HONOLULU – The Hannemann for Congress issued the following statement today condemning the use of “push polls” among voters of Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
Justin Gruenstein, Campaign Manager at Hannemann for Congress stated:
“ ‘Push polls’ are a deceptive campaign strategy operating under the guise of objective, legitimate polling. In fact, their intention is solely to create doubt and negative impressions of one or more candidates through skewed questioning and outright falsehoods, but their results are then released publicly as unbiased. We’re all for polls conducted by well-regarded, professional survey firms, but voters should be aware that these highly biased ‘push polls’ have no place in campaigning and have been condemned by the National Council on Public Polls, American Association for Public Opinion Research, and American Association of Political Consultants. Our campaign does not sponsor nor engage in ‘push polls.’ ”
The Hannemann for Congress campaign also publicly calls upon fellow Democratic candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race to also condemn and decry this negative tactic.