"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.