October 11th GOP Debate Letter

Oct 6, 2011

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October 6, 2011

Peter Grauer

Chairman

Bloomberg L.P.

731 Lexington Ave
New York, 10022

Andrew Morse

President

Bloomberg Television

731 Lexington Ave
New York, 10022

Katherine Weymouth

Publisher

Washington Post

1150 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Bill Binnie

President

WBIN-TV

Carlisle One Media, Inc.

A Street

Derry, NH 03038

Dear All:

I am writing to inform all parties that I have attained the 2% threshold in a national poll, which would qualify me for the October 11, 2011 Bloomberg-Washington Post Debate.  On August 4, 2011 Harris Interactive released a study showing me at 2% – tied with Governor’s Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty and ahead of Rick Santorum and Gary Johnson.  You can view the details and the full crosstabs for this poll HERE.

Harris is one of the longest running and most respected names in the polling industry.  Bloomberg and Washington Post regularly report the findings of Harris Interactive Polls.

As the candidate who has spent the most time in New Hampshire, leased a house in Manchester for seven months, given 10 speeches at Dartmouth and is even a legacy and beat 18 other candidates in the St. Anselm Straw Poll, I would hope that Bloomberg and the Washington Post would let me in to your October 11th Debate.

I pledge to be respectful of the process, my fellow Republican candidates and my presence would be great for ratings.  I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you in Hanover next week.

Best regards,

Fred Karger

Harris Interactive QuickQuery

Fielding Period: August 2-4, 2011

Kevin Miniter

Weighted To The U.S. General Adult Population – Propensity

5 Aug 2011

Q1805: If you are a registered Republican or Independent, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for President in 2012?

Base: Registered Republican/Independent

Region Age Male Age Female Age Marital Status

___________________________ ___________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________

Single/ Div./

North- Mid- Never Sep./

Total east west South West 18-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Total 18-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Total 18-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Married Married Wid.

_____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K) (L) (M) (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) (V)

Unweighted Base 1175 305 262 356 252 304 235 247 389 662 160 139 143 220 513 144 96 104 169 662 252 182

Weighted Base 1168 258 245 404 262 331 177 221 439 610 182* 102* 105* 222 558 150* 75* 116* 218 687 228 169

Former Governor Mitt Romney 182 38 38 55 51 44 21 31 85 104 32 14 16 42 78 12 8 15 43 121 18 33

16%U 15% 15% 14% 19% 13% 12% 14% 19%ag 17% 18%p 13% 16% 19%P 14% 8% 10% 13% 20%P 18%U 8% 19%U

Congressman Ron Paul 120 18 32 43 27 44 24 20 31 76 26 19 14 16 43 18 5 6 15 66 33 17

10%Io 7% 13%b 11% 10% 13%I 14%I 9% 7% 13%AO 15%nr 19%NQ 14%r 7% 8% 12% 7% 5% 7% 10% 14%a 10%

s RS

Congresswoman Michele 116 25 23 43 25 12 22 12 70 52 4 9 6 33 64 8 12 5 38 90 9 12

Bachman 10%FH 10% 9% 11% 10% 4% 12%FH 5% 16%AFH 8% 2% 9%K 6% 15%Km 11% 6% 16%KMP 5% 17%KM 13%AUv 4% 7%

U Pr R PR

Radio Host Herman Cain 66 5 9 33 20 20 3 12 31 41 11 2 5 22 26 9 1 7 9 44 9 7

6%BG 2% 4% 8%aBc 8%B 6%g 2% 5% 7%G 7% 6% 2% 5% 10%Lqs 5% 6% 2% 6% 4% 6% 4% 4%

Former House Speaker Newt 42 11 9 14 8 12 7 9 14 22 10 4 5 3 20 2 3 4 11 28 4 5

Gingrich 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 5% 1% 4% 2% 4% 3% 5% 4% 2% 3%

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty 26 5 7 8 5 8 4 7 6 15 5 3 3 4 11 2 1 5 3 15 8 2

2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 2% 3% 1%

Businessman Fred Karger 21 6 3 10 1 11 6 2 3 11 5 3 – 3 10 6 3 2 – 11 7 3

2%i 2% 1% 3% * 3%i 3%i 1% 1% 2% 3%s 3%S – 1% 2% 4%S 3%S 1% – 2% 3% 2%

Former Governor Jon Huntsman 21 6 8 5 2 8 2 9 1 11 3 2 4 1 10 5 – 5 – 9 5 3

2%I 2% 3% 1% 1% 2%I 1% 4%AI * 2% 2% 2%s 4%NS * 2% 3%ns – 4%nS – 1% 2% 2%

Former Senator Rick Santorum 16 6 6 2 3 7 2 4 4 11 3 1 4 3 5 4 * – 1 12 2 1

1% 2% 2%d * 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% * – 1% 2% 1% *

