." Cutter insisted on MSNBC this morning.

When pressed by Todd, Cutter said that she didn't want to bore the viewers with talk of methodology, but repeated that she believed the poll was flawed.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; biased; chucktodd; elections; gaymarriage; gays; liberalmoonbats; liberals; lies; newyorktimes; nyt; obama; polls; romney; romney2012; spinmasters; stephaniecutter

1 posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:38 AM PDT by AmonAmarth
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To: AmonAmarth

Pot meets kettle -


2 posted on 05/15/2012 7:15:28 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: AmonAmarth

Awww, come on Stephanie and bore us with the details.

3 posted on 05/15/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AmonAmarth
"Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased'"

Well, we've realized that for years! The Obama campaign has only discovered it now?

4 posted on 05/15/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: AmonAmarth
she didn't want to bore the viewers with talk of methodology

Too complicated for the peons, huh?

You know it's bad when the Times can even make a poll look good.

5 posted on 05/15/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: AmonAmarth

“When pressed by Todd, Cutter said that she didn’t want to bore the viewers with talk of methodology, but repeated that she believed the poll was flawed.”

In other words, Todd won the argument.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 7:22:17 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: AmonAmarth
Did he ask how Rasmussen's polling and Gallup's polling is "flawed", too?

Maybe, just maybe, the voting public is beginning to realize what an empty suit this guy is.

7 posted on 05/15/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: AmonAmarth

The dead seldom call back so I have to agree because that voting bloc is completely shut out of this poll.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT by xp38
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To: AmonAmarth

They’re right. It IS biased. It sampled 36% Dems to only 30% Republicans. The 2012 margin will be much tighter than that.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 7:23:30 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: AmonAmarth

Well, I’m sure it’s possible to be in favor of homosexual marriage, and still think that Obama did this for political reasons.

You can be liberal, but still recognize that Obama does things for political reasons.

Or are we saying that liberals such as Obama only do things and take stances on issues, because they see their positions as lifting up oppressed people, giving people rights and justice and all that?


10 posted on 05/15/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kcvl

I’d listen to those boring details from her, if there was a bonus at the end of it for me.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:12 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Sooth2222

It doesn’t look like Stephanie can keep a ‘job’....

worked for Bill Clinton as Deputy Communications Director at the White House

Associate Administrator for Communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

July 2003 was named Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee

November 2003, she was named communications director for the John Kerry campaign

served as Communications Director for Senator Edward M. Kennedy

June 2008 she was appointed as chief of staff to Michelle Obama

She served as Timothy Geithner’s counselor

as adviser to President Obama in the Supreme Court nominations

charged with managing the communications and outreach strategy for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

In 2011, Cutter was named Deputy Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

In September 2011, the White House announced Cutter would leave her position as Deputy Senior Advisor to serve as deputy campaign manager for Obama for America


12 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AmonAmarth
It sure WAS biased.

If it was done truthfully, Obama would have been down another 10 points!

13 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: AmonAmarth
Satan is getting these souls at bargain basement prices, nowadays. It's a pity people don't place more value on their afterlife.
14 posted on 05/15/2012 7:29:49 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sooth2222
Maybe, just maybe, the voting public is beginning to realize what an empty suit this guy is.

Yeah right

Obama got this out early to shore up his base knowing that by November the public would care less if they even remember it
15 posted on 05/15/2012 7:31:02 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Col Frank Slade

it was the most transparently cynical thing we’ve seen since Bill Clinton’s finger-wagging glory days.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 7:31:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lazamataz

Stephanie Cutter: The White House Fixer

Part communicator, part strategist, and always unflappably loyal, Cutter is often called “the one-woman SWAT team” in the White House. Since the administration last spring “coaxed her into coming back,” as senior Obama adviser David Axelrod puts it, her projects have included explaining health-care legislation to the public, and handling veterans’ issues in the pullout from Iraq. (Her earlier gig was as spokesperson for embattled treasury secretary Tim Geithner.) “When you have an important assignment, she’s the first person you think of,” says Axelrod, who speaks with her daily. “She handles everything with such competence and a minimum of fuss.”

Cutter cut her chops in the Clinton White House, while also picking up a law degree from Georgetown at night. But she made her name working for Ted Kennedy. “My uncle thought the world of her,” says Caroline Kennedy, who calls Cutter “a really good friend, who really cares” as well as one she, too, relies on for counsel. “She can figure out the consequences of any action right at the beginning. She also inspires a lot of trust; you feel she’ll be on your side the whole way.”

