1/22: Top Ten Things Candidates Say When They Know They Are Down in the Polls

January 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Blog, Featured, Lee Miringoff

The top ten things candidates say when they know they are down in the polls are:

10) I’m right where I want to be.

9) Polls go up, polls go down.

8) I’m running neck and neck among _________ (fill in demographic group).

7) That’s not what our polls show.

6) We always expected it to be close.

5) We’ve got a great ground game.

4) Once voters get to know me, the numbers will turn around.

3) We’re competing for every vote, and we expect it to be very close.

2) I don’t put much stock in the polls. It’s the voters who count.

1)   I love that poll. It’s a fair poll, and I’m going to win, and it will be huge!   (This is an alternate universe comment and does not need to fit the category)



2 Responses to “1/22: Top Ten Things Candidates Say When They Know They Are Down in the Polls”

  1. susan on January 23rd, 2016 9:52 am

    Polls are not accurate this far out.
    Polls are polls, I don’t pay much attention.
    Who is Marist? Who is Quinnipiac?
    It’s within the margin of error (even if its not).
    Polls lie. They’re skewed (usually implying a liberal conspiracy).

  2. Sir Robert Worcester on January 30th, 2016 5:14 pm

    You left out the Number One thing that politicians say in Britain: “Thr only poll that counts is the one on Election Day!”


    Bob Worcester
    Founder MORI

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