Clinton Fund-Raiser Owns Company That Does Opinion Surveys For CNN

By Brian 

Hillary Clinton fund-raiser Vinod Gupta‘s “decision to pay a substantial premium last December to acquire the Opinion Research Corporation, which has done opinion surveys for CNN since April 2006,” has raised conflict of interest questions, today’s New York Times reports.

“In January, CNN began using Opinion Research for its presidential polling, leading conservative bloggers to ask if Mr. Gupta, as a Clinton supporter, should have influence over CNN’s polling.”

But: “Mr. Gupta called Opinion Research ‘a natural fit’ for his business, adding that he had no involvement with its polling operations. A review of its poll results over the last six months found them mostly in line with other campaign surveys…”