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  • Frank Luntz is Depressed

    01/06/2014 3:56:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know Frank Luntz, the pollster, Frank Luntz? There's a story here at Mediaite. I just got this. We'll get to the Obama soap opera just a second, 'cause it's classic. It's already begun. I'll set the plot line for you here in just a mere moment. Apparently, it's a profile of Frank Luntz who, as you know, does political focus groups on Fox. He assembles a bunch of people that are said to be a cross-section of America, and he gives 'em little electronic devices, and they register their opinion and other reactions as they're listening...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP Message

    04/29/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP

    04/29/2013 4:12:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/29/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...
  • Secret Tape: Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh "Problematic"

    04/25/2013 11:43:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 25, 2013 | David Corn
    At a talk to college students, Republican pollster Frank Luntz would only chastise Rush Limbaugh and right-wing radio off the record.Frank Luntz, the media-friendly Republican consultant and word wiz, told a group of college students this week that Rush Limbaugh and right-wing talk radio are "problematic" for the GOP and partly responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse. He only dared to speak so candidly about Limbaugh and other conservative hosts off the record. A secretly recorded video, though, captured Luntz's remark. On April 22, Luntz was holding a talk at his alma mater, the University of...
  • Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh/Right Wing "Problematic" (Who needs Marxist enemies?)

    04/25/2013 10:25:21 AM PDT · by INVAR · 37 replies
    At a talk to college students, Republican pollster Frank Luntz would only chastise Rush Limbaugh and right-wing radio off the record. GOP "Consultants" and Pollsters helping the MarxoFascist Democrats destroy Conservatism and the GOP from within. Headline only, story at link. H/T Mark Levin Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh "Problematic"
  • 'GOP' Pollster Frank Luntz Denounced Limbaugh, Levin as 'Problematic' for GOP Future

    04/25/2013 6:05:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 108 replies
    'GOP' Pollster Frank Luntz Denounced Limbaugh, Levin as 'Problematic' for GOP Future By Tim Graham Created 04/25/2013 - 7:11am The leftists at Mother Jones are brandishing another secret tape. Pollster Frank Luntz, denounced as too conservative by liberals when he turns up on liberal networks, told a group of college students at the University of Pennsylvania this week that Rush Limbaugh and right-wing talk radio are "problematic" for the GOP and that he and Mark Levin were “killing” Marco Rubio for his immigration proposals. Democrats have “got every other source of news on their side. And so that is a...
  • Oops!… Luntz Focus Group Member Says Obama’s Lied & “Been Bullsh*tting the Public” (Video)

    10/16/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 16, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Oops! On FOX News a former Obama voter told Frank Luntz that Obama’s been “bullsh*tting the public” for years. “He’s lied about everything. He lied to get elected in 2008 that’s why I voted for him. I bought it. Bull. And, he’s lied about everything. He hasn’t come through on anything. And he’s been bullsh*tting the public.“
  • Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney

    10/16/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    video at link...... A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.
  • Frank Luntz Focus group of Undecideds from Nevada...WOW!!! (vanity)

    10/16/2012 8:21:00 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 80 replies
    Me
    Anyone watching??? everyone except two people who voted for Obama said they will now vote for Romney...this is definitely a must see video if available...while the media says Obama won everyone of these undecideds referred to Romney as presidential, a leader, in control and obama as angry...
  • Undecided voters in focus group swing sharply toward Romney; Post-debate poll shows big win

    10/03/2012 11:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 3, 2012 | Staff
    Ellen Carmichael@ellencarmichael Luntz said he has never had a focus group swing as much as his Obama-leaning group did tonight. "This is a big deal," he says. 3 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Tonight, pollster Frank Luntz assembled a focus group consisting of undecided Colorado voters. By the end of tonightÂ’s debate, the group had moved dramatically toward GOP nominee Mitt Romney. At least half a dozen focus group members who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 now say they will vote for Romney. Virtually everyone in the group said that Romney won the debate and exceeded their expectations. Luntz,...
  • Luntz on Obama's lead in Ohio, Romney's plan - ("Romney has 90 secs to Win the first debate"

    09/26/2012 2:06:57 PM PDT · by onyx · 49 replies
    CBS This Morning ^ | September 2, 2012 | CBS This Morning - Frank Luntz
    Direct Link to Video Interviewed by libtards Charlie Rose and Norah O' Donnell, former Republican pollster Frank Luntz speaks to them on "CBS This Morning" about President Obama's lead in Ohio according to their cBS/NYT poll, and Mitt Romney's plan to gain voters in the key battleground state. Luntz goes onto make some wild predictions, like the one I put in quotes in the title.
  • Pollster Frank Luntz: “Michele Bachmann is Glenn Close From Fatal Attraction.”...Rick Perry is...

