Poll by John Lewis shows Hunt is behind Hutchens by only 1%

Oh no!  Red County is reporting that Minuteman favorite Bill Hunt is now behind incumbent appointed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens by only 1 point!  The poll was conducted by John Lewis, so I don’t believe it, but nevertheless this is bad news for those of us who want to see Hunt go down in flames, due to his affiliation with noted racists Joe Arpaio, Barbara Coe and Jim Gilchrist.

A poll released by Lewis Consulting Group shows Sheriff Sandra Hutchens now leading former Sheriff Lieutenant Bill Hunt by 1 point 21% – 20%. The balance of the vote was split between Anaheim Deputy Chief of Police Craig Hunter and a large block of undecided voters.

Once the shock of this shock poll had worn off, I called John Lewis and asked his thoughts on why Hunt had narrowed the gap. John pointed to the big earned media splash Hunt had recevied from the Sheriff Joe Arpaio event that was broadcast on KFI’s John & Ken radio program, and the ancillary media coverage it generated.

If you want a Sheriff who is going to promote Arizona-style racial profiling, vote for Hunt.

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