As a candidate for Congress, I receive numerous questionnaires from various interest groups. I try to complete all of them, unless the wording is so ridiculous that it’s impossible to provide reasonable answers.
Most of the questionnaires come from very conservative groups and they are so-called “push polls” with loaded questions. These polls try to steer candidates in a particular direction; the direction which that particular organization supports. This is a very sloppy polling technique; thoroughly unscientific. Regrettably, there are also progressive organizations that send out “push polls” as well, but not as many.
With each questionnaire, I will provide you with my answers as well as a rating that I give a poll on its scientific validity. On a ‘1’ to ’10’ scale, a ‘1’ would be a very poorly written survey; a ’10’ would be a very well-written one.
Below are links to each questionnaire. I have indicated below the quality that I give the survey. You are encouraged to write comments below about the poll and what my answers were.
|Questionnaire from:||Our take on the quality of the survey||Link to the questions and my responses|
|Campaign for Liberty||'2' - Quite poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|National Associate for Gun Rights||'1' - Very poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|National Rifle Association||'1' - Very poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|National Right to Life||'1' Very poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|Front Line||'2' - Quite poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|MO Chamber of Commerce||'5' - Allows comments (good) but questions are still of the 'push poll' variety||Questionnaire and Responses
|National Pro-Life Alliance||'2' - Quite poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|Gun Owners of America||'2' - Quite poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|National Right to Work Committee||'2' - Quite poor||Questionnaire and Responses|
|National League of Taxpayers||Questionnaire and Responses|
|Guns Sense||'8' - Quite good||Questionnaire and Responses|
|Faith & Freedom Coalition||'2' - Quite poor||Questionnaire and Responses|