Tomorrow, Pres. Bush visits the Topeka-based district of Rep. Jim Ryun (R‑KS). As of early this week, an NRCC poll showed Ryun down 2 points to Dem Nancy Boyda.
Up to now, I’ve only heard about a Sunday visit. Is anyone else hearing about a Friday arrival? And if they got that wrong, how much stock do we place in their reporting on the NRCC poll? Apparently the Ryun campaign did an internal poll a month ago that put him at 50%, Boyda at 33%. Boyda’s internal polling from an overlapping time period had her within the margin of error.
I’m told that internal polling from the Boyda camp now puts her outside the margin ahead of Ryun. It’s fascinating to watch this race develop.
Don’t forget, on September 14, Ryun spokeman Jeffrey Black responded to a poll showing Boyda ahead:
“If any legitimate, scientific polling firm found these results, the national Democrats would not have written off this race as reported by the Kansas City Star on Sept. 14,” he said.
In a review of DCCC and NRCC spending, MyDD found that the DCCC spent $338,912 to the NRCC’s $26,866. Who has written whom off?
Update: The Hotline got it wrong:
The White House on Thursday confirmed reports that President Bush will visit Kansas this weekend to stump for Republican Rep. Jim Ryun, who’s facing a tougher-than-expected race for re-election.