According to a press release yesterday from Hank Eng’s campaign in CD-6:
***Hank Eng Pulls Neck-to-Neck in Historically Close Congressional Race***
For the first time in the history of CD-6, the race for Congress is neck-and-neck. In a poll conducted by Zenmango Media Group, Congressional Candidate Hank Eng has pulled within 5 points of his opponent, current Secretary of State Mike Coffman.
Zenmango Media conducted research between October 25th and October 27th, 2008 via online surveys among 609 Colorado voters residing across the Sixth Congressional District…
…Shockingly, Coffman is losing ground in Douglas County, historically one of the most Republican counties in the state. The new poll results show that Hank Eng and Mike Coffman are in a dead-heat, each standing with 41% of the vote in Douglas County.
Eng believes that his television ad campaign is working. “This is the first time that the Democratic candidate has been able to reach the airwaves and the new poll numbers show that I have been able to reach out to the constituents of CD-6 who clearly understand what is at stake this year.”…
…Other interesting figures from the poll include Hank ahead of Coffman amongst women and registered Independents, and Coffman with an incredible 64% negative rating.
First off, this is not the first time that a Democrat in CD-6 has been on TV. In 2004, Joanna Conti ran TV ads – albeit ridiculous ones – in an attempt to unseat Tom Tancredo.
We also have a hard time believing this poll, not the least because it was an online poll. If Eng was really as close as they claim, Coloradans certainly would have heard about it by now, and the DCCC would have dropped at least a small amount of money in the race.
We’re not saying it’s not going to happen for Hank…well, yes we are.