From the BHB Inbox comes this response to our story yesterday about a supposed “push poll” being conducted in Brooklyn Heights from Connor campaign director Mike Barfield:
“The Connor campaign did not conduct the push poll that many of our supporters in Brooklyn report receving this weekend. Push polls are unethical and and insulting to the public that they mislead.
I am surprised anyone would suspect our campaign of conducting such a poll when its primary messages were all negative towards Senator Marty Connor. Surely, we would not conduct a push poll with the primary purpose of negatively influencing the public’s perception of our candidate.
Since John Chromzak’s campaign has already stated they did not conduct the poll, this begs the following question. In a two-way race, whose interest is it in to conduct a negative push poll about Marty Connor? Senator Connor, or his opponent?”
The Squadron campaign has not responded to our request for comment as of Wednesday afternoon.