Saturday, June 03, 2006

Can we get a poll please?

It is very interesting that there has not been a poll released for general public consumption regarding this race, especially considering the overall national attention over this open seat. Indeed, Jim Kolbe seems to have access to polls no one else has seen, but the utter lack of polling in this race makes little sense.

The only possible reason I can think of is that the name recognition outside of Randy Graf and Patty Weis is so dismal that accurate polling is not possible. I mean everybody knows the difference between Mike Huffman and Steve Hellon. What could the problem be?

Mike Hellon seems to realize this and is placing ads on talk radio to reintroduce himself to the public. If Steve Huffman thinks that he does not need to do the same, he is kidding himself. More local residents probably know who took third place in "Dancing with the Stars" than are clued in to who was endorsed by Jim Kolbe.

1 comment:

David R. Blevins said...

You seem to have left out at least one of the candidates in your assement. Mike Jenkins is actively seeking the Congressional seat as well. He has filed sufficient signatures to be placed on the ballot and is a "true" grassroots campaign. He knows the issues and can hold his own against any of the others running in this race. Mr. Graf has been working at this now for 4 years, I would hope that he would have a little more than a grass roots campaign going. Unfortunately, this is going to turn into a "money" campaign if Jim Click and Don Diamond and others have their way, which they usually do. RTA in point.