MINOT, N.D. — A messaging poll, or what a lot of people refer to as a “push poll,” is a survey usually aimed at choosing which line of political attack in a given campaign might work best.
Those surveyed are asked for their feelings about a series of criticisms of a candidate. The criticisms which poll best usually end up getting used in another campaign’s marketing.
These polls are used as a tactic to influence public opinion.
Something like that is happening in the District 8 legislative race. According to multiple reports I’ve received, pollsters identifying themselves as working for a company called Opinion Research Group have been calling people in District 8 and quizzing them about what they allege are nasty facts about Rep. Jeff Delzer.
Among the people who got the call?