Voters in South Carolina’s fiercely competitive first congressional district are receiving “push polls” slamming the Republican frontrunner for this seat – but who is behind the political hit?
Also … what is a “push poll?”
Unlike legitimate surveys (which seek to obtain accurate data on the status of an election), push polls are instruments of pure propaganda – political messages disguised as surveys that are intended to influence public opinion on a broad scale.
Usually, these “polls” spread negative information about one or more candidates … often without any attribution.
“Push polls don’t care about results (i.e. what percentage of people answered a question a certain way) because they aren’t intended to be scientific surveys – they are intended to spread mass messages under the ruse of public opinion polling,” we noted in a post a few years back referencing the…