Skip to main content

New Crayons right out of the box.
Republican pollster Harper Polling (per Brad Dayspring)
Oh god, this is just too awesome:
"It might as well have been written in crayon," Dayspring said of the poll. "Ed Markey and his Democratic friends in Washington aren't outspending Gabriel Gomez 7:1 because they are confident. Ed Markey isn't begging Bill and Hillary Clinton to save him because he thinks he's doing well."
That's hapless NRSC spokesbot Brad Dayspring, and the poll he's referring to is, hilariously, from hapless Republican pollster Harper Polling. Harper's new survey actually shows Markey with a 49-37 lead over Gomez, which is pretty rough news for Republicans, seeing as it comes from a conservative outfit that has in the past shaded results in favor of the GOP, and even apparently put its thumb on the scale on one occasion. But it also happens to be in line with other polling, so who knows? Maybe Harper got it right this time.

So you can understand why Dayspring, desperately pacing in his bunker of denial, is lobbing Crayolas right back at an erstwhile ally, and it's immensely enjoyable. But the best part is that Dayspring's counterparts at the NRCC have started relying on Harper lately, even releasing a strategy memo touting the results of several new polls they recently commissioned from the firm. That means every time the NRCC touts a new Harper survey, Democrats can retort that the NRSC thinks the results "might as well have been written in crayon." That prospect is so delicious, I can practically taste the burnt umber.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site