‘Tis the season for election fraud. First, we had Sonny’s Department of Driver Services registering non-citizens. Now we have an entirely different kind…
The Collins campaign has been spinning reporters and donors – including some on this very website – about how it is one point ahead of Jim Marshall. That doesn’t ring true to anyone who is familiar with actual polling in the race. A web search reveals that a poll was supposedly released by the Polling Company and conducted 10/04-10/06.
So I went to The Polling Company’s website. Apparently they conducted a series of polls for the Center for Immigration Studies in 14 Congressional races, including Georgia’s 8th Congressional District race.
Look at the last page – at the bottom, hidden in a footnote. The counties they surveyed were Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Spalding, Lamar, Pike, Upson, Henry, Rockdale, Newton, Jasper, Jones, Bibb, Troup, Harris and Muscogee.
That’s the OLD 8th District. There’s only 13% overlap between the old 8th and the new 8th, and it’s the most Republican part of the new 8th. So in Collins’s OLD district, which he represented and Marshall did not, which is MUCH more Republican than the new 8th, according to a highly partisan Republican company, the race is TIED. Erick, you were right all along. Mac is toast.
That a Republican polling firm screwed up is no surprise to anyone. That the Collins folks are trying to fool people with this poll definitely will surprise no one outside the Collins headquarters.