News release: Gobble campaign on Smith poll results: "We warned you."

News release: Gobble campaign on Smith poll results: "We warned you."

July 19th, 2010 in Politics State

Press Release

Jeff Lewis, campaign manager for Third District Congressional Candidate Tim Gobble, on Monday evening said, "The fact that Robin Smith released the results of the push poll conducted on her behalf that we warned voters about last week through a press release on Thursday, July 15 is a real shame. We had repeated phone calls from concerned voters who were told to answer only if they preferred Robin Smith or Chuck Fleischmann, asked specifically about favorability, which Smith indicates was a main question in the poll she has "won," and blatantly asked to disregard the presence of Tim Gobble in this race.

"Robin Smith is trying every trick in her old political party boss handbook to take control over public perception of this race. While we do not wish to engage in an argument over polling data in the same way Smith and Fleischmann have fought over endorsements, we do strongly object to the release of polling data while the early voting polls are open in a desperate attempt to manipulate votes at the eleventh hour."