Joe Arpaio on the Run from Paul Penzone, Mike Stauffer the Goat in New Poll (w/Update)

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Penzone: Only 6 points away from being "the new sheriff"

See also: Stauffer Must Exit Sheriff's Race or Forever Be the Goat
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A new poll of 850 likely Maricopa County voters done on September 10, shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio below 50 percent, barely leading Democratic challenger Paul Penzone by a mere 5.5 points, 44.5 percent to 39 percent. This, according to information provided by the pollster.

The automated telephone survey, performed by the D.C. firm Switchboard Communications and commissioned by the Penzone camp, shows a plus or minus 4 percent margin of error, and notes that, "the sample consists of self-identified voters at 41.3% Republican, 33.5%, Democrat, 22.8% Independent, and 2.4% Other."

Read Switchboard's press release on its new poll of Maricopa County voters on the race for sheriff.

Notably, Switchboard's survey was done after the U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona announced that it was dropping the criminal investigation into wrongdoing by Arpaio and the MCSO. One would have anticipated Joe's good news to give him a bump.

But the poll shows Arpaio's favorability rating in the dumps, with 46.7 percent of respondents having a somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable view of the sheriff.

Stephen Hill, a partner at Switchboard, described the gap between Arpaio and Penzone as volatile.



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nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

Thinking to myself about why Penzone would be a better Sheriff than Stauffer......

 

Command Experience Stauffer 5 Penzone 1

Education Stauffer 5 Penzone 1

Law Enforcement Background Stauffer 5 Penzone 1

Outline of MCSO restructure Stauffer 5 Penzone 1

Field Experience Stauffer 5 Penzone 1

Public Appearances Stauffer 2 Penzone 5

 

SUMMARY STAUFFER 27 PENZONE     10

 

It appears to me that Stauffer is the right choice for our next Sheriff, unless you just want another Sheriff that is more concerned about how his hair is styled and the photos ops he gets (sound familiar?).Why are people still confused?   

mike1929
mike1929

I know one thing... noarpaiotwin is a complete moron.

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHATS GOING ON.

 

 

The people you see on here posting all this CRAP about how wonderful Paul Penzone is, are employees of a group called -Citizens for a better Arizona- They are the ones who worked to HELP get the few thousand extra votes that HELPED GET Russell Pearce recalled from the Senate. Of course they readily took credit for the whole event.  They claim to be a volunteer organization but if you go on their web site you will often see them advertising for help at $10.00 HR.(they also have a facebook page) They are supported heavily by donations from well meaning citizens and God only knows who else.

 

 

The people in this group who are probably posting here as part of their job have been instructed to do and say certain things that will discredit anyone who doesn’t  SUPPORT THEIR CANDIDATE. Their goal is NOT WHATS BEST FOR ANYONE…THEIR GOAL IS TO GET THEIR CANDIDATE ELECTED. To be fair, some of them probably WOULD like to see Arpaio defeated, BUT ONLY BY THEIR CANDIDATE. Arpaio being defeated MEANS LESS THAN NOTHING TO THEM, ITS ALL ABOUT REPLACING HIM WITH PENZONE SO- CITIZENS FOR A BETTER ARIZONA- CAN TAKE THE CREDIT. THESE PEOPLE WOULD READILY ELECT RUSSELL PEARCE AS SHERIFF IF IT MEANT THEY COULD SAY THAT THEY DEFEATED ARPAIO. If their candidate is just as bad and continues to screw everything up, THEY DO NOT CARE!!

 

 

MIKE STAUFFER IS FAR MORE QUALIFIED AND HAS BEEN ON THE SCENE FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE PENZONE BECAME A DEMOCRAT (DAYS BEFORE ANNOUNCING HE WAS RUNNING) AND THEN DECIDED TO RUN. PENZONE IS HEAVILY SUPPORTED BY REPUBLICANS. Much of his funding comes from the same people that have supported Arpaio for years. Does it take a rocket scientist to see through this? PENZONE STANDS -0- CHANCE OF WINNING AGAINST ARPAIO but he quite well could PREVENT STAUFFER FROM WINNING which would hand the victory to arpaio. IF ARPAIO WINS, THEY CAN SAY THEY TRIED AND BLAME IT ON STAUFFER. THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD FOR THEM WOULD BE FOR STAUFFER TO WIN. If stauffer wins, everyone will know that they and their group had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. THE $$$ WIL STOP ROLLING IN, JOBS WILL BE LOST AND THEIR WILL BE NO MORE SPOTLIGHT OR CAMERAS ON THEM. NO MORE BIG BAD WOLF=NO MORE NEED FOR SHEPARDS!

