NBC/WSJ Poll that sinks the GOP is skewed

Update: A shout out to the Village Voice for the link and all of you who are stopping by,  Think we are “Running scared?”  Best put your money under your mattress. We are just about broke as a nation. Enjoy!

Yesterday I posted doubts regarding the Gallup Poll that stated Republican approval rating falls to lowest point in Gallup poll history. It didn’t make sense and appeared an outlier. I went into the past and gave the sordid  history of Eric Holder, the DOJ and Gallup. Gallup sued by DOJ – Funny, GOP poll numbers tank. It made little sense that this was true when looking at other polls.

Now we learn that there are serious questions regarding the infamous NBC/WSJ  poll that has a questionable pedigree as well.  It has been non stop reporting that this defines the end of the GOP.  Why isn’t this reported? Here we go:

From: PJ Tattler:

A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republican s are getting whooped in the shutdown:

@texasbryanp In today’s NBC/WSJ poll, 1 in 5 respondents work for govt. Only 8% of general pop works for govt. See last page.

Here is the complete poll with the sample, the questions, etc. On the very last page we get the breakdown of where the 800 respondents work.
We do have government workers heavily sampled, by more than twice the actual percentage of Americans who work for the government. Then let’s factor in the poll’s partisan sample, which was 43-32 Democrat, the percent that admits voting for Obama, which was 44 versus just 35 for Romney, and this looks like a left-heavy sample. I’m not screaming UNSKEWED POLLS!!!1!!!1! here, but, it’s questionable. Then, factor in NBC’s role. That network is not to be trusted. (Maybe PJ Tattler doesn’t want to say it, but I will: Screwed!)
More at PJ Tattler

Gallup sued by DOJ – Funny, GOP poll numbers tank

I was happily moving along last night, getting my post ready with the good news polls that reflected that things were moving our way, when out of nowhere I hear O’Reilly on the tube. Puffed up and preening how the Gallup poll out today demonstrates his acumen that the Right Wingers were crashing the GOP and he of course had foretold all of this.

Republican approval rating falls to lowest point in Gallup poll history Houston Chronicle (blog) ‎- 5 hours ago

Wait, wait I said. This poll is an outlier from all I have looked at. The wheels started turning. Into my way back machine I rolled. Did Eric Holder’s Jackboots stop by Gallup again? What is the status of the multi-million lawsuit brought against Gallup by the DOJ?

First the good news from two polls:

AP Poll: Obama Approval Plummets to 37 - this from the AP no less.

BreitbartPoll: Democrats Lose Lead in Congressional Generic Ballot 

In another edition of the polls the media won’t cover, between September 29 and October 6, Democrats have lost a four point lead in Rasmussen’s generic ballot that asks voters if they would vote for a Democrat or Republican in the upcoming midterm elections. That poll is now tied at 40% – 40%. At the end of last month, Democrats led 42% – 38%.

Now from an earlier post. Keep in mind this was at a time when the Presidential race was in full swing. Obama was behind Romney.

What Axelrod and his  co-conspirators are really worried about are Gallup’s jobless numbers.

Holder jackboots Gallup – sues company to silence them  August 28, 2012

First, I was surprised to learn that they have a number of polling contracts with the government. How can one remain independent with this nefarious regime? How can they do Presidential political polls and yet retain their “objectivity”. Here we go:

Twice this summer, Gallup has published a report calling into question discrepancies between its unadjusted research and what is being tallied in the adjusted Official statistics. In reporting in its latest jobless numbers — in a commentary titled August Unemployment Not Looking Good — Gallup noted (emphases added):

Regardless, barring heroic adjustments or a sharp change in direction, Gallup data suggest the seasonally adjusted U.S. unemployment rate for August will increase — possibly substantially — when announced in early September.

In other words, Gallup said the only way unemployment numbers don’t go up next month is if someone in Obamaland puts a finger on the scale.

Within days of the Gallup Organization issuing, essentially, a veiled warning to the Obama gang about tinkering with unemployment numbers, Obama’s DOJ jumped, jackboots first, into a multi-million dollar legal action against Gallup, in a case initiated by a former Obama operative. Ed: David Axelrod. Anyone surprised?

A few days later, Eric Holder dropped the fifty-pound sledgehammer on Gallup, joining in a “whistleblower” action. The original complaint alleges that the Gallup organization inflated the number of hours required to do polling projects for the U.S. Mint, the State Department, and other federal agencies. (Why federal agencies even think they need to do polling is another subject for another time.)

