Any candidate or campaign that says they aren’t looking at the polls, aren’t interested in them and not using them to guide their strategy, at least somewhat, are lying.
Democrat, Republican or Independent, it doesn’t matter, they all look at polls. Everyone likes to see how they measure up against their opponents, it’s simply human nature.
That’s why Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is 100% lying when he says that he and his campaign aren’t concerned about polls, they don’t use polls to guide their strategy or their decision-making.
Beto made his remarks about the “uselessness” of polls over the weekend, when asked about his 2% support among the Democratic field. But what made his remarks even dumber is that he pointed to polls in the Texas Senate race that said he wasn’t going to win…..and he didn’t. Ted Cruz is the junior senator from Texas, not Beto.
Beto O'Rourke on IA poll that has him at 2%: "There is a lot of time before the IA Caucus. We've never been guided by a poll before. If you were to look at the Texas Senate race the first couple of months after we were in, no poll was going to say that we were going to win that." pic.twitter.com/s9sPQIJE8J
— The Hill (@thehill) June 10, 2019