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Bill targeting 'push polling' passes Senate committee

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 16, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Interesting that they are so concerned about transparency when it comes to polling, because they think Jim Matheson's polling had some impact in his election, but they are unable to pass any meaningful legislation regarding ethics for themselves. Transparency I guess is in the eye of the beholder.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 5:06 a.m.

    Legitimate polls being hurt? LOL!

    If a poll is legitimate for reason then why is there any doubt that a legitimate poll could be an illegal poll? If a poll by any means and for any means is being conducted then the laws would apply to both equally. How can there be a distinction of legal or illegal poll if it doesn't apply to all polls? Creating exceptions is non productive legislation to allow continued means and methods by renaming to work around the law.

    I hope that the $100 fine was a misprint and meant to mean for every call or incident of contact by a persons taking a poll. When a pollster gets paid millions of dollars to conduct a poll, the fine of $100 dollar's is a nuisance fine to them they will pay with contempt.