Shortly after his victorious re-election bid, the former freshman sent out a 7-question survey to his 9th Congressional District constituents.
Most of the questions were so overly simplistic and leading that they seemed insulting. So I had a little fun with them in a Jan. 8 column.
The response from readers was swift and severe. Most of it was aimed at Griffith.
Michael Bentley of Salem didn’t get the survey, but he responded to Griffith anyway:
“The wording of the survey that others received was . . .biased to produce responses that aligned with the views of right-wing extremists,” Bentley wrote. “Perhaps you need to hire a reputable pollster to supervise your next survey.”
Retired professor Carol Burger of Blacksburg was next. She has constructed and conducted surveys, and she found Griffith’s horribly lacking.
“Even the most skilled survey writer has to do a lot of editing before a survey is ready to collect the data that would be most helpful,” Burger wrote.
“My question is, ‘How does [Griffith] get away with this stuff?’ The only thing I can come up with is that if you repeat a lie enough times, people start to believe it.”
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