Much like the GOP candidate vetting process, this North Country poll gives a window into the parochialism of the region's Democrats when settling on their choice for the 23rd CD, and highlights the challenge that both candidates will face in making themselves known to voters in the vast and sprawling district.
From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, based in Saranac Lake, the poll is more of a hometown boy-type contest. Brian McGrath, who no one ever heard of, but claims a home in the Adirondack foothills, is the locals' choice.
In Oswego County, a recent online poll found strong support for John Sullivan, the ex-Mayor. He barely shows up in the ADE poll.
And close to heart candidate or at least close to our blog Dan Francis, well known around these parts, barely registers at all.
Ditto for Mike Oot, even though he recently dumped thousands of dollars into his own failed effort for the seat.
Of course, there's a reason they call these polls "unscientific." But they can't call them "uninteresting."