Zack Space is pounding Bob Ney in an internal poll. Ruh-roh. Polling. Let’s get all geared up to fuss about numbers. You can say what you will, but I call this a bad sign:

The poll, conducted by Cooper & Secrest Associates surveyed 503 likely general election voters in Ohio’s 18th district on June 28th and 29th. Before any messages are tested, Space leads the race with 46 percent. Bob Ney is at 35 percent, with 19 percent undecided.

Uh, wow. Maybe I’m wrong about the Strickland effect? Or is it just that all these “red” districts are fed up and ready for a change. Probably some of both. I wonder what the response will be? Hand out more golf tees? How about launching a new website? It’s looking to me like Bob Ney is the one lost in space. Heh.

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Poll Shows Ohio’s 18th District Voters Primed & Ready to Fire Bob Ney
Democrat Zack Space Leads Bob Ney: 46%-35%

Dover, OH — The Zack Space Campaign today released polling results that show the Democratic nominee for Congress has a double digit lead over disgraced Ohio Congressman Bob Ney and that Ney’s scandals have hit home.

The poll, conducted by Cooper & Secrest Associates surveyed 503 likely general election voters in Ohio’s 18th district on June 28th and 29th. Before any messages are tested , Space leads the race with 46 percent. Bob Ney is at 35 percent, with 19 percent undecided.

Voters in the district are clearly fed up with Ney’s starring role in Washington’s culture of corruption and his misplaced priorities.

“This is an electorate that has been bludgeoned with economic dislocation, while Bob Ney was busy wheeling, dealing and giving himself over to the siren call of nest-feathering on the Potomac,” said Space pollster Alan Secrest. “(It is) abundantly clear just how far the blustering and arrogant Mr. Ney has fallen in 18th District voters’ eyes.”

This poll dashes any hopes that a recent bounce in the polls for President Bush would help Ney’s popularity in Ohio. Citizens of Ohio’s 18th district are not willing to look past the errors made by Ney, his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and taking a special interest-sponsored golf trip to Scotland, the guilty plea of Ney’s former Chief of Staff Neil Volz, and the recent subpoena of Ney campaign manager Matthew Parker.

“Voters like those in Ohio’s 18th district are long past the point of being seduced and swayed by the conduct of a successful military operation in Iraq. The average voter could not care less if Karl Rove has escaped indictment,” Secrest said. “Voters spoke up loud and clear with the regard to the failed stewardship of their incumbent congressman, Bob Ney… Saith his constituents, ‘It’s time for him to go.'”

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  • Ney could go the Abramhof route and start handing out Rolls and trips to Scotland instead of tees.

    Could get pricey ‘tho…

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