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Friday, November 16, 2007

God, Politics, and Rock 'n' Roll: Romney Gets Push-Polled

Excerpted from this post at God, Politics, and Rock 'n' Roll

Ah, push polling. Bane of the politician's existence. I have been the
target of it in every campaign I've conducted. Now, Iowa front-runner
Mitt Romney is the target in both Iowa and New Hampshire. These calls
raise the Mormon issue and Vietnam-era deferments received by Mitt
when he was a missionary. The calls all follow the same format. The
pollster asks the caller to identify who they are supporting in an
upcoming race. A few more questions may be asked to make the push poll
seem like a "real" poll. Then things get ugly. The "pollster" acts the
recipient a series of questions framed as such…

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