What, another one!???

Jesus, another fake pollster?!

En serio!?

This one has such a generic name – International Consulting Services (!) – that a Google search just throws back all manner of generic little firms, none of which are remotely related to public opinion research.

It’s like they’ve given up even trying to pass these off as proper polling outfits: they didn’t even bother to put up a fake website this time!

Chamo, even Arevenca did better than that

Which reminds me: look for the EFE write up touting International Consulting Service’s stunning new poll results in 5…4…3…

Seriously, though, I’m really curious about what’s behind these. Somebody somehow has an incentive to give these transparently fake press conferences trumpeting ludicrously made-up poll results…which must mean somebody somewhere is making a bundle off of these. But who? How, exactly?

And, more to the point, what does it take to get in on this game, exactly?

I mean, if I just turned up in Caracas tomorrow, sent out a fax to 17 news rooms inviting them to a press conference the next day to present the results of my latest North American Consulting Social Research Services XXI poll showing Chávez is on track to win re-election with 99.9% of the vote, would my picture end up on the front page of the Correo del Orinoco the next day?! And which ministry do I bill?!

Cripes this bugs me!