    01/10/2012 2:44:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Red State ^ | January 10, 2012 | constitutional
    "Michele Bachmann is Glenn Close From Fatal Attraction" Franky Boy was caught on camera. “Rick Perry is George Bush without the intellect.” And then, once he was caught and realized there were cameras, he gives a great little remark to the guy that was recording it: “Take your suit and go. This is a private conversation!” Something tells me these two opinions–as well as the ego– are quite common at Faux News.
  • Hannity - Frank Luntz: Newt overwhelmingly wins debate...

    11/10/2011 6:23:16 PM PST · by TBBT · 66 replies
    Fox News | 11/10/2011 | Hannity
    Luntz focus group results: Newt overwhelmingly stole the show. All were Newt supporters after the fact... Expect Newt's support to grow...
  • FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce

    08/27/2011 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 67 replies
    The TEA Party Tribune ^ | Saturday, August 27, 2011 | Anthony James
    FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce © 2011 By Anthony James The list of political types who have formed a virtual conga line around Washington DC chanting in near unison their various reasons why Sarah Palin is just not their cup of “TEA,” shall we say, has given birth to some of the strangest bedfellows this town has seen since GOP Sen. “Benedict Arlen” Spector cited Scottish Law when joining with the Democrats in trying to block the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Nonetheless, that list grew recently as Frank Luntz, formerly considered to be an objective pollster whose reports could be...
  • Herman Cain Wins First Debate Says Focus Group

    05/06/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 48 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | May 6, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO: Prominent pollster, Frank Luntz, after seeing his focus group's overwhelmingly positive (almost unanimous among the group) reaction to Herman Cain, said, "Something very special is happening this evening", and called it "unprecedented". Luntz asked the audience who before last night's debate in South Carolina, started out supporting Cain, and only one hand went up. Then, he asked how many supported Cain after the debate, and easily more than half of the hands went up. The responses from individuals in the audience were energetically positive...
  • Frank Luntz on Donald Trump

    04/26/2011 3:14:55 PM PDT · by TRAPPER2 · 43 replies
    Frank Luntz Just put a bet out on the table on Fox News this afternoon of $10,000.00 that Donald Trump actually is actually NOT serious and will NOT go through with a run for the Presidency in 2012.
  • Frank Luntz: How To 'Win' With Smart Messaging

    03/09/2011 2:16:33 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 26 replies
    npr (!) ^ | March 8, 2011 | Neal Conan
    According to Republican strategist Frank Luntz, Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 "because he, more than any other political figure, understood what was happening in the country at that time, and had an innate ability to communicate it right back." Luntz analyzes this victory and others in his new book Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary As a longtime media strategist, Luntz has helped craft many sound bites and political phrases during his career, from "death tax" to the "Contract with America." In Win, Luntz argues that careful messaging is as essential to...
  • 40 percent of Fox News focus group believes President Obama is a Muslim (Video)

    02/08/2011 4:25:40 PM PST · by Mozilla · 46 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 02/08/11 | Ryan Witt
    Last night Frank Luntz from Fox News gathered a focus group of Iowa's GOP caucus to discuss President Obama's reaction to the protests in Egypt, but the most revealing part of the discussion involved Obama's religion. In the middle of discussing, one focus group member expressed her opinion that the President is a Muslim. Having one member of the group of twenty-five express this viewpoint is not a surprise. However, in the video to the left, when Luntz asks the group how many believe President Obama is a Muslim, 40% (10 out of 25) raise their hand. Even many of...
  • Analysis With Frank Luntz (Iowa GOP voters like Gov. Palin, think Mr. Obama is a Muslim)

    02/08/2011 12:07:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ---snip--- HANNITY: Now, the 2012 rumor mill is churning in full force. As more and more potential GOP contenders make stops in key primary states all around the country. And one of the most critical primary state in any election, of course is Iowa. And tonight, that is exactly where Frank Luntz is standing by with our very first 2012 Republican focus group. Frank, what a good looking group of people. FRANK LUNTZ, GOP POLLSTER: He just called you a good looking group of people. Sean, clearly you can't see through that camera lens. HANNITY: Oh, take that back Mr....
  • Republicans won the midterm elections. Now can they survive?

