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Monday, September 18, 2006

Weekend Tracking Numbers

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 1:21 PM

The Sanders for Senate Campaign was in the field polling over the weekend. And unlike the American Research Group poll which Ch. 3 and the Freeps reported on last week without identifying who paid for it, we do know who paid for this one. In fact, the Sanderista Senatorial operation is using longtime Leahy pollster Geoff Garin over at Peter D. Hart Research Associates. A proven winner, eh?

According to Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver, 500 likely Vermont voters were surveyed.

Guess what?

Ol' Bernardo's incredible lead over the richest capitalist in Vermont history is widening.

Sanders - 66 percent
Tarrant -  27 percent

Bernie from Brooklyn's favorability was: 64 percent favorable v. 27 percent unfavorable.

Meanwhile Richie from New Jersey, king of the yuckiest, most twisted, negative attack ads Vermont has had the displeasure of viewing, is becoming even less popular. Tarrant's is currently viewed favorably by only 24 percent of Vermont likely voters. Richie's Rich, a first-time candidate starting at the top, has already dropped $5 million of his personal fortune to get to 27 percent support and says he'll spend at least another $2 million.

“Rich Tarrant negative attack ads are cleary backfiring,"  Weaver, the former Marine from St. Albans, told"Freyne Land" over the noon hour. "Tarrant’s negatives are now at 54percent and two-thirds of Vermonters believe that Tarrant is running anunfair negative campaign.”

Can't say Rich Tarrant isn't getting results from his huge personal investment in the power of advertising, can you?

But seriously, if anyone knows why he's doing this, please, please contact "Freyne Land!"

Other races:

U.S. House:
Peter Welch - 47
M. Rainville - 41

Douglas  - 54
S. Parker -  31

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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