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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

When push comes to shove...

I got a strange phone call the other night. A recorded voice asked me if I approved of the President's handling of something or another and to press 1 for yes and 2 for no. Out of curiosity I pressed 1 and then the recorded voice asked me if I approved of the government's handling of a case that I have never heard of. I hung up on the call on principle. I refuse to participate in any unsolicited call that involves pre-recorded questions. If you really want to know what I think on an issue, have the decency to ask me in person!

In reading today's Washington Post, I found out that I was on one end of a push poll call. I have always found push polls to be odious at best and downright deceptive at the worst and I refuse to take part in them.

Attention all you candidates and pollsters - ditch the push poll! Polling is a dubious science as it is and push polling is it's seemy underbelly. We have all heard the horror stories out of the 2000 Republican primaries in South Carolina. You don't want your campaign tainted by you????


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