Skip to comments.Harrington’s campaign against Wasserman Schultz fleeced small donors
Posted on 11/26/2012 5:57:05 AM PST by T.O.K.
Rank-and-file Republicans from all over the country wanted to get rid of Debbie Wasserman Schultz so badly, they were ripe for manipulation. And manipulated they were. The Karen Harrington campaign released the results of an Oct. 1-2 poll that reportedly showed Harrington only 4.5 percentage points behind Wasserman Schultz. It was breathlessly headlined, Karen Harrington Releases Poll Results, Wasserman Schultz In Jeopardy of Losing. Thirty-three days after the polls release, Harrington received just 36 percent of the vote, getting crushed by Wasserman Schultzs 63 percent total. Thats a 27-point loss. A laugher for the Democrats. Custer at Little Big Horn. A massacre. Its not like there was some cataclysmic event between Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 that caused Harringtons support to collapse. Harrington who did not return my calls for comment was not caught on video kicking a puppy or burning the American flag.
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This isn’t the first time this happened - during the Christine O’Donnell campaign, while there wasn’t an actual poll released, rumors were posted of “internal polls” showing that the race was “close” (I strongly suspect those polls didn’t exist, and legitimate polls at the time showed O’Donnell being annihilated, which she was) that gained much credence here out of wishful thinking, and I strongly suspect the rumors originated in the O’Donnell campaign for fundraising purposes.
There also were at least two advocacy group-sponsored polls (pro-life groups) showing the Akin race being tied - I don’t have any evidence those polls were linked to the Akin campaign, though.
The lesson here is don’t believe polling data of any kind from campaigns, or from advocacy groups. As much as people hate the mainstream media and universities, their polls are much more accurate.
It’s a shame that a conservative candidate would stoop this low
O’Donnell was done in by RINOs in Delaware who voted for an avowed Marxist, rather than see a Conservative elected. One reason I no longer am a Republican. Looking for the TEA Party to start up.
I received those fund raising emails. I remember thinking it was suspect at the time. That district would never go Republican. She should be ashamed her campaign was so deceptive.