posted on May 29, 2012 09:56
Not all the spin in politics comes out of the mouths of politicians;―just about every day or so there’s a poll in the News and Observer and the N&O is pretty careful to identify PPP as a ‘left-leaning’ pollster but PPP’s pollsters will also argue their politics don’t interfere with their polling or, in other words, when you’re reading a PPP poll you’re not reading Democratic ‘spin’ you’re reading an unbiased poll that happened to be taken by a Democrat.
So how well are PPP’s pollsters doing when it comes to walking the line between being ‘left-leaning Democrats’ and providing the newspapers objective polling?
The other day Dustin Ingalis, one of the PPP’s pollsters, went down to Fayetteville and explained to the local Democratic Men’s Club what the Democrats need to do to defeat Pat McCrory this fall – he said, “To win… we have to absolutely eviscerate McCrory… we have to just slash McCrory… death by a thousand cuts.”
Here’s the rub: Next time these boys do a poll on the Governor’s race should the newspapers report it as unbiased polling done by a Democrat or as Democratic spin done by a ‘left-leaning pollster’ out to ‘eviscerate Pat McCrory’?