According to Politico, my former Governor Martin O’Malley paid Public Policy Polling some money to produce a Democratic primary poll in Iowa claiming he leads the 2020 Democratic race.
PRESIDENT – IOWA – DEM CAUCUS (PPP)
Martin O’Malley 18%
Cory Booker 17%
Amy Kloubacher 11%
Everyone Else <10%
This poll that PPP was more than willing to take money for included the following names:
As the article from Politico points out, not included in this poll were the following:
Kudos to PPP for getting Martin O’Malley to give them a bunch of money on a poll and ensuring future business from him by making sure to exclude enough big names so that O’Malley would end up on top. This poll was done March 3-6 among 1062 Democrats.