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Monday, November 5, 2012

Beware the "Push Poll"

Beware "push polls". A call will come in and for the first few questions will sound like a normal political poll. Than a few questions in there may be questions like "Would you vote for a Jew who dos not belive that Jesus Christ is Our Lord and Savior", or "Would you vote for  Governor _________ if you knew he was a pedafile." Or there is the sucessful push poll in 2000 where it was inferred that John McCain's adopted dark skinned son was his "bastard" child, contributing to Governor George W Bush defeating McCain for the Republican nomination for president.

To day "push poll" techniques are also used on talk radio, Internet e-mails and even false web sites.

In a political year communication skills, understanding and critical thinking are vital to our democracy and to the formation and use of your views, which in term impact your actions.

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