As Project Vote Smart's Press Secretary, I want to address some comments about the Political Courage Test made by MU political science professor John Petrocik in the article "Candidates give lackluster response to political opinions survey." I don't believe he was presented all the facts on the test before making his comments. Professor Petrocik is quoted saying, "I suspect that it is viewed as an outlet for a particular subgroup of liberal and civic-minded activists. The topics in the questionnaire and the topics that are not in the questionnaire indicate that the organization has the sensibilities of those who are political liberals."
Political Courage Test is fair and balanced
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