Thursday, June 26, 2008

Love Letters to PPP

PPP is probably the most accessible polling company in the country. Both my cell phone number and e-mail address as well as that of Dean Debnam, who owns PPP, are easily available. Because of that we get lots of kooky (and some thoughtful) e-mails and phone calls every time we release a poll.

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:

Todd Whitley []

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?

The signs:

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?


Todd Whitley


Anonymous said...

This what happen when someone knows they are going to lose a election.

Anonymous said...

I apologize for any kooky Republicans bothering you... every side has some. I am a Republican who greatly appreciates your polling and level of openness. Your commentary is also interesting to read. Thanks for all your good work and don't let the haters get you down. :)

Tom Jensen said...

Anonymous Republican,

The Clinton and Obama partisans we heard from during the primaries were much ruder than most of the Republicans we hear from!

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