A recently released poll by American Republican Viewpoint, a firm that touts itself as a “leading Republican polling firm”, came up with what could be seen as an expected result – Stutzman – gasp, gasp – is ahead in the race for the Third Congressional seat.  For those unfamiliar with the polling firm, here is some background on a few of its top members:

  • Linda DiVall, Founder, President and CEO – part of the McCain ’08 polling team and has conducted survey research for Gov. Matt Blunt, Bush-Cheney ’00 and ’04, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, GOP Whip Roy Blunt, Senators Johnny Isakson, Jim Talent, Richard Lugar, Fred Thompson, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Phil Gramm; Congresswomen Mary Bono, Jo Ann Emerson and Judy Biggert; Congressmen Ed Whitfield, and others. She served as the pollster for Senator Phil Gramm’s Presidential campaign, Elizabeth Dole’s 2000 campaign, and was a senior advisor to the Bob Dole for President Campaign.
  • Gary Ferguson, Senior Vice Presidenthas conducted polling for numerous Republican congressional and statewide campaigns
  • Bob Carpenter, Vice President Bob has worked for the California Legislature; the California Republican Party both as Political Director and Executive Director; the Republican Party of Alaska as both Political and Executive Director; the Republican National Committee as Deputy Regional Political Director for the Great Lakes region and as National Field Director; and Executive Director of Victory ‘92-New York.
  • Randall Gutermuth, Vice President – Randall’s political clients have included the RNC, the NRCC, former Missouri Senator Jim Talent, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, Congressional members Judy Biggert, Roy Blunt, Jo Ann Emerson, Nancy Johnson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Mike Oxley and Ed Whitfield among others, as well as the Missouri and Georgia Republican parties.

Call me skeptical, but a Republican polling firm populated by Republican toadies, finding a Republican candidate ahead – really?  As the democratic candidate, Dr. Thomas Hayhurst stated, the only poll that counts is the one on election day.


About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
This entry was posted in Democrats, Elections, Republicans and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. iceironman says:

    I have a great idea, this is an oppertunity for the dems to pick up a seat. A disgraced repub, and experienced respectable Hayhurst, an unexperienced Stuzman. Why dont you get Obama to come to N IN to campaign for Hayhurst???? Oh, thats right, hes toxic.

  2. jsojourner says:

    I agree. Obama is toxic here, the way “Ayn” Rand Paul would be toxic in San Francisco.

  3. Ice:

    Hmm – toxic? I doubt it. I think that the only ones who would be furious if Obama came to Indiana would be the teabaggers.

    The other day, when I was phone banking for Tom, I spoke to an 85-year-old male. He immediately asked what party Tom represented, and I said “democrat.” He proceeded to tell me that Obama should be shot – that someone should kill him and get rid of him. Mind you, he flat out said he wanted Obama dead.

    He told me to pass on his thoughts, and I told him I absolutely would not pass on threats. It shows you the level to which many have sunk. The hatred for Obama is unprecedented – even above that of Bill Clinton. Sadly, this Nation is degenerating into hate groups and fear mongers.

  4. yesman says:

    why is the Staked Deck crew logo from Need For Speed Carbon in this article?

    • I did not know it was a logo for Need for Speed Carbon. It was under images under several other blogs. Is it copyrighted? If so, I will remove it, but there are a number of other blogs you will need to contact as well.

Comments are closed.