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Axelrod: Pro-Romney Gallup Poll Was Racist

From the Washington Examiner:

Axelrod: Gallup poll has ‘methodological problems’

By Joel Gehrke
April 17, 2012

David Axelrod, President Obama’s top campaign strategist, responded to Gallup polls showing Mitt Romney leading the president by criticizing the pollster.

"Gallup is saddled with some methodological problems," Axelrod tweeted today. He also directed Twitterati to a National Journal piece arguing that Gallup polls showing Romney in the lead "has a sample that looks much more like the electorate in 2010 than the voting population that is likely to turn out in 2012."

And when Mr. Axelrod says ""Gallup is saddled with some methodological problems" naturally he means they are racist.

For here is what the National Journal contends:

[T]the Gallup track, which is conducted among registered voters, has a sample that looks much more like the electorate in 2010 than the voting population that is likely to turn out in 2012: only 22 percent of the Gallup survey was non-white, according to figures the organization provided to Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz. That was close to the non-white share of the vote in 2010 (23 percent), but in 2008, minorities comprised 26 percent of all voters, according to exit polls; the Obama campaign, and other analysts, project the minority share of the vote will increase to 28 percent in 2012. In its survey, Pew, for instance, puts the non-white share at 25 percent

And, oddly enough, Pew is the only other poll besides CNN, to put Obama ahead of Romney.

In any case, according to Mr. Astroturf, Gallup’s results are meaningless since they under-sampled non-whites. That is, they polled non-whites at a rate that reflected the usual turnout rather than the unprecedented and historic high turnout for non-whites in 2008.

Which of course is a natural reaction for him to have. Since he sees everyone and everything who undermines Obama as racist.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Axelrod: Pro-Romney Gallup Poll Was Racist”

  1. AcornsRNutz

    And sadly there are plenty of white voters who will vote obama simply because the righty-whiteys who just hate obama and seeth with racism are going to turn out in droves this year and dwarf the poor huddling masses of these so called “non whites” when they try to support the man who brought us hope (for a new president) and change (where foldable cash used to be).

    I hate to think that these damn fool tactics by the media to gin up more obama support will probably work on anyone, much less a fair number of voters.

  2. Petronius

    Unfortunately the New Black Panthers are not available to block the results of Gallup polls. That is indeed a significant methodological problem.

    But look on the bright side. If Nerobama needs more voters I’m sure we can open up the borders a little wider, ramp up immigration, round up some more winos, and comb through the obituaries.

    Why, I can see boxes of uncounted Democrat ballots from my back yard.

  3. Not so fast

    It must be worse than they want to admit. Think what the real numbers must be like. I’m thinking 2010 mid-term massacre. But I guess a grain of truth has to come out every now and then so they won’t seem so rediculous after then election.

  4. Not so fast

    Obama is toast. He could still steal the election if Mitt Romney runs a terrible campaign but Obama will never win a real election again in his life. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

  5. Mithrandir

    All that “racism” stuff only works on jelly-spines.

    1. People who only live for the positive opinions of others.
    2. Politicians who are too afraid to defend themselves (lifers).
    3. Idiots who can’t string together a simple rebuttal.
    4. White, self-hating liberals, who are easily crushed and embarrassed by even the mere utterance of the word racism.
    5. Ignorant people who don’t realize that they are being put on the defensive in order to shut them up.


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