Upper Left Coast

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Dear National GOP

Will you please get a grip?


  • At 9/19/2009 8:27 PM, Blogger T. D. said…

    "A tip-off that a survey really is a fundraising tract, Riley said, is when questions cover more than one issue. 'It's called a double-barreled question' and would not be used by a professional pollster, he said.

    "Portland pollster Bob Moore agreed.

    "'It's a fundraising appeal, is what it is,' he said. 'Everyone does it — Democrats, anti-tax groups, environmentalists. The audience that receives it has given to that organization at some point in time and is on the list to receive solicitations.'

    "If such tactics 'weren't effective, they wouldn't be using them,' Moore said."


    Apparently it's a common fundraising tactic used by "Democrats, anti-tax groups, environmentalists" too and not meant to be a campaign issue.


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