Jesse Benton, Conspiracy TheoristSubmitted by Allegory on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:16
From Economic Policy Journal:
Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog reports:
Public Policy Polling published some discouraging news for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) earlier this week, noting that the Republican's approval rating has dropped to just 37%, making him the least popular senator in the nation.
The news wasn't all bad -- the same poll showed McConnell narrowly leading his most likely Democratic challengers -- but it had to be upsetting for the Senate's top Republican to see a poll like this one at a sensitive time in Washington, less than two years before his re-election bid.
McConnell's campaign manager, former Ron Paul aide Jesse Benton, has an explanation for the disappointing numbers: Public Policy Polling is deliberately manufacturing bogus data, as part of a larger Democratic conspiracy. Joe Sonka published a message Benton wrote yesterday:
On the first day of Republican Campaign Manager School, they teach us to ignore PPP polls. You see, PPP is a partisan Democrat polling firm, and they make their living giving the Democrat Party numbers they want to see.
Benton added, "Cooked polls are certainly only the start of the liberals' plans."
Benton must really be sweating. He is way over the top with the attack on PPP. I find PPP to be one of the most accurate polling firms in the nation.
Continued at Economic Policy Journal