As Marion County Democratic Party Chairman, I've seen a lot of polls over the years. Some are good, some are bad. What always amazes me is when the other side puts out a flawed partisan poll and hopes the media will take the bait.
You might have heard about a Republican Party poll making news this morning. What you may not have known about is reason behind this questionable poll--the Republican desperation.
Our Republican opponents are so desperate for money and attention that they commission a poll with questions specifically worded to get the answers they want. They've admitted it was for fund-raising purposes.
Then, they use the tainted data from the rigged poll and shop it to the media in hopes of getting coverage and convincing supporters to give them money.
The Peterson Campaign doesn't use phony polling, nor do we release internal polling data. As a supporter of our Mayor, you know that the Mayor's leadership is working for Indianapolis.
I have to laugh at O'Connor's suggestion that Peterson's campaign doesn't release internal polling data. They certainly have in the past when the news was good. If there were good news to pass along, you can bet they would be showing reporters numbers just like the GOP is doing with the Political Opinion Strategies poll, which even partisan professional pollsters agree is a reputable polling firm.
It's too bad O'Connor isn't as quick to respond to evidence one of his council members, Patrice Abduallah (D), does not live in his district as he is to a politically-damaging poll. The voters of the 15th District are entitled to be represented on the CCC by a resident of their district. As the party leader, Mr. O'Connor, it is incumbent upon you to correct this gross injustice. Forget about the polls, Mr. O'Connor. Are the voters of the 15th District going to have representation on the council or not? We're still waiting for an answer.