Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More polls excluding Ron Paul, followed by confusion among the clueless.

In response to http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2007/jul/17/election_central_morning_roundup
Poll: Other/Undecided Leads GOP Race
In a new AP/Ipsos Poll, 25% of Republican respondents say they are either undecided or would prefer someone other than the current field — more than the vote share of any actual candidates listed in the poll. Compare this to the Democratic side, where only 13% of respondents are undecided or prefer none of the above. In the horse-race numbers, Rudy Giuliani leads the GOP side with 21%, followed by Fred Thompson at 19%, John McCain at 15%, and Mitt Romney at 11%. Among Dems: Hillary Clinton 36%, Barack Obama 20%, Al Gore 15%, and John Edwards 11%.
How hard is it to figure out that the "Other" category is getting so many hits because you're not putting Ron Paul as an option?

At this point in the race it's really starting to seem like they're excluding him intentionally out of a fear of him actually winning. It's undeniable that he's a strong contender and a viable candidate who is participating in the debates, is all over the news, and wholly dominates almost all on-line or text in votes that he's actually been included in etc. Not only that but he tops John McCain in campaign finances and is the top candidate in financial support from the US Military branches.

This has gotten to the point where polls can no longer claim ignorance of him or pretend that he's not a viable candidate.


Unknown said...

DAMMIT if you going to conduct an online poll then do an ONLINE poll!

If you get unexpected results, thats NEWS, write about it! Dont pretend to do an online poll, and when you get unexpected results, doctor it to reflect a landline poll.

AM i missing something???

JStressman said...

It's becoming very clear that the Mainstream Media is making a concerted effort to exclude Ron Paul.


Those are just from a cursory glance at one other blog I ran across today.

I've also mentioned the issue of the disappearing articles about Ron Paul in the Mainstream Media websites in another of my articles here: http://phreadom.blogspot.com/2007/07/why-not-to-vote-for-rudy-giuliani-and.html

Anonymous said...

Check this out:


JStressman said...

That doesn't surprise me at all unfortunately.

There have been tons of cases of corporations buying well known bloggers to have them talk up their products etc... why not bloggers willing to make a buck selling out to the highest bidder for political campaigns?

I don't think that there are any laws against it... yet. But if I remember correctly, they were trying to regulate blogs in a similar fashion to traditional media as far as funding and related content etc.

I'd have to do some digging to get the details.