Moments ago, I received the following e-mail from an anonymous source within the Paul S. Burtzlaff for Congress campaign:
Dear Brain Shavings:
We are releasing the following polling numbers in the Republican Primary for Congress,OH-13:
In a poll of 985 likely voting registered Republicans conducted between Wednesday, April 26, 2006 and Saturday, April 29, 2006:
Paul S. Burtzlaff is leading the race
for the Republican Nomination:
Paul S. Burtzlaff 35% Craig Foltin 24% David McGrew 13% Joe Ortega 7% Other 1% Undecided 20%
Amongst male voters: Foltin 30% Burtzlaff 25% Ortega 10% Mcgrew 9% Other 1% Undecided 25%
Amongst female voters: Burtzlaff 47% Mcgrew 19% Foltin 15% Ortega 4% Other 1% Undecided 14%
Amongst identified pro-life supporters: Burtzlaff is carrying over 57% of the vote Amongst voters aged 62 or older: Burtzlaff is the leader with over 46% of the vote Amongst veterans: Burtzlaff is the leader with over 43% of the vote
I’m really sensing an upset now. I wonder if Foltin, McGrew, Ortega and friends have any comment? They can reach me at if they do. Incidentally, as you’ve probably noticed from the disclaimer at lower right, I endorse Paul Burtzlaff in this race.
Update (5/3): Boy, were these numbers ever off the mark! Either my source fed me a line, or the Burtzlaff campaign wasted their money on a pollster with an IQ below room temperature.