Archive for October, 2008

Death Threats and Crazies

Posted in Election '08 on October 24, 2008 by Chris

From Jim Geraghty at National Review.

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Death Threats Sent to Pollster

After releasing this morning’s numbers showing McCain ahead in Ohio and Florida, the Strategic Vision polling company received several death threats through the contact e-mail on the company’s web site.

David Johnson, the CEO of Strategic Vision, shared the messages with National Review Online.

One of the messages stated:

My goodness, your polls stinks. There are 3 polls that have Obama by double digits and only yours has Obama down. WOW!. How come your poll is the only one giving Palin high favor ratings? I think you nee dto be careful tonight when you get in your car and might want to check underneath your car. SCRAP YOUR IDIOTIC POLLS OR ELSE!

Another stated:

A poll that gave Sarah Palin and Barack Obama the same favorability rating is wrong off the bat. Be careful going outside tonight because you might not see tomorrow.

A third message stated:

Why would your presidential election poll results be so drastically different from every other reputable poll taken over the same time period? Are they that dumb or are you guys that smart? Smart guys wind up dead.

The company has contacted the FBI and appropriate authorities, Johnson said. There was, thankfully, nothing in the messages that indicated that the sender had actually sought out the location of the company or its employees. Johnson noted that while the messages came from different addresses, they all came within a short period of time, and that it was possible they were from the same person.

Johnson said he’s not fearful, but taking appropriate measures.

“It’s probably just a bunch of nut cases, but this is first time we’ve ever experienced something like this,” Johnson said. “It’s highly, highly unusual. We get messages in the vein of ‘your numbers are wrong, the other guy’s numbers are right’ all the time. But this has never happened before.”

Powerful McCain Video

Posted in Election '08 on October 22, 2008 by Chris

From his days as a POW. Watch the whole thing. The ending is powerful.

A Comprehensive Case Against Barack Obama

Posted in Election '08 on October 21, 2008 by Chris

Check this out — a convincing case against Barack Obama in his own words!

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/21/the-comprehensive-argument-against-barack-obama/

Sarah Palin – Most Accessible of the Four Candidates???

Posted in Election '08 on October 20, 2008 by Chris

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/10/if_sarah_palin_held_a_press_co.asp

Sorry for the down time folks — have been TOTALLY swamped with several projects I’m producing here in Hollywood.

Check out this article, though. And be sure to forward it on to your friends who seem to think Palin is hiding from the media!

Obama by 2% According to AP Poll – AP Forgets to Mention

Posted in Election '08 on October 17, 2008 by Chris

Amazing. The new AP/Yahoo Poll shows that Obama leads McCain by 2 (44% to 42%). Download Poll PDF

The headline for the AP article? “Voters Souring on McCain, Obama Stays Steady”

This headline is based on a finding that the enthusiasm of McCain supporters has deteriorated.

The interesting part of the AP article? Well – they forget to mention the finding from their multiple page poll that actually gives the general election results. You’re hearing me correctly. The AP decided to completely omit the 2% finding altogether and instead focus on the bad news for McCain. Literally no mention WHATSOEVER of the fact that this race is a statistical dead heat.

Stunning? Yeah.

But not surprising.

Poll Watch 10-16-08

Posted in Election '08 on October 16, 2008 by Chris

Rasmussen – Obama +4 (50/46)

Zogby – Obama +5 (49/44)

Hotline – Obama +8 (49/41)

Gallup – Obama +2 (traditional – 49/47) Obama +6 (expanded model with more young and 1st time voters – 51/45)

Battleground – Obama +6 (50/44)

Yeah, I know that Obama is ahead. But this idea that somehow the race is over when all of these are either within the margin of error or close to it is a FALSE MEDIA DRIVEN NARRATIVE INTENDED TO DEMORALIZE YOU!!!

Don’t buy it, folks. This thing is NOT over!

Genius.

Posted in Election '08 on October 16, 2008 by Chris