I’ve long known that Public Policy Polling (PPP) is Democrat tool putting out rigged polls. But it did not occur to me until now that their polls are more than rigged. They are push polls.
For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a push poll is one that has leading questions intended to shape opinion rather than measure it. If you are ever polled with questions like “Did you know Candidate X wants to raise your taxes?”, that is a push poll likely designed both to influence your answer to their questions and your vote. (And, yes, some Republicans do push polls, too.)
Well, recently PPP asked a question that has almost nothing to do with measuring opinion and everything to do with shaping it: "Who was more responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, Obama or Romney?"
That is a clown question. One unfortunate citizen, who was asked that question, is convinced that it was asked to make conservatives look stupid. And that is probably so given that it somehow found its way to Comedy Central. But it is also a push poll question, serving to remind people that The Dear Leader is at least somewhat responsible for killing Osama. A more professional question would be “Who do you trust more to deal with terrorism, Obama or Romney?”
But PPP polls are clearly designed to come up with the correct conclusion and to push people to come up with the correct conclusion, not to reliably measure public opinion.
But, hey, I got an even bigger scoop. I have managed to
steal acquire a
copy of a Pissant Push Poll poll.
And here are some of the questions:
Would you rather make history and vote to re-elect the first Black President of the United States or be a racist?
Do you support a women’s right to choose or would rather go back to the days of coat hangers and back alleys?
If you knew that Romney is a plutocrat who eats poor children for breakfast, would you vote for him?
Did you know that, under Romney, Bain Capital laid off workers and slew their families?
Aren’t you glad Obama saved GM?
You don’t want to be a racist, do you?
What is your party affiliation? Democratic, Third Party, Independent, or Racist?
Who do you support for President? Obama, Johnson, or the racist?
If you’ve come across other push poll questions from PPP, feel free to post them in the comments.