“Nothing to worry about. Our poll says we have it all wrapped up.”
Now THERE’s a man who has confidence in his pollster.
It’s interesting that Suttle has that much confidence in numbers three weeks out. Lots can still happen.
But we’ve seen similar numbers. Frankly, Hal Daub has ingrained high positives and high negatives. He has been around for a long while and many people have a set opinion on him. And we’ve seen numbers where Daub is hovering around 40%.
Then again, we’ve also seen numbers where Suttle has a difficult time breaking 40%. And we were reminded by the kids over on Dodge Street that polls showed Brenda Council with a lead very late in the game back in 1997. And we all remember how the Council administration went.
What should this tell the Suttle people? It should tell them to sit back and enjoy the ride, because that’s how your candidate is treating it. You think you’re going to get a single specific proposal Suttle now? You think he’s going to actually provide any policy details within the next three weeks? Ha!
And the Daub folks? Here’s a question: Do you think Hal Daub is going to quit this race? Do you think he’s going to stop making phone calls, shaking hands, offering ideas, knocking on doors, stuffing mailers, talking to friends and convincing voters that HE is the best candidate to lead Omaha? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
The candidate’s followers usually take the lead of their leader. It will be interesting to see how each side works in the next three weeks.