Next On The Agenda

The die has been cast.  The votes have been counted.  They’ll be counted again, shortly, as re the governor race.

So what’s next?

It’s time someone investigated the Star-Tribune’s “Minnesota Poll” and the Hubert H. Humphey Institute’s poll.

The Minnesota Poll – especially the one released one to seven days before every gubernatorial, presidential and senate, election – may not be an effort to drive down GOP voting, per se.

But if they were, it’s hard to say now the polls would be any different.

Investigation next week on Shot In The Dark.

20 thoughts on “Next On The Agenda

  1. Given the results in the rest of the state, I think you’ll find that they got the ratio of Democrat/GOP likely voters wrong. They got Horner about right.

  2. Instead of complaining about bias, why not simply point out how wrong they tend to be, and how consistent they tend to be in their wrongness–as in they tend to be always wrong about five to ten points in favor of the Democrats?

    Shame sometimes works better than outrage.

  3. Mitch has done been hypmotized!

    KANSAS CITY, MO—A former congressman and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations pleaded guilty in federal court today to obstruction of justice and to acting as an unregistered foreign agent related to his work for an Islamic charity with ties to international terrorism, announced Beth Phillips, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

  4. Siljander was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan
    JPA, you go first.

  5. I show you now code discovered on a HHI laptop found in a bag on a bike left on a Metro bus…




    //process poll response
    for (i=0; i< TOTAL_RESPONSES; i++)

    //if choice for Dayton

    //if choice for Emmer

  6. Terry, thats like kissing your sister the fact that they got Horner right. And Mitch the MPR poll needs investigation too. According to RCP they had Dayton up 41-29.

  7. For the most part, polls across the country were spot on. But clearly, in MN the local polls were way way off. In the past those polls at least were trending in the direction of the result, both 2008 and 2006.

    This year, however, there is something that doesn’t pass the smell test, and if that something is being done intentionally to skew votes or voter turnout, that is just plain wrong, regardless of which party benefits.


  8. “In the past those polls at least were trending in the direction of the result, both 2008 and 2006.”

    Let’s see…what was going on in those years…oh yeah; the Democrat party won.

    Pffft. More razor sharp insights from moonbat Flush.

  9. Say Flush?

    Pardon me, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask…so, how is that Hopey/Changey going for you?

  10. I wonder if the MN Poll, MPR Poll and Humphrey Institute poll had an affect on Republicans taking the MN House and Senate.

    The theory: Likely Voter sees polls showing Dayton has huge lead and appears inevitable. Likely Voter thinks, “Jeez, if Dayton gets in with a DFL legislature then I’m really hosed. I kind of like my local moderate DFLer, but I can’t take that kind of chance. If Dayton’s going to win, I HAVE to vote Republican for the legislature. Hope that doesn’t make me a racist.”

  11. NW — I’ve been thinking the same thing.

    I heard an analysis on MPR (sorry folks), where a guy added up the total number of votes cast for MN senate candidates. More DFL votes were cast than GOP, but more GOP candidates won because the DFL wins were landslides, and the GOP wins were squeekers. The lack of success in the constitutional races displays the same trend.

    Despite the GOP landslide, we’ve got a lot of work to do in this state. A couple of years of good solid conservative governance by the GOP majorities ought to start changing minds.

  12. Everything they do is designed to incrementally enhance their numbers. Whether it be by picking a polling station in a remote area to pad their numbers or enlisting union help to round up vagrants to vote or, outright fraud at their pre-sanitized polling stations, they know how to turn a close election in their favor. Manipulating the polling numbers is merely one of the bullets in their arsenal.

    It isn’t whether they cheat – they do. But, like a crime scene investigation, the trick is finding enough physical evidence to convict them. Unfortunately, Republicans have to have a majority PLUS 1%.

  13. Go gettem Mitch! For the Star Tribune to publish such misleading data every time borders on criminal. It is no different that intentionally publishing a false news story that has real consequences. Or to couch it in today’s pc environment, the Strib is being a bully.

  14. The Strib is a propaganda arm of the DFL, nothing more, nothing less. To expect anything approaching journalistic integrity from that rag is foolish naivete. The common sense Minnesotan knows this, which is why their readership (and most importantly their subscribers) has dwindled to a fraction of what it was three decades ago when they actually had integrity.
    May the Star Tribune sink under it’s own malfeasance.

  15. A good strategy would be to target the other media that report on this bad poll. Complain to the big TV and radio news departments that they should no longer report the Minnesota Poll. If it just gets reported in the Strib, no-one except left-bots will take it seriously.

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