A reader in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ 8th congressional district in Arizona says he received a push-poll in favor of the incumbent: ”They would not tell me who is paying for the poll and the name they gave was very garbled.”
Giffords’s district is most of Tucson, the eastern half of Pima County, part of Santa Cruz County, a small portion of Pinal County, and all of Cochise County. Have any other readers in that area received a similar call? Can anyone shed light on that poll?
Republican candidates in that district’s GOP primary are Jesse Kelly, Brian Allen Miller, former state senator Jonathan Paton, and Jay Dudley Quick. The primary is August 24.
UPDATE: Man, I love my readers. Like
the mailman Federal Express, they always deliver:
About a month ago I received a voter ID call from the Paton camp. It was more focused on identifying voter support than on taking a poll.
On Friday, my wife and I both received calls asking about AZ 8.
One question was, “Do you support Brewer or Goddard for governor?” Then, “Do you support Giffords or Paton in CD 8?” (I told them I supported Jesse Kelly and that Paton was not going to win the primary.)
Then they asked about illegal immigration and gave only 2 options for addressing the issue: earned citizenship or rounded up 12 mil and shipping them back. The person said it was paid for by DNC services.
This one does not quite match the description of the first reader, though, so I’m wondering if they’re describing two separate polls.