Just got quite a poll that I think is Capuano testing the waters. But it was entertaining for all the wrong reasons. I was asked my party affiliation, then asked if I thought the state was “headed in the right direction or things are seriously headed off in the wrong direction.” I was asked who I would vote for in the “Democrat primary”.
Then, the gentleman hilariously massacred the names of possible and declared Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates (plus, Coakley was listed as a “possible entrant” into the field. I know, I know.) I was asked about “DEE-val Rhymes with Patrick”, “Julie KAY-yam”, and my favorite “Michael, uh, Michael, Cap-WAH-no” and later “Cap-WHAN-to”. I was later told that “many people” think the race will come down to “Steve, Mike, and Martha” and was asked how I would vote then. Finally, a special question if my feelings about Martha change based on the fact that she had lost badly to Brown. Ending demographic questions included union membership.
I post this for two reasons: first, one of these three has a poll in the field. I suspect it’s Capuano given the odd focus on someone not even in the race. Secondly, it’s a real cut-rate poll, with names mispronounced all over the place, out-of-date information, and wording that would piss off many liberals. It doesn’t leave the impression of a cutting-edge campaign.