Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.
After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s
Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears
damning on its face.
TheDC is withholding the identities of the Gallup officials to
protect them from potential retaliation from Obama’s campaign and his
administration. (SEE ALSO: DOJ still hasn’t served Gallup with lawsuit)
In April, Axelrod tweeted
that a poll showing Mitt Romney with a 48-43 percent lead over Obama
was “saddled with some methodological problems,” directing his Twitter
followers to read a National Journal story criticizing Gallup polls showing a Romney lead.