The associated recorded voice dove into political questions, mainly focused on the Presidential race. They included…
Hillary or Donald.
Hillary, Donald or Gary.
Hillary Donald or the Greenie.
Hillary + Elizabeth or Donald.
Hillary + Kaine or Donald.
Hillary or Donald + Newt.
Hillary or Donald + Christie.
And it went on and on for probably 10 minutes.
But one question in the bunch got me to Tweet it out (and get more reaction than I’ve had on the Twitter in a while):
— Street Sweeper (@LeavenworthSt) June 27, 2016
That would be a planet ending rock hitting our Earth with such force as to end any and all Presidential campaigns (even Bernie Sanders’).
At that point I began wondering just what outfit I was being “polled” by, or if at the end I would find my Social Security number had been siphoned from my wallet via POTS.
But they kept going.
At one point robot-talking-guy asked if I was in favor of employee-owned companies. (Hy-Vee comes to mind, I guess.) Whether I approved or disapproved of employee owned companies. Whether employee owned companies that share profits are a good thing. Whether government should encourage more employee-owned companies. Whether employee-owned companies are truly American.
Then a jag:
Whether I liked baseball.
Whether I liked hot dogs.
Whether I liked apple pie.
Whether, like baseball, hot-dogs and apple pie I was in favor of something as American as employee-owned companies.
The survey ended there, and they identified themselves as Public Policy Polling.
After I Tweeted it out, @PPPpolls Twitter-czar noted…
We give the people what they want https://t.co/IVpltZ6x23
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) June 27, 2016
PPP came out today with some results noting Hillary vs Trump in battleground states.
Hillary Clinton’s ahead in Presidential battlegrounds- 47/39 in WI, 44/40 in OH, 46/42 in PA, 43/39 in NH, 41/39 IA: https://t.co/7I0frvO0g8
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) June 28, 2016
Don’t know about the rest of their methods, but I would be curious to know how much more of their polling is of the goofball sort, or the “apple pie” type “consistency” methods of questioning.
And where they’re going with it…
Judge for yourself
Leavenworth St. noted yesterday that Don Walton at the LJS seemed to focus on “the Senate” (i.e. Republicans) taking too long to confirm Judge Robert Rossiter to the Federal bench.
Un-noted, was the fact that it took Democrat President Obama a year to nominate Rossiter after receiving the recommendation from Senators Johanns and Fischer.
And Walton did not mention Fischer’s efforts over the past year to get that nomination through the Senate, in his brief story today.
However, in Joe Morton’s OWH story today, much praise is heaped on Senator Fischer for her efforts. Her work was praised by Senators Grassley and Leahy of the Judiciary Committee, as well as Senator Ben Sasse.
Someone oughta tell Don.
Something to talk Abboud
News today outta Camp Trump, with a Nebraska flavor.
Michael Abboud, of Omaha, will be a new communications coordinator in the Trump campaign.
Abboud was previously a Republican National Committee communications department staff member doing rapid response and oppo research.
Politico says that he will…
“…focus on rapid response and daily messaging, the campaign announced, common political tactics that the Manhattan billionaire’s camp has only just recently begun to employ.”
Prior to working at the RNC, Abboud managed Pete Pirsch’s 2014 Attorney General campaign in Nebraska. A Creighton grad, he is the son of former State Senator (and national GOP convention alternate delegate) Chris Abboud.