Full story at Atlas Shrugs

Comments from Trapshooters thread:

Date: Sat, Sep 08, 2012 – 07:36 PM ET Website Address:   

Anyone else noticed the sudden shift in Gallup’s poll results?

From: Brian in Oregon Email:    Date: Sat, Sep 08, 2012 – 10:46 PM ET Website Address:

Note the improved poll numbers, click on the link for the numbers:

“Got my mind set right, boss. See? Obama’s numbers are up, boss, way up”, Cool Hand Gallup.

After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face. …

Gallup has been a thorn in Obama’s re-election efforts since it began to publish polling numbers showing Romney leading the incumbent Democrat. The polling organization has also, according to the American Thinker blog, published employment data which, unlike numbers from Obama’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, does not set aside statistics which are not politically helpful to the president.

Duck and Cover twins McCain and Graham beat the war drums UPDATE


Drudge Headlines Update: Boehner supports Obama military action in Syria… Developing…
Cantor jumps aboard…
First ‘rebels’ armed and trained by CIA ‘on way to battlefield’…
Pelosi tells grandson:  We’re at war…

Now our Rino twins are salivating at another war we just might get started and that could end in Armageddon. Now we have to save Obama’s credibility – really? What could go wrong? This is the same administration that told us Benghazi was over the infamous video. Just about everything could go wrong. During the holiday weekend, confined with several liberals in one of those “car rides from hell” listening to NPR, it was enough want to call it quits. Amazingly the Left thinks they have jammed up the GOP and “put it in the GOP’s court.” Saint Obummer some how is going to slide out from under the weight of his failed Middle East policy. Even better yet, the Progressives are war mongering citing “Right to Protect.” The same rhetoric that Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton have been spouting that has the Middle East ablaze. So now, I am starting to think they really do want a full-fledged war.

From the post:  Anti-Semite Susan Rice rises to NSA and Samantha Power moves to U.N.

 As John Podhoretz explains in the New York Post, the “reason” behind the Libyan military strike is not the traditional justification of “protecting the national interest.” It is a “new” standard called “R2P” or “right to protect.” This concept is being promulgated by the “one-world” order activists at the United Nations, like Samantha Power.

“R2P is an effort to create a new international moral standard to prevent violence against civilians.

In her career as a genocide expert, Power was an indefatigable proponent of R2P, and now on the National Security Council has been “trying to figure out how the administration could implement R2P and what doing so would require of the White House going forward.” Hillary is her ally in this effort, it appears.”

Now, we have McCain and Graham out there setting up the GOP as war mongers once again. And Axelrod?

Axelrod  was in full  gloat:


Big  move by POTUS. Consistent with his principles. Congress is now the dog that  caught the car. Should be a fascinating week!

Consistent  with what “principles,” Dave? The principle that the president stood on when he  unilaterally and without congressional authorization took the country to war in  Libya?

What  Axelrod and many liberals are delighted about is that the GOP – especially in  the House – will now be in a similar position to where Democrats were in early 2002 with Iraq; the  prospect of political damage if they voted against war.

He  don’t know them very well, do he.

Jonathan  Strong at NRO:

GOP  sources say it is highly unlikely leadership will whip support  for the  proposal; such “votes of conscience” are typically left to  members’  discretion.

While  there is still plenty of time for Obama  to make the case for war, lawmakers are still seeking answers to big  questions, chief among them being what a  strike would accomplish.

That’s  true among Democrats as well. One Democratic aide says if the  “strategic  objective is to slap someone’s wrist,” that won’t exactly be   compelling.

Some  liberal commentators have reacted with glee that  Obama’s plan puts the  political onus on Speaker John Boehner. But the  initial reaction by Republican  insiders is that Obama faces far more  risk, since he would look profoundly weak  in defeat.

Read more: American Thinker

Stud Obama’s campaign “Coming from his loins”

Ew! David Axelrod Says Obama’s Passionate Speeches Are ‘Coming From His Loins’ so reports The Lonely Conservative:

President Obama’s creepy campaign adviser David Axelrod turned up the creep factor about 100% today when he said that Obama’s passionate campaign speeches are “coming from his loins.” A reader emailed saying “I would say that for once Axlerod is right on the money—since all Obama wants to do is f**k us big-time.” How true.

“I’ve never seen him more exhilarated than he is right now. He believes in what he’s doing. He believes in what he’s fighting for. You can see in the speech that he’s delivering that this is coming from his loins. I just wanted to say loins,” Axelrod added with a smile. “I wanted to see if I can get loins in the story.”

