The POS’s “presidency” is nothing but a criminal syndicate of thugs.
After Gallup released its recent poll findings showing Americans view Mitt Romney as better equipped than the POS to handle the economy and the federal budget deficit, the POS’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod contacted The Gallup Organization about the company’s research “methodology”. When Gallup declined to “adjust” their methodology – SURPRISE!!! — the company was named in a lawsuit by the Department of (In)Justice.
Breitbart News reports, Sept. 6, 2012, that Axelrod’s complaint lies with varying predictive models for 2012 turnout. Gallup had predicted a lower minority turnout, thereby affecting Obama’s margin against Romney.
An email chain from Gallup employees titled “Axelrod vs. Gallup” reveals that the White House “asked” a senior Gallup staffer “to come over and explain our methodology.” Another senior Gallup official said he thought Axelrod’s pressure “sounds a little like a Godfather situation”:
“Imagine Axel[rod] with Brando’s voice: ‘[Name redacted], I’d like you to come over and explain your methodology…You got a nice poll there….would be a shame if anything happened to it…’”
After Axelrod expressed his displeasure with Gallup, the DOJ suddenly became interested in an old allegation by a former Gallup employee that the firm violated the False Claims Act by overcharging on their contracts with other federal agencies. Michael Lindley, a former Gallup employee and former field organizer in Iowa for the 2008 Obama campaign, filed suit against Gallup in 2009. In 2010, Gallup responded to Lindley’s suit.
In addition to Gallup’s unfavorable polling numbers on the Obama re-election effort, they have also published employment numbers that are not “politically helpful” for Obama.
H/t FOTM’s moxielouise.