Former Governor Gary Johnson 11 1 1 7 2 7 1 1 2 7 5 – - 2 4 2 1 1 – 6 4 -

1% * 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% * 1% 3%s – - 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% – 1% 2% -

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter8 – 3 4 1 – 1 – 7 8 – 1 – 7 – - – - – 7 1 -

1% – 1% 1% * – 1% – 2%af 1%aO – 1% – 3%kps – - – - – 1% 1% -

Former Governor Buddy Roemer 8 – 1 4 3 6 1 * 1 5 4 * * 1 2 2 1 – - 4 2 -

1% – 1% 1% 1% 2%ai 1% * * 1% 2% * * * * 1% 1% – - 1% 1% -

None of these 532 138 105 177 113 153 82 113 184 247 73 42 47 85 285 80 40 66 99 275 125 87

46%JT 54%Acd 43% 44% 43% 46% 46% 51%i 42% 41% 40% 41% 44% 38% 51%AJ 53%kN 53%n 57%Kl 45% 40% 55%AT 51%T

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Proportions/Means: Columns Tested (5%, 10% risk level) – A/B/C/D/E – A/F/G/H/I – A/J/O – K/L/M/N/P/Q/R/S – A/T/U/V

Overlap formulae used. * small base

Press on the Harris Interactive Poll:

Huffington Post. “Karger-mentum: Long Shot Fred Karger Scores 2 Percent in Poll, Possible Debate Appearance.” Linkins, Jason.  August 5, 2011.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/05/karger-mentum-long-shot-f_n_919585.html

Daily Caller. “Fred Karger to File FEC Complaint Against Fox News for Excluding Him from Iowa Debate.” Nelson, Steven.  August 16, 2011. http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/16/fred-karger-to-file-fec-complaint-against-fox-news-for-excluding-him-from-iowa-debate/

The Advocate.  “New Poll Has Fred Karger Claiming He’s in Fox Debate.”  Grindley, Lucas.  August 5, 2011. http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/08/05/New_Poll_Has_Fred_Karger_Claiming_He_s_in_Fox_Debate/

Bloomberg News Reports Harris Interactive Polls:

Bloomberg News. “Google Leads Company Reputation Poll-Berkshire Slips to No. 4.” Nussbaum, Alex.   May 2, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-02/google-leads-company-reputation-poll-as-berkshire-slips-to-no-4.html

Bloomberg News. “Poll Casts Doubt on U.K.’s Government ‘Big Society’.” Purkiss, Alan.  December 24, 2010. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-24/poll-casts-doubt-on-u-k-government-s-big-society-ft-says.html

Bloomberg News.  “University of Oklahoma Ranked No. 1 Team in College Football Coaches’ Poll.”  Matuszewski, Erik.  August 4, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/university-of-oklahoma-ranked-no-1-team-in-college-football-coaches-poll.html

Bloomberg News. “Strauss-Kahn Divides French on Political Return.” Katz, Alan.   July 3, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-03/strauss-kahn-divides-french-on-political-return-parisien-says.html

Bloomberg  News. “Ford Sees Sales Surge with New Diabetes-to-Heart Dashboard.” Naughton, Keith.   May 26, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-26/ford-sees-sales-surge-with-new-diabetes-to-heart-dashboard-cars.html

Washington Post Reports Harris Interactive Polls:

Washington Post. “Economy Driving Women to Skimp on Health Care.” Doheny, Kathleen.  December 2, 2008. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/02/AR2008120201632.html

Washington Post. “How’s Your Love Life?” Sessions Step, Laura.  May 22, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/18/AR2007051801653.html

Washington Post. “Baby Boomers, Still Buying.” Harney, Kenneth.   October 21, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/20/AR2006102000571.html

Washington Post.  “Survey:  Supportive Leadership Helps Retain Top Teachers.” Anderson, Nick.  March 3, 2010. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/02/AR2010030204203.html

Washington Post. “Another Poll Finds Bush Sinking.” Froomkin, Dan.  August 24, 2005. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2005/08/24/BL2005082401209.html