CNBC said in an open letter for the People who voted for Ron Paul on their Official Poll:
"After the debate, we put up a poll on our Web site asking who readers thought won the debate. You guys flooded it.
Now these Internet polls are admittedly unscientific and subject to hacking. In the end, they are really just a way to engage the reader and take a quick temperature reading of your audience. Nothing more and nothing less. The cyber equivalent of asking the room for a show of hands on a certain question.
So there was our after-debate poll. The numbers grew ... 7,000-plus votes after a couple of hours ... and Ron Paul was at 75%.
Now Paul is a fine gentleman with some substantial backing and, by the way, was a dynamic presence throughout the debate , but I haven't seen him pull those kind of numbers in any "legit" poll. Our poll was either hacked or the target of a campaign. So we took the poll down." - Allen Wastler; Managing Editor, CNBC.comHow is putting who you thought won the debate subjected to hacking, and if they actually think they were hacked why don't they give any proof instead of making accusations. I wonder what would have happened if Herman Cain was the winner with 75% of the vote, would those who voted for Herman Cain in this imaginary poll be told that they were hacking CNBC's site. (fill in Herman Cain with any of the following and it would be the same: Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich)
Does it ever occur to these people that Ron Paul supporters may not be the ones who did this, who's to say that the people actually picked the Person with Intelligence, Character, and Reason.
The reasoning behind this is to completely shove this Online Victory of Ron Paul down the Memory Hole. But this time they knew that they couldn't completely do it so they made this letter to just discredit it. Discrediting an Official Poll or Deleting It is what the Main Stream News is of course known for, when Freedom wins the debate.