"Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Vote Vets Action Fund released a poll today showing Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy leading Republican Mike Fitzpatrick among likely voters by 49 percent to 46 percent, with 5 percent undecided. Murphy enjoys an even wider lead among more likely voters. Among the 87 percent of respondents who say they will “definitely vote,” Murphy holds a 50 percent to 45 percent lead. Among the 75 percent of respondents who actually voted in the last mid-term election in November 2006, Murphy’s lead expands to 52 percent versus 44 percent for Fitzpatrick."
Notice that the poll shows Murphy's lead magically expanding as respondents are narrowed to likely voters. Not only is this diametrically opposed to all the trends in voter enthusiasm across the county, it is precisely the opposite of the findings of only independent measure of the race thus far:
Still, the most recent 6ABC-Franklin and Marshall College Poll has Murphy behind 46-36 percent among registered voters.Murphy criticized the findings of the Franklin and Marshall poll relentlessly yet expects the public to accept the findings of a poll bought and paid for by the SEIU without hesitation. Riiiiiiiiiiiight, maybe that will happen after we find out what is in that health care bill and fall hopelessly in love with it.
And it's even worse news for Murphy among likely voters who have the challenger leading 49-35 percent.