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  NH-02: Team Swett Claims 20 Point Lead in Internal Poll
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Last EditedScottĀ³  Jul 27, 2010 02:01pm
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AuthorDean Barker
News DateMonday, November 2, 2009 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
Description"Kevin Landrigan puts at the bottom of his column a remarkable statement from Team Swett, apparently in an effort to brush back rumors that Katrina Swett is thinking about dropping out from consideration:

[Swett aide Megan] Coffman confided the group's own internal polling showed her name recognition had doubled and that she was beating Democratic primary rival Anne McLane Kuster by 20 percentage points. When positive and negative messages were tested against both of them, Swett's lead grew, their camp claimed.

...The respected Quinlan, Greenberg, Rosner firm did the Oct. 20-22 survey.

Tangentially related to that, can I just say how annoying it is to have poll questions reinforce FOXNews style narratives about Democrats?

Asked about Swett's campaign mantra that the Democrats need to field a moderate, not tax-and-spend nominee to hold onto the seat, Coffman said 75 percent of Democrats in the poll agreed.

Although that's Landrigan's description of it (itself telling); I wonder how the actual question read."
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