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Gallup Sued by DOJ after Unfavorable Obama Polls, Employment Numbers

by Breitbart News6 Sep 2012

Senior Obama Campaign adviser David Axelrod reportedly contacted The Gallup Organization to discuss the company’s research methodology after their poll’s findings were unfavorable to the President. After declining to adjust their methodology, Gallup was named in an unrelated lawsuit by the DOJ.
Axelrod took to Twitter to direct people to an article by the National Journal’s Ron Brownstein suggesting a flaw in Gallup’s methodology. Brownstein compared Gallup’s demographic sampling predictions to previous election exit polls as well as contemporaneous research released by Pew, CNN/ORC and ABC/WaPo.

The heart of the Obama camp complaint lies with varying predictive models for 2012 turnout. Gallup had predicted a lower minority turnout, effecting Obama’s margin against Romney.

An email chain from Gallup employees reveals the deliberations about how to handle Axelrod:

In response to that suggestion, another senior Gallup official wrote — in an email chain titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup” — that the White House “has asked” a senior Gallup staffer “to come over and explain our methodology too.”

That Gallup official, the email continued, “has a plan that includes blogging and telling WH [the White House] he would love to have them come over here etc. This could be a very good moment for us to [show] our super rigorous methods compared to weak samples etc. …”

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  1. Yes, the Obama Administration is attempting to strong-arm Gallup, that’s as clear and sharp as the hawk coming in off the lake on a Chicago morning in late January, but the motivation for Axelrod’s assault isn’t about favorability ratings two months before the election. As William Tate at The American Thinker observed, this far out from the election favorability ratings are about as convincing as David Axelrod’s comb-over.

    No, the real reason Axelrod is willing to sic the DOJ on Gallup is because the polling organization’s unemployment research shows that Administration officials have been cooking the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) unemployment numbers to conceal the true extent of unemployment in America.

    The true figures would indicate an official unemployment rate in the 9% range, while the unofficial rate is closer to 20% and everyone who is looking for a job knows it.

  2. From the start,the unemployment number is a piece of fraud it’s somewhat admitted. When exclude able people who can work from the equation it’s a bust already. Anyway, I said a few months ago, B Hussein O will fudge the numbers to be in the middle sevens. And it’s going in that direction. For all the syncophants of BO out there, they will believe no matter how much proof you show them.

  3. York, let them swallow all the phony numbers and idiot excuses Obama’s enablers can manufacture, the result is to further isolate them from the stability of objective reality and exposes them to the runaway freight train of a shattering disillusionment.

    Such are the wages true believers pay for unquestioning allegiance to a false god.

  4. Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge provided the following expose on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ongoing systemic manipulations designed to conceal the real extent of unemployment in order to enhance Obama’s chances for reelection. Durden’s article is dated 8/3/12 and deals with the BLS’s phony July 2012 numbers. (edited with emphasis added).

    Seasonal And Birth Death Adjustments Add 429,000 Statistical “Jobs”

    Happy by the headline establishment survey print of 133,245 which says that the US “added” 163,000 jobs in July from 133,082 last month? Consider this: the number was based on a non seasonally adjusted July number of 132,868. This was a 1.248 million drop from the June print.

    So how did the smoothing work out to make a real plunge into an “adjusted” rise? Simple: the BLS “added” 377K jobs for seasonal purposes. This was the largest seasonal addition in the past decade for a July NFP print in the past decade, possibly ever, (charts at Zero Hedge).

    But wait, there’s more: the Birth Death adjustment, which adds to the NSA Print to get to the final number, was +52k. How does this compare to July 2011? It is about 1000% higher: the last B/D adjustment was a tiny +5K!

    In other words, of the 163,000 jobs “added”, 429,000 was based on purely statistical fudging. Doesn’t matter – the flashing red headline is good enough for the algos.

    Since January 2012 when Commissioner Keith Hall’s appointment expired, BLS has operated under Acting Commissioner John Galvin’s direction as a clearing agency for the Obama Administration’s economic recovery propaganda campaign.

    Barack Obama nominated Erica Groshen to replace Hall but her confirmation hearing has been stalled in the Senate partly because of her ongoing relationship to a Communist Party youth camp, and partly because of her background as an advocate for union labor causes.

    During the interregnum BLS under Galvin’s leadership has manufactured monthly unemployment numbers which put President Obama’s political interests so far ahead of the nation’s need for accurate labor statistics as to make a mockery of the Bureau’s mandate itself.

  5. Say it ain’t so ropelight! You mean a Democrat operative is actually associated with a communist youth camp and actively backing socialist unions? Whooda thunk? Then said operative LIES with the stats? I don’t know what to say, I’m agast!

    Then you add; “Such are the wages true believers pay for unquestioning allegiance to a false god.”

    Well, when they boo God I guess a false one is all they have left. Soetoro=the new golden calf.

    vote Romney/Ryan and let’s send these phoney bums packin’.

    (da debbil made me add the pic Ys)

  6. Then said operative LIES with the stats?

    Hoagie, Erica Groshen is Obama’s nominee to become the new Commissioner of BLS, she hasn’t yet been confirmed by the Senate. It’s the current Acting Commissioner, John Galvin, who currently heads the Bureau and under who’s leadership the statistical information is being contaminated by Obama’s naked political interests.

  7. Thanks for the correction ropelight. I misread your post. Unfortunately, unlike some others (WW) I ain’t perfect and am apt to err on occasion.

    That said, the contamination of the statistics is not a symptom of the Obama administration it is the desease itself. As long as there are liberals there will be liars.

  8. Hoagie, that’s true of the villains who call themselves liberals these days, but that’s just another one of their lies. They aren’t liberals at all, they’re totalitarians masquerading as liberals in order to conceal their true intentions.

    The pretence is similar to that of brigands who fly a friendly or neutral flag till they get close enough to open up with the heavy guns. The fangs are concealed behind a crooked grin accompanied by soothing words, but the intent is deception and take-over.

  9. Well ropelight, for most of my life I considered myself a liberal. Not the Wagonwheel type, more the Jefferson type. But over time I watched communists become socialists, socialists become progressives, progressives become liberals and now finally they’ve gone full circle and once again have become communists. There is not one single program, policy or philosophy espoused by the current Democrat Party which has any similarity to classical liberalism. Every one of their proposed policies is based on force, coersion and envy. Every policy involves more, not less, government and government control of the people. That’s NOT liberal, that’s fascist.

    So I guess I’m still a real liberal. It’s they who have bastardized “The Dreams of Our Founders”.

  10. Ripped off from the Editor’s story above
    Numbers in Thousands.

    It’s a wonder the B Hussein O Maladministration hasn’t sued BLS. But the numbers are headed for that ficticious 7.9% next month so BHO can say he got it under 8%. Right now the #1 Industry with the most growth is the Firearms business. Last year one manufacture took all year to hit 1,000,000 firearms made. This year it happened on August 22nd. One gun store in Jersey is ready to put up a picture of BO for salaesman of the month.

  11. I would like names of people, possibly with a little background on them, of who people think would make a great United States President.

    Besides the high profile names, , I would like people to include names of people that are not commonly thought of, but who would be great Presidents. These could include, for example cabinet or former cabinet members, businesspeople. people in education, people in state offices, attorneys, or any other field.

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