Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Rasmussen Response

Governor Deval Patrick must have read the results of the latest Rasmussen poll because earlier today outside of a crowded hearing room, the Governor went on the attack and his target was his gubernatorial opponent, whose poll numbers are climbing!

In case you missed it, a new Rasmussen poll shows Republican Charlie Baker inching closer to Deval Patrick, whose poll numbers are anemic . As reported by State House News Service, “Patrick still leads the field, garnering 35 percent among a survey of 500 likely voters, but Baker has moved closer, scoring 32 percent, while Cahill has fallen to 19 percent.” Those are not the kind of numbers a sitting Governor wants to be seeing 8 months out of an election.

As you know, Governor Patrick’s marionette Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray does most of the bomb throwing when it comes to campaigning. However, the Governor got in on the action today after testifying at a hearing. When Governor Patrick left the hearing room, he was swarmed by reporters and the Governor, joined by campaign staff, wasted no time providing the press with what appeared to be his “Rasmussen Response.” Since his poll numbers are in the toilet, who can blame the guy for attacking his very qualified opponent?

Talking about his Republican rival, Governor Patrick told SHNS, "While we've been dealing with this crisis, at least one of the candidates in this race has been in the middle of this industry and hasn't offered any solutions yet. I'd be interested to hear what he has to say."

Have you noticed that every time Lieutenant Governor speaks, Governor Patrick’s poll numbers go down? Maybe that’s why the Governor gave Tim the day off!