He’s Polling Third And He’s Bragging About It

Cowboy Cal - the horse Murray Sabrin bet campaign funds on in his 2008 senatorial campaign (photo from Paulick Report)

Cowboy Cal - the horse Murray Sabrin bet campaign funds on in his 2008 senatorial campaign (photo from Paulick Report)

If you told me a week ago that I would be writing about Murray Sabrin two days in a row I would have told you that you were crazy. Then again, if you told me two months ago that I would have let Bob Greco talk me into doing a weekly radio show I would have laughed. So, here I am writing about Sabrin two days in a row. Lesson learned, never say never.

Yesterday the Sabrin campaign, via press release, bragged they have a poll that “shows Sabrin is a serious candidate to take on Menendez.”

“A new scientific poll conducted by Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research firm, shows that 16% of voters in New Jersey who know of Murray Sabrin will vote for him. The results of the poll showed that once voters were informed of Sabrin’s positions, he quickly rose to be within striking distance of Menendez and Hugin.”

The Sabrin campaign press release goes on to explain:

“The poll shows that once voters learn of Sabrin’s positions they quickly abandon Menendez. It indicates that after learning about Sabrin, just 31% of voters support Menendez, 30% support Hugin, and a shocking 16% support Libertarian Murray Sabrin. When voters know that Sabrin is a college professor, support rises to 18% overall and 40% among young Millennials. Sabrin has no gender gap and his strongest support comes from Asians (21%) and Hispanics (16%). The poll reveals awareness of Sabrin is only 26%, showing great room for growth in his support as more New Jerseyans get to know him.”

I don’t understand the bragging. 18% isn’t anywhere near “striking distance.” This is a guy who in all the Senate races he’s competed in, 2000 (12.6%), 2008 (13.8%) and 2014 (19.4%), couldn’t make it out of the GOP primaries finishing last every time. The numbers all hover around the 16%-18% the Sabrin campaign brags about in their press release.

This poll does show Murray Sabrin isn’t winning. The only question left for Sabin is which Bob’s campaign is he trying to spoil.

Give it up Murray, even the horse you bet on in the 2008 campaign, Cowboy Cal, got a new job.