Ravi Bhalla push poll alert: are you more likely to vote for him because he saved the city hospital?
Another weekend and another political telephone poll, this one of the push poll variety on behalf of Councilman Ravi Bhalla.
Among the dazzling questions for those telephoned:
Are you more likely to vote for Ravi Bhalla because he saved the city hospital?
Are you more likely to vote for Ravi Bhalla because he’s a champion for civil rights?
Well, the push poll matches up well with the Bhalla for Mayor campaign literature which hit the streets within hours of Mayor Zimmer’s withdrawal from the November election and her endorsement of the eight year councilman last month.
|A telephone push polls matches up a campaign message
Councilman Ravi Bhalla “saved the hospital.”
Another notable feature of the telephone push poll is the City Council President Jen Giattino who is missing in a question among the list of names to offer feedback but is later described as someone who will not stand up to President Trump, unlike Ravi Bhalla.
The repeated campaign habit claiming you “saved the hospital,” – that won’t go over well among those in the nine member City Council who played a significant role in voting to save Hoboken University Medical Center. Nor will the members of the hospital board who were instrumental in coming up with the plan to save it be too pleased to see this campaign gimmick.
Oh and by the by, the fifth critical vote needed and executed to save the hospital in 2011 came courtesy of Councilwoman Jen Giattino.