PPP’s Very Dirty Poll Against Lindsey –

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The extreme right and the losertarian crowd is ticked with Lindsey.  Why?

“…Graham is a tough partisan, and he was making a point about the future of the GOP, which he thinks needs younger people in its ranks. Crucially, he also believes that lowering the risk to the planet and the human race from climate change qualifies as a conservative cause. His exhortation, if taken to heart, could prompt Republicans and Democrats to compete for young, environmentally conscious voters. At a time of partisan squabbling, that would benefit us all.  Beyond the political stakes, there are existential ones. Today’s citizens and leaders are not only the first generation to realize that we are living in the era of global warming. We could also be the last that has a chance of slowing and eventually reversing the process….”

The extreme right and the losertarians are out to get him.  We all know that.  The other day, on Hilton Head, he was met by a bunch of Tea Party “patriots”.

“…Graham opened his town-hall-style meeting by asking attendees what they believe are the biggest problems facing the world. Graham said, “Iran with nuclear weapons is the one I would pick.” A quick chorus of “cap and trade” and “illegal immigration” erupted from the audience.
After discussing the dangers he sees with a nuclear-armed Iran, Graham said, “Until my time is up in politics, I am going to talk about the hard things.”

An audience member said the senator should “be conservative and quit reaching across the aisle.” Graham has been under attack from some conservatives for his role in helping shape an energy bill with Sens. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, and Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut. Graham withdrew from negotiations over the bill in April. The version introduced by Kerry and Lieberman includes a “cap and trade” provision, which limits emissions from electric utilities and industrial plants. Companies that emit more pollutants than allowed can buy credits from companies that do not use all of what they are entitled to under the law. A successful energy policy, according to Graham, would “take energy independence and combine it with capping carbon emissions in an industry-friendly way.” “I’m going to have to compromise to get what I want,” he added.

Another audience member opposed compromise on illegal immigration. One woman asked Graham why all illegal immigrants in the U.S. can’t be deported. Graham said there are not enough votes in Congress to support mass deportation, and deportation alone would not solve the problem. “We need to secure our borders and make sure employers have a system that works for verifying Social Security numbers,” he said. He accused the Obama administration of using the immigration issue to drive a wedge between Latinos and the Republican Party. After applauding Tea Party members’ contribution to supporting conservative candidates, Graham said that if the party “wants to be in the game in the future, we have to be conservative and welcoming.”

One man took offense to the comment, saying, “The Tea Party is not exclusive. Anyone is welcome who is conservative and wants the country to function.” He added that conservatives do not need to change their message, but need to do more to control national debate.
Despite tense moments, the audience gave Graham hardy applause when he ended the event by saying, “I would ask you to vote for me, but that’s up to you. Pray for me.“…”

PPP is advertising an absolutely nasty poll against Lindsey.

PPP Poll Against Lindsey

The Pink Flamingo said nothing about it when the poll first came out because there were things that bothered me.  Now I know why.  Anyone that read the sampling at the bottom of the poll knows something is dirty.

The Political Wire says it best.

Political Wire

The problem is, until you stop and compare the two polls – almost side by side, do you realize something nasty this way comes.  If you have spent any time reading The Pink Flamingo, you are well aware that there is a huge smear job on Lindsey because of his work on an energy bill.

Then there are those pesky internals.

“…PPP surveyed 638 likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, with a margin of error of +/-3.9%, from May 22nd to 23rd. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify….

Would you describe yourself as a liberal, moderate, or conservative?
Liberal……………………………………………………. 3%

Moderate………………………………………………… 23%

Conservative …………………………………………… 74%…”

Contrast that to the internals on the DeMint poll.

“...PPP surveyed 1,255 South Carolina voters, with a margin of error of +/-2.8%, from May 22nd to 23rd. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify….

Would you describe yourself as a liberal, moderate, or conservative?
Liberal ……………………………………………………. 12%

Moderate………………………………………………… 40%

Conservative …………………………………………… 48%…”

The PPP poll against Lindsey had half of the sampling that the one on Jim DeMint, yet Lindsey’s approval numbers in the poll are only 3% lower than the one on the DeMint poll.  Yea – something’s strange here – very strange.

Internals on the DeMint Poll - PPP
Internals Against Lindsey - PPP
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