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February 26, 2010


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Why is it that you dont disclose conflicts of interest (real or perceived) along with your write-ups and releases?In this case youve acknowledged your conflicts only after being called on it publicly. Why not acknowledge any conflicts with each poll and write-up up front, like professional news organizations do?PPP polling numbers appear pretty accurate to me, and Im generally supportive of automated polling. But I dont believe thats where most of the criticism is coming from, so your they just dont like the numbers so theyre attacking the pollster retort sounds disingenuous.For example, youve chosen to highlight Kenneth Lewis burn rate. There are many different tacks one could take in writing up a race, and this particular tack casts Lewis, but not Cunningham and Marshall, in a poor light. Maybe fair, maybe not: you should disclose the real or perceived conflicts and let the readers and news organizations decide.


Cmon.Claiming Cal has only spent 5% of his money is bogus. You know as well as anyone that he didnt pay any of his bills - including the payroll for his nationally-known campaign team - until after January 1.

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Now I know you are a (more or less) partisan Democrat, and I am a partisan Republican. But, I think you are one of, if not the, best pollster in the business. Every one in a great while something you publish leaves me wondering - but that is very rare. You are a great source, and I say: KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!


Nice insight. Thanks for taking the time to respond to this attack, I know it frustrates you guys all the time.


Shame on you sore losers! Im a staunch Conservative Republican but I trust PPP and Tom Jensen because he is proved as honest and accurate! Shame on you! On the way out you can also bash Rasmussen. Please stay disillusioned! Obama and Pelosi can teach you how!


well you guys are liberalsyou do want your side to win thats why I always add at least 3 to republicans


Of course Lewis would never have commented on the Under the Dome revelation if he was leading in the polls.But that doesnt excuse PPP from being upfront about any potential conflict of interest.The last 2 Civitas polls both showed Lewis in 2nd or virtually tied for 2nd. Those polls did not show movement for Cal.PPP, youre a solid, accurate polling company, but dont mislead the public by witholding associations/relationships with candidates


Did you do any last texas poll? I think you said you were going to do one each weekend as long as the race looked competitive. Which I hope you agreed it did.Will you publish it today or wait until tomorrow in that case?

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