Haven't watch the debate yet... When I saw Frank Luntz's giant head on the video preview, I closed the page...
He is a joke.
"Despite Luntz not even being a member of AAPOR, in 1997, he was reprimanded by the American Association for Public Opinion Research for refusing to
release poll data to support his claimed results "because of client confidentiality". Diane Colasanto, who was president of the AAPOR when it
reprimanded Luntz, said
“ It is simply wanting to know, How many people did you question? What were the questions? We understand the need for confidentiality, but once a
pollster makes results public, the information needs to be public. People need to be able to evaluate whether it was sound research. ”
In 2000 he was censured by the National Council on Public Polls "for allegedly mischaracterizing on MSNBC the results of focus groups he conducted
during the  Republican Convention." In September 2004, MSNBC dropped Luntz from its planned coverage of that year's presidential debate,
following a letter from Media Matters that outlined Luntz's GOP ties and questionable polling methodology."
I'm willing to bet the audience, if they were silent for Dr. Paul, were from the same groups of people that he chooses for his polling. When I see the
man, and his survey groups on Fox I literally become nauseous. Star and Flag for the post (I will try and watch in a bit), but if the audience was
silent when Dr. Paul answered, I am willing to bet it's for the same reasons his TV polling bits feel so... staged.
Literally, on one of his last appearances on Fox, he had a Libertarian in the group who said he supported Romney. Seriously....
I don't believe in the existence of hell, but if it does exist I truly hope there's a room for Luntz and his polling groups.
edit on 20-11-2011 by squidboy because: (no reason given)