by Scoobie Davis
Exclusive: Push-Polling Against Ted Strickland in Ohio
I have received information from a credible source in Ohio that either Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenneth Blackwell's campaign or his surrogates are engaging in computerized telephone push-polling. Residents of the Buckeye State are receiving computerized calls in which they are told that they are participating in an automated poll for the Ohio governor's race. If the respondent indicates the Democratic candidate Ted Strickland (it's voice-activated), then the "poll-taker" asks if the respondent knows that Strickland supports gay marriage (he doesn't) and abortion rights. The phone call includes positive statements about Blackwell.
Strickland is leading Blackwell by over 20 points (which is too much of a lead for Blackwell and Ohio GOP cronies to erase through disenfranchisement and other shenanigans). Let's hope Strickland does a full investigation of Blackwell's misconduct once he becomes governor. Blackwell belongs in an orange jumpsuit.