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03/02/2005 Archived Entry: "Poll manipulation"

This article is just one reason I don't trust polls. Excerpt: "Congressman's Aide Asks for Help Flooding Local Newspaper Poll. In another example of the increasing importance of web polls, a spokesman for Maurice Hinchey, the New York Democratic congressman who recently came under fire for suggesting the Bush reelection campaign was behind Memogate, has been asking supporters to skew an online survey in the congressman's favor." Additional links of interest on the topic of poll manipulation by political activists: from the Democratic Underground, from Terry McAullife to supporters asking them to flood debate polls. a discussion from FreeRepublic.

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