The Republican National Committee (RNC) is sending fundraising mailers in California and other states that look like the official U.S. census, a move critics worry will confuse people and skew actual census results.
Crappy thing to do, but both sides do it.
"Using a survey to help raise money is a tactic used by all political parties and interest groups, said Mileah Kromer, director of Goucher College’s Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center.
The strategy, she added, actually has its own acronym: FRUGing — Fund-Raising Under the Guise of Research.
“It’s using a survey to engage folks to think about issues in a way that would compel them to donate money,” Kromer said. 'It’s common practice.'"
I love how people are like:”Yeah this is a shitty thing to do BUT BOTH SIDES DO IT, so this is okay.”
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