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  • Eric Cantor's Pollster Gave A Laughably Bad Excuse For Why He Was So Wrong [A 45 Point Miss!]

    06/11/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's pollster is blaming Democrats for meddling in Cantor's race and pushing Tea Party-affiliated opponent Dave Brat to victory. He's wrong, according to political observers and interpretations drawn from turnout results. John McLaughlin, Cantor's pollster, released a survey days before the primary indicating Cantor had the election in the bag. The poll showed Cantor leading Brat by 34 points. Since Brat ended up winning by 11 points, that's a 45-point miss. This is not the first time McLaughlin's data has been off in recent elections, but he took advantage of comments from "Dukes of Hazard" actor...
  • 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.
  • Paul Harstad: The Pollster Elite, Obama’s pollster doubles as Obama’s moneyman, member of

    09/10/2012 7:49:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/12 | Bill McMorris
    Barack Obama’s leading polling expert is also a member of an elite, invitation-only collection of liberal moneymen. Paul Harstad is a member of the Democracy Alliance, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Alliance steers tens of millions of dollars to campaigns and groups backed by the White House, including the president’s Super PAC, Priorities USA, as well as to liberal nonprofits such as the Center for American Progress and Media Matters for America. Harstad is the closest direct tie between the administration and the secretive group, which does not disclose its members or donors. He has...
  • Obama pollster calls Herman Cain ‘racist’ on camera… then denies he did it

    01/18/2012 2:50:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/18/12 | FoxNews.com
    <p>We’ll have to see if this one makes Anderson Cooper’s “Keeping Them Honest” segment on CNN’s “AC360.”</p> <p>On Cooper’s Tuesday program, Democratic strategist and Obama 2012 campaign pollster Cornell Belcher took aim at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s response to a question from Fox News Channel’s Juan Williams during a Monday GOP presidential debate, saying it was “it was dog-whistle politics at its worst.</p>
  • 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...
  • Cornell Belcher, an Obama pollster, will act as CNN correspondent; critics fear conflict of interest

    07/10/2011 5:30:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/10/11 | Frank DiGiacomo
    Should CNN be using President Obama's pollster as a paid contributor to its network? A Washington insider says dapper data guru Cornell Belcher represents a potential conflict of interest for the cable network, now that he's reportedly going to work for Obama's reelection effort. In February, CNN announced that Belcher - who did polling for the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2008, including Obama's presidential campaign - was joining its team of on-air political contributors.
  • Scott Rasmussen Makes Top 100 "Dream Talk Show Interview Guests" of 2010 List

    01/20/2011 12:21:26 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1-20-11 | Rasmussen Reports
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Email to a Friend NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2010)-- The results are in from the poll of the Top 100 "Dream" Interview Guests of 2010, conducted by InterviewGuests.com in conjunction with other PR agencies and professionals throughout the broadcast media business. Scott Rasmussen, author, independent pollster and founder/president of Rasmussen Reports, the electronic media company that specializes in the collection and distribution of public opinion data, ranks 15th on the list. That positions him as a more desirable interview ahead of such notable personalities as actor Johnny Depp, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and presidents Barack...
  • Since when did Pollster.com turn into Huffington Post (Vanity)

    10/03/2010 9:14:27 AM PDT · by Dominic01 · 7 replies
    I remember a time when polling sites such as pollster.com were more independent, so why is it that Huffington Post appears to have taken the reigns of such a great independent polling site and turn it into a liberal slanting POS? First thing I see on the front page is slams toward the tea party, GOP, and Michael Moore ranting about how the Democrats can stay in power this November. Not only that, but the comments have been disabled for polls that show Obama's negative approval ratings but no where else. One can easily read a slam towards the right...
  • Dem pollster says voters not buying Bush as boogeyman strategy (Dawning Realization)

    08/03/2010 7:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 6+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    If Democrats want to convince anyone not already firmly in their own camp to support their candidates, they need a better argument than BushBushBushBushBush. National Journal reports the results of a poll commissioned by a Democrat-leaning think tank that shows voters don’t consider today’s GOP as watercarriers for Barack Obama’s predecessor. Almost two-thirds of respondents see Republican control of Congress as, well, Hope and Change: Dems have tried repeatedly to tie the GOP to Bush’s economic policies, which remain highly unpopular. But so far, that hasn’t worked, according to officials at the Dem-leaning Third Way think tank.“Just eighteen months after...
  • Daily Kos Dismisses Pollster

