Friday, June 07, 2019
Despite its faults, Wikipedia provides an immensely valuable instantaneous free source of information for its readers worldwide. Most of those who write and edit the Rasmussen Reports Wikipedia article do so with integrity to history and the facts. We are deeply grateful for their diligent and ongoing work.
As with any large open collaboration project, however, bad actors drop in and create chaos. This is unsettling because unlike an increasing number of national pollsters, Rasmussen Reports since 2004 has held itself up for public scrutiny by providing final national election outcome predictions or “horserace polling results.” Rasmussen Reports’ resulting track record is quite good but not perfect. Yet on our Wikipedia article today, entire Rasmussen Reports election year national polling results have simply disappeared, not to be recovered. This, coupled with malicious, unsupported commentary rather than accurate criticism injects imbalance into our Wikipedia history. Falsehoods based on misstated or missing data then become perpetuated and amplified by some readers and media outlets.
To assist our valued Wikipedia editors and our readers in their understanding of our company, our work and our polling track record, we’ve undertaken this research and recovery project with one goal in mind: To provide a dynamic repository of fact and criticism, pro and con, that cannot simply disappear. Read it here.
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Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.
We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.
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