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Via RochesterTurning...Losers whine when they see poll results they don't like.  Here's the Kuhl campaign on the Majority Watch poll showing them 12 points behind Massa:

Bob Van Wicklin, Kuhl's deputy chief of staff, questioned the objectivity of the Majority Watch poll and the manner in which it was conducted.

"It's a left-leaning group. I wouldn't call them independent. They're a group that wants to see a Democratic majority in Congress, from what I understand," Van Wicklin said. "And we don't know anything about the methodology of the poll, other than the little information they gave, so we're sort of skeptical about the questions they may have asked, or how they asked them.

The Fighting 29th points out that Kuhl campaign is lying on both counts:

They're the same firm that does polling for independent, well-respected political analyst Charlie Cook.


A full discussion of methodology, as well as every question asked in the poll [pdf], is easily accessible on the Majority Watch site.

Losers tell lies when they don't like the truth.

Originally posted to Pogues Fan on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 04:04 PM PDT.

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  •  Even Kuhl in his public appearances is talking (2+ / 0-)
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    Ellicatt, Empower Ink

    about his Congressional career in the past tense...I don't know of any trouble sign more clear than that.

  •  Eric is one of my favorite candidates (2+ / 0-)
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    I hope this poll is correct!

    "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which."

    by Lefty the playwright on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 04:08:03 PM PDT

  •  THEY WANT TO KILL YOU!!!!!! (2+ / 0-)
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    Looks like the only one who's gonna get killed this election is gonna be Kuhl's campaign.

    "People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. They don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." --J.R.

    by michael1104 on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 04:10:42 PM PDT

  •  Losers tell lies (2+ / 0-)
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    Ellicatt, Empower Ink

    No matter what. Look at preznit Bush.

    klaatu barada nikto

    by JohnGor0 on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 04:20:00 PM PDT

  •  Its funny how the Kuhl campaign (2+ / 0-)

    is "disqualifying" the results of this poll; however, I've yet to see any numbers for a recent poll in this district that was paid for by the RNCC.  My guess is that if the numbers were good for Kuhl, we would have heard about it.

    Thanks for the diary.  I had not heard about the Kuhl reaction yet.  I've been out at local Massa events all afternoon and haven't made the local blog rounds yet today.  (Eric was great, BTW, and the attendees at the two union events warmly welcomed him.  The small office space used for local headquarters was packed to overflowing for the local "meet and greet".  It was a good day!)

    The Rural Patriot - Proudly bringing home the facts to rural areas of western New York State.

    by Ellicatt on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 04:38:59 PM PDT

  •  This will matter (0+ / 0-)

    I was visiting my inlaws in Arkport.  I think of Arkport as the heart of Kuhls territory.  I was reading the Hornell Tribune and was amazed to find this poll on the front page with headlines stating "Massa leading Kuhl in new poll". They mentioned the same skeptical reasons not to take it all as gospel, but still. IT was on the front page of the paper.. I read further and read a letter to the editor asking why anyone will vote for Kuhl.  I also saw an editorial from the papers staff about how congress was a due nothing congress that was to afraid to do anything.

    This poll will let me people know that it is OK to support the Democrat because most people do.

  •  The polls are getting badly spun in WNY (1+ / 0-)
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    Most of the MSM reporting on the latest SUSA poll in NY-26 has been painting it as a Reynolds rebound, without noting that it missed most of (heavily blue) Erie County, where the phones were still out from last weekend's snowstorm from hell. The only place I've heard it reported correctly was on the Rochester public radio station yesterday.

    Massa has huge momentum going in the northern half of the district, the Rochester suburbs. In Democratic Brighton, there's hardly a Kuhl sign to be seen in a sea of Massa signs. Even in Pittsford, which is split down the middle, Massa signs are out in abundance, with little Kuhl support.

    He's had some great support from national Dems, too - Joe Wilson was here recently, as was Steny Hoyer.

    There was a good LTE in the local paper last week, too, reminding voters in the Rochester suburbs to check their congressional district - a lot of them still haven't figured out that they were gerrymandered out of Louise (my hero) Slaughter's NY-28 after 2000, and some may look at Louise's more or less uncontested race and the coming Dem landslide in the statewide races and think their vote won't matter. It will!

  •  Go, Eric, GO! (1+ / 0-)
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    While we have to take all polls with a grain of salt, the momentum is with Massa.

    He is one of a number of great candidates in New York.

    My friend and I were out all day in NY 20, meeting up with candidate Kirsten Gillibrand a couple of times.

    She is great. Won't it be a wonderful day when she, Massa, Hall and a whole new crop of Democratic congress people take over?

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