* Neil Steinberg…
…Kennedy basically said he’s not dropping out because he expects to win. That his polling shows when people are “fully informed,” they choose Kennedy far above his opponents. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that “fully informed” isn’t on the table. “Fully informed,” like “perfect vacuum,” is a physical impossibility, an ideal dreamworld that doesn’t apply here. He’d do better polling people who are completely uninformed, because that’s basically who’ll find their way to the voting booths in March.
That’s kinda beside the point.
Kennedy ended December with $737,310.86 in the bank. He’s since raised $286,900, most of it from himself.
During the 4th quarter, Kennedy’s campaign spent on average $132,844 a week. So, he’s probably down to about $700K by now.
This is a big state with some very expensive media markets. $700K just isn’t enough to inform anyone about anything.
Unless and until he can raise the money to go up on TV with an effective ad campaign that can burn in his message, that poll of his means zero.