On Tuesday, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy spoke with Republican pollster Chris Wilson about an April Gallup poll that showed Mitt Romney edging out Barack Obama by two percent as the candidate voters would support were the election held that day. At the time, Obama senior campaign strategist David Axelrod came out against the results, taking to Twitter to say that Gallup “is saddled with some methodological problems.” The polling firm is now being hit with an unrelated lawsuit by the DOJ.
Wilson shared that Gallup had declined an invitation to discuss its methodology with the White House, later adding that the aim of “Chicago-style politics” is “to go attack.”
Doocy explained that Gallup is now polling “likely” voters, whereas previously they had polled registered voters or simply adults in general. Wilson noted that this is a common practice for polling centers as we get closer to election day.
Wilson also noted that the lawsuit also involves a former Gallup employee “who happens to be a former organizer for the Obama campaign.” He felt that the response would be different if the DOJ had sued, say, The New York Times or Fox News over their coverage, and both men expressed concern over what this means for the freedom of the press.
Have a look at the segment, via Fox News:
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