Nov 192013

What was the quality of jobs data reported to voters prior to the 2012 presidential election?

Poor. Worse than poor … apparently it was faked.

Employees at Census who were tasked with conducting interviews in the sampling operating simply filled in data how they wanted – or as someone wanted it filled in – whenever respondents were unavailable or chose not to participate. This calls into question whether they were even asked.

The jobs data artificially showed a strengthening economy at a time when it was really still stagnant, giving a rosier picture of Obama administration as voters decided his reelection.

 Posted by at 3:24 am on November 19, 2013