 

 

NO, MIKE STAUFFER DOES NOT HAVE ALL OF THE MONEY AND PUBLIC ENDORSEMENTS OF REPUBLICAN/ARPAIO TYPE SUPPORTERS. He also does not have the support of 300 teenage kids from the dream act coalition that he conned into helping him by LYING AND TELLING THEM THAT HE IS THE ONLY HOPE OF GETTING RID OF ARPAIO. If you want to see pictures of the kids go their facebook site called-JOE’S GOT TO GO- I THINK IT SPEAKS VOLUMES FOR STAUFFERS CHARACTER THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE THOSE THINGS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHO IS BACKING PENZONE AND THEIR MOTIVES FOR DOING SO.

karmavsdogma_42
karmavsdogma_42

Can someone backing Penzone please answer something for me - what is going to make Penzone a better SHERIFF than Stauffer (not a better candidate)? Because I look at the two candidates, and I see one man who has a 20-ish year career as a media relations guy for the Phoenix police (with little higher education and no degrees), and I see another man who has a 30-ish year career as a command officer in NYC and Scottsdale (with a Bachelor's and Master's degree). And my thinking is that the higher ranking, more experienced, better educated man is going to be the better choice to take over a large law enforcement organization like the MCSO. Is there something I'm missing about Penzone on why he'd make a better Sheriff (again, not a better candidate)?

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

Now here is an excellent chance for everyone to see just how dumb and ignorant the Penzone supporters are. They have been going on and on for hours about the Arpaio campaign ad saying that he was once kidnapped, talking about why they aint heard about it.ROTFLMAO!!! Anybody with ¼ of a brain cell could watch the ad and tell that this was something that was supposed to have happened a zillion years ago when he was young and working for the DEA. As a normal person with common sense I have these questions. WHO GIVES A CRAP? HOW COULD THAT HAVE ANY BEARING ON TODAYS SHERIFF RACE? DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU WOULD HAVE HEARD OF SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN MEXICO OR SOMEWHERE OVER 4 DECADES AGO? IF HE IS LYING IS IT THE FIRST TIME? BOTTOM LINE….If it happened it’s no big deal and if it didn’t happen it’s no big deal that he fudged a story for the 9 zillionth time. GET A LIFE!!

 

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

ROTFLMAO!!!!!  A POLL PAID FOR BY PENZONE THAT SHOWS PENZONE AHEAD, WHAT A SURPRISE!!! ARE THERE ACTUALLY PEOPLE WHO ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO BUY THIS STORY?  THIS IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS THE FAKE POLL THEY DONE BEFORE THE PRIMARY!! 

herpetology101
herpetology101

I did a search for "penzone grace" to see what his connection to her involved, and came across several phoenix new times articles which immaturely and derisively refer to penzone as "nancy grace suck-up, paul penzone." I guess I don't really expect a pennysaver-level weekly circular to have much (or any) credibility, but can't you guys even try a little bit to disguise your slithering?

jimneese2
jimneese2

A vote for Stauffer is a vote for Arpaio.........Penzone is the only candidate that can unseat Arpaio.....

jimneese2
jimneese2

 @karmavsdogma_42 Passion, commitment and the ability to motivate people will  trump 30 years and a Masters every time. Stauffer has had 32 months to get supporters and his message out and while he may be a nice old guy, but it's pretty clear he has lacked the ability to garner anymore than single digit support and it is falling fast. I see Paul Penzone's 21 years in law enforcement and many of those representing Silent witness as someone who change the face of MCSO for the good. He will not be pandering to our fears, or to the worst  in us, but will bring the calm face of the future and a change for the good to all the people in Maricopa county, not just the haters. Paul Penzone has lived through Arpaio's reign of terror, while Stauffer is new to the valley and spent most of his long career as a New Yorker dealing with New York problems. What little time he has had here dealing with law enforcement has been in Scottsdale, which might as well be on a different planet than most of Maricopa County. Stauffer needs to drop out and join forces if he really cares about ridding the Valley of Arpaio or forever be thought of as a spoiler. This is the time to come together...........

karmavsdogma_42
karmavsdogma_42

and just to be clear, I think either candidate would be a much better choice than Joe.

ernie13x
ernie13x

 @NOARPAIOTWINS

 BTW Joe, how did you escape those  horrendous kidnappers? Did they give a dozen roses, box of chocolates and money to Ava to take you back?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @NOARPAIOTWINS 

 

Simple answer

 

Because he is lying which has a HUGE bearing on him being sheriff today.

