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An ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters by using loaded questions.
- ‘Finally, I told the lady that this was a push poll and she asked how I knew about that.’
- ‘We witnessed that tonight on the Holmes push poll, Mr Shirley.’
- ‘These are definitely what I would call push poll questions.’
- ‘And it's complicated and difficult to go track down who's making push polls or where these fliers come from.’
- ‘For example, a push poll would ask centre-right and centre voters the following.’
- ‘He has the results of a push poll which show Rodney statistically tied in Epsom.’
- ‘On the second day, several supporters called to say they had gotten a phone call from a push poll by our opponent.’
- ‘This is done intentionally to camouflage the true nature of the push poll.’
- ‘This offers the illegitimate opportunity to change the results of any push poll that might exist in cyberspace.’
- ‘And when he looked at the poll closely, it was little more than a push poll.’
- ‘Democrats will need some truly Shadowy groups, brand new 527s that spring up, launch ads and push polls in key states, and then fade away.’
- ‘Declare the state of California a ‘telemarketing free’ zone, ban push polls and other activities disguised as legitimate public opinion research.’
- ‘The Friendt campaign quickly moved to take advantage, calling the survey a ‘negative push poll.’’
- ‘From political push polls to postmodern churches we are trying very hard to make the world around us look like what we think it should be.’
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