A pollster called the East Lake home of one of my AJC colleagues, Aaron Gould Sheinin, last night. The topic was the mayoral runoff.
The first screen was whether anyone in the household worked in television or radio. No mention of newspapers.
While his wife answered the questions, Sheinin hopped on the other line and took notes. It was a long questionnaire – so long that the telemarketer fell asleep in the middle. Really.
The questions were equally tough on both Mary Norwood, the front-runner in last week’s voting, and Kasim Reed, who finished a surprisingly strong second. So it sounds more like a legitimate, theme-testing effort rather than a push poll.
Among the questions:
Q: What should be the top priority for the next mayor?
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the current City Council and how its members are handling their jobs?
Q: Would the endorsement of someone like Lisa Borders make you more or less likely to support one of the candidates?
Q: Which is more important