Under the Dome reports today the results of a poll on the Black-Jordan race in Mecklenberg. The poll was done by the same right-wing partisan hacks who do polling for the the Art Pope Puppetshow, which means the data are nothing more than wishful thinking. It's amazing these guys keep spending money on this kind of crap.
The new survey for Hal Jordan, a Republican running against Black in the Mecklenburg County district, indicates a dead heat with about a month to go before Election Day. Jordan says the poll has him getting 34 percent of votes to Black's 32 percent. The remaining 34 percent were undecided.
The survey of 300 likely voters was conducted Sept. 23 through Sept. 25 by Tel Opinion Research, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Jordan is a software salesman for IBM who has been active in local Republican politics. He was recruited to challenge Black.
34% undecided? Holy sh*t. Even with Tel-Opinion's patented push polling? Whoever recruited Hal Jordon must have been scraping the bottom of the Republican barrel - and that's pretty low.
In any case, I hope the poll is true. I hope Jim Black gets his ass handed to him on November 7th. And I hope all North Carolina Democratic elected officials look in the mirror and ask themselves how they could have been so stupid to stand by and let this happen. But I also hope the Democrats retain control of the House. Because no matter how badly some Democrats have behaved, Republican leadership would be an unmitigated disaster.