Expect the DFL to do the endzone happy dance over this latest PiPress. showing each of the DFL candidates trouncing Tom Emmer, with crypto-liberal Tom Horner taking an absurd percentage of the vote.
Doing the happy dance even more was Horner who, 24 hours before the poll was released, tweeted
Luke Hellier at MDE notes…:
Bill Morris, the principal at the polling firm also has close ties to Horner himself.
Morris was seen staffing Horner at the Minnesota News Council Debate earlier this year.
In the article Morris is quoted:
Asked what the poll results mean, Decision Resources President Bill Morris said, “The bounce that Emmer enjoyed after the Republican convention is gone.”
The Pioneer Press has an obligation to disclose, unless they were unaware, the pollster’s relationship with Tom Horner.
The poll also sampled almost a fifth more Democrats than Republicans – 39-31%.
This reminds me of the Strib/“Minnesota” poll the week before the 2002 election that showed Roger Moe, Tim Pawlenty and Tim Penny tied around 30% each.
Hellier calls on the PiPress to disclose the relationships between Horner and Decision Resources.
He also says it’s a bogus poll. I think he’s being charitable.