Onorato Cites Made Up Poll While Visiting Philly
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett may be really awkward and sorta Satanic (we kid! Or do we?), but that’s nothing compared to his Democratic opponent Dan Onorato, who’s simply incredibly boring and quite possibly a liar.
He was in Philadelphia yesterday doing candidate stuff (talking himself up, pretending to be all into “small businesses,” watching people work, saying the word “communities” all over the place, moving his hands in a circular motion as he spoke) and claimed that although he’s consistently behind in the polls, “the most recent poll has me five points down, I would say I’m making some headway in this race.”
Except – as usual, there’s a problem. PhillyNow would love nothing more to see this “five points down” poll. We can’t find it! (But we also suck at “The Googles”.) That all aside, we think Onorato is making it up (unless it’s one of his campaign’s internal polls, in which case his pollsters are making it up). We checked out RealClearPolitics, whose average of all polling shows Corbett up 9.3 percent and not a single poll showing Onorato anywhere near “five points down.”
Rasmussen Reports: Corbett +11
Quinnipiac: Corbett +7
PPP: Corbett +10
Morning Call: Corbett +24 (in fairness, the Morning Call’s last poll was released before the primary)
Onorato also claimed 40 percent of voters are still undecided. Except. The latest poll, by Rasmussen, says that number’s more like 8 percent.
The Democatic candidate will be in town again next Tuesday when the Big Dog – former president Bill Clinton – chills out for a nighttime fundraiser with Onorato at the convention center. Onorato says he’s “excited about it.” Yeah, he is.
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