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Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:26 AM

Any polls from "We Ask America" should be discounted:

(To be clear, I just found this article. I didn't do the research in the "UPDATE.")

UPDATE: So I did some research on the identity of We Ask America. Its website only discloses that it is a division of "Xpress Professional Services, Inc." But it does not tell the reader what exactly that means, which turns out to be quite significant.

Xpress Professional Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Illinois Manufacturer's Association, which is an anti-union, anti-tax, and anti-Health Care Reform industry advocacy organization.

Its CEO is Greg Baise, who was a 1990 Republican candidate for Treasurer, losing to Pat Quinn by 11%. He is also Treasurer of the Economic Freedom Alliance, which has targeted Democrat Bill Foster with advertising labeling him as a "job killer" for his support of card check legislation.

The bottom line is that this is a partisan Republican pollster and an arm of the pro-business Illinois Manufacturer's Association. There is nothing wrong with being a Republican pollster or being an arm of the Illinois Manufacturer's Association. However, there is something wrong with the half-ass disclosure on the website of an affiliation with "Xpress Professional Services, Inc.," which could be anything, instead of a full disclosure of the direct link to the Illinois Manufacturer's Association and its Republican principals.

http://www.swingstateproject.com/diary/6672/on-those-we-ask-america-illinois-polls

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:33 AM

1. Thanks for the research.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

2. I only "researched" the article-not the info. posted. I was curious about this pollster. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:13 PM

3. Shit poll

 

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:17 PM

4. That sure sums it up quite succinctly. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:27 PM

5. You can tell just by the PatriotAct-esque naming

 

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:44 PM

6. Yup-the "America" in the name DOES seem to be a RW thing. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:55 PM

7. Good research

 

It's a Republican group with a cute name. Conflict of interest.

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Response to Marzupialis (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:06 PM

8. I agree. It's always an innocuous name like "We Ask Americans" designed to throw us off

the true intent of the group.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:31 PM

9. You're clearly wrong. A Republican front group would be called "We Ask Amercia" (n/t)

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:44 PM

10. Good point! :D n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:45 PM

11. sounds good. The last poll before this one out of Michigan was by Ras and even they had

Obama up by 8 points.

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