You know the answer in that if a GOP administration did this ....
Senior Obama Campaign adviser David Axelrod reportedly contacted The Gallup Organization to discuss the company's research methodology after their poll's findings were unfavorable to the President. After declining to adjust their methodology, Gallup was named in an unrelated lawsuit by the DOJ.
How convenient. Don't like the polls, so you sue them. Oh, and that "unrelated lawsuit?" Check it:
Since Axelrod first contacted Gallup, the DOJ has become interested in an old allegation made by a former Gallup employee, claiming that the firm violated the False Claims Act by overcharging on their contracts with other federal agencies. Michael Lindley, a former Gallup employee, filed suit against Gallup in 2009 and Gallup was served and responsed to Lindley's suit in 2010. The DOJ signed on to Lindley's suit in August of 2012.
Lindley, was a former field organizer in Iowa for the Obama campaign in 2008.
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