A Push Poll Against Rand Paul?

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

At around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, Rich Weathers got a call. The Edgewood, Ky., businessman had been a Republican voter and donor for years, so he wasn’t surprised to get a call asking his opinions of Senate candidates Rand Paul and Trey Grayson.

“I would say it seemed like a normal GOP survey call, except I noticed that this was a real live person interviewing me,” said Weathers.

Weathers was asked whether he was following the election and whether he planned to vote; he said yes. Once he said he supported Paul, however, “the call began to deteriorate.” He was informed that Paul opposed “our going into Iraq,” that he’s “for legalization of marijuana,” and that he “supported Roe v. Wade.” That last item isn’t even remotely true.

“I said, wait, this isn’t a survey,” said Weathers. “You have an agenda.”

Weathers asked who the pollster was calling for, and she told him Voter Consumer Research in Houston. VCR, based in Texas and D.C., has polled for former President George W. Bush, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the three main Republican committees. But as of last night it was unclear who actually funded this poll. It has not billed the NRSC or any campaign in Kentucky, according to FEC data.

“I was hoping for a reasonable GOP survey,” said Weathers, “and got the most blatant push poll I’ve ever seen.”

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Dr_David
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

It is of great interest that any poll by Grayson or Paul conspicuously omits Bill Johnson, the number two horse in this race.
Who dares a legitimate poll? We already know Grayson's and Johnson's internals have Johnson 4 points behind Grayson and 3 points ahead of Paul.
The ultimate poll? May 18.
http://www.kentuckybill.com (Bill Johnson for Senate 2010)


Jacob
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

Johnson is polling at 2%, and is trying to help Trey Grayson get elected.

Trey was a Clinton Delegate, and now in 2010 he has decided to run as a Republican. Trey will be using Mitch McConnell's machine to get elected, so will Bill Johnson be using Trey's machine while offering a false alternative to Rand Paul. Bill Johnson's campaign is nearly 100% in debt and still hasn't broken 5% in a real poll. Great Republican model there.


captialist
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

Jan van Lohuizen is the culprit and he wouldn't do a thing without Mitch McConnell's approval!

Rand Paul is running away with this race and Grayson is getting desperate.

To “Dr. David”:

Johnson has raised roughly $5000 from individuals, that won't get it done no matter how much you spam blogs!


Dr_David
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

There are other polls showing 2 points for Johnson, but they are not right. Johnson's and Grayson's internal polls show Rand falling behind. Even if they are not right why would Johnson say 2 points, that won't get people on his site. When people see his site they no he's a smart guy, he likes farmers, he likes our flag, he likes to fight, and he likes God too. We need more people to vote for Johnson, he's a man of God, these others are not. These two are just the same politician. Rand may want you to think he is not, but he is, and he has been speaking in public for years. Rand Paul wants our Kentucky farmers to grow pot, but I say tobacco is Kentucky's cash crop. Johnson understands God, he understands war, and he understands oil. I think everyone can see that these are the things we need in this country today.
http://www.kentuckybill.com (Bill Johnson for Senate 2010)


Mark
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

Dr. David, how's the weather in Never-Never Land?


George_Hewes
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

Trey Grayson is trying everything in the book this year and he's still behind. He's even using other candidates names, as a way to provoke arguments that don't appear to come from the Grayson camp. Well, in the end, Grayson was a Clinton delegate, and the other guy has a campaign run entirely on debt. Grayson is closest in the polls, but is 10+ points behind. Sad thing for Grayson is that all those who may care for Grayson, already know about Grayson.


0zzy
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

“It is of great interest that any poll by Grayson or Paul conspicuously omits Bill Johnson”

“Grayson's and Johnson's internals have Johnson 4 points behind Grayson”

erm… which is it?


YESir
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

Here is exactly where Rand stands, straight from his website, including his stance on drugs, terrorists, and so on:

http://www.randpaul2010.com/2010/02/rand-respon…


Dr_David
Comment posted February 11, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

Which is what?


ericboye
Comment posted February 12, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

Wow. God, war, and oil. Not too bright. Hit the books, Doc.


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James
Comment posted February 25, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

AHAHAHAHAHAAH. Yeah, I have this feeling that Doctorate came out of a cracker jack box. You idiots DO realize how clearly everyone can tell you're being paid by the Johnson and Grayson campaigns right?

James


James
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:50 am

AHAHAHAHAHAAH. Yeah, I have this feeling that Doctorate came out of a cracker jack box. You idiots DO realize how clearly everyone can tell you're being paid by the Johnson and Grayson campaigns right?

James


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Craig
Comment posted April 9, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

You make Christians look like moron. Christ said that those without sin should cast the first stone. I bet you enjoy a nice spliff, cheating on your wife, and drunkeness too.

I say this half-in-jest, but unless we are going to become and Iranian styled theocracy, people have to back off some of these social issues (aside from abortion, which is obviously legalized murder.)


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