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Crystal clear intent FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/29/2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Crystal clear intent



FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/29/2010

More often than not, the intention of survey firms, when they take on political surveys, especially pre-poll surveys a year or two away from the scheduled presidential elections, is to make presidents, or become what is known as “kingmakers.”

Why else would they come up with presidential surveys a year before, if not to create that illusion of the so-called “public opinion” (which is hardly the opinion of the national electorate) favoring so and so as the president of their choice?

At that particular time surveys were being taken, the polls were still far-off, and presidential and vice presidential bets had not even firmed up their decisions to run, or not run.

What purpose then did those surveys serve then? A so-called “snapshot” of the time? But for what purpose, if not to condition the minds of the public that indeed, these “presidentiables” are the choice of the people to run in the far-off polls.... MORE


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