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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.
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Pot meets kettle -
Awww, come on Stephanie and bore us with the details.
Well, we've realized that for years! The Obama campaign has only discovered it now?
Too complicated for the peons, huh?
You know it's bad when the Times can even make a poll look good.
“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.
Maybe, just maybe, the voting public is beginning to realize what an empty suit this guy is.
The dead seldom call back so I have to agree because that voting bloc is completely shut out of this poll.
They’re right. It IS biased. It sampled 36% Dems to only 30% Republicans. The 2012 margin will be much tighter than that.
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?
I’d listen to those boring details from her, if there was a bonus at the end of it for me.
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
If it was done truthfully, Obama would have been down another 10 points!
it was the most transparently cynical thing we’ve seen since Bill Clinton’s finger-wagging glory days.
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, shes 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 shell be on your side the whole way.
My philosophy, Cutter says, is if youre going to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for not a whole lot of money, why work for someone youre not gonna be loyal to?
Most unsung accomplishment: Shes 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 doesnt want to take credit for Mrs. Obamas 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, thats where her heart is. Im hoping that shell 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.)
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.
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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”.
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.
The NBPP, prisons, welfare recipients, the SEIU, the LGBT crowd and Hollywood were not polled. Therefore, the results are skewed.
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.
It probably is biased, they oversampled democrats and undersampled republicans and independents.
The results of that tactic is you end up covered with your own urine.
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.
"Flawed but accurate."
Ain’t it a real live b**** when the truth gets so big that even O’s biggest supporters can see it?
Damn right it is.
Just think how bad you'd look if it wasn't.
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.