 

If you don't give a crap about a cop who lies, then you are part of the problem

jimneese2
jimneese2

 @NOARPAIOTWINS Old man yells at keyboard.........why are you yelling? You are going to get a hernia.....

bobunf
bobunf

 @NOARPAIOTWINS 

Shouting is not polite; it's the realm of 2 year olds.  On he other hand what else would you expect from a guy who wants Arpaio to win, but is trying to deceive people into thinking not voting, writing in Mickey Mouse, or voting for Stuaffer are not the same.  The alternative tactic is to say Penzone and Arapio are the same, which is patently absurd.  Guess what, Penzone is not the Manchurian candidate. 

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @jimneese2 

 ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!  Arpaio wins or Penzone wins same thing. VOTE FOR STAUFFER 2012. A VOTE FOR PENZONE IS A VOTE FOR ARPAIO JUNIOR.

gpscentral
gpscentral

 @jimneese2

 A vote for Penzone, the unqualified high school graduate is a vote for Arpaio. Stauffer has a master's degree in Organizational Management and he is an online instructor for the college of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of Phoenix and he taught Constutional Law for law enforcement at the AZ Law Enforcement Academy since 2000. Stauffer has the vision and qualifications to reform MCSO including closing tent city. What exactly, is Penzone going to do?

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @jimneese2  

 

PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE LIES THAT PAID POSTERS WILL TELL, They don’t even care how stupid they are or how easy they are to catch!!! MikeStauffer has lived in the valley EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT JOE ARPAIO HAS BEEN SHERIFF. HE DID NOT JUST COME HERE!! RESAERCH IT FOR YOURSELF.

 

 

“paul penzone has seen arpaios reign of terror” YES AND HE APPARENTLY APPROVED OF EVERY MINUTE OF IT, AS HE NEVER SPOKE OUT OR PROTESTED AGAINST IT. MIKESTAUFFER HAS!!!

 

 

PAUL PENZONE WAS A STREET COP/DESK JOCKEY SERGEANT (ADMINISTRATIVE, NOT PATROL) AND AN ACTOR ON TV. HE HAS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FOR AN EDUCATION.  Mike Stauffer is a seasoned Police Commander with a college education, NOT SOME DRONE WHO WAS TOO LAZY TO EDUCATE HIMSELF PAST HIGH SCHOOL. YOU PEOPLE WHO POST THIS CRAP ARE IN SERIOUS NEED OF PSYCHIATRIC HELP

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @Flyer9753

Are ypu the the ONLY PERSON IN ARIZONA that needs more proof that Arpaio lies???

 

 

ROTFLMAO!!!!  THANK YOU for publically enforcing my findings of -0- intelligent life on PLANET PENZONE.  

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @bobunf

 How old are you, 85?. You have the same stupid logic as my Grandpa. RED=WHITE if you dont think so then you are saying RED=BLACK FORGET explaining that RED=RED thats NOT AN OPTION. IF WE DONT WANT PAUL OLIVIA PENZONE, THAT =ARPAIO SUPPORTER. FORGET EXPLAINING THAT WE WANT A QUALIFIED REPLACEMENT!!

People like you would have functioned well in NAZI GERMANY!!

ernie13x
ernie13x

 @NOARPAIOTWINS  @jimneese2

 Relax Joe, you know Stauffer's your Olivia Cortez. Then again knowing how well she worked for Russell & Lester you should be afraid. Be very afraid. Hasta la vista viejo!

bobunf
bobunf

 @gpscentral  @jimneese2 

Gail, I can't understand why you would want Arpaio for another four years as Sheriff.  Assuredly you are not so dense as to believe that voting for Stauffer and not voting are equivalents?  Or that Arpaio and Penzone are equivalent candidates?

The choice is between Arpaio, Penzone or effectively not voting.  Why are you encouraging others to not vote?  If doesn't matter what qualifications Stauffer has, anymore than it matters what qualifications François Hollande, President of France, has to be Sheriff of Maricopa County.  Neither is a viable candidate.   

 

What is up with this?  Your behavior is bizarre.