Earlier it was Best political ad ever-Obama reaches a new low – The Lena Dunham ad about doing it the first time. Well, I thought I had posted Ew! last week. But no, Axedlrod now doubles down with a new visual. Is this the latest attempt to gain the women’s vote? Ew indeed.

Mitt Romney wants to talk about creating jobs, cutting the deficit and reigning in runaway entitlements. Barack Obama wants to turn the polling booth into a Democrat Party boudoir. Which one sounds reasonable and which one sounds repellent and intrusive?

Obama’s audiobook scrubs mention of Davis and views of whites

When I caught the headline from Breitbart that the audiobook version of Obama’s book had scrubbed mentions of Frank Marshall Davis, a video I had seen some time ago came to mind. To me, the portions left out were far more explosive than any discussions of the trio of Davis, Axelrod and Jarrett and Communism. The portions left out gave a glimpse of his anger towards white people. It explained far more about his motivations in governance than Davis. So if  you have a bit of time, it is worth thinking about. It is found below the Breibart excerpt.

Excerpt from Breitbart:

Professor: ‘Dreams from My Father’ Audiobook Oddly Scrubs Mentions of Frank Marshall Davis

This is the latest in a series of exclusive interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, Cold War historian and professor of political science, on his blockbuster book, The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

The Communist is based on declassified material from Soviet archives, FBI files, and archived articles from Communist Party publications. Among the material reproduced in Kengor’s book are reports from Davis’s 600-page FBI file listing Davis’s Communist Party number: 47544. Kengor’s book provides stunning information that the mainstream media has carefully avoided. Like Breitbart News’s Vetting project, Kengor’s exposé is doing the vetting of Obama that the pro-Obama media refuses to do.

Breitbart News Network: Professor Kengor, you’ve told us some very intriguing things about Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, including the interview we did on the troika of Obama, David Axelrod, and Valerie Jarrett, all of whom have common political ancestors in Chicago’s Communist Party circles in the 1940s. Before we get to your latest tidbit, just give us a quick update on what you reported on Obama and Axelrod and Jarrett.

Good Reads> Quotable Quote

Barack Obama

“That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserved of their scorn.” ― Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance


David Axelrod in 1994 ‘You Can’t Talk About Progress While the Middle Class is Hurting’

Nobody Believes You on the “Improving” Economy Argument

Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville have released a striking new report arguing in stark terms that some key voting groups now reject President Obama’s claim that the economy is improving — and may well reject Obama himself in November.

So how about a spin in the “way back” machine and take a look at what David Axelrod had to say in  1994. I think David is running out of steam, or is Valerie Jarrett the brain behind Obama’s re-election campaign? Or is Obama’s narcissism getting the better of him and his ego just can’t take the sad news that Marxism just is not working.

In 1994 Axelrod Said You Can’t Talk About Progress While the Middle Class is Hurting

FLASHBACK: David Axelrod “If you stand up and claim great progress you’re only frustrating this alienated middle class more.”

“Well I think Bush did it from the 9th hole and from the cigar boat and other places and the impression he got was that he was out of touch.”

Yes, Reagan sure knew how to frame the question didn’t he?  I hope they use this in ads this time around. It says it all.



Penthouse CEO Marc Bell raises for Charlie Crist – Anita Dunn’s idea?

Great idea, Anita. Zero has sent out David Axelrod to help out Harry Reid dish some dirt on Angle, and Maoist lover Anita Dunn trying to rescue Crist. How it working out, Charlie? Looking a little desperate?

The evening event will be held at Bell’s Boca Raton home on Oct. 7, less than a month before Crist faces Republican Marco Rubio and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.The invitation requests $500 per person to attend the general reception and $2,400 per couple for a VIP photo opportunity.
Read more: More at Politico

Earlier news:

News that Democratic pollster and former Hillary Clinton advisor Mark Penn was hosting a Crist fundraiser in his Washington home in early August. The party supported the narrative that Dems were jumping ship for Crist, but it also provoked a backlash among loyalists. “Mark Penn screwed up Hillary Clinton’s campaign and now he’s screwing the party that made him a multimillionaire,” one Democrat, who wishes to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the situation, says.

On top of that, some Democrats in Washington made moves that implied the White House was silently standing behind Crist. And SKDKnickerbocker, a leading polling and communications firm headed by a number of prominent Democratic operatives like Anita Dunn, Obama’s former communications director, gave new life to the whisper campaign when it agreed to take on Crist as a client.

More here: Washington Independent


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