Archive for October 17th, 2005

17th October

First Published in The New York Sun, October 17, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The state Democratic chairman, Herman “Denny” Farrell, engaged two weeks ago in a bit of “fuzzy math,” analyzing poll results on New York One’s “Road to City Hall” show. By his analysis, the then-14-point spread between Mayor Bloomberg and his opponent, Fernando Ferrer, was actually a tie, a statistical dead heat within the margin of error. If you just add all the undecided voters to the Ferrer column,Mr.Farrell suggested,you see how the race is really a nail-biter, not a romp.

Two new polls were released Wednesday disclosing remarkably uniform results: the mayor surging, headed toward what could even be twoto-one margin of victory against the hapless former Bronx president. How will Mr. Farrell spin this one? (more…)