Polls ask your opinion about something. Push polls try to tell you something, usually something detrimental about a political opponent, in the form of a question.
Back in 2000, after John McCain won the New Hampshire primary, George W. Bush’s campaign was feeling desperate, so they did this push poll in South Carolina — “Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?” McCain and his wife Cindy have an adopted daughter, Bridget, from Bangladesh, whom Cindy met while visiting Mother Teresa’s orphanage. McCain lost South Carolina and the GOP nomination.
So now, with the special election for Congress in South Carolina’s First District this Tuesday, a push poll is asking voters “What you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she had had an abortion?”
Colbert Busch is of course the Dem running against admitted liar and adulterer Mark Sanford.
I already thought Sanford couldn’t be more of a snake. Silly me.