Sunday, November 01, 2015

From America with a bill

An Al-Monitor report prior to the Turkish election in June whose inconclusive result led to today's highly conclusive AKP resurgence, mostly at the expense of CHP --

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, CHP Deputy Chairman Erdogan Toprak, who coordinates the party’s electoral campaign, said the CHP had recruited Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), the US firm credited for President Barack Obama’s winning electoral strategies. Hillary Clinton has also recruited BSG to work for her 2016 presidential bid.

Why do political parties outside the USA continually fall for the illusion that American pollsters, even if they have some kind of special sauce that works wonders in US elections, will be able to do anything like that overseas? Is the whole thing really just backdoor lobbying of American politicians? Because there's not much evidence that electorally, it's effective.

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