    06/09/2010 4:54:39 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 90+ views
    Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | June 9, 2010 | Steven Shepard
    The liberal website DailyKos.com has chosen to terminate its relationship with MD-based pollster Research 2000, according to DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas. "I have decided to part ways with our current pollster, and will be looking for a new polling partner to finish out this election cycle," Moulitsas wrote in a statement posted on his site. Research 2000 Pres. Del Ali confirmed the split in an interview with Hotline OnCall. Moulitsas' decision comes in the wake of last night's AR SEN Dem primary runoff, in which Sen. Blanche Lincoln held off LG Bill Halter, Daily Kos' preferred candidate. The website promoted...
  • Don't Shoot the Pollster

    01/14/2010 6:51:28 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies · 916+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-14-10 | PATRICK CADDELL AND DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    Attacks on Scott Rasmussen and Fox News show a disturbing attitude toward dissent. Polling is both an art and a science, but recently it's also become a subject of political intimidation. One shot was fired by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Dec. 8, when he dismissed Gallup's daily tracking of President Obama's job approval. It had hit a record low of 47%, and Mr. Gibbs called the results meaningless: "If I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG I'd visit my doctor. If you look back I think five days ago. . . there was an...
  • Dem Pollster Asked Not to Poll (RATS don't want the public to know how bad their status is)

    09/18/2009 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 1,625+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 9/18/09 | The Maha
    Dem Pollster Asked Not to PollSeptember 18, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is our blowtorch affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, yesterday, WPTF radio, the Bill LuMaye Show. He's talking to Tom Jensen, the director of Public Policy Polling communications, and he says, "How important are your polls to a political party, whether Republican or Democrat? Do they look at this and go, 'Holy cow'? They recognize the trouble they're in, don't they?" JENSEN: Absolutely. We've had campaign managers for Democratic candidates in other states call us up and ask us not to poll their states because they don't want the...
  • McCain's Pollster Foresees Race 'Too Close to Call' (Wal-mart women among 130 million voters)

    10/29/2008 5:23:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,605+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/08
    McCain's Pollster Foresees Race 'Too Close to Call'Top GOP pollster predicts extraordinary Election Day turnout, says the race between McCain and Obama has tightened "significantly over the past week" FOXNews.com Tuesday, October 28, 2008 John McCain's campaign has seen "significant" progress in internal polling in the last week, Republican pollster Bill McInturff said Tuesday, with notable strides among rural voters and soft Democrats. The campaign has seen the race between McCain and Barack Obama tighten "significantly over the past week," McInturff said in a memo late Tuesday. "All signs say we are headed to an election that may easily be...
  • Death Threats Sent to Pollster

    10/24/2008 1:05:27 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 76 replies · 2,904+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2008 | Jim Geraghty
    After releasing this morning’s numbers showing McCain ahead in Ohio and Florida, the Strategic Vision polling company received several death threats through the contact e-mail on the company’s web site. David Johnson, the CEO of Strategic Vision, shared the messages with National Review Online. One of the messages stated: My goodness, your polls stinks. There are 3 polls that have Obama by double digits and only yours has Obama down. WOW!. How come your poll is the only one giving Palin high favor ratings? I think you nee dto be careful tonight when you get in your car and might...
  • The Straight-Shooting Governor

    09/04/2008 6:54:57 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 23 replies · 251+ views
    Spexial to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 September 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I wasn’t going to talk about presidential politics for a long while, especially since my prediction last year ago of a Giuliani / Hillary Clinton race, with America’s Mayor winning narrowly. Wow, did I miss the mark on that one. Wednesday of this week I got a call from a young woman who said she was a pollster for the Democratic Party of North Carolina. After a little back and forth, I was satisfied that this was a real poll, and I answered her questions. The fact that she didn’t ask any demographic questions at the end raised doubts about...
  • Weekly Pollster.com Electoral Map

    08/26/2008 9:54:35 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 9 replies · 779+ views
    pollster.com ^ | 08/26/2008
    Every Tuesday, I'm generating a map based on pollster.com's running averages of all reported state presidential polls and a map showing the trend. The map shows the states sized in proportion to their electoral votes.
  • Clinton candidacy lacks premise

    08/18/2007 5:49:02 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 29 replies · 1,349+ views
    thehill.com ^ | August 15, 2007 | david-hill
    Recently I spent two back-to-back days interviewing voters the old-fashioned way — in person, face to face, and one by one. These short, confidential, and relatively unstructured interviews were primarily devoted to exploration of a ballot measure that Florida voters may decide in November 2008. But as a warm-up to each dialogue, I asked about the forthcoming presidential contest. The interviews — conducted in two Democratic-leaning counties — initially seemed to suggest that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is a shoo-in. Even most of the Republicans whom I spoke with seemed inclined to vote for her. But on further reflection,...
  • Gallup: Americans Say They Will Vote for a Black or Woman -- But a Mormon? A 72-Year-Old?

