We've decided to start printing some of the more extreme ones on the blog, in hopes that people who just want to harangue might think twice before hitting send:
From: Todd Whitley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:38 PM
To: PPP Information
Subject: Lousy, sloppy survey in Michigan
Your wording in the first few paragraphs tells it all, “This is the 2nd week in a row PPP has found Democrats in a large Midwestern state….” Then there are the obvious signs that all you are doing is trying to influence Real Clear Politics averages, I don’t know why they use you as a resource?
1. Survey done on a weekend (by the way conservatives don’t usually answer landlines anymore, “antiquated”)
2. Only 571 voters – Margin of error – 4.1%
3. Clincher, breakdown by party affiliation, 38% Dems, 31% GOP, 30% Other. HMMMM, I guess another good indication Conservatives don’t answer phones.
Look forward to more ill conceived, pseudo surveys. By the way is Howard Dean on your payroll?