The state Senate campaign of Frank Barnitz is accusing his Republican opponent Susie Snyders of using push poll telemarketing to feed voters "false and damaging" information.
"Susie Snyders is willing to use every deceitful trick in the book . . . and she is starting with ‘push polling’," says a release from the Barnitz campaign.
"A "Push Poll" is a telemarketing technique in which calls are used to feed voters false or damaging "information" about a candidate under the guise of taking a poll to see how this "information" affects voter preferences. In fact, the intent is to "push" the voters away from one candidate and toward the opposing candidate."
The Barnitz campaign says Republican Bill Hickle used the same tactic in the special election against Barnitz.
"I hope that people will take the time to learn about me, where I stand, and what I believe, and not just take the word of some random caller about my positions on the issues," said Barnitz.
Snyders denies her campaign is doing any type of push polling about Barnitz. When I asked her if she knew if the Republican party was using the technique on her behalf, she said did not know.