Wildrose behind 'push poll'
Officials admit the Wildrose Party is behind a telephone poll critics say is skewed to turn voters against Premier Alison Redford.
A voice on the automated call asks respondents how they feel about Redford's stand on universal daycare and the financial troubles of Carter McRae Events, a now-dissolved company owned by her chief of staff, Stephen Carter.
Wildrose official Shane Saskiw sees nothing wrong with the poll.
"One of these things where we put forth the facts of the questions that we ask and then we provide people with the opportunity to provide a response," he said. "We just want to see what Albertans think on it."
Blogger David Climenhaga says the call is an example of a push poll, a survey designed to negatively change people's opinions, not measure them
Saskiw says political parties often conduct polls in this manner.