The Majority Party PA is, by definition, a place where the majority of citizens can feel welcome politically and where civil dialogue about accomplishing common goals becomes possible again. So where does polling come in?
Using public opinion for governmental purposes is no different from using public opinion for political purposes. If public opinion research is good enough to drive the campaigns of elected officials, it also is good enough to drive the agenda of government once those officials are elected.
The agenda for The Majority Party PA is determined exclusively by high-quality public opinion research. To ensure that The Majority Party PA’s agenda truly represents the will of the majority, we apply three screens to any poll that purports to represent public opinion. To help us do that, five of the state’s leading public opinion researchers have agreed to serve on a Polling Standards Team. Any time a poll comes out, they must pass three tests:
- Does it meet the standards of the American Association for Public Opinion Research? If not, the poll has no influence on The Majority Party PA Agenda.
- Are the questions and the way they are presented as free of bias as possible? If not, the poll has no influence on The Majority Party PA agenda.
- Do the results of the poll, taken together with previous polls, indicate that public opinion on a given issue is settled? Issues on which public opinion is not settled will not be part of The Majority Party PA agenda.
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