This morning the Cain campaign blasted out a fundraising e-mail that included these passages:
I am excited to share a recent Rasmussen (conducted November 21-22) which shows me retaking the lead nationally with 26 percent support. I am leading Governor Romney and Speaker Gingrich by 3 and 12 percent respectively. …
Please donate $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000 or more today to my campaign for President.
While I lead my fellow GOP candidates in the national polls, I trail them in one important category: Money.
A reader e-mailed me to point out that in fact, this particular Rasmussen poll was not conducted November 21-22, but November 2. Via Robert Stacy McCain, it appears that the mistake can be traced back to a confusing Newsmax story.
A Cain aide acknowledged the error, but regarding whether a correction or any other action would be taken, e-mailed, “We don’t plan any further action.”