Yesterday Jason Pye posted a new poll from Rasmussen showing that three GOP Gubernatorial candidates poll within the margin error of Democratic Front Runner Roy Barnes. Jason then offered this advice:
According to the toplines, the poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.5…so if I were a candidate on the GOP side, I wouldn’t send out a press release claiming that I’m the only candidate that can beat Roy Barnes
This morning I received this email from the Oxendine campaign titled “Thanks to you, only Oxendine defeats Barnes, says Rasmussen.” The email goes on:
The latest Rasmussen poll should be a great encouragement to each and every one of you who have worked so hard for John Oxendine. From your donations to volunteer efforts to lending your personal influence, you have helped solidify our lead.
Rasmussen, a popular national pollster often featured on Fox News and the Sean Hannity Show, released poll results Thursday showing that only John Oxendine defeats Roy Barnes in a match up that pits the popular State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner against former Governor Roy Barnes.
According to the release, “John Oxendine, Georgia’s fire and insurance commissioner, picks up 44% of the vote while Barnes gets 42% in that match-up.”
In case you think we are getting ahead of ourselves, Rasmussen finds that “Oxendine holds a wide lead in the 2010 Republican Primary.”
“It is worth noting that this survey was conducted this week,” said Tim Echols, Campaign Manager.
And I thought Ox didn’t read Peach Pundit. Maybe he’s decided to listen to our advice then do the exact opposite.