Badr rejects Gallup's 'biased, flawed' survey
08 March, 2013
LAHORE: PPP Secretary General Jahangir Badr has expressed his serious reservations over the predictions and analysis of recent Gallup survey, adding that their assessments were both biased and flawed to favour a particular party, like the previous surveys conducted during 1970, 1988,1990 and 1993 elections.
To prove the point, the Gallup in 1993 had predicted that 45% electorates would vote for Nawaz Sharif and 15% for Benazir Bhutto, but the election results proved to the contrary, as Benazir Bhutto secured 45% votes while Nawaz got only 15%, he articulated.
The leader of house in Senate said that the PPP got the maximum number of votes in 2002 election held during General Musharraf's dictatorial rule despite the fact that Benazir Bhutto was in exile and Asif Ali Zardari in jail along with other party stalwarts. He said that in the 2008 election, the PPP emerged as the single largest party because it won more seats than any other political party in the country.
He said that those who were banking upon these surveys would be disappointed bitterly like in the past. "Their hallow claims and promises cannot hide their manipulation because the people are well informed and wise enough to differentiate between who is sincere to their cause and who is not," he added.