MEMORANDUM FOR GOMEZ CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP
FROM: CURT ANDERSON, ON MESSAGE, INC.
RE: POLLING WITH ONE WEEK TO GO
With one week to go, the score is 47% for Markey, 40% for Gomez. Those are the results of our just completed survey, which was in the field on Sunday and Monday night. (600 likely voters, 30% cell phones)
I realize that the Boston Globe and others have had numbers all over the place, but these are the real numbers. (For any reporters reading this, yes, I said that, these are the real numbers. At least I didn’t say what is really true about most media polls — “children shouldn’t play with matches”)
Gabriel is the underdog, but he remains in striking distance of pulling off a victory. Candidly, everyone at our firm is stunned by the closeness of this race. With the tonnage of negative advertising that Cong. Markey and all these outside interest groups have poured into Massachusetts, one would think Markey would be running in the clear at this point.
But he’s not. It turns out that it really is hard to kill a Navy SEAL.
Look at it this way, it’s late in the fourth quarter, and we are behind by a touchdown. It’s time to finish strong. You can be sure that Gabriel will do so, and we need everyone else to do the same.
Many of you have been complaining, grousing, and occasionally screaming about the fact that left wing interest groups from Washington are pouring money into this race on Cong. Markey’s behalf, while right of center groups sit on their hands and do nothing to help Gabriel.
Let me say this about that – You are right to be infuriated by this. But that will not help us win at this point. Now is the time to double down on your efforts to help Gabriel win this election.
You can do that by making a final financial contribution to the campaign, and by volunteering your time in this crucial final week.
We can all be critics after the election. In the meantime, let’s score a touchdown and go for two.
By the way, in 2010 Scott Brown was 9 points behind 10 days before the election.