I think I remember getting a push poll in one of Eddie Shauberger’s efforts to get elected. It really seemed more like political telemarketing masquerading as a poll. It definitely wasn’t to collect information like it tried to imply it was. I can’t imagine anyone ever analyzed the data. I remember because it contained negative information about Shauberger’s opponent – to be honest I don’t know if it was true or not.
I thought the poll was an unusual way to try to motivate voters. I didn’t care for the tone of the call and was unsure of its truthfulness. It seems like I remember they asked a hypothetical question.
I can see where push polls can easily mislead the public, and not just about the opponent. They can even mislead the public about what they are; callers claim they are conducting a poll when all they are doing is spreading negative information.
I hope these people from outside the county will now be reluctant to use this kind of campaign strategy now that you have said one of them has a track record that includes this kind of stuff. If they have as much campaign money to try and re-elect the sheriff as you say, then I guess anything might happen, but I bet your article on this stops it from happening again.
Thanks LD! Take your mask off and behave Outsider people!!