This in from a friend…posting with full permission of the author.
I was on what I call a “KNOW YOUR ENEMY” patrol in cyberspace , and I came across an innocuous looking link at the bottom of an Islamic apologist/propaganda page.
WikiAnswers – What are the ethics of war in Islam
The link: Canada: In Afghanistan.In Or Out? Tell Angus Reid Your Opinion Nowwww.AngusReidForum.com, Angus Reid is to Canada news consumers/voters as Gallup/Zogby are to Americans.
“The Angus Reid poll of 1,004 adult Canadians conducted March 25-26 found that the ruling Conservatives garnered 35 percent in voting intentions, compared with 29 percent for Michael Ignatieff’s opposition Liberal Party. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.”Canada Poll Gives Ruling Conservatives 6-Point Lead on Liberals – Bloomberg.com
AND , it would seem their reach extends to some American readers as well.
“A 54 percent majority of Americans, up five points from December, say they support U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, and a bare majority foresee a favorable outcome to the war, according to a new national Angus Reid poll.”
Support Up for U.S. Mission in Afghanistan: Poll
And, it is no accident :
BY THE VANCOUVER SUN SEPTEMBER 14, 2006
“With a pesky non-competition clause now out of the way and financing in place, Canadian polling master Angus Reid plans to take the global market research world by storm with online polling.”Angus Reid shifts into online polling
And look at the range of important issues that they have a hand in shaping news reports on:
Afghanistan Polls | Public Opinion on Afghanistan Issues | Angus Reid Global Monitor
Canada | Customer Survey Software | Vision Critical
Let me introduce you to the people who have such an influence on public perception :
ANGUS REID the company
Angus Reid Public Opinion | Vision Critical
Home | Angus Reid Strategies
Angus Reid | Vision Critical
Andrew Reid | Vision Critical
It certainly appears that the Ummah has found a method to directly influence public opinion through news reports.
Does the voting site see an uptick in traffic after Friday prayers? I’m just asking.
From what I have observed , it seems to be some kind of first 1000 to vote system. All the sample sizes I saw are randomly, just over 1000.
First we need to get counterjihad forces voting! (And Angus Reid is offering incentives to vote!)
And second we need to expose this tactic and see how far it’s use has spread. IMHO
Thank you for listening
So you heard RW – let’s get to it! We’ve got a job to do! Let’s Roll!!