POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 5:44pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:45pm
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From the daily caller : Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.
After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama's Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face.
D.C. is withholding the identities of the Gallup officials to protect them from potential retaliation from Obama's campaign and his administration.
In April, Axelrod tweeted that a poll showing Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama was "saddled with some methodological problems," directing his Twitter followers to read a National Journal story criticizing Gallup polls showing a Romney lead.
In that National Journal piece, Ron Brownstein wrote that the polls showing Romney leading the president had "a sample that looks much more like the electorate in 2010 than the voting population that is likely to turn out in 2012."
Internally, Gallup officials discussed via email how to respond Axelrod's accusations. One suggested that it "seems like a pretty good time for a blog response,".
In response to that suggestion, another senior Gallup official wrote in an email chain titled "Axelrod vs. Gallup" that the White House "has asked" a senior Gallup staffer "to come over and explain our methodology too."
Sounds like Chicago thuggery to me.
The Obama group right now has bigger things on its mind like filling up a smaller stadium for tonight's speech.
That's my point of view, what's yours?