Huffington Post Counterbalance to the Right leaning Polling Companies – Acquires Pollster


In an effort to beef up the political coverage, the Huffington Post has  made its second acquisition in a month, as The New York Times reported on Wednesday the online publisher has purchased Pollster.com, an aggregator of poll data, from YouGov Polimetrix. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Pollster which is hosted on NationalJournal.com, comes at a time of intense competition among media outlets vying for influence in Washington’s saturated online media market. Pollster.com has provided polling data to Atlantic Media’s National Journal.

The move follows The New York Times’ own deal to host polling analysis from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com.

Frankly, Pollster is far more accurate and professional than Nate Silver which is only a statistician and has never done a poll. I believe the pollster people are truly good at what they do and their work was nonpartisan, nonprofit. I hope that part of their work is not lost.

I also think the acquisition of Pollster by Huffington Post is a counterbalance to the right leaning polling companies which  is really needed. Many of them skew the polls with misleading questions and deliberate schemes to misrepresent the political pulse of the public. How many polls have asked the American people: Do you agree with the obstructive policies of the Republican Party in the U.S. Congress?
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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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