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Old 09-10-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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The announcement comes on the heels of a confrontation between Gallup staffers and Obama strategist David Axelrod in which he accused the company of using out of date sampling methods which, he said, generated polling data negative to the president.

In a scene right out of a typical authoritarian regime, Fox News reports that “employees at the venerable Gallup polling firm suggested they felt threatened by Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod when he questioned the methodology of a mid-April poll showing Mitt Romney leading the president – according to internal emails published Thursday.”


That poll that sent Axelrod ballistic showed Romney leading Obama 48-43 percent.


The Daily Caller published e mails that started when Axelrod sent a tweet to Gallup saying the tracking poll was “saddled with some methodological problems” and directing followers to a National Journal story in which a professor suggested outdated sampling.



According to the email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup,” the White House in addition asked that a Gallup staffer “come over and explain our methodology,” which was apparently perceived as a subtle threat.
Fox News reported that “a Gallup official said in an email he thought Axelrod’s pressure ‘sounds a little like a Godfather situation.’”


Gallup refused to change its methodology to suit the White House.





Obama Thugs Rough Up Gallup For Polls They Don’t Like at DickMorris.com
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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This entire campaign wreaks of desperation. It's hilarious.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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This entire campaign wreaks of desperation. It's hilarious.
Chicago Politics Exposed.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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We really need an "Dept of Propaganda" to keep these truths buried where they should be. The people should be told the truth that Obama is the only choice they need and never distorts his transparency.



"I have never lied to you, I've always told you some version of the truth". I've always liked that Jack Nicholson line.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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This entire campaign wreaks of desperation. It's hilarious.
I know right? The Romney campaign is looking weak and desperate everyday!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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So somebody asking for an explanation of methodology is considered a threat?
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Obviously, the abuse of power by using the Justice Department to intimidate doesn't bother Liberals......except if it were a Republican, they'd be screaming bloody murder.

Liberals are the worst kind of hypocrites.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Funny since Gallup has President Obama in a comfortable lead.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/154559/us...on-center.aspx
Obama49%-Romney 44%
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Talking April poll numbers? Nothing is as exciting as old news.

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The announcement comes on the heels of a confrontation between Gallup staffers and Obama strategist David Axelrod in which he accused the company of using out of date sampling methods which, he said, generated polling data negative to the president.

In a scene right out of a typical authoritarian regime, Fox News reports that “employees at the venerable Gallup polling firm suggested they felt threatened by Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod when he questioned the methodology of a mid-April poll showing Mitt Romney leading the president – according to internal emails published Thursday.”


That poll that sent Axelrod ballistic showed Romney leading Obama 48-43 percent.


The Daily Caller published e mails that started when Axelrod sent a tweet to Gallup saying the tracking poll was “saddled with some methodological problems” and directing followers to a National Journal story in which a professor suggested outdated sampling.



According to the email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup,” the White House in addition asked that a Gallup staffer “come over and explain our methodology,” which was apparently perceived as a subtle threat.
Fox News reported that “a Gallup official said in an email he thought Axelrod’s pressure ‘sounds a little like a Godfather situation.’”


Gallup refused to change its methodology to suit the White House.





Obama Thugs Rough Up Gallup For Polls They Don’t Like at DickMorris.com

Dick Morris, analyst for the "family values" Fox News folks.

Shouldn't he be sucking a hooker's toes in a cheap DC hotel?

WashingtonPost.com: The Hooker, Line and Sinker

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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So somebody asking for an explanation of methodology is considered a threat?

It did to the people at Gallup who said so in emails.

It has also been proven to be a threat when they refused to change their methodology (which is tried and true since Gallup is the oldest and the gold-standard in polls) and are getting slapped with a DOJ lawsuit as a result.
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