DailyKos gets new pollster after firing R2K

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Liberal blog site DailyKos.com will team up with Public Policy Polling (PPP) to do horserace polling for the site, a little after a month after the blog accused it’s former polling firm of producing fraudulent numbers.

“It’s been a rough month since the Research 2000 fraud was exposed, but we’re now ready to jump back into the polling game,” Markos Moulitsas, the site’s founder, wrote Thursday.

Another pollster will do the site’s weekly State of the Nation national polling, according to Moulitsas, but they aren’t announcing the firm until final negotiations are worked out.

Moulitsas in June asked poll-trackers to remove from their sites what he called the “bunk” Research 2000 polls he once sponsored, after he expressed doubt on the accuracy of the company’s numbers. “We were defrauded by Research 2000,” Moulitsas wrote on his blog then, “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.”

Research 2000’s president, Del Ali, denied the charges.

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