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[mass noun] Investigation into the dealings of political opponents, typically in order to discredit them publicly.‘opposition research may be a bit too confrontational in the normal course of a campaign but completely appropriate as a response to an attack’→ oppo
- ‘Lengthy primary battles result in competing candidates essentially digging up and airing free opposition research for the other party.’
- ‘Political parties may themselves conduct many forms of research needed to formulate a party plan, such as demographic research and opposition research.’
- ‘Most competitive, professional campaigns engage in some form of opposition research, but go to varying lengths to conceal and even deny the fact.’
- ‘What precautions should be taken to make sure that Internet-based opposition research is accurate?’
- ‘The gathering, use, and online storage of opposition research is nothing new.’
- ‘She and her team understood how to use opposition research in the service of a larger goal.’
- ‘Opposition research has become an essential part of modern campaigns.’
- ‘Opposition research, when started early, can be used as a building block that permeates every aspect of the campaign.’
- ‘He and his staff are serious collectors of opposition research.’
- ‘This has become such a science at this point that a lot of the opposition research is done very, very early on in the campaign.’
- ‘Conduct independent opposition research on your own campaign to identify any weaknesses that may be exploited by your opponent.’
- ‘Any campaign that denies it's doing opposition research is either naive or untruthful.’
- ‘Campaigns have a right to demand discretion, but to engage in opposition research and assume no one will ever find out is naive and ill serves a campaign.’
- ‘Before the campaign began, we combed through hours of opposition research.’
- ‘There are an endless number of questions that can be asked and much of it needs to be based on opposition research.’
- ‘Admittedly, much of what one "knows" about candidates comes from opposition research.’
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