North Dakota Rep. Jeff Delzer Surprised to Be Polled With Questions About How Terrible Rep. Jeff Delzer Is

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?

Jeff Delzer.

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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