Former Obama Adviser Plouffe Takes Dig At Gallup

David Plouffe, a former top Obama adviser who managed the President’s 2008 campaign, took to Twitter on Thursday to take a swipe at Gallup for its poor performance during the 2012 campaign.

Gallup’s daily tracking survey showed Mitt Romney with consistent leads over Obama in the final days before the election last fall, eventually leading to widespread criticism of the national polling organization. The Obama team has appeared to relish the post-election pile on. In November, Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, argued that Gallup has had a shoddy track record in presidential elections “for a long time.”

h/t Politico 


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