10/01/15 - 8:34am
A push-poll isn’t a poll that’s intended to gauge public sentiment. It’s meant to shape public opinion, and I’m sorry to report that I was invited to participate in a push-poll by our local state senator.
The first question implies that the only solutions to our fiscal problems include cutting state services or paying some form of new taxes.
Of the eighteen questions that follow, only two focus on requiring Alaska’s oil producers to pay us fairly for our oil and the tone of those questions was apologetic toward producers.