Press Release: Fake DC Polling Hits South Dakota Governor’s Race

Fake DC Polling Hits South Dakota Governor’s Race

PIERRE, SD: A fake poll pushed by a business partner of Noem for Governor campaign manager Justin Brasell has South Dakotans shaking their heads this week.

“We know that today’s fake poll is nothing more than a press release issued by a business partner of the congresswoman’s campaign manager Justin Brasell, so we can’t help but laugh and keep doing what we’re doing,” said Jackley for Governor campaign manager Jason Glodt.

Brasell, a DC operative who tried to disguise the poll as legitimate, has a history of using fake polling as a tactic to change public opinion. His relationship with Kyle Robertson, whose firm announced the poll results, goes back at least 15 years. In 2015, Brasell released the same type of poll from his firm touting a candidate whose campaign was being managed by none other than Kyle Robertson.

The fake poll conducted by Brasell showed Robertson’s candidate winning by a large margin, but he ended up placing a distant third place in that election.

Now the roles have reversed. Brasell is the campaign manager and Robertson is releasing fake polls for Brasell’s candidate in an attempt to deceive South Dakotans.

“Congresswoman Noem is a little late with her April Fools joke,” Glodt said.

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67 Replies to “Press Release: Fake DC Polling Hits South Dakota Governor’s Race”

    1. DJT

      Time for Cryin’ Jackley to prove he can win! Where’s your Polling?! Big Time WIN coming AGAIN for Noem!!! #MAGA

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  1. Anonymous

    Noem and Brasell keep making one boneheaded move after another. If this is how Noem runs a campaign, I don’t want her anywhere near the Governor’s Mansion.

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    1. Anonymous

      So boneheaded Jackley tripped over himself to put out a release that doesn’t actually refute the numbers

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      1. Anonymous

        1) Jackley would be stupid to release numbers on a Friday.

        2) Jackley would be stupid to let Kristi’s flailing campaign dictate his strategy. Marty will release his numbers when the bump would do him the most good. (See, this is why Kristi is failing; she’s flailing.)

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      2. Sandy

        Um- they totally debunked the poll by exposing Noem as the source trying to deceive people. What shady stuff will Noem do next? She is cut throat.

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    1. Anonymous

      “Hey Marty, it’s Jason. Sorry to call so late but I just got the best idea for an ad, but it all hinges on one important thing – do you still have those short-shorts?!”

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      1. Anonymous

        Forget the short shorts. As long as Marty runs mediocre testimonial ads that nobody sees staring people nobody knows, all he needs to do is have some b-roll of fake fence fixin’! PS: Keep talking with your hands, Marty! Great ground game!

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        1. Anonymous

          Don’t forget about the time Marty incorrectly bridled a horse in an ad and hilariously got called out.

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  2. Anonymous

    Calling the poll fake out of hand? One wonders if they actually looked at the crosstabs or are running scared.

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  3. GI

    Dang- Team Noem is shady. First they buy fake votes to win online polls and now they are releasing fake polls. Unfortunately, a lot of people fall for their deception.

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  4. Anonymous

    Team Noem must be in panic mode. They thought it would be an easy ride to coronation. So Wrong! All that DC money and time there.

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  5. Anonymous

    It seriously took Team Marty 5 hours to respond? This info is easily googlable. What kind of rinkydink operation is he running?

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  6. Anonymous

    Ok bullshit aside, show us some proof. Neither of these candidates care about arbitrary polls and no, the Noem campaign didn’t buy fake votes for polls that don’t matter. Even if for once this crooked Jackley campaign could prove their claims it still wouldn’t matter. Which hand does Glodt stroke his ego with when his hands are full holding Jackley’s short shorts and that stupid ‘clean campaign pledge’ he relentlessly dishonors. They must be scared, this is exactly the time of year the losing side starts to go negative. Jackley is basically that picture of a dog in a burning building saying “this is fine” at this point.

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      1. Anonymous

        To be fair, Glodt does call the poll fake with no evidence. The pollster says he makes the questions and crosstabs available upon request. I wonder if Marty’s team actually looked at them, but I doubt it.

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  7. Anonymous

    Hold the phone. Did team Noem just get completely busted for pushing a BS poll? I had to read the release again. The business partner of Norms campaign manager is trying to claim to be an independent pollster???? Lololololomg. That is a first.