    11/07/2010 6:35:39 PM PST · by FTJM · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2010 | Frank Luntz
    The United States has just witnessed its third straight rubber band election. Once again, Americans had their patience stretched, fired a Washington run amok and now want their new leaders to snap back to attention. The government Americans seek is simpler, more efficient and more accountable; one that takes on less but does better; one that executes the essential and eschews the excessive. First, a warning to both sides. Republicans, for their part, must realize that the voters have given them a reprieve, not an endorsement. In my polling last week, GOP voters agreed with this statement by more than...
  • Caroline Glick: We Are Not for Sale

    11/08/2010 5:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is playing with fire. And Israel is getting burned. Over the past week, it has been widely reported that the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government are conducting secret negotiations regarding future Israeli land surrenders to the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem. According to the reports, the Obama administration has presented Netanyahu with a plan whereby Israel will cede its rights to eastern Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and then lease the areas from the Palestinians for a limited period. The reports on the length of the lease vary. Some claim...
  • Pollster Frank Luntz: Margin for GOP Will be Even Wider than Polls are Showing – Video

    09/08/2010 6:40:09 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of pollster Frank Luntz talking to Sean Hannity about the current state of the Midterm Elections race. Luntz made the point that the age-groups most likely to vote in a Midterm Election are very upset with President Obama and the Democrats. He believes that will make the margin for Republicans even wider than polls will show.
  • The word according to Frank

    07/19/2010 4:16:45 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | DAVID HOROVITZ
    By the time I met Frank Luntz over coffee (for me) and a large serving of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce (for him) one recent Jerusalem evening, he was plainly exhausted. One can only empathize. It’s tough work when you’re advising Israeli political leaders on how to craft their English sentences. He had been in the country for two days, and reeled off a list of the local notables he’d seen that was fit for a visiting monarch. Which I suppose is what he is. Frank Luntz, communications king. The tubby Jewish kid – well, he makes incessant jokes...
  • Frank Luntz Focus Group On Obama's Address: "Negative"

    06/15/2010 8:27:57 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 43 replies · 2,004+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Frank Luntz's very vocal focus group reacts to President Obama's Oval Office address on the oil spill.
  • Are They Finally Listening? Probably Not

    02/26/2010 6:11:33 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 02-26-10 | Stoutcat
    This is what the politicians in Washington — both liberal and conservative — still aren’t getting. Tea parties. Town Hall meetings. New Jersey and Virginia. Massachusetts. Now this. Memo to DC: you’d better start listening. Otherwise, November is going to be a vertibable bloodbath.
  • Update On Bogus “Poll” Of NRA Members

    02/23/2010 11:14:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 588+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | February 19, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Update On Bogus “Poll” Of NRA Members   Friday, February 19, 2010   On Dec. 11, 2009, we noted that a poll paid for by anti-gun politician-activist Michael Bloomberg, claiming to show that NRA members support gun control, was conducted by a pollster who has been reprimanded and censured by two professional polling organizations, and who (of course) doesn’t have access to NRA’s confidential member list. Since then, gun control supporters have cited the poll in numerous newspaper editorials, opinion columns, and letters to editors, all attacking NRA’s opposition to gun control. Recently, however, Bloomberg’s...
  • Frank Luntz Focus Group Reacts to Obama's State of the Union Address - Video 1/27/10

    01/28/2010 5:07:14 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,776+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a Frank Luntz focus group reacting to President Obama's State of the Union Address last night. Some the participants praised the speech, but numerous participants said they were tired of Obama's "empty rhetoric," and want to see him actually "do" something. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Luntz Misleads With New Gun Poll

    01/25/2010 11:35:03 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies · 617+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/25/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Pollster Frank Luntz is trying to hawk his new poll on gun laws commissioned by the left-wing group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He's trying to sell the concept that NRA members are just as interested in "common-sense gun policies" as anti-gun nuts and that legislators should take this into account when crafting future anti-gun legislation. The problem is that this poll is misleading in some important ways. The problem here is that the devil being in the details is glossed over by the poll. (Download .pdf of poll here) In an op ed penned by Luntz and Tom Barrett, gun...
  • Frank Luntz: A Case of Buyer's Remorse

