By Tom Knighton
One of the tricks used in politics is to use surveys to prove there’s significant support for whatever you’re trying to push. I know that we do it to some extent here, but it’s worse in the halls of the legislative branch of the federal government as well as the numerous state governments.
The idea is that if a certain group supports a measure, they won’t vote against you for supporting that measure.
Where it becomes a real problem is when those numbers used are false or misleading, and the National Rifle Association is calling out Giffords for using those kinds of numbers [emphasis NRA]:
In a 2/14/19 article by Julia Manchester posted on The Hill.com, the reporter says that “The Giffords Law Center, a gun control advocacy group, found in a poll one month after the Parkland shooting last year that 69 percent of National Rifle Association members expressed support” for gun control.
That is FALSE. That statement and any claims by the Gifford gun control advocacy organization about polling of NRA members is patently untrue. Let me say that another way: in all probability, it is an intentional and calculated lie designed to deceive …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms