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.

22 Responses to “Gallup sued by DOJ – Funny, GOP poll numbers tank”

  1. NBC/WSJ Poll that sinks the GOP is skewed | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] 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 […]


  2. LD Jackson Says:

    It does seem there are no lengths to which this administration will not go to influence public opinion and the outcome of elections. So much for being honest and open with America.


  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    This new poll didn’t make sense in light of all the other polls, but I had forgotten Holder was going after them so now it makes perfect sense! A coincidence? I think not, great job at linking the two!


  4. Angel Says:

    so tired of corruption! 🙂 happy Weekend!!!


  5. Always On Watch Says:

    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”.

    Corruption, corruption everywhere! Damn.


    • bunkerville Says:

      There is no where his minions don’t have their long nasty fingers. With all of the NSA data they have on everyone, they have clinched their noose around our necks. Thanks for mustering by!


  6. mcnorman Says:

    Gallup never asks me anything. Then again, I never get picked for jury duty either.


  7. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Anyone who disagrees with Obama or says anything that could constued as negative about Obama is an enemy and a danger to the “Choosen One”. Afte all, Barack Obama is the victim here and must be protected at all cost.


  8. Petermc3 Says:

    Poll results seem to be as reliable as Obamacare’s online capabilities.


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