Daily Kos renounces pollster, threatens fraud suit

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010; 5:41 PM

Updated 5:29 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the founder of the Daily Kos blog, disavowed the results of all polls conducted for his site by the firm Research 2000, alleging that they were unreliable and possibly fraudulent. His accusation, posted on Daily Kos Tuesday: "We were defrauded by Research 2000, and while we don't know if some or all of the data was fabricated or manipulated beyond recognition, we know we can't trust it," Moulitsas wrote. He made the accusation based on a statistical analysis of the Research 2000 results that raised questions about their validity. Its conclusion: "We do not know exactly how the weekly R2K results were created, but we are confident they could not accurately describe random polls." Research 2000 - Daily Kos - Statistics - Markos Moulitsas - Math

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