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Protest Gallup’s Exclusion of Nader

Protest Gallup’s Exclusion of Nader .

Donate $5 to Nader/Gonzalez now.


To protest the sheer arrogance of the Gallup Organization.

In a recent WSJ/NBC national poll, Ralph Nader pulls 5 percent.

Contrast that to the most recent Gallup national poll, where Nader polls a fraction of one percent.

Why the big difference?

Answer: Gallup, the 800-pound gorilla of the polling world, doesn’t list Ralph Nader as one of the Presidential candidates in the primary polling question.

Are you kidding me?


We are not kidding you.

And guess who the Commission on Presidential Debates depends on to do its polling to see which Presidential candidates get to debate before tens of millions of Americans tonight in Nashville?

You guessed it: Gallup.

I called Frank Newport. (pictured above)

Newport is the editor-in-chief at Gallup.

I asked Newport:

Is there an objective standard you use to keep Ralph off your primary polling question?

"No," Newport said.

"We use our internal judgment to decide."


Gallup’s "internal judgment" keeps Ralph Nader out of their polling.

So, I tried again.

Any ballpark levels of support Gallup looks to as a threshold?

"No," Newport said.

Again, it was just subject to unidentified "internal judgment criteria."

What a total crock of you know what.

There are some polling agencies — such as Ipsos/McClatchey and CNN/Opinion Research Corp. — that include all the major third party candidates.

Not Gallup.

So, we propose two ways to protest Gallup’s arrogance in keeping Ralph Nader out of the Gallup polls, thereby denying him the chance of having a chance to debate McCain and Obama.

Protest method number one:

Donate $5, $10, $100 — whatever you can afford — up to the legal limit of $2,300 — to Nader/Gonzalez now.

The stronger we become in October, the more difficult it will be for even Gallup’s "internal judgment" to ignore us.

We’re in the middle of our October Surprise fundraising drive.

And we need to reach $250,000 by the end of the week.

So, if you haven’t donated yet, hit that there contribute button now.

Protest method number two:

Call up Gallup’s Frank Newport.

Give him a piece of your mind.

Nader/Gonzalez is on more state ballots (45) than any other independent or third party candidate.

And we’re polling five percent and higher in other polls nationwide.

Why is Gallup keeping Ralph Nader out of their polls?

What standards does Gallup use to determine who is included in their Presidential polls?

You can call Newport at: 609-924-9600

Or you can e-mail him directly at: frank_newport@gallup.com

Thank you for your ongoing activism and support.

Onward to November.

Toby Heaps

National Media Coordinator

PS: If you donate $100 or more now, we will send you an autographed copy of Ralph’s classic — The Seventeen Traditions (HarperCollins 2007). The 150-page hardcover book details the seventeen traditions that Ralph grew up with and is the closest thing so far to a Ralph Nader autobiography. So, don’t miss out on this limited edition offer. (This offer ends October 12 at 11:59 p.m.)