This week, there was a bit of buzz about a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling that had several hypothetical match ups for next year’s US Senate race. Much of the commentary centered on the numbers showing that Gabrielle Giffords would beat all comers should she make a go of it. I don’t think I was the only one gratified that after her poor me “blood libel” comments, Sarah Palin would get skunked by Giffords in a hypothetical (and vanishingly unlikely) match up.
But one thing that hasn’t been commented on too much is that the poll shows that a contest between likely Republican nominee Jeff Flake and former Attorney General Terry Goddard would start as a tie. Either Goddard’s under-performance in our last Governor’s race hasn’t diminished his reputation with voters, or Flake isn’t nearly the conquering hero our state’s political media have made him out to be.