Don't directly look for the results of the new Wake County school election poll being conducted by Public Policy Polling.
PPP was polling people across the county on Thursday with questions on topics such as the elections, student assignment and the performance of Superintendent Tony Tata. But PPP isn't releasing the results because it says it's a private poll.
PPP does a lot of work for Democratic groups and candidates. Plus, PPP President Dean Debnam founded the Wake Citizens for Good Government PAC that could try again to sway the election against Republican school board candidates.
The poll results could be used to help shape the campaign messages that will be used between now and Election Day.
According to people who were contacted, here are examples of questions that were asked.
People were asked if they would be more or less likely to vote for a school board candidate who was supported by the Democratic Party, the Republican Party or the Tea Party.
One apparently loaded question asked whether people would be more or less likely to vote for candidates who back the current board majority because some people say the board majority had "hurt the district's national reputation and made us the butt of national jokes"
Some other examples of loaded questions opened with the catch-all "some people say" that the board majority is "more interested in where children go to school than the education they get there" or "want to tear down the district's magnet program."
Another question asked if you'd be more or less likely to vote for candidates who "want to return us to the old practice of busing for socioeconomic diversity."
Another question asked if you'd be more or less likely to vote for candidates opposed by the Rev. William Barber and the Rev. Nancy Petty.