Skip to comments.It's Now Public: Editors Rejigger Polls
Posted on 11/06/2012 10:10:04 AM PST by kristinn
A stunning tale today in the Salt Lake Tribune, however, reveals the dirty little secret of polls paid for by the media. The results are, in effect, owned by the media, and the media can insist that they be rejiggered.
The Tribune published a poll done by the respected Mason-Dixon firm that showed a 10-point lead for the citys Republican candidate for mayor. The poll was released on Thursday. Later, editors for the paper objected to the results on the grounds that the poll had an insufficient number of Democrats in its sample:
Tribune editor Nancy Conway acknowledged the problem.
We are as concerned about this as anyone, she said Monday. As soon as we understood there was a problem we worked to correct it.
We had no reason to doubt the poll until we saw others conducted over the same period and could see differences in the numbers. That raised questions, Conway said. We contacted our pollster who did additional research on Salt Lake County demographics and found there was indeed a flaw.
We knew right then that we needed to correct our mistake and thats what we are doing, Conway said.
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How would any thinking American be stunned by this?
The MSM isn’t lightly tossing away their credibility - they’re calling in dump trucks to haul it away... Telling them not to leave a scrap...
I don’t see in this day and age of cell phones with caller ID you could possibly get an accurate poll.
It all is about the “special sauce” they put in the polls.
The media is in the tank for Obama and I wouldn’t be surprised if the polls came out in a certain way to make him look good!
In that case it has nothing to do with reflecting public opinion so much as in trying to change it to serve the MSM’s interests.
That’s what we have seen all year.
except that their credibility could now fit into a toyota prius, with room to spare.
Ok, so polls are having to many republicans counted, and this is a scandal? Really, I mean, seriously?
We have CNN with +11 rat polls, but I’m going to see complaints instead about polls that had too many Republicans?
Been saying this for weeks now...
There is only one important poll and it will be decided in the next 24 to 48 hrs. VOTE VOTE VOTE.
Have yet to see/hear of any such poll that was not GOP partisan. In other words, crickets chirping!
I’m not very shocked
It’s a ‘follow the money’ scenario.
Let them think they’re winning.
Good catch, kristinn. Libtards are work.
From the sounds of things, I think we’re all gonna get rejiggered...
Oh well. 12/21/2012 ain’t that far away...
Americans in general and Freepers in particular need to get over their infatuation with polls.
Even if they were accurate this obcession with them is not healthy.