Yesterday I got a phone call from a lady asking if I'd be willing to participate in a survey. I said well maybe, who are you? She was from Nelson surveys (not sure of exact name). She said the topic of the survey was Oregon measure 23. I did not know what that was and she started to tell me all about it -- something about credit reports and insurance rates.
She went on to say that the survey would give me information about the measure and then get my response. Also to get my response to what others are saying about the measure.
I said wait a minute, you mean this survey is all about this single measure? She said yes. I then asked if this was a push poll. Push poll? Sorry i don't know what you mean she said. I told her a push poll is a bogus survey designed to "push" information or propaganda out, designed to influence public opinion and not just measure it. Well she fumbled around bit and I finally said listen, never mind. I'd rather not continue.
She was most polite and thanked me for my time and then admitted and I quote, "Off the record, the answer to your question is yes."
Anyway, looks like 23 a bill sizemore thing -- http://www.blueoregon.com/2006/06/initiative_roun.html. You remember him, the guy who really likes the old testament.