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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:29 PM
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"FEC Research" - A Push-Poll org?
I just got a computerized "poll" from a group calling itself "FEC Research." They asked me if I supported CA's Prop 73 & 75 and whether I supported gay marriage. Then it just ended. Wondering whether I gave the "wrong" answers. Anybody else hear about these guys? The poll just did not seem legit.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:31 PM
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1. I never answer unless they can tell me exactly WHO hired them and why.
and, of course, they almost never can. my response then is, "I can't be bothered to answer questions for a group too stupid to know who they are working for."
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:33 PM
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2. It was a computer and it's been calling me for a couple of days.
I finally got curious and decided to see what the poll was all about. Unfortunately, taking the poll didn't alleviate my curiosity. :)
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:52 PM
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6. FEC research must have a list
Edited on Sun Nov-06-05 01:53 PM by Moochy
of movers and shakers on DU. :) hehe just kidding.

:yoiks: :scared:

(movers) (shakers)
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:33 PM
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3. Google is your friend :)
Edited on Sun Nov-06-05 01:36 PM by ticapnews
While in the recent past we engendered some controversy over our overly-broad use of the term "push polling" to describe the normal and more commonly-accepted practice of raising negatives inthe course of a normal poll, we feel confident that this time around, the term of art is properly applied.

In this case, the first report came into us via email from a reader shortly after 5:00 PM this afternoon. Their email included the notice on their caller ID, and then described the call as follows:

1. It identifies itself as a survey.

2. It asks if I plan on voting in the Nov 2 election. My answer: Yes.

3. It then asks if I plan on voting for Measure 36, and then gives a summary of the measure. (The summary sounded exactly like the short Voters' Pamphlet version, no pushing yet.)

4. It proceeds to tell me that in Massachusetts, lessons on homosexuality will be delivered to elementary schoolers, and that when parents objected, they were rebuffed and told that they had no choice because gay marriage was now legal in Massachusetts. It then went on to ask if I felt this might become a problem in Oregon.

Before we had a chance to get into research mode, the reader in question got the jumpstart on it. Based upon the caller ID information, the firm in question was identified as FEC Research. As you'll note if you click on that URL, visitors are taken to an umbrella firm called ccAdvertising.

Continuing their own research, this reader ran a relevant Google search, from which you can find any number of other negative, if not outright harsh, opinions and characterizations of previous "polls" conducted by FEC.


http://communique.portland.or.us/04/10/fear_and_prejudi...
http://www.electionresearch.com/nav.asp
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22fec+research%22...
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:39 PM
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4. Thank you, ticapnews!
I don't know what happened with my Google search. :shrug: Your links seem to have answered the question though. Looks like a stinky Repub push-poll organization. What the hell were they thinking when they called MY number? I'm a 415 area code, for pete's sake!
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:51 PM
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5. Definitely seemed that way to me
I too got that call last nite.
Here's the number:

571-522-1180
Virginia Call

FEC Research

The thing was, when they said answer yes or no, it took
"Fuck no" as an answer as well.

NIX ALL of them, not just the first six. Show Arnold the bitter sting of defeat and prove what a waste of money this political farce of a special election was.

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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:09 PM
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7. That is the same number
I also got a call (from them) from a toll-free number - (888)384-0352. Called it back, but it wouldn't work. :shrug:
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