The media is all atizzy over a poll conducted by Fox News which shows Biden ahead of Trump by 10 points… Newest Poll addresses controversial Gun Control and Trump Ratings. Just because Fox bills itself as conservative does not mean Fox IS conservative. Their choice of polling companies proves a far different, if not negligent analysis:
As of 2011, Fox News uses Braun Research to conduct their polls, according to the fine print.
Reviews for Braun are rather awful! The most damning being that the calls are late at night, the questions asked are meaningless, and the person asking the questions doesn’t seem to know what poll they are asking questions for… Yelp reviews are even worse than Google with one person filing a complaint with the FCC claiming the company is a Scam. Another caller claimed that Braun said they were an ‘engineering firm’ when conducting the survey.
Former Employee comment: “The company was driven off results no matter how achieved.”
Another Employee: “Although the pay was very acceptable for a 16 year old…”
Another Employee: “had to able to read verbatim and accurate.”
And then there was this Former Employee: “Watch out, surveys are falsified and there is mold in the building. Most of the employees are ex cons or drug users. No background checks so the job is great if you are starting from scratch.”
Their main office would appear to be a rather ramshackle hole in the wall in an apartment mall of sorts in New Jersey.
There are complaints lodged against them, and employee turnover in the US would seem quite rapid – errr rabid, but then the reviews claim they hire mostly people in high school and survey calls are conducted until ‘midnight’. OUCH! Who answers a survey at midnight?
Braun does the fieldwork and submits their data to Beacon Research a very small ‘boutique’ company with 5 employees including; a president, 2 directors and 2 analysts. The president and founder, Chris Anderson, is a noted Democrat and according to his online bio, “He learned the trade from two pioneers and legends of Democratic political polling —John Gorman at Opinion Dynamics and Tom Kiley at Kiley & Company.”
Andrew Schwartz, one of the Directors states on his bio, “ …cut his political teeth working for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, directing field operations in 13 precincts in North Carolina”.
Analyst, Terry Classen’s bio: “Terry volunteered on Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign for president.”
Co-Founder, Matthew Shelter, “was part of the polling team for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Other candidates he has worked for include U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill and Ted Kennedy; Governor Deval Patrick; Rep. Niki Tsongas; New York State Comptroller Carl McCall; Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Matthew has also advised the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee in New York State for more than 20 years”.
Gosh darn! Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
Fox News has clearly tarnished itself with this absolute rubbish! These companies are entirely unprofessional, biased, and unworthy of a conglomerate like Fox News. But that’s who they hired to conduct the poll on behalf of Biden.
FAKE POLLS – FULL OF HOLES!