Bill would require pollsters to disclose who is paying for survey

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    This is a step in the right direction but it should go a giant leap farther and outlaws all polls by any organization for any reason or any cause, polls are assuming that with misleading questions they are the voice of Utah.

    This law and outlawing polls should apply to any polls from outside the state as well. The motive of polls is criminal intent to deceive with trick questions and half truths and its impeding our rights for elected official representation and not that of advocates and special interest groups in government and private organizations. Too many blue laws and unjust laws have been written because of these misleading polls and their twisted results.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 29, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    Now this is a GOOD idea! I don't know how many calls I received from "pollsters" during the last election that were obviously trying to swing my opinion with "questions" obviously designed to swing my opinion in favor of or against a particular candidate. By far the majority came from Hatch and Rob Bishop's camps.

    It's also very interesting to note that the legislators mentioned in this article as apparently opposing this bill are some of our most ethically challenged. Mike Noel, for example.

    It will be very interesting to see if passes or fails and who votes for or against it.