Yearly Archives: 2015

Don’t Be A Slave To Nothing

I ran across a Vox piece which got my full attention thanks to a big dose of wonky coolness. I know, it’s not a funny cat video and there are no YouTube celebrities involved. Give me a minute to explain why it’s worth checking out. Read more

Categories: Uncategorized

Bernie Sanders campaign ad

Too many campaign ads forget about the need to be visually arresting in a medium like television. It seems basic, but we’ve seen a lot of earnest but dull ads with candidates talking with constituents, giving a speech, or posing with a charming and cute bunch of kids Read more

Categories: Campaigns| In The News

Marty Tries to Use a Poll to Pull a Fast One October 27, 2015

Marty Tries to Use a Poll to Pull a Fast One October 27, 2015 My previous blog post identified an appalling lack of transparency in the reports of the polling conducted for Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. Bad stuff there. Not to be outdone, Senator Marty Block released his own internal campaign polling. He used the GaronHartYang Research Group for his polling. This is the same outfit that conducted an infamous Chargers poll a few months back. Block’s October 9 press release made no mention of it, trumpeting that his poll was conducted by the “NBC News/Wall Street Journal Pollster” insinuating it was a media poll rather than his campaign poll. Block’s release blares, “Poll Shows Block with Double Digit Lead in … Read more

Categories: Polls| San Diego

Atkins v. Block: How not to use polling data to make your point

Given the work Competitive Edge Research & Communication is involved in, it’s rare when I get to observe an election from the sidelines. This is the case with the Democrat vs. Democrat battle between incumbent State Senator Marty Block and challenger Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. Read more

Categories: Polls

GOP Primary: Better To Be Tardy to the (Republican) Party?

With more than a dozen candidates pursuing the Republican presidential nomination, some will inevitably quit and cut their losses before getting to Iowa. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended his bid this week. He was originally considered a favorite due to his record in the statehouse, but his campaign was a big disappointment. Walker told supporters he had made the decision to “clear the field” and make it easier for voters to assess Republican candidates. “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner. This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and — ultimately … Read more

Categories: GOP| In The News


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