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Jim Messina, former campaign manager for Barack Obama, didn’t hold back in sharing his feelings about public polling early in an election year during an appearance Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
"Joe, you know how I feel about public polls," he told host Joe Scarborough. "I think all public pollsters should be shot.”
Messina - Passion - Intensity - Candidate - Prospects
Messina went on to explain he also looked more for “passion and intensity” to determine a candidate’s prospects.
“When I ran President Obama’s campaign, the number I looked at every day was intensity. Are my voters more motivated than Republican voters?”
Messina - Ballots
Messina cautioned against generic ballots this early.
“The generic ballots don’t matter until August of the election year, that’s what history teaches us,” he said. “Don’t go generic. It’s going to jump all over the place.”
Voters - Performances - New - Jersey - Missouri
He said Democratic voters are “more intense” and pointed to recent electoral performances in New Jersey, Missouri, and Virginia showing this intensity is in their favor.
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