push poll

push poll

noun
a seemingly unbiased telephone survey that is actually conducted by supporters of a particular candidate and disseminates negative information about an opponent.

Origin:
1990–95

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Main Entry:  push poll
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an opinion poll done with loaded questions or offering negative information to sway the opinions of those polled
Usage:  push-polling n
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