And Scott Kleeb claims he doesn’t know anything about them.
Now there’s an interesting turn.
As you probably know, a push-poll is a phone call that sounds like a poll, but adds a “message” about the opposition so that they’re feeding the recipient negative information.
So it may be something like,
Q) “Are you voting for Mike Johanns or Scott Kleeb.”
A) “Mike Johanns”
Q) “Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for Mike Joahanns if you knew that he always votes against Nebraska and is against health care for children?”
Except that the more astute voter, like John Marcucci of Kennard, quickly realizes that this is a push-poll and hangs up. Unfortunately, not everyone out there is as quick as Mr. Marcucci.
So here is the kicker on this whole thing:
When asked if they commissioned this push-poll, the Kleeb campaign manager replied:
“I can’t even begin to speculate as to who would conduct such research.”
So a reasonably well-known push-poll company, Eastern Research Services of Springfield, PA, is making calls on your United States Senate campaign’s behalf, and you have NO IDEA that they are doing it? We see. We see.
Yet just two years ago, on Election Day, the same thing essentially happened — pro-Scott Kleeb robo calls being made. Yet that time, they were certain that their opponent was making them, and have been bitching about it ever since. Interesting, interesting.
We’re not sure if the Kleeb camp thinks you are a complete rube or they themselves are completely clueless.
In any case, note that Kamp Kleeb didn’t condemn the push-poll.
They called it “research”.