Never let them (pollsters) know what you're thinking


The next time you get a call from a pollster, you should consider not participating.

That's because you are unwittingly helping the politicians figure out what they should be saying. Attorney and political analyst Kyle Sammin says you should be making politicians say what's really on their minds, not what they think you want to hear.

"It's easy for a politician to say in the primaries what he thinks those voters want to hear, and then drift over to the center to say what he think the general electorate wants to hear," Sammin said.

So when did we become all about the polls?

"We saw the beginning of this in maybe 1992. Bill Clinton was known for using focus groups, partly because Democrats lost three straight Presidencies," Sammin explained.

Clinton eventually won, and Sammin says he did so by hiding his progressive beliefs that you didn't agree with.


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