Brooklyn Heights Blog regular “nabeguy” asked this question in our Martin Connor Gives Bonus For Himself post:
Did anyone else receive a “non-partisan” canvassing call from his office this weekend? They wouldn’t identify themselves as such, but when I mentioned in response to a question that no one from the Squadron campaign had knocked on my door, the woman stated “they’ve been doing a lot of that recently”.
This smells like Push Polling, when a political campaign or an organization supporting a political campaign, conducts a “poll” under the guise of legitimate research to influence the voters’ opinion. Has anyone else received this type of phone call?
Update: We asked Allie Nigolian, spokesperson for GOP candidate John Chromczak, if this was the work of their campaign. She responds via email: “No, our campaign is not conducting push polls. If in fact “The Institution” himself, Martin Connor, is having to conduct such polls it is a sure sign of desperation, maybe he is realizing what we all know is true – his time is up.” (HF)
Update 2: We’ve contacted both Connor and Squadron camps, neither have responded as of Wednesday (8/6) morning. (HF)