Jon Hulburd Leads Ben Quayle in District Three Congressional Race -- If You Believe New Poll Numbers, That is

Categories: Election 2010
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Democratic Congressional candidate Jon Hulburd
To quote Senator John McCain's campaign spokesman, Brian Rogers, "We don't live and die with every poll."

Rogers prefaces nearly every poll-related e-mail with that grain of salt, especially when the poll favors McCain, because pollsters are often biased -- Republican pollster Scott Rasmussen leading the pack.

That said, the first -- and only -- poll conducted for the District Three Congressional race gives Democratic candidate Jon Hulburd a slim lead over his Republican opponent, Ben Quayle.

According to the poll, funded by the liberal Web site Daily Kos, and conducted by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, Hulburd leads Quayle with 46 percent of the vote to Quayle's 44 percent.


According to the poll, 10 percent of voters still are undecided.

The district is highly Republican so the Hulburd campaign is touting the results as a big victory for the Democratic candidate.

The folks at the Quayle campaign probably aren't sweatin' just yet, though. A look at some of the other polls PPP conducted for other races suggest the pollster shows a slight bias toward the left side of the aisle -- not to mention, Public Policy Polling often is viewed by politicos as liberal, so much so that it's been forced to defend its objectivity on its Web site with a blog post titled "Our Liberal 'Bias.'"

PPP also polled Arizona voters about the race for U.S. Senate between Senator John McCain and former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman. In PPP's assessment of that race, the pollsters gives McCain a 13-point lead.

If you've seen Glassman's latest campaign video, you know 13 points seems generous.

According to a recent Rocky Mountain Poll, McCain's lead is 34 percent.


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Jill
Jill

Hulburd = PELOSI

Leonardclark
Leonardclark

My republican opponent Ben Quayle and more stunningly my democratic opponent John Hurlburd both support the racist Arizona law s.b. 1070 and support the Bush Era tax cuts for millionaires,in addition they both stated to the reporters in front of the Arizona Republic Editorial board (which we all attended as congressional candidates together in the same room)that they would not vote for the "Dream Act".Now...the above stances are not surprising for a republican like Ben Quayle but a democrat like John Hurlburd? This is why I got out of the democratic party and joined the Green party, they do not take corporate nor business campaign contributions. The democrat John Hurlburd may be a democrat in name but he is no Progressive to be supporting a racist Arizona law and Bush Era tax cuts ! I hope that you will vote for me on November 2nd, 2010.Sincerely,Leonard ClarkArizona endorsed Green party candidate for Arizona congressional district #3October 16, 2010

AZDem9933
AZDem9933

In the Yellow Sheet today a Republican strategist said the following about the poll: “When you look at the numbers, nothing really stands out and makes you say, ‘Wow, that’s off.’ I’d love to tell you the poll sucks, but I can’t see anything out of whack”.

The sampling of likely voters in CD3 is solidly in line with past election results and current polls on other candidates. Quayle's unfavorables are off the charts.

Cathy
Cathy

Donna Gratehouse is liberal socialist blogger. She's a pinko know-nothing a la Hulburd, Pelosi and Obama. This poll is seriously skewed. Only polled 2, not 4 candidates. Does not measure "enthusiasm" or "likely to vote" voters. Momentum and enthusiasm is completely on Republicans side. Just wait until 11/2

AZDem9933
AZDem9933

I bet Cathy doesn't know what any of those big words she used mean.

Patty
Patty

Here are some more big words: Gratehouse is a moron, imbecile, dove, pinko, American-hater, "victim" or, put another way, a Democrat.

Quayle = free-market capitalistHulburd = Socialist and Pelosi/Hussein Obama's lap-dog.

Sarah
Sarah

They polled on a Sunday. They only included 2, not 4 candidates. This poll is major-league skewed. It's done by a LIBERAL blog. Quayle will crush this LIBERAL

Myplusgal
Myplusgal

Apparently, the word liberal means NASTY to you. Oh.....NASTY......That would describe Quayle and his blog posts.

Jenny
Jenny

This poll, conducted by a left-wing socialist blog, is bogus. Quayle will crush that liberal on election day.

Quayle is a good man, conservative and will fight the economy-destroying policies of Obama and Pelosi.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Just curious what Quayle has done to demonstrate that he is a good man, conservative and will fight economy destroying politics. Examples, please, Jenny.

Jenny
Jenny

Quayle is a GOOD MAN: lovely wife, works hard, no arrests, no drugs, has fun, is funny and is a real person.

CONSERVATIVE: Basically his entire platform is conservative. He's always been for a smaller government approach.

FIGHT: He will vote against Nancy Pelosi as speaker, unlike the liberal nutjob he's running against. He'll fight OBAMACARE, he'll fight card-check, he'll fight cap-and-trade.

Andymac24
Andymac24

Don't forget womanizing pervert.

AverageJoe
AverageJoe

Hulburd = PELOSI

Andymac24
Andymac24

ohhhh Pelosi, now I'm scared. George and Boner please save us!

SC Johnson
SC Johnson

Liberal, doesn't work, not respected by anyone??

Man, my offspring are such LOSERS!

Jules
Jules

Hulburd has no experience. Hasn't had a job in 10 years. Business failed and he defrauded a fellow Arizona company before that. While you and I struggle, Hulburd lives large in the inheritance business. He HATES GAYS and is an elitist. See article:

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

botanybay
botanybay

"Seek and ye shall find" is their mantra.

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