This poll about the Toledo mayor's race was put on Twitter by @1GovCenter. It's an orphan that nobody wants to claim ownership of.
So far I know that former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, former Mayor Mike Bell, the AFL-CIO, the PaulaHicks-Hudson campaign,and the Lucas County Democratic Party all say they had nothing to do with it.
It shows Finkbeiner narrowly in the lead over Bell by 25.8 to 25.3 percent, followed by Hicks-Hudson at 15.5 percent, Sandy Drabik Collins at 14.5 percent, Sandy Spang at 9.5%, Mike Ferner at 7.7%, and Opal Covey at 1.5%.
Finkbeiner says, "my sense is that it's a fairly accurate portrayal of where we are right now."
Bell says, "typically people ordering polls have a lot of union support because they have a lot of money."
How much money for a good - maybe $10,000 to $15,000.
That's assuming this is a real poll and not a total fabrication or some kind of Internet poll.
Evan Morrison, office manager for the Lucas County Democratic Party, said the obvious suspects would be the Bell or Finkbeiner campaigns, since they are shown as in a dead heat.
Missing from this snapshot of the poll are such important details as when it was done, whether it was limited to likely at or at least registered voters, and how the question was asked.
Assuming that this is for real - really? six people for Opal Covey?