Funny how public opinion which differs from its own can arouse the ire of the management of The Baton Rouge Business Report. Recently, the Baton Rouge TEA Party hired JMC Enterprises of Louisiana to conduct a three-question poll, which sought East Baton Rouge Parish voters’ opinions on (1) the TEA Party’s efforts to increase public awareness of local government, (2) the job performance of Mayor-President “Kip” Holden, and (3) a proposal to build a new library in downtown Baton Rouge.
The publication of this poll, for some reason, has gotten the attention of The Baton Rouge Business Report, which has devoted two articles to the matter. In the first article, the publisher dismissed JMC Enterprises of Louisiana as “some JMC Enterprises, which I have never heard of” and waved off the results of the poll with a terse statement that “The voters have already spoken.”
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John Couvillon is a political consultant. His company is JMC Enterprises of Louisiana, Inc. with expertise in the data analysis aspects of political campaigns, such as poll sample development/analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy, and demographic consulting. See his site at WinWithJMC.com for more information.