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  •  next time say maybe (1+ / 0-)
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    Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof

    I love polls. They gave me a bunch of questions that really have no answers.  The poll taker read a position that was attributed to the opposition. They then asked me if that allegation would change my opinion of a candidate.  they never asked me if I thought the argument posited was valid or if I believed any of the allegations made.     This went on for 20 minutes.  Doesnt anyone bother to check if the questions make sense?

    •  My sister has gotten a push poll. (3+ / 0-)
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      elmo, Catte Nappe, lina

      When she was asked, "Would it change your mind about voting for Obama if you knew . . . (some bullshit or another)?

      Her response: "Do you think you could do a better job?"

      The caller hung up.

      She also got a robo call that said it has been proven that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.  I'm pretty sure robocalls are illegal in North Dakota.

      In ten years Obamacare will be as popular as Social Security and Medicare, and Mitt Romney will be demanding all the credit.

      by Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:25:20 PM PDT

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    •  that's a push poll (3+ / 0-)

      Would it change your opinion of Mitt Romney if you knew that his hobby was torturing kittens?

      It plants the seed in voters minds.

    •  That's not a poll (2+ / 0-)
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      Fiddler On A Hot Tin Roof, lina

      They don't care if the questions make sense because they don't care about your answer. All they want is to have the opportunity to plant negative impressions about one of the candidates in your head. They figure you are more likely to listen if they pretend it's a poll, instead of telling you they want to share some spin and propaganda to see if they can influence your vote.

      " can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 01:55:31 PM PDT

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