    01/22/2010 11:17:27 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,678+ views
    The Sphere ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | Frank Luntz
    Special to Sphere (Jan. 20) – It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a pollster to know that Americans are not happy with Washington. The honeymoon that greeted President Obama a year ago today has degenerated into hypercriticism, deep anxiety and downright anger. That may sound more like a high-profile Hollywood divorce than a political analysis, yet in some ways that's exactly what Americans are going through right now. Make no mistake: Americans were giddy about getting rid of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, but they are clearly suffering from buyer's remorse a year later. The seeds of Obama's...
  • Frank Luntz Says Obama "Will Regret" Putting $900 Billion Price on Health Care in Speech - Video

    09/09/2009 8:56:56 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 901+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sean Hannity tonight talking to Frank Luntz about the "language" of President Obama's Health Care speech to Congress. His discussion with Luntz begins at the 5:14 remaining mark of the video. The first minute or so is a Griff Jenkins report with the Tea Party Express in Pennsylvania. Luntz said he thinks Obama may gain from his using the words "bad people" in connection to Health Insurance Executives. Luntz said he thinks Obama will regret putting a $900 Billion price tag on the cost of Health Care. Everything the Government has ever done has cost far...
  • Why Republicans will defeat Obama on health care

    05/19/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 48 replies · 1,766+ views
    Barack Obama is making an enormous mistake on the most important initiative of his presidency. In recent weeks, Obama has stressed that health care reform is the essential ingredient for the success of his economic recovery plan. Yet the president, easily the most gifted White House communicator since Ronald Reagan, has the message all wrong. [snip] He has said the same thing on many other occasions, almost always stressing the threat of runaway cost. When Obama talks health care, it's cost, cost, cost. But that's not what people want to hear, or at least not all they want to hear....
  • Ann Coulter Responds to Media Matters Attacks (The Pile-On-Coulter Continues)

    01/07/2009 11:17:29 AM PST · by Syncro · 64 replies · 3,446+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, January 7, 2009 | Phil Brennan
    Ann Coulter Responds to Media Matters Attacks Wednesday, January 7, 2009 7:50 AM By: Phil Brennan The far left attack dog Media Matters for America is obviously unhappy with Ann Coulter’s new book “Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America.” published a 6,000 word compilation of a dozen alleged lies contained in her book which unmasks some of the left’s sleaziest tactics. Media Matters, according to widely respected pollster Frank Luntz is “one of the most destructive organizations associated with American politics today … They are vicious. They only understand one thing: attack...” Newsmax asked Ms. Coulter to respond...
  • Frank Luntz on The O'Reilly Factor (Obama's First 100 Days)

    11/01/2008 5:52:03 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 34 replies · 1,861+ views
    Fox News/The O'Reilly Factor | 11-01-2008 | my favorite headache
    I am just getting around to write about this from last night...but did anyone view The O'Reilly Factor last night? Bill had Frank Luntz on there to go over the dial reaction to Obama's infomercial and Bill's appearance on Letterman and The View. When O'Reilly asked Luntz what will he do once the election was over...Frank slipped in a few words that O'Reilly never called him out on. Luntz said that they were going to continue wiring people up through November 4th for reaction and then will wire people up through Barack Obama's first 100 days in office to get...
  • Frank Luntz

    10/25/2008 9:07:44 AM PDT · by 7thson · 86 replies · 2,513+ views
    Just listened to Luntz on Neil Cavuto's program. He said it's over and McCain can't win. How good is this guy?
  • Frank Luntz: Its time for Bush to get worried

    10/17/2008 9:19:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 57 replies · 1,818+ views
    IndiaDaily ^ | 10/15/2004
    Its time for Bush to get worried By Frank Luntz October 15, 2004 The big story of the US presidential election up to Thursday was how few undecided voters there were. Now the final presidential debate is over, these voters have essentially made up their minds - and it is George W.Bush who should be worried. If John Kerry is elected the 44th president, it will be because of a single night in Miami, Florida, when he came to debate and Mr. Bush came to - well, no one is quite sure. The double-digit lead that Gallup polls, long considered...
  • Who participates in focus groups?

