Timing the Maloney Poll

Rep. Carolyn Maloney put out, in the Wall Street Journal, internal poll results showing she’s well ahead of her Democratic rival (something that’s playing out in the race for endorsements in local Democrats clubs).

To push back, a spokesman for Maloney’s opponent, Reshma Saujani, is focusing on the timing of the leak, saying: “The Maloney campaign should ask Barack Obama, Joe Sestak and Bill de Blasio about the relevance of poll results four months before Election Day.”

Later, the campaign released more detailed information about the poll, which is one way to get some extra mileage out of a positive story. It’s also required by (a litle enforced) state law. Timing the Maloney Poll