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push poll

a seemingly unbiased telephone survey that is actually conducted by supporters of a particular candidate and disseminates negative information about an opponent.
Origin of push poll
1990-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for push-poll

an opinion poll done with loaded questions or offering negative information to sway the opinions of those polled

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push poll

noun phrase

: It's called a ''push poll'' because the idea is to see whether certain ''information'' can ''push'' voters away from the opposition candidate to the candidate supported by the people paying for the poll (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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