Just came across the below.
It’s a message (dated Saturday) from the DUP’s director of communications, John Robinson, to members of the ‘Diane Dodds for MEP’ facebook group and it relates to an online poll in the News Letter. The poll asked whether Peter Robinson should resign.
‘wants this poll to be favourable so they [political opponents] see that rank an file people support peter’.
Check it out!
Gosh darn it, this is tricky isn’t it?
This poll is designed to measure public opinion. Does it have any chance of achieving that?
Are the DUP manipulating public opinion? Or is this fair game? Iris has pulled the wool over public’s eyes, are the DUP now trying to pull the wool over the eyes of News Letter readers? Aren’t the DUP just kidding themselves – they’re not really interested in listening to the public? Is this more evidence of detachment and arrogance? Or maybe this is all part of great crisis management?
PS. As has been demonstrated in the above, online polls are open to being tinkered with / voted on loads of times by groups or individuals. Tsk. Outrageous.
So why not tell us your view in the ‘Bobballs! Dear John’ poll below. As John rightly says, ‘you know what to do’!
PPS. In terms of crisis management, I think the impact of this News Letter poll on broader public opinion is pretty negligible. My thoughts (genuinely) go out to John Robinson – you have got a horrible job to do right now. Best wishes. My advice – for what it’s worth – is ditch this peripheral stuff, lift your head up and maximise time on the bigger things. Eyes on the prize buddy!
PPPS. Am trying to find out what the result of the poll was?
PPPPS. I hear that at last sight around 3/4 of people participating in the poll wanted to see Robinson stay on. Amazing! Power to the people!!