After reading the SL Trib’s report on the PCE’s push polling today, I was all afire to write up a quick piece on the moral bankruptcy of the organization and the ideology which spawned it.
But then I saw that others in the Utah blogosphere had already adequately covered the topic. Now that the most recent events which have been chapping my hide are out of the way, I can get back to work on the social justice series.
From 3rd Ave:
That is not a “opinion poll,” Julia Lyon, it is a push poll. They are smearing the other side assuming that Utah’s homophobia will overwhelm its desire for good public schools.
Voucher proponents have already begun digging into their bag of dirty tricks and its only August. Pathetic? Yes. Surprising? No.
It will be interesting to see how low the pro-voucher movement will go in pushing this lost cause on Utah’s voters. I’m betting they’ll go much lower than this latest push poll as the election gets closer.
And for the most shrewd observation, The World According to Me:
…PCE is calling people to “ask” them if their minds would be changed on the voucher issue if they knew that the same orginization opposing vouchers favored same-sex marriage.
Which, to begin with, is false.
It’s also a practice known as “push polling,” where the results of the poll aren’t important, it’s the impression you leave in people’s minds&hellips;
…This is unfair and dirty. And, if PCE has to resort to dirty tricks to win, what does that say of the validity of their position? [emphasis added]