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.
Breitbart: Poll: 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.
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.