Beth Mason polling her Hoboken exit visa?

Councilwoman Beth Mason is a lead story today on Politickernj but not because she sought out the coverage.  A telephone poll asking numerous questions of residents is raising eyebrows and not only due to the lengthy political questions but also the sheer scope.

Beth Mason who would face strong opposition next spring for the second ward council seat in the most likely form of Hoboken resident Tom Greaney looks to be inquiring on not only her standing but also a Hudson County seat.  One of the questions asked in the poll in how she stands against current County Executive Tom DeGise.

Beth Mason last night – one foot out of Hoboken?

Former Councilman Tony Soares received a call for the telephone poll and played back the message when calling the number where the poll originated for verification.  He noted numerous questions centered around Beth Mason specifically asking if the view of her was very favorable, favorable, unfavorable or very unfavorable.

When the poll operator was given the most negative response, the conversation veered into why so many residents were polling very unfavorable on the second ward Councilwoman.  “Yes, I am,” the operator replied on whether very unfavorable was coming up consistently on Councilwoman Mason’s name adding, “What’s up with her?”

According to Soares, fourth ward council candidate Tim Occhipinti wasn’t faring much better.  The former councilman is currently working on Councilman Mike Lenz’s campaign team for the fourth ward council seat special election in November.

Among the entertaining questions was where does the resident get local news.  The choices were: the Hudson Reporter, the Jersey Journal, Grafix Avenger, Hoboken411, the Hoboken Journal, and Mile Square View.

Which one of those doesn’t quite fit?  Well Grafix Avenger would be the first to admit the effort is not the broadest or focused on daily news.  There’s only one person with that kind of obsession who would add her to the list.  Disregarding Beth Mason’s ubermensch little angry man for the moment, MSV would just like to extend a big thank you for noticing Da Horsey.

Another intriguing question asked respondents how would they feel about Councilman Mike Lenz cutting a deal with Councilman Mike Russo to put his campaign chair (Soares) on the North Hudson Sewage Authority?

Councilman Russo may not be so tickled by that one.

Related: Timothy J. Carroll wrote the inside story on the telephone PUSH poll.  Since he’s left the Hudson Reporter the best of his abilities have begun to really shine:

Grafix Avenger also got polled and leaves no doubt it’s Beth Mason with her Big Lie whoopers on the failed sale of the Municipal Garage and surplus exaggeration:

Yet another person polled proving beyond a doubt Beth Mason is spending yet more money. One of the questions:  Would you be more likely to support Beth Mason if you knew she was responsible for the biggest road paving project in Hoboken history?
– Someone should break the news to Hudson County they aren’t getting that credit.

Talking Ed Note: This push poll is also notable for leaving out Hoboken’s newest and most comprehensive full time website: Hoboken Patch.  We’d like to extend our sympathies to the very hard working Editor, Claire Moses.

The boys at Hoboken411 made sure not to give any exposure to their biggest and only full time competitor.

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