Kos, “Raw Data”–and theft of the 2004 election

Kos, “Raw Data,” and the Mainstream Media
by Michael Collins

When DailyKos publisher and owner Markos Moulitsas demanded that his pollster produce raw data from the polls Moulitsas purchased, he established a principle of election polling transparency that could open up the checkered history of presidential elections in the United States.

The controversy erupted when Moulitsas (kos) fired his polling company. He was unhappy with their results and demanded that his pollster, Research 2000 (R2000), turn over raw data for review. Moulitsas said:

“Early in this process, I asked for and they offered to provide us with their raw data for independent analysis — which could potentially exculpate them. That was two weeks ago, and despite repeated promises to provide us that data, Research 2000 ultimately refused to do so.” kos

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1 thought on “Kos, “Raw Data”–and theft of the 2004 election”

  1. Mark, Thanks for posting this at News from the Underground. What’s wrong with a little transparency? Nothing. What’s right about total transparency? Everything.

    I’m sure that everyone from one end of the political spectrum to the other wants the greatest number of checks and balances available on elections. It’s a matter of putting the choice out there.

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