While Fox, CNN, and MSNBC discuss why independents’ favorability toward Obama during his State of the Union address went up by 3% during the 10th and 11th minues of his speech, and why Republicans disliked the 15th minute, it’s time for a well deserved dose of truth:
Very encouraging news from the Schiff campaign:
To: Peter Schiff Supporters
From: Peter Schiff Campaign Team
Re: Latest Rasmussen Poll: Peter Schiff BEATING Senator Chris Dodd
In the midst of your holiday preparations, we wanted to share with you the early Christmas present delivered today to the Peter Schiff for US Senate campaign.
A new Rasmussen poll has anti-tax candidate Peter Schiff AHEAD of Chris Dodd. This is an early Christmas gift for the Peter Schiff campaign. Before we could email our campaign pollster for his analysis, he had already emailed us, “Rasmussen Poll: EXCELLENT NUMBERS!” “These numbers are striking considering the campaign is still in our initial stages, and we are still beating Dodd,” he explained.
Our campaign is energized by these numbers, especially when you put them in context:
- Dodd’s a five-term US Senator.
- Our campaign hasn’t even started yet. (We launch our campaign headquarters next week.)
- Most Connecticut voters don’t yet know Peter and haven’t heard his story.
In 2006, people ignored Peter when he warned about the impending financial crisis. He was about the only person in the country to speak up and speak out against Wall Street’s unsound financial practices. Most importantly, he spoke out when it was the right thing to do, not when it was politically expedient. Now that irresponsible spending has moved from Wall Street to Washington, we need Peter Schiff’s insight and principles in the US Senate.
Connecticut Republicans know that Washington’s spending binges have consequences. Nearly 95% of Connecticut Republicans are worried that Obama’s socialized medicine will lead to bigger deficits. Well over 85% of Republicans are worried that the federal government’s spending binge will lead to middle-class tax increases.
And they’re right! That’s why we need a proven tax fighter like Peter Schiff in the Senate. No one doubts that Peter will be the most vocal tax fighter in Connecticut history. When Connecticut Republicans start to hear about Peter’s record- when they learn that he is the only candidate who can be trusted to fight government spending and tax increases, they will be committed Schiff voters.
One final note: there is a lot of talk out of Washington about the need for “a million-dollar advertising campaign” like the one we are seeing from one of Peter’s opponents. If these poll numbers prove one thing, it’s that: Throwing money at a problem won’t move your poll numbers any more than it will solve the financial crisis.
It is really fun and uplifting to see Schiff talk and relate to people on the campaign trail …