Friday, October 10, 2008

Vote in the PBS Palin Poll

I received an email from one of my California relatives today warning me about a Right Wing plan to stuff the ballot box in a PBS Online Poll. Here is what it says:

Subject: PBS Sarah Palin Poll

PBS has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified. Apparently the right wing knew about this in advance and are flooding the voting with YES votes.

The poll will be reported on PBS and picked up by mainstream media. It can influence undecided voters in swing states.

Please do two things -- takes 20 seconds.

1) Click on link and vote yourself. Here's the link:

2) Then send this to every single Obama-Biden voter you know, and urge them to vote and pass it on.

The last thing we need is PBS saying their viewers think Sarah Palin is qualified.

I just voted and the vote is now a 49% to 49% split (2% not sure).

So in addition to everything else you are going to do today, do that, too, OK?


Anonymous said...

Hal, it's a meaningless unscientific poll. Forgetaboutit!

Send your readers to the or websites and ask them to make calls to voters in swing states.

Send your readers to their local Democratic Headquarters and have them volunteer.

Send your readers to a local candidate's office to lend a hand.

Let's spend our time and energy where it will make a difference and not waste our time on silly online polls!

My 2 cents.

Hal said...

An unscientific poll. Yes, I agree. You know it and I know it. But that is not the common perception, and what I also know is that perception is everything.

PBS is perceived as neutral ground. When the right wingers heard about this poll they spread the word to get their votes in. If a poll on neutral ground reports that the majority of participants think Palin is acceptable, that has an effect on people despite what we know about its validity.

Perception is everything.