TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! TITUS BOND AND REMINGTON RESEARCH GROUP READY TO TAKE THEIR KANSAS CITY POLLING VICTORY TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!!
As usual, our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY is privy to the next big thing in Kansas City politics that also had national implications.
To wit . . .
RECENTLY, OUR BLOG COMMUNITY EARNED AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH REMINGTON RESEARCH GROUP LEADER TITUS BOND WHO TOLD US A BIT ABOUT HIS GROUNDBREAKING METHODOLOGY THAT EARNED A PERFECT MIDTERM ELECTION NIGHT!!!
First off, Titus Bond doesn't have the typical résumé of a Republican pollster. He was raised in Midtown Kansas City, worked his way through Rockhurst High School on scholarship and even did some time @ Penn Valley Community college before heading to a Catholic college in the Beltway. Fun fact: He's the cuz of Jackson County legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz. Mr. Bond has tried his hand at a variety of different industries but learned the art of politics through close work with GOP Juggernaut consultant Jeff Roe that spans more than a decade.
Titus Bond now works as the leader of the Remington Research group with a great deal of autonomy even if the company is named after Jeff Roe's newborn daughter.
"Of course, Jeff brings a lot to the table and the company is only stronger because of his affiliation but it's something that has the potential to expand to the level of a PPP or Rasmussen because the results that our team has been able to garner have been so accurate."
We were anxious to talk with the group since they were the only pollsters in Kansas City willing to go on record with a preview of the blowout defeat that the toy train streetcar would undertake amid a PERFECT string of election calls.
Now, what is it that Remington Research does???
Their twitter seyz:
"Political and Public Affairs Polling Interactive Voice Response technology to survey quickly, cost-effectively, accurately and on an array of messages."
This isn't without controversy. In political circles, automated polling has RABID critics.
Titus bond tells us, "The people who hate automated polling are those traditional pollsters who use outdated methods that are far more expensive and far less accurate."
Of course the topic of price got our attention. We learned that a typical traditional poll costs around $15k to $20K for a local political candidate . . . A Remington Poll goes for a "fraction" of that cost and we pressed Mr. Bond for even more details. He said as much as 1/10th of the cost . . . So, we take that to mean something like $1,500-$2k starting prices. For people who know anything, THAT'S A GAME CHANGER FOR SMALL TIME CANDIDATES.
Titus Bond tells us: "That's kind of the point, we can offer the latest results for a political team and help them deliver a message based on recent events and not a poll that was completed months ago."
Already, we hear that some consultants have caught on to this service . . .
"I tell consultants not to make their markup too steep or pretend they're doing our work," Titus Bond says as he really offers a way to cut out middle-men consultants. "In the end, people realize that the ability to get quick and accurate results is vital to any campaign."
The group's website explains the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) tech coupled with sampling and weighting methodology that makes their polling so effective.
Titus Bond explains it in a more practical way . . .
"It's about having the ability to analyze whatever data that we're collecting more quickly than anyone else and then match it with other questions and indicators in order to develop something that accurately reflects what likely voters really think."
The deets of the operation are fascinating if not a bit geeky . . . But here's something that's important . . .
LOOK FOR REMINGTON RESEARCH GROUP TO PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THE UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL AND MAYORAL ELECTION AS THEY STEP UP THEIR GAME AND MAKE A PLAY TO GO NATIONAL!!!
Already, Titus Bond is talking about hiring new people and expanding his office that's currently hidden away in a remote Northland location not overlooking Kansas City proper but close to the highways that connect this town.
Developing . . .