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Pro-Obama Push Polling Begins

Slublog writes today that he received a phone call from a pollster yesterday evening. It didn't take him long to notice that it was a pro-Obama push poll:

Then the weirdness started. The pollster said the next set of questions was to determine whether I found a set of arguments convincing on a scale of zero to ten, zero being not at all convincing and ten being totally convincing. The first statement was 'John McCain voted 24 times against voting the minimum wage while Barack Obama voted for the wage and to protect American workers.' I answered zero, and figured an anti-Obama statement would be coming next.

Nope. The next question had to do with health care, and said that John McCain voted to spend money on providing tax cuts for the rich while Barack Obama wanted to use the money to provide health care for orphaned children or something. I answered zero again.

Next issue? McCain is a puppy-murdering fiend whose favorite hobby is feeding the cute little fellas to crocodiles while Obama has his own personal angelic choir to sing his praises. Okay, maybe I made that last one up. It was actually something about how McCain voted against the interests of the American worker on various issues, while Obama voted to protect them. By this point, I figured out what was going on and pretended to think about it before saying zero again just to annoy the guy and have some fun.

There were about half a dozen questions like this and I answered zero on most. I answered three on a couple of them to give the guy a little encouragement, though. I'm a giver that way. The more conservative my answers got, the less professional the 'pollster' became. He actually chuckled in derision at a few answers.

The last questions were demographic in nature and the pollster asked him if he went to church. When he responded yes, that he attended church once a week, the pollster made a snarky remark. Nice objectivity, there. Read all of Slublog's post and if you've been contacted by the same pollster and were asked similar questions, he wants to hear from you.


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"The first statement was... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"The first statement was 'John McCain voted 24 times against voting the minimum wage while Barack Obama voted for the wage and to protect American workers."

I would have said, "10, it convinces me to vote for McCain as I'm opposed to Marxist barriers to full employment."

And the awful thing is that... (Below threshold)

And the awful thing is that these people feel no shame in what they do. After all, they're likely getting paid minimum wage to be idiots, something they'd do for free.

Haven't been push polled by... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Haven't been push polled by The One, yet. However, I have been push polled by Lampson in CD-22.

Draw the call out as long a... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Draw the call out as long as possible and have a little fun. Ask them to repeat the question in a higher tone voice since the aliens damaged your low frequency hearing... maybe singing the questions would help...

They're soiling themselves!... (Below threshold)
PaRep:

They're soiling themselves!!!

They know they are in trouble & are losing ground & the Ayers & Wright ads are going to tear them up

slightly O/T...regarding to... (Below threshold)

slightly O/T...regarding tonight's debate

McCain should bring up the Keating 5 himself...if Obama doesn't do it first!

He should point out that HE and John Glenn were exonerated. And neither one supports Obama!

That the two CONVICTED Senators who are still alive (Dennis DeConcini, and Donald Riegle) are supporting OBAMA!!

Justrand:... (Below threshold)
maggie:

Justrand:

If Glenn is clean, then so is McCain. If McCain is tarnished, then so is Glenn. Obviously, Glenn helps Obama in Ohio, so Obama has no real complaint over the Keating 5 scandal that outweighs his desire to win the election. Like so much of Obama's reform rhetoric, his faux outrage over the Keating 5 scandal shows him as nothing more than a poseur.

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/06/obamas-keating-moment-glenn-stumps-for-team-o/

Interesting when I have see... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Interesting when I have seen people bring up the awful push poll Bush did to mcCain "How likely would you vote for McCain if he had a black baby out of wedlock?" Everyone on this blog seem to respond by saying that was just politics. Suddenly it is not?

JMC points out the myth tha... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

JMC points out the myth that it was the Bush campaign that did the push polling on McCain back in the 2000 campaign when in actuality it was a completely unaffiliated group that was responsible for said poll. Then, as now, it would be irresponsible to automatically assign blame to the Obama campaign for this without some backing evidence.

jmc just repeats everything... (Below threshold)

jmc just repeats everything he hears. He tried to say Obama was a law professor in '88 to contrast Palin's sportscaster job at the same time.

"jmc just repeats everythin... (Below threshold)
jmc:

"jmc just repeats everything he hears. He tried to say Obama was a law professor in '88 to contrast Palin's sportscaster job at the same time."

And I was wrong Obama wasn't a law professor until four years later. incidentally he taught constitutional law. it is the constitution part that is probably throwing you.

It has also been verified by factcheck.org The super-duper-lefty-I-hate_republican-site. or at least that is how you'll spin it I'm sure.

Now on to basketball!

And I was wrong Ob... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
And I was wrong Obama wasn't a law professor until four years later. incidentally he taught constitutional law. it is the constitution part that is probably throwing you.

Just because someone teaches constitutional law, doesn't mean they follow the constitution or obey the law. The latter is what's actually throwing Obama right now.

This was an imaginary phone... (Below threshold)
ron:

This was an imaginary phone call- the author bragged about it to several associates.He even asked a few to claim they received similar calls to give him more credibility.

No jmc, I didn't, nor do I ... (Below threshold)

No jmc, I didn't, nor do I intend to, "spin" anything. You're the one twirling like a ballerina. I pointed out your blatant error. That's all. It's just too difficult for you to stop at "I was wrong".

Getting dizzy yet?




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