Pupie Power Polling Alert: Man your telephones Hoboken!


There’s a telephone poll looking for insight into the political innards of Hoboken and someone wants to know what you think.

Be on the lookout for PPP, no not the polling company – this is a Pupie Power Poll.  

Here’s a detailed report on the questions coming soon to a phone near you.  The poll starts with basic questions about likelihood on voting. It follows with general ratings of elected officials in NJ, from Governor on down with favorable or unfavorable ratings for:
State Senator
City Council
The next was interesting in it was entirely open ended, not multiple choice asking “What is the most important issue to you in Hoboken? 

Here’s an oddball question asking you to rate issues on a one to ten in importance and the dead giveaway it’s seriously Old Guard.  It asks about bike lanes as the first “issue.” Don’t be confused with that reference to the political operative on Patch; this is not a Beth Mason poll.

Rank the following issue on a scale of 1-10 in importance:

Bike lanes
Parks and Open Space
Property taxes
Political infighting and stalled City Council
Here’s the meat of the poll. It’s looking for the key rating favorable or unfavorable of people and trying to see what is the awareness of the person.  Note how high Joe Mindak appears.  He is a council candidate on the Ruben Ramos slate but Ramos himself is quite far down on the list.
Ranking from very favorable,
favorable to somewhat unfavorable, about five categories, how do you rate these people in this order:
Terry Castellano
Joe Mindak
Frank “Pupie” Raia
Bill Decker
Chris Christie
Michael Russo
Beth Mason
David Mello
Dawn Zimmer
Tim Occhipinti
Carla Katz
Ruben Ramos
Stick Romano
Barbara Buono
Ravi Bhalla
Next question: If the election were held today, who would you be most
likely to vote for in the Governor’s race: Chris Christie or Barabara Buono?
If the race were held today who would you vote for Hoboken mayor:
Ruben Ramos, Terry Castellano, Dawn Zimmer, Frank Raia,
Stick Romano?
(Notice Beth Mason isn’t even on the polling list. In a Beth Mason poll, Beth Mason is the center of the universe.)

The key question: Head to head match ups:
Dawn Zimmer vs. Terry Castellano
Dawn Zimmer vs. Anthony “Stick” Romano
Dawn Zimmer vs. Frank Raia
Dawn Zimmer vs. Ruben Ramos
The order here is another indicator it’s a Frank “Pupie” Raia sponsored poll.  They put Ruben Ramos last even though he’s the only announced candidate against Mayor Zimmer.  Pupie no likey Ramos – especially with that Assembly seat going to Ramos pal Carmelo Garcia under State Senator Brian Stack.

The poll concludes asking age group, years living in Hoboken, rent or ownership, if own, house or condo.  Last, it asked for any political affiliation: registered Democrat or Republican.

Talking Ed Note: How does Horsey know this is a Pupie Power Poll? We have our own innate horse sense, some fillies call it Psychic Pony Power.  On occasion, Da Horsey uses it to smell out corruption. In Hoboken you don’t have to try hard, witness this Hoboken Patch story smoking out Tim Occhipinti:

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