Joe Arpaio's Lead Drops to 4.7 Points Over Paul Penzone, as Arpaio Channels a Corpse

Earth to Joe: You look like you should be in a morgue in this, your worst ad yet

Sheriff Joe's Democratic challenger Paul Penzone is gaining on the aged autocrat, with a new poll by Switchboard Communications (commissioned by the Penzone camp, natch) showing Penzone within 4.7 points of Arpaio.

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

That's narrowed from the 5.5 percent Arpaio was up by a month ago, according to the same firm. Republican-turned-Independent Arpaio-stooge Mike Stauffer still is running fourth behind "none of the above," though his numbers have dropped to 3.4 percent from 8.24 percent in September.

That's an indication that the public is getting the message about Stauffer being a wannabe spoiler in this race.

Here are the numbers from the October 8 automated telephone survey:

Joe Arpaio 46.8 percent
Paul Penzone 42.1 percent
None of the above 7.7 percent
Mike Stauffer 3.4 percent

Arpaio's favorability rating has dropped slightly as well to about 43 percent.

Read the Switchboard press release on the new poll.

The pool was smaller: 494 likely voters, instead of last month's 850. Representation of Independents was beefed up this time around though, with self-identified voters at 37.9 percent Republican, 28.3 percent Democrat, 30.2 percent Independent, and 3.6 percent Other.

Switchboard's last poll had self-identified voters at 41.3 percent Republican, 33.5 percent Democrat, 22.8 percent Independent, and 2.4 percent Other. Some criticized the September poll as under-representing Indies.

The Penzone camp's press release notes that Arpaio is pouring gobs of money onto the airwaves in the form of feel-good advertising, in an increasingly desperate bid at re-election.

But Joe's millions only buy him so much. In his latest TV commercial, he looks like he's being propped up, as he stands, quiet as a dead man, while his wife Ava sings his praises.

Arpaio never looked more corpse-like. Maybe he's auditioning for a remake of the '80s comedy classic Weekend at Bernie's, with Joe in the starring role.



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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

The Old Fool looks like he's gonna collapse there any moment...like a movie prop...

 

Looks like the Flaccid Failure of MCSO is in desperation mode and is on the run from soon to be Shurf Paul Penzone....

 

Byh-bye Shurf. Don't let the door hit you on your fat, flaccid, doughnut-eating ass on the way out....

DNichols
DNichols

Sheriff Arpaio is Arizona's Jerry Sandusky!

 

Knowingly ignoring Hundreds of Child Rapes!

 

Arpaio should be going to Jail!

 

If you don't protect the Children we don't need you in "Law Enforcement" Bozo Joe!

 

To: Justice in Arizona?

BozoJoeNoMore
BozoJoeNoMore

They both look like they have one foot in the grave

marcy
marcy

Stauffer has announced that he is going to debate None Of The Above in hopes of overtaking None Of The Above in the polling.

 

Olivia Cortes will be moderating the debate.

LaLloronaDeeDee
LaLloronaDeeDee

@Humanleague002 @RealSheriffJoe will win reelection. No one can beat my witchcraft and special witch tequila. I am black ops DeeDee! Ja ja!

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

penzone2012.com to donate

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Penzone --- unlike arPiao, who sits in his 'ivory tower" in the penthouse suites of the Wells Fargo Bank luxury bank building -- relates to the people. 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The Penzone campaigners stopped by our home, left hand-outs and put up a yard sign!  Yeah! YES, we will VOTE for Penzone who has taken the time to come after our vote!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Don't you wish.  You are not fooling anybody though.  You just want to believe Joe's support is dropping.  Actually though it getting stronger.

marcy
marcy

Maybe Mike "Olivia Cortes" Stauffer's  can have some of his shills stop by and insist that he really is a credible candidate with a shot at winning.

 

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Is it just me or does Ava look like the MCSO shurf in drag? Has anyone really seen her or is this just a photoshop production, I wonder?

 

This week I've received three mailings from the MCSO campaign.

 

The last one offered a signed picture of the Wrinkled Winkle with a minimum campaign donation of just $100.

 

I can print a picture of him off the internet and then tape it inside a urinal in a public building where folks can add their own 'signature' to it. At least that way it will be beneficial.

 

My $100 will go to Paul Penzone, no picture needed.

 

Nobody loves the MCSO shurf quite as much as he does.

 

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

he's tired of being called a liar, so now he has Ava doing the lying. you also noticed how she doesnt actually return any affection to him. even she doesnt want to cuddle up to some one who lets rape and child molestation go uninvestigated.

narizona
narizona

Look at his face and answer me this .....would you by a car from this guy?

narizona
narizona

Looks like they're both ready for Tales from the crypt! Spooky!

avm44
avm44

Im sure Sandusky would have voted for Joe , like they say birds of a feaher flock together both chickens . pray on the weak who cant fight back .

DNichols
DNichols

Bravo.

 

Lucky for Arpaio his Sham Candidate/Ringer Stauffer is staying in the race, and will probably increase Arpaios narrowing lead.

 

I bet Arpaio's dirty fingers were involved in the Cortes Felony Rigging/Manipulating attempt for his Tea Party Pal/Fomer Deputy Russy Pearce.

 

Arizona's Attorney General, and the Maricopa County Attorney will surely turn their blind eyes again to their Pals wrong doing.

 

narizona
narizona

JoeArpaioFan The only thing getting stronger is the smell of ammonia ......have you changed your panties today ?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @JoeArpaioFan 

                                                                  DOH

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @narizona Nope. He hasn't. He's scared now that the MCSO shurf is in desperation mode and is on the run from soon to be Shurf Paul Penzone.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 

 

                                                  DOH

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan Penthouse suite of offices for a County Sheriff is unacceptable! Wasting taxpayers' money, year after year. Time to cut the umbilical cord arPaio's had for too long.

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