Push Poll

This is fascinating, via the Drudge Report. Look at the kind of questions being asked. It’s pretty clear what some political professionals see, or hope to see, as the potential weak points of a Hillary Clinton candidacy. Who might be behind this polling? What use is being made of the data gathered?

Every year political mischief seems to become less and less secret, and voters seem to become more and more sophisticated, at least with regard to the black arts of politics, push-polling and media buys and such. Polling questions wind up going straight to the Internet and then straight to news sites. On seeing this, a political professional and veteran of George H.W. Bush’s 1988 presidential campaign said: “The most interesting thing is how sophisticated Iowa voters have become about polling. Captured all the questions and criticized the methodology, which is very impressive. They take their job as first in the nation very seriously.”