Jim Waring’s congressional campaign got a bit of a boost when his consultants announced him as the runaway winner in the poll they conducted.
The recently resigned state legislator Waring polled high against a couple of opponents named Ed Winkle and Debra Brimhall. In fact he beat the holy heck out of them both, leaving them bruised and battered with a mere 2.4% each.
The only problem is that Summit Consulting conducted the polling against people who were not actually in the race with their client.
Former state legislator and current Maricopa County Community College Governing Board Member Debra Pearson is considering a jump into the candidate’s pool. She hasn’t been known as Brimhall since her marriage at least a couple of years ago. And it’s likely Waring’s consultant / pollster intended to survey against Ed Winkler, the immediate past appointed Mayor of Paradise Valley.
Summit says the margin of error is +/-5.6%. It doesn’t indicate whether those numbers refer to real or imaginary opponents — a fact which could skew the figures just a tad. With an ever growing field of aspirants, it will be amusing to see how the next round of polling goes. There are so many names to mess with.