FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2013
Contact: Paul Heh (505) 459-5545
“Polls, pools, and the Heisenberg Principle”
Albuquerque, NM—In a recent non-scientific poll, Albuquerque Business First surveyed browsers and asked viewers who they would vote for if the mayoral election were held today. At the conclusion of the poll where over 2000 people participated, candidate Paul Heh led with 43% of the vote in front of incumbent R. J. Berry’s 34% and Pete Dinelli who garnered 22%. “What the poll told me was that while there are core Berry supporters who voted in the Albuquerque Business First poll, they are not in the majority at all” said Paul Heh when he was first informed of the poll’s results.
Yet in an interview broadcasted Wednesday evening on KOAT-7, Brian Sanderoff of Research and Polling, Inc. quickly attacked the poll and openly questioned Mr. Heh’s integrity. “We have a situation where somebody stuffed the ballot box so to speak,” remarked Mr. Sanderoff. “Typically in their polls they have 250-450 people who participate, this one had more than 2,000 people participating” he added. When asked what he thought a “scientific” poll would look like, Mr. Sanderoff said, “Among business people, I think R. J. Berry would be ahead being that he is a business person.”
“R. J. Berry has been hiding ever since I did what they said I wouldn’t do which was make it to the ballot. Now in some random poll it shows that I have popular support, so what do they do, attack the poll,” responded candidate Heh. “And Mr. Sanderoff has the audacity to suggest I stuffed the ballot box? Maybe Mr. Sanderoff should not be so quick to discredit the people I meet day in and day out who tell me they are done with Berry and what he has done to the city. Given Mr. Sanderoff’s credentials I would expect him of all people to know that by stating what he thought the outcome should be he just influenced it. I guess he forgot what the Heisenberg principle is from high school physics,” bristled candidate Heh.
Joe Byers, Mr. Heh’s campaign manager, also criticized the proposed scientific poll of 500 voters, “So they are going to call 500 voters who have voted in the past and are going to ask who they will vote for again. I’d like to know what 500 people are they going to call and how dispersed the demographic pool is, or are they simply going to do what I expect them to do which is call 500 voters who voted for Berry last time around and confirm what Sanderoff proposed. The situation really is that Sanderoff put his thumb on the scale.”
Sanderoff was quick to criticize the poll; yet he is trying to "promote" his own polling company. The same company that he makes his bread and butter from...Geez, does Sanderoff have an motive for trashing the poll?
It is clear that Berry and Schultz have their minors in place to run "interference" for them. The question is why? The word "coward" comes to some peoples minds...
A true professional does NOT speak in public and spew their vile. That is what makes them a professional. Sanderoff lost credibility for this cheap shot.