What's Up With That Poll?

“BAR” Raises HRC Questions

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HRC’s recent ENDA poll has a lot of people scratching their heads. For example, who were the 500 people tallied for their astounding statistics – 70% of the participants supported a non-inclusive ENDA. Those results happened to support HRC’s flip-flop of a decision to actively support HR 3685, which they vowed not to support.

Considering all the inconsistencies, Bay Area Reporter asked HRC’s Brad Luna for an explanation. For the record, we also left a message for Luna, but were not granted a reply. Queer. From BAR:

We immediately asked who these [poll subjects] were – HRC members or subscribers of the Advocate? (The magazine was first out of the box to post the story about the survey, leaving some to wonder if the two were joined at the hip on this one.) Minutes later, we received a call from spokesman Brad Luna, who assured us that the 500 folks were “randomly” selected “from across the country” and were “not HRC members and not Advocate readers.”

He declined to name the polling company that conducted the survey, which he said was done by telephone.

Blogger Michael Petrelis highlights another part of the excerpt, “[Luna] declined to name the polling company that conducted the survey, which he said was done by telephone.” He also implores HRC give up the secret of their survey success.