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Daily Kos Dismisses Pollster
Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | June 9, 2010 | Steven Shepard

Posted on 06/09/2010 4:54:39 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

The liberal website DailyKos.com has chosen to terminate its relationship with MD-based pollster Research 2000, according to DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas.

"I have decided to part ways with our current pollster, and will be looking for a new polling partner to finish out this election cycle," Moulitsas wrote in a statement posted on his site.

Research 2000 Pres. Del Ali confirmed the split in an interview with Hotline OnCall.

Moulitsas' decision comes in the wake of last night's AR SEN Dem primary runoff, in which Sen. Blanche Lincoln held off LG Bill Halter, Daily Kos' preferred candidate. The website promoted Halter as a replacement on the Dem ticket months before he announced his candidacy, and the site's readers were encouraged to contribute to his insurgent campaign.

Research 2000 conducted two polls for the site between the primary and the runoff. While Halter posted narrow leads in both polls, Ali noted to Hotline OnCall that those leads were within the polls' margin of error.

"It's not 'Dewey Defeats Truman'," Ali said, "but that's the way it goes."

(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: daily; dailykos; dismisses; kos; moulitsas; pollster; research2000
"... roughly 80% of the polling by his firm that was made publicly available was done for Daily Kos or other progressive groups."

Telling them what they wanted to hear.

1 posted on 06/09/2010 4:54:39 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

“Shoot the Messenger” that’ll fix it.


2 posted on 06/09/2010 4:55:45 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Why doesn’t Markos, and his happy group of idiots do their own polling. Then all the questions will be answered to their satisfaction!

If not perhaps George Soros could recommend a suitable replacement.

Geez, what a bunch of crapheads!


3 posted on 06/09/2010 4:58:58 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (REGISTERED RIGHT WING THUG!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Those freaks over at dailykooks ought to be drageed out of their mommy’s basements and beat senseless. Complete traitors and it makes me sick to my stomache to read anything coming from those wimpy pieces of excrement. And I know... I am actually insulting excrement with that statement.


4 posted on 06/09/2010 4:59:36 PM PDT by IAintGotNoMoney
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I’ll poll for them ....as long as they don’t mind being in a constant state of crying, wailing and knashing of teeth.


5 posted on 06/09/2010 4:59:51 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I love it! KosAcks spent their money on a loser!


6 posted on 06/09/2010 5:00:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Exactly! Now watch the next polling firm will tell them the truth and they won’t like that either.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 5:00:26 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Great!!!

For dictators and their minions, their arrogance is always their undoing.


8 posted on 06/09/2010 5:00:49 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Actually it makes sense to fire the polster who got it wrong. Hold them accountable for their deceit and then they may stop lying as much. But I have a feeling there will be another idiot in the waiting to pay them for what they want to hear.


9 posted on 06/09/2010 5:03:22 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Polls can’t predict turnout and GOTV efforts. Shooting the messenger in this case is just stupid. I don’t care what anyone says, especially during this age of cell phones, polling is far from an exact science. Even exit polls are flawed, and those are involving people that are supposedly VOTING.

Kos will probably get a joint effort by MoveOn.org and SEIU to conduct their polling from now on....


10 posted on 06/09/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Shoot the messenger Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 06/09/2010 5:05:00 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Ali noted to Hotline OnCall that those leads were within the polls' margin of error.

Yeah, but that may be too complicated for them.

12 posted on 06/09/2010 5:05:22 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Why not hire Zogby, they do have the greatest special sauce.


13 posted on 06/09/2010 5:10:05 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Krissy Matthews liked to post Research 2000’s polls.

Wonder where he’ll get his lies from now?


14 posted on 06/09/2010 5:12:30 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Palmetto Patriot
"I have decided to part ways with our current pollster, and will be looking for a new polling partner to finish out this election cycle," Moulitsas wrote in a statement posted on his site.

Translation: "I don't like the report of the light at the end of the tunnel being the Tea Party Express heading right at us, so I've decided to buy a different polling whore."


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

15 posted on 06/09/2010 5:14:34 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: FourPeas

This was a crappy pollster, often cited by the left to “debunk” Rasmussen’s polls, that has been totally discredited. I assume Kos will find out some other pollster to churn out results that the nutroots want to see.


16 posted on 06/09/2010 5:15:34 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Sounds like the reign of the (faux) messiah isn’t working out the way some of his followers had hoped. As the unhappiness mounts, heads will no doubt continue to roll.


17 posted on 06/09/2010 5:19:52 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: All

On his site, Moulitsas wrote the following:

“I believe in accountability, in accuracy, and in making sure we provide the absolute best information not just to this wonderful community, but also to the outside world. As such, Daily Kos will be on polling hiatus the next several months as we evaluate our options and decide how to best proceed.”

What a load of BS!

Interesting that they are suspending all polling, especially before the mid-terms.

Could be Kos is having money problems, or maybe he’s worried that more accurate polling would dishearten the Rats.


18 posted on 06/09/2010 5:30:57 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot ( Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Yes, Moulitsas and Soros’ funded Moveon LOSE: It’s always a good day when these communists lose a battle!


19 posted on 06/09/2010 5:52:50 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Nah, the pollsters were too honest.


20 posted on 06/09/2010 6:04:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Forty years of electing leftist fools to Congress have culminated in Nancy Pelosi.)
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To: popdonnelly

I wondered what they would do when even Research 2000 numbers were headed south. Now I know.


21 posted on 06/09/2010 6:49:30 PM PDT by Lachisula
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Daily Kos or other progressive groups

Nothing "Progressive" about marxism.

I understand the marxists wanting to call themselves something else, the reason why the right participates in the deception is beyond me.

22 posted on 06/09/2010 6:54:03 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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