WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Sen, Thom Tillis (RINO-NC) hasn’t officially kicked off his 2020 campaign for re-election amid Democrats lining up to challenge him, he has been putting his finger in the digital air to see how he can best pander to voters when the campaign picks up speed.
According to Long Leaf Politics, Tillis has been putting out high-engagement Facebook ads and surveys to get feedback from voters.
“[…] The Thom Tillis Committee has bought four dozen Facebook ads in the past two months, all promoting surveys that collect names, email addresses and opinions on hot-button issues.
The ads appear designed to draw a strong reaction, which increases engagement. The Tillis campaign has also run several different versions of each ad, testing which one performs the best.
Crucially, all of these ads come cheap. Each one has had no more than $500 behind it, for a total of just $5,000 across all 48 ads, according to data from Facebook. […]”
The first survey highlighted by LLP asks respondents if they think Democrats are moving too far to the Left. Of course we know they are, but a better question of voters would be if they think Tillis is too far to the Left.
Engaging with voters to get their sense of thing is a common practice, but with Tillis’ track record of impersonating a conservative on the campaign trail, only to wallow in the Swamp once in Washington, D.C., tells us he is more interested in just what he needs to say in order to fool the people one more time.
Read about more of his survey questions, and the practice in general, at Long Leaf Politics.