Fun, I think I just got my first push poll. Whats especially surprising is that it seems like the Sierra Club or their allies are the ones paying for what is considered a fairly slimy tactic.
I received a call that asked me to spend 4 minutes participating in a poll that wouldn’t need my name. Why not I figure? The first questions is pretty simple, how do you plan on voting on the ballot issue #1 (the levy for road + transit construction in the Puget Sound area). I press something.
Next they say something about how “did you know that this measure is opposed by the Sierra Club because its a bad solution to Washington’s traffic problems and creates more global warming? Knowing this how would you vote?” At this point its clearly not trying to get any real scientific data- rather in the phrasing of the question they are trying to state certain controversial issues as facts. They went on to ask another couple of questions, each really unloading dumps of toxic sewage on the ballot measure.
Hmmm. With this kind of slimy tactic, it sure makes me want to vote for it.