The Seriously “Frugged-Up” Practice Of Using Fake Polls In Politics

Opinion polls are supposed to be neutral representations of where the public stands on the issues. But the GOP has recently shared emails and online posts pointing readers to so-called polls that look pretty biased.

Even to a casual observer, it’s clear that these aren't scientifically constructed instruments. So if the GOP isn’t actually trying to conduct a survey, then what are they doing?

Turns out, they’re frugging us. Frugging is a technique long used by both parties that involves fundraising under the guise of research.

Watch to find out how political parties use fake polls to frug you.

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