In 2008, a pollster called me to ask about the presidential race. The first question: “Do you belong to a media organization?”
I answered yes.
The caller said, “Thank you very much,” and hung up.
In other words, someone didn’t want the media finding out about the poll. It was likely a push poll, in which the caller asks questions with a bias — an example of a question on abortion: How do you feel about Barack Obama’s position in favor of killing babies?