    02/20/2007 11:59:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,339+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 20, 2007 | The E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A new Gallup survey confirms that Americans claim they will be willing to vote for a woman (read: Hillary Clinton) or a black (read: Barack Obama) for president next year. But they still raise questions about voting for a well-qualified Mormon (Mitt Romney) or 72-year-old (John McCain) or someone who has been divorced twice (Rudy Giuliani). Surprisingly, nearly as many say they would vote for a homosexual (55%) as say they would vote for a 72-year-old (57%). Most censored: atheists. "While Americans overwhelmingly say they would vote for a black, woman, Catholic, or Hispanic president, they are less...
  • Zogby: ‘Republicans Are on the Ropes' (BARF: "Democrats Are Finding Jesus")

    11/02/2006 5:38:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 47 replies · 1,282+ views
    Newmax ^ | 2 Nov 06 | Dave Eberhart
    One of the nation's leading pollsters says the Republicans are down, but not out, as they head into the final stretch toward the November midterm elections. Pollster John Zogby of Zogby International tells NewsMax that the Democrats could win by a landslide if the GOP base stays at home. (Getty) "Make no mistake about it, Republicans are on the ropes," declares John Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, the hottest pollster in the country today. But in an exclusive interview with NewsMax, Zogby acknowledges that the GOP could still make a late comeback as various Republican-leaning groups "come back...
  • Pollster guilty of fake data conspiracy

    09/07/2006 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 8 replies · 1,072+ views
    Connecticut Post Online ^ | 9.7.06 | MICHAEL P. MAYKO
    BRIDGEPORT — A polling company owner admitted participating in a conspiracy to falsify data in order to meet deadlines for clients, which included the campaigns of President Bush, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Mayor John M. Fabrizi. Tracy Costin, 46, of Madison, admitted to U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall that she participated in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Costin, who owned and operated DataUSA, a survey and polling firm with offices in West Haven and Guilford, faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced Nov. 30. However a preliminary calculation of...
  • Kerry pollster predicts Bush victory

    11/02/2004 10:23:48 AM PST · by KerrySuxxor · 17 replies · 126+ views
    Cliff May reports in The Corner: "We simply do not defeat an incumbent president in wartime." The quote above is from Mark Mellman. Mark is a Democratic pollster. And he’s very partisan. And he’s been working for Kerry this year. But Mark is no fool and he has a reputation to maintain. He explains his reasoning at some length in a column in The Hill this morning. He predicts that Bush will get 51.6% of the two-party vote. By contrast, Jay Cost is predicting Bush will get less than that: 48.63% to Kerry’s 46.24% [Ed: see update below -- these...
  • Stung by Miscalls in 2000, Networks Gird for Accuracy in '04

    11/01/2004 6:10:37 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 1,410+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 1, 2004 | JOE FLINT and SHAILAGH MURRAY
    ...[T]he TV networks... say they have revamped the way they collect and analyze polling data, using more sophisticated equipment and better communications. To tone down their competitive instincts in "calling" states for either candidate, some are blocking their news desks from watching rivals' shows. All the networks are also striving to get their respective "decision desks" -- the units that make the calls -- to work more closely with the producers and reporters.... CBS News said the computers VNS used weren't sophisticated enough to compare voting data with historical information and were incapable of raising red flags where they were...
  • John Zogby is the most overrated pollster in the country.

    10/31/2004 12:46:07 PM PST · by crushelits · 32 replies · 1,207+ views
    www.polipundit.com ^ | October 31, 2004 | PoliPundit
    Zogby John Zogby is the most overrated pollster in the country. He used to be an ulta-liberal radical activist, and his opinions continue to color his polls. In 2002, he got most of the close races wrong, with a consistent bias towards Democrats that probably cost Republicans a Senate seat. After that, many Republican politicians started an unofficial boycott of Zogby.In May of this year, Zogby said, “John Kerry will win the election.” Any pollster who makes that kind of statement that early in a campaign cannot be trusted. Our DJ Drummond has made clear that he has a very,...
  • Legal Watch Dog Group CREW Alleges Cheney Leaked Classified Information, Breaking Federal Law

    01/28/2004 10:16:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 784+ views
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | 1/28/04
    Jan. 28, 2004--Earlier today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-profit legal watchdog group, sent a letter to President Bush asking that he call upon the White House Counsel to investigate Vice President Cheney's confirmation of leaked classified information in an interview with the Rocky Mountain News on January 9, 2004. Federal law prohibits leaking classified information. Confirming information that has already been leaked is also prohibited. In his Jan. 9th interview, Mr. Cheney referred his interviewer to a story that appeared in The Weekly Standard's November 24, 2003 issue. The story, written by Stephen F. Hayes, discussed...