WILKES-BARRE-A political phone poll making the rounds asks specifically whether a candidate's belief in Scientology would sway the respondent at the polls. One participant said the pollster identified the polling company as Community Research Group, but refused to divulge who commissioned the poll.....Democratic state representative contender Brian O'Donnell says he is an active, practicing Catholic and is disturbed about talk questioning his faith.
None of the five candidates battling for Blaum's seat has claimed ownership of the poll that asks about Scientology, among other questions. The other four also say they are practicing Catholics.
O'Donnell wouldn't confirm or deny launching the poll, saying he's not going to divulge his campaign strategy and doesn't believe other candidates will either.
It sure sounds like a push poll with questions asked after information was provided about some of the candidates. The interviewer pointed out Bob Reilly's employee problems, Eddie Pashinski's pension and said nice things about O'Donnell. If O'Donnell is a Scientologist maybe Tom Cruise or Isaac Hays will come to town to campaign for him.
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