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PPP Polls “Pushing” False Information – Rigell (VA-02) Voted With Dems On Government Shutdown

I watched the House vote live that the Senate refuses to pass which resulted in the Government “shutdown”.

As the votes were cast, I noticed there was a single Republican voting with the Democrats to fund Obamacare and avoid a government shutdown. When the vote ended, I checked online to see which Republican was the only vote to fund Obamacare and avoid a potential shutdown if Harry Reid refused to act to avoid one.

I remember thinking it had to be one of the New York RINO’s. I was pretty shocked to find out it was actually Virginia’s Second District Congressman Scott Rigell.

Shortly after the vote I received an email from Congressman Rigell explaining his vote (but I already knew why). Rigell represents Tidewater which is heavily military. A shutdown would hit not only the military, but the families and there would also be a domino effect as people became jobless.

Of course the decisions to harm the military were completely up to Obama. He could have avoided this, but inflicting pain on Americans is the game he has chosen to play.

I am not happy with Rigell’s lack of solidarity in this vote, but given the people he represents (key word represents), he really had no choice and chose to do right by those he represents.

Ok. Fair enough. Rigell did the right thing. The “optics” were not the best, but he voted the way his constituents wanted.

Scott gets a +1 from me for a hard vote.

But then along comes PPP Polling, a Democrat Polling outfit that has done some questionable polling in the past (in my opinion). But this one takes the cake.

For those that don’t know, a “push poll” is a poll where the questions are designed to “push” you into the answer they want to get. These polls are considered worthless and unfair and are not designed to measure opinion, but rather to influence your opinion.

For example, if a Republican Polling outfit were to ask the question:

Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Obama is doing?

That would simply measure the job approval.

But if the question became:

President Obama has intentionally inflicted pain on elderly and ailing World War II Veterans by shutting down the outside monument they traveled many miles to see one last time before they die and at the same time, allowed a group of illegal aliens to have a pro amnesty meeting at another outdoor monument. Knowing that, do you approve of the job he is doing?

That is a push poll designed to get more people to say they do not approve of the job Obama is doing. This statement is actually true.

Now imagine the same question was asked except the entire thing was a lie!

Well, that is what PPP Polling just did.

First and foremost, this poll was uploaded by the far left That alone makes it suspect.

But it seems that this poll had an agenda. They wanted to gather data to support the title of the article they planned to write: GOP could lose the House in 2014

So they proceeded to use a push poll giving their opinion that the Republican vote was to shut down the government. It wasn’t. And the truth is, the Democrats could have agreed to simply delay fining and punishing people that fail to obtain health insurance just like Obama has done for businesses. And there would be no shutdown.

But here is how they worded the questions about Rigell:

Would you be less likely or more likely to
support Congressman Rigell if you knew he
voted to support shutting down major activities
of the federal government as a way to stop the
health care law from being put into place, or
does it not make a difference?
Wow! This is totally incorrect. There never was a vote to shut down anything.
But here comes the big lioe in the next push question:
Now that you know Congressman Rigell
supported the government
shutdown, I’ll ask
you one more time: If the election for Congress
were held today, would you vote for re-elect
Republican Scott Rigell, or would you vote for
his Democratic opponent?
As I already stated, Rigell voted with the Democrats. He was the lone Republican to do so. The vote was not to shut down government, but even if it were, Rigell voted to keep it going.
And the same push poll was used in every state to push the PPP / left wing agenda.
I wouldn’t believe a single thing another PPP poll says. In my opinion, they are useless.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

3 Responses to “PPP Polls “Pushing” False Information – Rigell (VA-02) Voted With Dems On Government Shutdown”

  1. Gene Lefty says:

    Well here, try another poll Tom, isn’t WSJ owned by News Corp,, the same News Corp. that owns Fox?

    Our President, like all the other great leaders in the past, will undoubtedly show great mercy and compassion on the defeated Republicans.


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