“My philosophy,” Cutter says, “is if you’re going to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for not a whole lot of money, why work for someone you’re not gonna be loyal to?”

Most unsung accomplishment: She’s the person the Obama campaign turned to when Michelle Obama found herself in treacherous image waters after, for example, she said that the voters’ embrace of her husband was making her “proud” of her country “for the first time in my life.” Predictably, Cutter doesn’t want to take credit for Mrs. Obama’s turn-around. “It around. “It was really just allowing Michelle to be herself. And allowing people to see the real Michelle.”

What she could be doing instead: When Obama right-hand man David Axelrod wooed her back to the White House, she had taken time off from the political-animal industry to teach at Harvard and start her own (very lucrative) communications consulting business. “She always has held out the option of going back,” Axelrod, “but the fact is, Stephanie has always been about public service. She loves it, that’s where her heart is. I’m hoping that she’ll follow her heart and stay with us.”

Her first job in politics: Working on the Dukakis campaign as an intern. (First paid job: Working for Mario Cuomo.)

http://www.elle.com/Life-Love/Society-Career-Power/Lovely-Amazing-The-Women-in-DC-Power-List/Lovely-Amazing7


17 posted on 05/15/2012 7:32:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AmonAmarth

All this biased polling won’t help the Usurper. Better his cultish supporters think he and his policies are comfortably in the lead than otherwise.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: AmonAmarth

[[ Obama campaign: New York Times poll is ‘biased’ ]]

That’s “Rich”....


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:33:22 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Ramirez cartoon today...

Obama dressed as a hooker under a street lamp.
Limo pulled up next to him with “Hollywood liberal elite” on the license plate.
Obama saying “Yeah, I can do gay marriage, fro $15 million”.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:41:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: luvbach1
Something is really wrong and Obama company knows it.

Here in Memphis the yard signs for the November elections are already cropping up. Everyone who makes a living off other peoples taxes are worried for their hero. I've never-ever seen yard signs going up in May, seven months before the elections.

21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:41:45 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: AmonAmarth

The NBPP, prisons, welfare recipients, the SEIU, the LGBT crowd and Hollywood were not polled. Therefore, the results are skewed.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 7:44:23 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: AmonAmarth

A few weeks ago when a Gallup Poll was unfavorable to Obama, Axelrod said pretty much the same thing. I guess any poll showing their guy down must be flawed.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 7:49:13 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: AmonAmarth

It probably is biased, they oversampled democrats and undersampled republicans and independents.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 7:49:51 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: AmonAmarth
I believe the tactic being used by Cutter is called "pissing into the wind".

The results of that tactic is you end up covered with your own urine.

25 posted on 05/15/2012 7:53:48 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: AmonAmarth
Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack (former Democratic governor of Iowa) was on "Morning Joe" this morning. He asserted that people in Iowa realize that Obama took his position out of principle (or the like--don't remember the exact words he used), and that the unemployment rate there is 5.5% or something like that, so Iowa will go for Obama in the fall.

Iowa is probably one of the states which is up for grabs. Obama would probably be able to count on it if he had picked Vilsack in 2008 instead of Biden. After all, Delaware is pretty safe for the Democrats no matter what.

26 posted on 05/15/2012 8:03:07 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: AmonAmarth
... she believed the poll was flawed.

"Flawed but accurate."

27 posted on 05/15/2012 8:06:18 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Ain’t it a real live b**** when the truth gets so big that even O’s biggest supporters can see it?


28 posted on 05/15/2012 8:19:59 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Barak; obama; All
Obama campaign: New York Times poll is 'biased'

Damn right it is.

Just think how bad you'd look if it wasn't.

29 posted on 05/15/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Wait til they see how biased the elections are! I think it was Ronald Coase(?) that said if you torture numbers long enough you can get them to confess to anything.

Humor aside, the Obama team, IMHO, wants to keep the polls as tight as possible so they can claim anomalies on election eve, and say the election was stolen. I’m afraid they will probably invoke the race card at that point and many of our cities will be burning. Of course, the President will “Federalize” the national guards of the states to put down the revolution/insurrection, and of course there will be the obligatory martial law that will accompany this to make it appear to be legal, in a United Nations sort of way.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 9:21:00 AM PDT by krogers58
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To: AmonAmarth
I can't decide which one to use


31 posted on 05/15/2012 10:43:38 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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