I got this in a right wing viral email

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    "The Left is swamping Fox News poll to skew the result.

    Conservatives, go to this link and vote in the poll! Spread the word!"


    Link deleted, but it had to do with health care reform.
    Now who could have started a viral email like this and why?
     
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    Somebody's gaming an online poll? Noooo. Color me shocked.
     
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    some polls are just worthless
     
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    GC, I have been getting right wing viral emails from a few ex co workers for years.
    Reason why is I do not mix politics with work and they know I am smart, therefore I must agree with them?

    Anyway this is the first one I had rcvd about stacking a poll.
    Desperation?
     
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    :eek:

    Erm, I'm guessing it was the right.

    Again this is a guess, but the reason is probably to influence the poll result.

    Gee, politics is a tough subject.
     
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    Maybe you haven't been reading them thoroughly enough.
     
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    Actually this goes on a lot. It's not necessarily some organized effort by a group, either.

    Find any political poll on a "major" site and google it. You'll almost always find pages and pages of blogs and facebook pages and postings like the ones here telling lefties or righties to go vote on it. The e-mails do the same thing.

    That's why online polls are so meaningless, they're gamed most of the time by all kinds of people wanting to skew the results. If anybody cites an online or "unscientific" poll, never ever trust the numbers.

    And not mixing politics with work is the #1 smartest thing you can do. ;)
     
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    A survival tactic :D
     
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    Oh my, yes. Especially when you're in the minority and the boss isn't. :lol:
     
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    The Kennedy Seat was a Vote on ObamaCare
     

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