And only two weeks ago, the ASA came out with this one for Colorado.
Colorado residents do not back independant CRNA practice.
Personally, before I believe either of these opinion polls, I would have to see the questions, and who the target audience was of their calls. A great deal of leading can be accomplished with the right line of questions.
Along with this survey result, the AANA put out a rather slanderous ad about AAs in the stars and stripes. (if you will recall, the AANA was aghast at the ads the ASA was running in New Hampshire centering around Gov. Shaheens campaign) In the ad, there is a confused looking individual administering anesthesia. The patient laying on the table has an unsecured ETT and the provider is not holding it either. The IV bag is unspiked, to me implying no IV running. So, while I would like to believe that the AANA survey is true, I have to hold the results at a distance first, and ask a few questions.
Now, before I get labled as anti AANA, and Pro ASA, I should say that I don't implicitly trust their survey either. I am just pointing out that we are not the only ones using these tactics to defend our case.