Who says politicians don’t care about public opinion polls in the media?
Last Tuesday, WTAG’s Jordan Levy show posted a simple poll question on their blog: “Who will you vote for in the Worcester Mayoral race?”
On Tuesday, the blog got 100+ hits.
On Wednesday, that jumped to almost 300 hits.
On Thursday, traffic skyrocketed to over 1100 hits.
That traffic (along with the 1000+ votes on the poll), were driven by the mayoral candidates themselves—both Joe O’Brien and Kate Toomey used their Facebook pages to drive supporters to vote, showing that even for the most unofficial of tallies, pols care how they finish.
O’Brien “won” the poll with 49% of votes cast; Toomey had 34%; Mayor Lukes finished with 17%