They might have changed their e-mail, but someone still sending survey monkey polls to legislators.

A legislator just sent me yet another poll request they received from an anonymous source.

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Where the one from last week came from “consrepublican@gmail.com” this new one comes from “sdnonpartisanpoll@gmail.com.”  So, it’s completely a different person. Yep. Not the same person at all.

The request for information does forewarn candidates that the results of the survey “will be provided to all of SD’s TV & radio stations, all interested blogs, all of South Dakotas numerous newspapers, etc.” Because as you know, most newspaper, tv, and radio stations regularly broadcast polling results from unnamed people representing unknown, anonymous groups. 

What are they polling people on? Important issues, such as:

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Legislation to make it legal for you to have horses and cows in your backyard in town, and the ever important issue of “omnibus bills.”  Important issues for all of South Dakota (said no one ever).

So, once again, we’re left with someone who seems focused silliness, or has an axe to grind.

And unfortunately for the Senate candidates, it appears he may have their e-mail addresses. The only question is whether anyone is foolish enough to respond.

 

6 Replies to “They might have changed their e-mail, but someone still sending survey monkey polls to legislators.”

  1. Annon

    I am a Legislator and I didn’t get either survey. So no you didn’t make every effort to reach all serving. This is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Or are you as conservative as Stacey, Phil and their ineffective caucus.

  2. John

    Annon…really you are a legislator but you don’t have the courage to say who you are? Your voters must love your leadership

    1. Annon

      John is the same as Annon. I don’t post my name because you vail yourself also. Kettle meet the pot.

  3. Mathew Wollmann

    Here is the survey for all those interested.

    The Clock Starts NOW! This survey is meant to determine where candidates stand on the issues important to South Dakotans AND as a test to see if and how timely candidates (and thusly their party) responds to constituent inquiries.

    * 1. If the vote was held today, would you vote FOR Gov Daugaard’s proposed Medicaid expansion?

    Yes

    No

    * 2. Did you vote FOR (or support) any of the increases in taxes, fees, and budgetary spending 2015-2016?

    Yes

    No

    * 3. Should law-abiding persons be allowed to carry a concealed weapon on state college or university campuses?

    Yes

    No

    * 4. Will you support legislation (Constitutional/Permitless Carry) that would (without diminishing the enforceability of any other firearms laws regarding prohibited persons, places, or conduct) repeal the permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun?

    Yes

    No

    * 5. Do you support the legalization of assisted suicide?

    Yes

    No

    * 6. Do you support repealing the death penalty?

    Yes

    No

    * 7. Do you support legislation banning dismemberment or decapitation of living fetuses inutero?

    Yes

    No

    * 8. Should a juvenile child’s legal parents be the deciding authority on all matters affecting their child? (i.e. whether a child receives an abortion; whether a child receives sex education; whether a child is required to submit to school testing; whether data is collected on a child; whether a child receives vaccines; etc.)?

    Yes

    No

    * 9. Do you support legislation that would require presumptive joint custody of children be awarded to both parents?

    Yes, absent any disqualifying factors, both parents should have equal time and custody of their child

    No

    * 10. When it comes to education, which best describes your position?

    I oppose state and federal government control of education via Common Core State Standards

    I support state and federal government control of education via Common Core State Standards

    * 11. Do you support legislation that would prohibit government entities from entering into any confidential settlements that involve taxpayer dollars?

    Yes

    No

    * 12. What is your position on government/private agencies resettlement of foreign refugees into South Dakota?

    I support it

    I oppose it

    * 13. What should happen to undocumented immigrants/illegal aliens that are identified as being in South Dakota illegally?

    Nothing

    SD government officials should enforce federal immigration statutes (as they do with other crimes by US citizens, i.e. bank robbery, etc.)

    * 14. Do you support repealing statutes which require public notices be posted in newspapers of record in favor of allowing government agencies to post them only on the internet?

    Yes

    No

    * 15. Do you support efforts reducing restrictions, easements, and regulations making it easier for large Confinement Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) to establish themselves in rural South Dakota communities?

    Yes

    No

    * 16. Do you support legislation repealing restrictions, and ordinances prohibiting ownership of domestic livestock (i.e. 1 cow, 1 goat, 1 horse, 1 pig, 3-4 ducks/turkeys/chickens/geese) on private property within city limits?

    Yes

    No

    * 17. Do you support making all of the legislative leadership election process open to the public, to include who you vote for?

    Yes

    No, the voters do not have a right to know who I will support

    * 18. Do you ____________ the current practice of excluding the public from discussions about legislation in closed caucus or precommittee meetings?

    Oppose

    Support

    * 19. What is your position on empty “vehicle” bills, and bills containing multiple subjects (omnibus bills, i.e. 2013 SB70, 2015 SB1, etc.)?

    No problem

    They are illegal and violate SD’s Constitution: “Article III § 21. One subject expressed in title. No law shall embrace more than one subject, which shall be expressed in its title.”

    * 20. If House leadership elections were held today, who would you vote for Speaker of the House?

    Mark Mickelson (Current Speaker Pro Tem)

    Don Haggar

    Mike Stevens

    Voters do not have a right to know who I will support

    Other (please specify)