Poll: Earl Pomeroy Loses To Unnamed Candidate 50 – 42
If you needed more confirmation that entrenched, nine-term incumbent Earl Pomeroy is in a lot of trouble in the upcoming election year (after ignoring his constituents and casting a vote for an unpopular health care bill this last year, among other things) I have the line on some private polling that shows Pomeroy floundering even against an unnamed opponent.
I can’t name the source of this poll, so I know you’ll all take it with a grain of salt, but right now Rep. Pomeroy is losing 50 – 42 to “other” in the polling I saw.
No wonder his staffer, when asked, wasn’t sure whether or not Rep. Pomeroy will be running again in 2010. Speculation is rampant that he won’t.
Now North Dakota liberals, not exactly used to being in this position when it comes to someone like Rep. Pomeroy (not to mention Byron Dorgan), will no doubt respond to this news with claims that it is all made up and that Rep. Pomeroy is doing just fine.
But that’ll be so much whistling-past-the-graveyard as I’m willing to bet good money that their own non-public polling is showing similar results.
Stay tuned, folks, The new year is shaping up to be a momentous one for North Dakota politics.