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  8. Anono

    I would like to see the cross tabs. I suspect the race is much closer than this – probably pretty tight. However, the press release did indicate the actual poll was conducted by Advantage Inc which does appear to be a company that has been around for a while….

    I would also like to start seeing polls by some of the more prominent pollsters.

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  9. Anonymous

    Wait. I bet one of Jason Glodts business partners is going to become a pollster overnight and release a poll with Marty up 80-6. Just as credible.

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  10. Anon

    Notice they’re not refuting the numbers. If they had internsls showing them winning or close they would say so, but they don’t

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      1. Anonymous

        Dude, Brasell, if this is your idea of getting under Jackley’s skin, no wonder your campaign is floundering.

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        1. Anonymous

          What gets under Jackley’s skin? Could it be…

          The meth problem that’s exploded on his watch?

          The violence problem that’s exploded on his watch?

          The $1.2 million he cost the state by ignoring his staff’s harassment complaint?

          The new lawsuit from an inmate who says Jackley violated his constitutional rights?

          EB-5?

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          1. Anonymous

            Jackley will be far more tough on crime as Governor and prosecute drugs coming from Colorado, West coast and others. Get the users into drug courts.

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        2. Anonymous

          I think a more important question is why Jackley’s trolls keep talking up Glodt’s SD cred when he’s the one who actually thought the short-shorts thing played among SD primary voters. Like, really? Guess that’s what you get when two lawyers team up to try to talk to real people.

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          1. Anonymous

            It’s really a race of two lobbyists. Mccaulley for Noem and glodt for jackley.

            Who gets more access is yet to be determined.

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      2. Anonymous

        I can’t be the only one that’s noticed that the comments on any Gubernatorial story have gotten significantly more infantile since Noem hired a teenager from Missouri to run her west river operation. Coincidence? I think not

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      3. Anonymous

        All I know is that everyone at the coffee group is raving about the short shorts ad so jackley has a winner on his hands.

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        1. Anonymous

          Nobody is raving about Jackley’s short short ads in western SD. Also the only people that would embrace the idea that Jackley’s ground game is better is brain-dead or loyal to a unhealthy degree. Please try to keep in mind that Kristi has had 5 competitive statewide elections in the last 8 years and left a trail of defeated well qualified candidates. Marty Jackley will be lucky to finish 10 points behind Kristi Noem and I doubt that she would ever consider him as someone that could help her govern this great state in the way that she intends.

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    1. Wow

      If they do, we will be seeing a Democrat in the Governor’s mansion! And that is a fact. People hate candidates bashing each other. They should learn from the Barnett-Kirby race years ago.

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    2. Anonymous

      Why would any intelligent Republican, in this environment, think that a candidate with a 10 point lead would go negative. Mindless speculation with an agenda.

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  11. Gideon Oakes

    I miss the old days when 48 out of 52 comments weren’t by “Anonymous”. Seriously, it’s kinda boring, no matter how pithy the commentary. I challenge every one of you to come up with a unique screen name (even if it’s still something that retains anonymity!) and stick with it. Yes, I’m yelling in my best “get off my lawn” old man voice. 😁

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  12. oldguy

    I have been on KN side from the start and still am. I have to say MJ is running a much better campaign then her. Come on KN get going!!

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  13. Anono

    Probably 2/3 of these comments are from campaign staff.

    I still like both candidates. Either will beat Sutton in the fall. It’s simple math. Meanwhile, it looks like things are about to heat up. Jackley has a superior ground game which is not unexpected. Noem’s ads are better. We are now going to see who can close this deal. The next ads are going to be very interesting. And I can’t wait for the debates.

    Questions remaining… what do we see for outside third party ads? Do either announce a Lt. Gov candidate before the election? (see Janklow ‘94 and Kirby ‘02). What do we see for public polling?

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    1. Anonymous

      I agree. Sutton should just switch parties and run as a Republican. Too right for some Democrats to vote for him and he votes to the right of some Republicans in the legislature. Democrats are moving to the far left in SD.

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  14. Melissa Magstadt

    I have a lot of respect for both Noem and Jackley. I hope we can be classy enough to not tear down either one down. It’s unbecoming and I am hoping the campaign managers don’t represent their candidates poorly by going negative.

    When the election is done and someone will win and someone will lose, I can say with confidence that either of our republican candidates are great and would be wonderful governors.

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  15. "Very Stable Genius"

    Does “Anonymous” have a personality disorder, or is it really supporting both Marty and Kristi?

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