Ipsos Watch 2

Posted by John Rosenthal

Having observed last month that the AP’s French polling company, Ipsos, seemed perhaps to be changing its highly dubious sampling practices in the face of bad publicity, I would be seriously remiss not to note that in the meanwhile Ipsos is back to its old tricks.

Ipsos Watch

Posted by John Rosenthal

Is Ipsos sensitive to bad publicity? The latest AP-Ipsos Presidential Approval data would suggest so. The headline on yesterday’s AP story presenting the results of the poll reads: “Bush’s Approval Rating Rebounds Slightly”. I’m not sure that “slight” is the word for the movement that the Ipsos data in fact describes. The latest Ipsos poll [...]

More on Ipsos in America

Posted by John Rosenthal

  Regular readers of the Trans-Int blog will already be familiar with Ipsos, the French firm that does the AP’s public opinion polls, from my previous posts “One American Says Ipsos Not Honest” and “Bush Approval Rating Falls Under 40%! (Says Jacques Chirac’s Personal Pollster Working for AP)”.     See my new article at Tech Central [...]

One American Says Ipsos Not Honest

Posted by John Rosenthal

“Poll: Most Americans Say Bush Not Honest” blares the headline in yesterday’s AP dispatch. Well, it seem like most Americans must, then, be reading the French papers. In the French papers, after all, the “Bush Lied!” thesis – curiously well-suited to legitimating France’s foreign policy choices in opposing the American-led intervention in Iraq – has [...]

Bush Approval Rating Falls Under 40%! (Says Jacques Chirac’s Personal Pollster Working for AP)

Posted by John Rosenthal

  This past weekend, the much-trumpeted news went out that President Bush’s job approval ratings had fallen below 40%.  The poll announcing this – for the President’s many enemies, needless to say, welcome – landmark was published by the Associated Press and conducted by the Ipsos polling institute.  As the polling data assembled at RealClearPolitics [...]