March 31, 2014 | Vol. 95, No. 76

Poll run by Republicans

To the Editor:

Regarding your headline and news story in the Saturday, March 22, edition: “Poll: 81 percent of Iron County supports mine.” Really? A poll done by a partisan Republican strategy group?

Seeing as the Republicans in the Wisconsin state legislature and Gov. Scott Walker are all in on Gogebic Taconite’s mine, is the Tarrance Group impartial enough to do polling on this matter?

You do not disclose what the question format was, which of course makes all the difference in any poll.

The Daily Globe ran a story in September 2013 about a poll done by the University of Wisconsin-Superior which completely contradicts the Tarrance Group poll.

The March 22 story should have been on the editorial page, as it is more of an endorsement than hard news.

Dan Stella

Hurley