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After combative news conference, Trump’s PAC sends followers another ‘survey’ about media bias
February 21, 2017

There isn’t anything all that unusual about the survey tactic, UCLA political science professor Jeffrey Lewis told The Washington Post. The committee that emailed it out is a joint fundraising venture made up of the Republican National Committee and Trump’s presidential campaign PAC, and, Lewis said, it isn’t at all uncommon for these groups to use events in the news, like Trump’s harsh comments about the news media, to mobilize and inspire its base.

“Relative to some of the other things we’ve seen, this doesn’t strike me as particularly odd behavior,” Lewis told The Post. “This is a political group doing outreach to its base.”