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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

OH-02: This One's Got a Pulse, Doctor

Posted by James L.

First off, if you've read my latest post on the most recent batch of internal polls from Ohio, you'd know that I'm fairly nonplussed by campaign-commissioned polls. That said, if this poll is anywhere near the truth, I think I may be able to renew my faith in humanity (likely voters):

Victoria Wulsin (D): 44
Jean Schmidt (R): 44
Undecided: 11

Who knows, maybe even a blood red district can't stomach a congresswoman who became the laughingstock of Saturday Night Live. Other pertinent details from the poll: Schmidt has a 33-53% approval/disapproval rating, and only 30% of the respondents say they will vote for her; 34% say they will definitely cast their ballots for someone else. Wulsin also leads among independents by a 52-36 margin. The maddening thing, of course, is the missing margin of error. What is it? 3? 6? 12? It's a pretty key piece of information that's missing from Wulsin's press release.

Still, I'm glad to see numbers like these for the Wulsin campaign. She may not be Paul Hackett, who was one of the most unique candidates I've ever seen in politics, but her advocacy for public health both home and abroad (where she has assisted HIV prevention initiatives for USAID in Africa), is pretty remarkable and respectable herself. I met Wulsin's former campaign manager (from her primary campaign with Hackett) last year after the dust settled on the special election, and he left me with a very good impression of Vic and her values. She would be an excellent voice in Congress, and I hope that these numbers give her campaign a lift in the months ahead.

UPDATE: Okay, I found the MoE here: ±4.9%. High, but not awful.

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That pic really creeps me out. LOL.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2006 01:41 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

That's the idea. ;P

Posted by: James L. [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2006 02:34 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

"I'll get you my pretty... and your little dog too!"

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