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Viewpoint: 'Push poll' calls - We deserve better

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I recently received a call which pretended to be a legitimate political survey. I usually find a reason to hang up on such callers -- then complain that nobody ever cares about my opinion -- so I decided to participate.

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It quickly became apparent that it was what is called a "push poll," viciously targeting one of our local state legislators who is running for re-election.

I am not going to name names, but will refer to the candidates as "Incumbent" and "Challenger."

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