The Mystery Poll
I previously posted about an extensive phone poll I had received that focused on the race for the Lehigh Valleyâ€™s 15th Congressional District between Charlie Dent and John Callahan. I summarized, incorrectly as it turns out, that the poll was most likely conducted by the Dent campaign or the RCCC.
Iâ€™ve received both official confirmation from the Dent campaignâ€™s manager, Shawn Millan, and unofficial confirmation from a source close to the campaign, that it was NOT a Dent poll nor was it paid for by the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. Millan believes it was a Democratic poll, although that is an opinion only. The unofficial source, a professional political operative, agreed with Millan, sighting the extensive questions about union membership.
My theory was that the union questions were the Râ€™s looking for any weakness in union support that they could leverage. The operative thinks itâ€™s the exact opposite: The Dems are worried that the unions are so mad over the healthcare bill that theyâ€™ll run to the Republican side of the ballot. The poll is meant to reassure the â€œDâ€ hierarchy that thatâ€™s not true, or motivate them to start shoring up that part of the base.
Bloggerâ€™s Note: I would have posted this information two days ago, but someone tried to hack in to the blog rendering it unusable for 48 hours.