noun[mass noun] US
Investigation into the dealings of political opponents, typically in order to discredit them publicly: opposition research may be a bit too confrontational in the normal course of a campaign but completely appropriate as a response to an attack
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- Opposition research has become an essential part of modern campaigns.
- Conduct independent opposition research on your own campaign to identify any weaknesses that may be exploited by your opponent.
- Any campaign that denies it's doing opposition research is either naive or untruthful.
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