    09/26/2008 9:07:29 PM PDT · by Harry Wurzbach · 48 replies · 764+ views
    me | 9-26-08 | me
    I'm rather skeptical as to whether or not the composition of focus groups is truly reflective of the electorate, or of "undecided" voters. CNN and Fox News both had such groups featured tonight. How are these groups put together? Do the participants get paid? I would imagine that they do. Is that truly reflective of the electorate? I know that the little focus group meters they have seemed off. When McCain was sticking it to Obama, it seemed like the GOP line never really went up that high. Like, for example, when the debate turned to spending and McCain called...
  • Greenfield: Obama Failed to Defuse Controversy Over the 'Crackpot'

    03/19/2008 5:57:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1,235+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like so many of his colleagues, Jeff Greenfield comes to the MSM from a background in Dem politics, having served as a speechwriter to RFK. But more than most, the CBS senior political correspondent demonstrates an ability to put partisanship aside in his analyses. Witness Greenfields's comments on this morning's Early Show regarding Barack Obama's speech on race on this morning's Early Show. The show's intro referred to the speech as "a defining cultural moment in America" and a "moving moment." Greenfield was considerably more restrained in his praise, suggesting that Obama failed by declining to disassociate himself from a...
  • Are Luntz's focus groups stacked for Romney?

    01/07/2008 12:59:04 AM PST · by MitchellC · 77 replies · 1,225+ views
    Blogs for Fred Thompson ^ | January 7, 2008 | FredFaninKansas
    I post this question not as sour grapes but just as an observation. It seems like every time I watch one of these debates and FoxNews has one of its focus groups, the room goes from all undecided to almost ALL Romney. And something about it doesn't pass the smell test. The reason is because the voters go from apparently undecided to making very strong statements in favor of Romney. And that's not to say Romney hasn't done well in these formats, but if you look at neutral observers on the net, the results are much more balanced. It also...
  • Frank Luntz's Professional "undecided" focus group members (September 5 vs January 6)

    01/06/2008 11:41:17 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 86 replies · 1,281+ views
    Frank Luntz's Professional "undecided' focus group members Sept 5 group vs Jan 6 groupYOUTUBE VIDEO LINK Fuller video of tonight's Luntz focus group
  • Frank Luntz's debate verdict on Hannity

    11/29/2007 6:09:55 PM PST · by Aria · 225 replies · 355+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 11/29/2007 | vanity
    Frank Luntz declared Fred Thompson the winner of the Republican debate based on his focus group. They didn't like McCain on torture, they liked Thompson's fiscal conservatism, his visible fire in the belly, etc. etc. Romney is the second choice.
  • Complaints about GOP Pollster at PBS Dem Debate Ignore CNN Pollster's Clinton Connections

    07/01/2007 11:07:05 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 687+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 1, 2007 | Tom Blumer
    Excerpt - Matt Sheffield's post over at Ace's place ("The Attempted Crucifixion of Frank Luntz") noted the heat PBS had received for having GOP pollster Frank Luntz participate as an analyst at last Thursday's Democrat debate: The blog left's puppet master, David Brock, sends out an "alert" informing them that someone who might possibly be conservative is going to be allowed to report as a "mainstream" journalist. ..... Thankfully, PBS has not backed down. Luntz, who is a respected pollster and is often quoted in liberal publications is not getting the shaft, making him one of the very few Republicans...
  • The Pollster in Exile - Frank Luntz Runs Into a Wall of GOP Denial

    02/01/2007 11:55:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    Pollster Frank Luntz for the past decade has issued warnings to his fellow Republicans that they did not want to hear, but never has he been so out of touch with them as he is today. "The Republican message machine is a skeleton of its former self," Luntz told me. "These people have no idea how the American people react to them." Luntz sees a disconnect between Republicans and voters that projects a grim future for the party. That contradicts what House and Senate Republicans are saying to each other in closed party conferences. While Luntz views 2006 election defeats...
  • Will the GOP Heed the Warnings of Pollster Frank Luntz?

    02/01/2007 9:41:17 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 50 replies · 1,897+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 1/31/07 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Pollster Frank Luntz for the past decade issued warnings to his fellow Republicans that they did not want to hear, but never has been so out of touch with them as he is today. "The Republican message machine is a skeleton of its former self," Luntz told me. "These people have no idea how the American people react to them"... ...He has clashed frequently with Rep. John Boehner, the current Republican leader of the House who stifled ethics legislation last year when he was still majority leader. Boehner, elected chairman of the House Republican Conference when the party...
  • It Isn't the Message, Stupid - (ongoing "repackaging" calesthenics of the Democrats)

