Dem Polling Firm PPP Buried Poll Unfavorable to Recalled CO Legislator
On Wednesday, Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling admitted to burying a poll unfavorable to Colorado State Senator Angela Giron prior to her recall on Tuesday. Tom Jensen of PPP wrote, “We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points.”
Jensen then wrote that Giron had only been defeated thanks to supposed lies about Colorado’s anti-gun policies: “If voters made their decision based on the actual pretty unobtrusive laws that Giron helped get passed, she likely would have survived. But the NRA won the messaging game and turned it into something bigger than it was- even if that wasn't true- and Giron paid the price.”
Bury the poll, then bury the story.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).