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Thu Jun 7, 2012, 05:24 PM

Anyone ever heard of this polling firm Purple strategies

They have Romney up in Florida by 6 points yet PPP http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/06/obama-up-in-florida.html has Obama in the lead my bet is on PPP . http://www.purplestrategies.com/wp-content/uploads/6.2012-Purple-Poll.pdf

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Reply Anyone ever heard of this polling firm Purple strategies (Original post)
bigdarryl Jun 2012 OP
SoutherDem Jun 2012 #1
jenmito Jun 2012 #2
jn2375 Jun 2012 #3
JoePhilly Jun 2012 #4
drm604 Jun 2012 #5
drm604 Jun 2012 #6
Marzupialis Jun 2012 #7

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 05:51 PM

1. Who the heck is Purple Strategies?

I have never heard of them. Why should they be trusted?

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 06:00 PM

2. All I know is that that RW hack liar Alex Castellanos is a member.

He works for CNN and is a Romney supporter/surrogate. He's the guy who wouldn't let Rachel Maddow speak on MTP a few weeks ago and he kept flat-out lying.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 06:03 PM

3. GOP consulting firm led by Alex Costello. That's all you need to no, three GOP polling out fits

Put hits on Obama today to try and get media to declare Obama doomed

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. Sounds like the name the GOP would use for a front group.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 06:18 PM

5. The name makes me suspicious.

"Purple" (red and blue combined) sounds like they're trying to give the impression that they're bipartisan. The conscious attempt to give that impression raises a red flag for me.

Also, they used an anonymity service, Domains By Proxy, LLC, to register their domain, purplestrategies.com.

http://whois.domaintools.com/purplestrategies.com

Why would a legitimate respectable polling company hide their domain registration information? Sure, they may have good reasons, but I can't think of any. It just strikes me as strange.

They're have an office at 815 Slaters Lane, Alexandria VA, 22314, in a building labeled "National Media Center". Here's a pic:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=815+Slaters+Lane,+Alexandria+VA,+22314&ll=38.8216,-77.046234&spn=0.000565,0.001442&hnear=815+Slaters+Ln,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22314&gl=us&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=38.821513,-77.046246&panoid=uiP3DqdtTcAPhmFZMSy0lA&cbp=12,347.34,,2,2.5

They have a second address at 2028 Buffalo Terrace, Houston TX, 77019, in what appears to be a law office.
http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHKZ_enUS440US440&sugexp=chrome,mod=7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=2028+Buffalo+Terrace%2C+Houston+TX%2C+77019

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2028+Buffalo+Terrace,+Houston+TX,+77019&ll=29.760016,-95.389496&spn=0.000445,0.000721&hnear=2028+Buffalo+Terrace,+Houston,+Texas+77019&gl=us&t=h&z=21&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=29.760016,-95.389496&panoid=s8luzz7cQ7L7GQeJV2wtKw&cbp=12,18.81,,0,-6.06

A William Burge at the Houston address has donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates (including McCain in 2008) and the RNC.
http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=loc&addr=2028+BUFFALO+TERRACE&zip=77019

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Response to drm604 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 06:20 PM

6. National Media Center

Purple Strategies share their Virginia address with something called National Media Center.
https://foursquare.com/v/national-media-center/4bfe76ffb68d0f471e34ea57
A full service political ad agency that has helped elect Presidents, Governors, Senators, and Congressmen for 30+ years.


This is their website.
http://www.natmedia.com

I think we've cracked this nut.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:17 PM

7. PurplePoll has Romney up 4%, not 6%

 

Quinnipiac has Romney up by 6%. Does the fact that we have heard a lot about Quinnipiac convince you that Romney is up by 6%?

PPP sampled Registered Voters. Since Likely Voter samples (used by Purple Strategies) are typically 3%-5% more pro-Republican than RV samples, then PPP would have Romney and Obama essentially tied, if we are to compare apples vs. apples.

There is a difference between PPP and PurpleStrategies, just not as big as you made it seem.

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