Saturday, September 09, 2006

Casey Internal Polls Said to Show Race Within MOE

Supposedly, a Casey Campaign internal poll now shows him leading Senator Santorum 47-44%. This report comes from a Pennsylvania blogger who says that the information comes from a source not inside the Casey camp, who supposedly heard it from a Casey insider in Washington. [sarcasm] Despite the outstanding provenance of the information [/sarcasm], I have some doubts.

The report claims that the Santorum rise and Casey drop was the result of the recent Meet the Press meet-up. That's dubious. I have not seen the Nielsens, but I would be shocked if a meaningful number of potential Pennsylvania voters watched the broadcast. The media coverage of the event largely agreed that there wasn't any winner to the face-off and that both men held their own. Also, I would expect that the Santorum internal pollings would be similar to the purported Casey numbers. If that were the case, the Santorum team would be leaking their polling all over the place, and that hasn't happened.

It will be interesting to see if the Casey campaign denies the report.

1 comment:

A Big Fat Slob said...

Casey campaign says "not a shred of truth" to the report. More when I can get to a computer.