PPP has received two e-mails today, both blind carbon copied, asking us to start polling Hillary Clinton against John McCain to show that she is the stronger candidate than Barack Obama. They say this will show she should be nominated at the convention.
Does anyone know who's behind this? They're pasted below:
From: TIL [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tue 8/12/2008 7:06 PM
Since Barack Obama has been performing weakly in the polls against John McCain, and also considering the fact that almost two-thirds of
Americans want a Democrat for president, I ask you to please place
Hillary Clinton's name in your presidential polls from now until at
least the convention.
As neither of the two Democratic candidates have the minimum delegate numbers, there is currently still no certified
nominee. It is not too late for the party to re-evaluate (or validate)
their choice with a viable comparison. Perhaps it is time for the pulse
of the American people to be taken again?
Hillary was way ahead of McCain when the polls were done soon after she suspended her campaign.
It would also be of great interest to know how Hillary still polls versus the other Democratic candidate and John McCain in important big states like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter. I remain,
From: Jessi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tue 8/12/2008 1:47 PM
Subject: Polling on Sen. Clinton...
I've read all your latest polls on Barack Obama vs. John McCain, Would you consider doing some polling as to what would happen if Sen. Clinton were the nominee against McCain? After all, there is no democratic nominee yet, only a presumptive nominee.
Thanks! it would be very interesting.