Rep. Noem loves these bogus polls. Such “polls” don’t really seek public input. They simply give her another way to harvest e-mail addresses and ask for money—and yes, when you click on “Submit Survey,” this poll sends you straight to Noem’s “Thank You—Donate Now!” page.
As is typical for bogus fundraising polls like this, the questions belie the fakery. Noem says her inquiry into readers’ views stems from the pending Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell. Her poll question—”Do you support full repeal & replacement of Obamacare or do you believe the law should be ‘fixed’?”—poses a false binary in the context of that case. Noem ignores the distinct possibility that the Supreme Court will let the Affordable Care Act’s premium tax subsidies stand and that the Affordable Care Act thus will not need “fixing.” Noem doesn’t even offer a little comment box to allow respondents to really “share your thoughts” and expand on what their click means.
But Kristi Noem has never been interested in your thoughts. She’s only interested in your money.