    04/30/2005 7:48:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 829+ views
    THE ATLANTIC ONLINE.COM ^ | MAY, 2005 | JOSHUA GREEN
    Soon after the November elections leading Democrats agreed that the party was ailing and in dire need of a new direction, a new focus, new ideas to lead it forward. "It's critical we realize why the electorate voted the way it did," Representative Bob Menendez, of New Jersey, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said of the party's devastating loss in the presidential election and its setbacks in both houses of Congress. In February, House Democratic lawmakers held a retreat in Virginia to hash out what to do next. Something miraculous happened. They recovered—or at least they're behaving that...
  • It Isn't the Message, Stupid

    04/02/2005 10:06:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 805+ views
    THE ATLANTIC ONLINE.COM ^ | APRIL 2, 2005 | JOSHUA GREEN
    Soon after the November elections leading Democrats agreed that the party was ailing and in dire need of a new direction, a new focus, new ideas to lead it forward. "It's critical we realize why the electorate voted the way it did," Representative Bob Menendez, of New Jersey, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said of the party's devastating loss in the presidential election and its setbacks in both houses of Congress. In February, House Democratic lawmakers held a retreat in Virginia to hash out what to do next. Something miraculous happened. They recovered—or at least they're behaving that...
  • Simple words can win complex political battles

    03/23/2005 3:57:04 AM PST · by billorites · 4 replies · 485+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | March 224, 2005 | Frank Luntz
    I‘VE BEEN a pollster and wordsmith for senators and CEOs for more than a decade, and I have a particular interest in language. What’s the clear, common-sense way to say what you mean? And how can politicians best educate and express their ideas? That’s why I wrote a “A New American Lexicon” for my business and political clients. But it soon made its way to the Internet, where it raised a storm among Democrats in Washington, D.C., and in the blogosphere, who accused me of the worst kind of spin. They say I’m manipulating the debate in an attempt to...
  • The lexicon of political clout

    03/22/2005 11:23:07 AM PST · by Crackingham · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Mar. 22, 2005 | Frank I. Luntz
    I've been a pollster and wordsmith for senators and CEOs for more than a decade, and I have a particular interest in language. What words do people understand? What's the clear, common-sense way to say what you mean? And how can politicians best educate and express their ideas? That's why I wrote a "A New American Lexicon" for my business and political clients. But it soon made its way to the Internet, where it raised a storm among Democrats in Washington and in the blogosphere, who accused me of the worst kind of spin. They say I'm manipulating the debate...
  • MSNBC - Frank Luntz says - if the Prez is not up by at least 3 points in the Polls, he will lose...

    10/19/2004 7:39:42 PM PDT · by TBBT · 179 replies · 4,259+ views
    When asked - Frank said that the President has the momentum at the moment in the national polls. However, the race is really close in the Electoral College. He said that due to increased voter registration and the last remaining undecided voters - who tend to break towards the challenger - he believes that Bush will need at least a 3 point lead in the popular vote (national polls) to win enough battle ground states to win the electoral college. He states that conventional wisdom says it's one thing to register a lot of new voters, but it’s another to...
  • DEBATE SCORE: BUSH 3, KERRY 0

    10/16/2004 5:29:09 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,092+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2004 | GREGORY BORSE
    Debate Score: Bush 3, Kerry 0 Written by Gregory Borse Saturday, October 16, 2004 Senator Kerry’s nuanced (read hypocritical) foreign policy record includes politically opportunistic votes on the idea of war (he’s for it when it’s politically expedient, or supported by Clinton, and against it when Howard Dean proves that it’s politically expedient in the Democratic Party to be against it). But Kerry has also voted against military funding every time the issue has been brought to the floor of the senate. Kerry’s foreign policy position in a time of war includes attempting to co-opt Ronald Reagan in Wednesday night’s...
  • Pink-Slipped Pollster (MSNBC cancels Frank Luntz's focus group due to pressure from David Brock)

    10/03/2004 8:04:45 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 58 replies · 2,199+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/4/04 | Howard Kurtz
    Pollster Frank Luntz is crying foul after MSNBC canceled his long-scheduled focus group two days before the debate. Luntz, who is under contract to MSNBC, had already spent $30,000 on recruits for several focus groups and invited reporters in Florida to watch -- only to be told that the network didn't want to declare a winner in the debate. "I think they buckled to political pressure," says Luntz, who has advised Republicans from Newt Gingrich to Rudy Giuliani but says he's done no GOP work since 2001. "They caved. . . . Why is it that Democrats are allowed to...