Here’s Trump’s “Debate Preparation Survey” emailed to all his supporters

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I’m interested in messaging, so I made sure to sign up for the Trump campaign’s correspondence. I just received an interesting survey, which asks me what I think Trump should have done during the first debate against Hillary Clinton, and what, in my opinion, he should call her out on in the next. Each question leads you (as a hypothetical Trump supporter) to answer yes each time.

This is Trump’s campaign trying to get to Trump: without hard data to show Trump what should have talked about, he’ll founder in his next meeting with Clinton and repeat his childish & defensive behavior. But of course, in this self-selecting survey, the campaign has not set itself up to generate quality data. Each question only has one answer if you voluntarily signed up for Trump’s emails: “Should Trump paint Hillary as someone who has betrayed working-class policies in favor of Wall Street?”

The survey is below:

Received 10:11am, October 1st 2016

The questions:


Which issue do you think Mr. Trump was strongest on during the first debate?

Fair trade

Foreign policy

Cutting taxes

Reducing $19-trillion debt

Job creation

Law and order

Other, please specify:

Which issue do you think Mr. Trump should focus more on in the next debate?

Fair trade

Foreign policy

Cutting taxes

Reducing $19-trillion debt

Job creation

Law and order

Other, please specify:

Should Trump call out Hillary for lying about her stance on the job-killing trade deal TPP during the first debate?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump lay out how his business, private-sector experience will directly benefit the economy?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Did you agree with Trump’s decision to call out Hillary for being in politics for 30 years and not accomplishing anything?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

On the subject of Hillary’s emails, should Trump have brought up the fact that Hillary jeopardized our national security?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump have brought up the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play schemes?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump have brought up Hillary’s failure in Benghazi as a disqualification for the presidency?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump have called out Hillary’s massive Wall Street fundraising and the paid speeches that she refuses to release to the public?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump attack Hillary as a life-long politician who has zero experience creating jobs?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump call out Hillary for flip-flopping on NAFTA and TPP in an attempt to gain votes from Bernie’s supporters?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump double down on the need to rebuild our infrastructure, and draw on his own experience in construction to get the job done?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

When discussing cybersecurity, should Trump bring up Hillary’s unsecured secret server left vulnerable to hackers?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump address Hillary’s failure to take the threat of radical Islamic terrorism seriously?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump talk about the importance of rebuilding our own country instead of nation-building abroad?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump criticize Hillary’s tax hikes on the middle class as senator and plan to raise taxes as president?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump paint Hillary as someone who has betrayed working-class policies in favor of Wall Street?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump continue to tie Hillary to Obama’s failed policies including ObamaCare and the Iran Deal?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump continue to promote his tax plan that will cut taxes in order to stimulate the economy for ALL Americans?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump attack Hillary for referring to tens of millions of American men and women as “deplorables”?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump bring up the importance of not only the Supreme Court, but also the next president’s ability to appoint many federal judges?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump point to his history of employing thousands of Americans as evidence of his firsthand experience and ability to create jobs?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump hammer Hillary on wanting to enact more of Obama’s regulations that have stunted the economy and prevented small businesses from growing or even starting up?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump focus on Hillary’s proud claim to put a lot of coal miners out of business?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump emphasize the importance of harnessing American energy in order to grow our economy and reduce the cost of gas at the pump?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump spend more time articulating plans to rein in corruption in D.C.?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump paint Hillary as the epitome of D.C. corruption and the close relationship between lobbyists and politicians?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump accuse Hillary of representing everything that everyday Americans are worried about in Washington?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Should Trump speak directly to the American voters at home and defend our positive message for America?

Yes

No

No Opinion

Other, please specify:

Do you have any personal advice for Donald Trump for the next debate?


There you have it.

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