Walsh Discredits Zogby before poll is released
More evidence that the poll must of come back with Maffei up... Walsh deflecting the poll before it was released...
Gage warned that voters should beware of the poll to be released later today by Utica-based pollster John Zogby, commissioned by the Post-Standard and WSYR-TV 9. Last week, an attempted Zogby International poll in New York’s 25th Congressional District had to be scrapped due to weak methodology and an inaccurate weighted sampling.
Today’s results from Zogby will post the same shaky foundation. Zogby relies upon random digit dialing to reach voters, meaning he relies upon answers from respondents who have no proven history of voting and may not even be registered to vote at all. Zogby even calls selected numbers more than once.
“If John Zogby were correct, John Kerry would be President and Stephanie Aldersley would be the Member of Congress representing Central New York today. Remember that last week he was forced to throw out his result,” added Gage. “It’s unfortunate independent local news agencies would rely upon a pollster who works hand in hand with our Democratic opponents. That’s hardly demonstrating independence.”