Yesterday I got an automated, pre recorded, survey call on the June 11th republican primary between Joe May and Dave LaRock. The call consisted of 7 questions, beginning with asking if I was voting in the primary, which candidate I preferred, and then questions about issues important to conservatives, including Life and taxes. I answered the questions by pushing buttons on the phone. After answering all the questions, the caller thanked me and hung up. They did not say who had produced the survey.
Since receiving the call I have learned that the LaRock campaign did not produce the call nor do they know who did. It did not come from any group associated with the LaRock campaign. I have spoken with a number of people in the 33rd district who received the call, but no one knows who produced and paid for the calls. Since the calls did not come from the LaRock campaign, can we assume that it came from Joe May’s campaign, or a group associated with the May campaign?
My questions are:
1. Is it legal to do a survey like this without a disclaimer, without revealing who paid for the survey? Without a phone number or address?
2. Anyone know who produced the survey?
3. Who has access to the results?
4. Must the results be made public, since there was no acknowledgement of who produced and paid for the survey? (I’ve heard various things regarding the use of the results.)
Inquiring minds want to know and any help is appreciated!