 

jimneese2
jimneese2

 @gpscentral Paul Penzone has 21 years of police experience and will reform MSCO and it's image as being  a third world jail in the modern city of Phoenix. He has the integrity, the  passion and bi partisan support all across the political spectrum to win. He also has hundreds of people on the ground making sure he will win, which is why the recent poll has him only down by less than 6 points, despite the barrage of Arpaio ads non stop on TV. Stauffer and his Master degree have him in the single digits after 32 months of running and little money, few supporters and little chance of being anything other than a spoiler. Like I said before "a vote for Stauffer is a wasted vote for 4 more years of Arpaio, plain and simple."  

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @jimneese2

 

 Paid Penzone supporter tries to save job by getting Olivia Penzone elected!!!

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @jimneese2

 

Please provide proof that STAUFFER is TRAILING anything, AND I MEAN CREDIBLE EVIDENCE…NOT SOME FAKE POLL CONDUCTED BY CBA OR PAID FOR BY PENZONE…DO YOU HAVE ONE?...NO, ROTFLMAO….THATS WHAT I THOUGHT.

jimneese2
jimneese2

 @NOARPAIOTWINS Old man YELLS at computer!!!! Your man is in single digits and hasn't been able to draw flies or support in his 32 months of running.....he started off slow and is fading fast. He was afraid to go up against Arpaio as the Republican he is and new he would never win as a Democrat either so he took the easy route and in this political climate the middle of the road makes you "Road Kill"..... he is a spoiler at best but with or without him in the race Paul Penzone is working hard every day with hundreds of people on the ground to get his message out and is within 5 points of Arpaio and is the only one who can beat Arpaio. A vote for Stauffer is a vote for Arpaio.....

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @Flyer9753

OK EVERYBODY DO YOU SEE THE I.Q LEVEL HERE? JUST FOLLOW THE THREAD AND READ THE FLIP FLOP NONSENSE COMMENTS BY FLYER9753.

 

DUNCEBOT WROTE..What drugs are you on?

 

I RESPONDED..Put down the pipe and follow the conversation!!

 

DUNCEBOT RESPONDED..Notice how I am not slamming you for thinking what you do but you are slamming me? Who gave you that right?....ROTFLMAO, THIS IS WHAT PASSES FOR LOGIC IN THE OLIVIA PENZONE CAMP!

 

 

THIS IS THE TYPICAL MENTALITY OF A PERSON THAT WOULD VOTE FOR OLIVIA PENZONE....DONT BE A DUNCEBOT VOTE STAUFFER 2012, OUR ONLY HOPE FOR MARICOPA COUNTY.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @NOARPAIOTWINS 

 

Wow... To you it does not matter that he lied. To me and others it does

 

Notice how I am not slamming you for thinking what you do but you are slamming me? Who gave you that right?

 

No one, your a fool who is simply wanting to vent their anger on anyone.

 

Fool now ignored - done wasting my time on a 5 yr old loser

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @Flyer9753

 Then the point you are attempting to raise about the kidnapping is STUPID. So he lied again for the 100'000'000 time, BIG DEAL. Put down the pipe and follow the conversation!!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @NOARPAIOTWINS WTF are you talking about?

 

I clearly say Arpaio lies and you say I am the only person in AZ that needs more proof of that?

 

What drugs are you on?

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @Flyer9753  

 OLIVIA PENZONE BOT ATTEMPTS TO DEFEND FAKE CANDIDATE, GETS ANGRY WHEN BUSTED. (TRUTH STILL ON)

bobunf
bobunf

 @NOARPAIOTWINS 

How much do you get paid to post nonsense.  You don't do a very good job.  SHOUTING and now Godwin's Law.

ernie13x
ernie13x

 @NOARPAIOTWINS  @bobunf

 Wow, apparently Joe is really worried about Penzone. Looks like he should be. And with Andy, Russell and Lester booted out Joe sees the writing on the wall. With the help of his tri-focals of course.

jimneese2
jimneese2

 @NOARPAIOTWINS  Is that supposed to be a coherent thought? Yelling it doesn't make it any better BTW!!!!!!!! 

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @bobunf    "The choice is between Arpaio, Penzone" this has to be the truth cause grandpa said so!! IF OLIVIA PENZONE WOULD STEP DOWN EVERYTHING WOULD BE JUST FINE!! 

 

ernie13x
ernie13x

Joe I've been meaning to ask, did you and Pat Boone get a refund for those meet & greet tickets you bought?

 

NOARPAIOTWINS
NOARPAIOTWINS

 @jimneese2  @gpscentral

 WOW!!! Sounds like he is a SHOO IN. Why are you worried?

 

VOTE FOR MIKE STAUFFER FOR SHERIFF 2012

 

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