For Immediate Release March 7, 2010
Contact: Bill Johnson
270-847-6511 / email@example.com
ELKTON —Kentucky GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Johnson today issued the following statement regarding the Survey USA poll.
“The methodology used in the Survey USA poll took a sample of Kentucky residents with a telephone number and asked them if they were registered Republicans and likely to vote in the primary. History shows that regardless of the answer, only 1 in 5 will actually cast a vote in the Republican primary. This is a name recognition poll more appropriate to a general election than a Republican primary.
“The Survey USA methodology disclaimer states, ‘There are other possible sources of error in all surveys that may be more serious than sampling error. These include the manner in which specialized populations, such as likely voters, are determined. It is difficult to quantify the errors that may result from these and other factors.’
“What a fraud. Out of the approximately one million registered Republicans, about 200,000 will cast primary votes. When a sample is taken from the 200,000 with a history of primary voting, a much different picture emerges. I remain confident in my campaign’s base of support and continued progress in this primary election.
“As a businessman, I understand it is important to base decisions and actions on proper data. I would have been tossed out of any good business executive’s office with a story and disclaimer like the one presented by Survey USA. To say that the voters of Kentucky are buying Rand Paul when 4 out of 5 of those shoppers have never been to a primary election store is simply crazy.
“I will remain in this race primary race until the results on May 18th. The media, pollsters, Washington elite, power brokers, and money machines will not deter my efforts.”