The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewMichelle Malkin Archive
A Focus Group Campaign Plant or a Professional Undecided Voter?
You decide.
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information


Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

Update 10:50pm Eastern. Here’s an explanation, sort of, from Luntz. The focus group is an “anthropological” effort, says Luntz, in which members often are invited back if they’ve changed their minds. Still doesn’t answer how exactly they find these people and who they are.


Free Republic posters and several other readers have sent along a video showing an “undecided” member of Frank Luntz’s focus groups who showed up at both the Sept. 5 New Hampshire debate and last night’s NH debate. Anyone recognize the dude? HA’s Bryan and Allah mull over accusations that one campaign or another planted the guy. BP: “He seems more like a Greg Packer figure if anything, a legitimate private citizen who turns up in the press because he sets out to do that on his own.” AP: “Some of the Freepers are wondering if he’s a “professional” focus group member…Obviously that would be a problem.”

Yep. I think Frank Luntz, not any of the campaigns, is the one who needs to answer the questions about who Mr. Undecided is–and how he managed to end up in both focus groups. Transparency about how all of the people in the room ended up there would be wise.



Meanwhile, Hillary hires out-of-staters to pack rally.

(Republished from by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2008 Campaign