That push poll John Zogby did to “show Obama voters didn’t know who they were voting for”, well he is outraged anyone would question him and won’t do the same poll with Republican voters:
Pollster John Zogby has rejected a conservative commentator’s offer to sponsor a poll to test the knowledge of people who voted for John McCain.
The commentator was proposing to mirror a poll of Obama voters that caused a political uproar when it suggested that Obama supporters didn’t know what they were voting for.
But now catch this part:
This week, Ziegler proposed to pay for a similar poll of McCain voters. But Zogby told Politico he will not do the poll the same way.
“I am happy to do a poll of both Obama voters and McCain voters, with questions that I formulated and sponsored either by an objective third party or by someone on the left, in tandem with a John Ziegler on the right — but poll questions that have my signature,” Zogby said.
“I believe there was value in the poll we did,” Zogby added. “I also believe it was not our finest hour. This slipped through the cracks. It came out critical only of Obama voters.”
So Zogby admits there was problems with the poll, but doesn’t state why or is willing to redo it in a way that would reflect both groups of voters. It sounds like he is also laying ground rules to have opposing views in his polls – something he flat out refused to do in the Ziegler poll.
I got an idea. John Zogby needs to become like the Republican Party – insignificant. Media outlets need to stop commissioning him to do their polls, and instead look for companies that won’t partake in push-polling as a way to deceive public opinion. Perhaps Zogby should go ahead and end up in the abyss with the auto industry.