Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Push Polls

I was a victim of a push poll last night.

Matt Flynn was the offender. Matt Flynn is running for Congress in Milwaukee.

The call took over 17 minutes and the caller would not indentfy who was paying for the poll. In a nutshell a push poll tries to define their opponent, or product, by gauging how people react to certain characterizations of a person or product. The thrust of the poll last night was, Tim Carpenter is a hack and Gwyn Moore is black/WELFARE! Both of these people are running for the nomination.

It's a sleazy tactic. I actually have a little experience with MF, traveling the state with him as a driver when he was running for the Senate in the late 80's. It was a radicalizing experience for me. He was a chameleon and as a young idealist I was horrified that he could be so many things to so many different people.

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