Friday, March 05, 2010

O’Malley-Ehrlich Tidbit (Updated)

One of our smartest spies noted how interesting it was that Governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign released internal poll results showing his holding a ten-point lead over former Governor Bob Ehrlich on the very same day that Stu Rothenberg downgraded the Maryland Governor race from Safe Democrat to Narrow Advantage for Democrat. We do not believe this is a coincidence. O’Malley’s campaign may have known that Rothenberg’s downgrade was coming and tried to dominate the newsday. It worked as far as the Post was concerned, since it covered O’Malley’s poll but not Rothenberg’s change. All of this means that O’Malley is taking Ehrlich’s increasingly likely run VERY seriously and is shrewdly playing the media accordingly.

Update: Twenty hours after this post went up, the Post recognized Rothenberg’s analysis. Of course, this blog had nothing to do with that.