Telephone poll questions raise more questions - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/2/10

Telephone poll questions raise more questions

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A phone survey gauging Lubbock's support for a possible multi-million dollar bond election, has some questioning the questions. Surveyors are asking the public's opinion about certain individuals, including KCBD General Manager Dan Jackson.

"I'm really more concerned about what they school board is going to be doing with our tax dollars than what they think of me or asking questions about any private citizen," Jackson said. 

 Also on that list are radio talk show host Robert Pratt, and self-proclaimed watch dog Mikel Ward.  

"A lot of what I do is sort of behind the scenes; it's not like I have a ready audience all the time, so I am a watch dog, but a lot of the times I don't get involved in school issues unless it's really necessary," Ward said. 

"I don't think listeners to Pratt on Texas will be slightly surprised that the school district is willing to use tax payer money for political polling, however it is surprising that LISD has essentially said, by leaving them off their survey, that the local newspaper's editorial board doesn't matter anymore," Pratt said. 

The district says a Political Action Committee for the bond election started this survey and that they are also paying for it.

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