On Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View program last night we discussed two posts on SAB from yesterday that got a lot of attention, detailing a prominent contributor to Democrat candidates and the anti-Measure 1 campaign calling a Republican state Senator a “bitch.”
Some of the reactions to those posts have been pretty amazing, coming as they do from ardent proponents of the #waronwomen message which holds that women are treated unfairly in politics. Apparently that’s true, but only liberal women. Based on many of the reactions I’ve gotten from the left, it is apparently ok to call Republican women bitches.
Because they are, or something?
We also discussed polling, and let’s admit it, the Fargo Forum’s polling stinks. It really sticks out like a sore thumb in the candidate polling where Republicans running for federa/statewide office are shown with massive leads over their Democrat counterparts.
I think this is a Republican year, and I think candidates like Rep. Kevin Cramer, Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring, and Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, are absolutely leading their opponents. But I don’t think the races are as lopsided as the Forum polling indicates. Those massive leads just don’t seem to be supported by reality.
And that’s problematic, because what then do we make of the polling on the ballot measures?
I announced during the segment, as I did here on the blog yesterday, that SAB will be doing its own polling using DFM Research out of Minnesota. DFM has experience polling in North Dakota. In fact, they’re the people who called the Berg/Heitkamp race correctly when they were polling on behalf of the North Dakota Democrat Party.
Hopefully this polling will do a better job of informing the public.