( – promoted by Peter Porcupine)
A recent Zogby Poll released this week shows the Republican candidate Jeff Beatty of Harwich in a virtual statistical dead heat in the early stages of the 08 Election. Here is what the poll says.
BOSTON, MA-AUGUST 8, 2007–Just 60 days after forming an exploratory committee to defeat John Kerry for the US Senate in 2008, Jeff Beatty (www.JeffBeatty.com) is receiving favorable support from voters across Massachusetts. A July poll conducted by the renowned Zogby organization shows Jeff Beatty to be in a virtual tie with the junior senator and former presidential candidate.
Zogby provided respondents with basic biographical information on John Kerry, Jeff Beatty and other Republican candidates and then asked “who would you vote for?” Results in the head-to-head competition were:
First Kerry 48 % Beatty 45% (3 point margin – error margin 4.1% = a tie)
Second Kerry 56 % Healey 37% (19 point loss)
Third Kerry 61% Card 29% (32 point loss)
Against Jeff Beatty, the incumbent’s vote percentage plummeted below 50%–with Beatty in a virtual tie for the Senate seat, while Kerry rose significantly when pitted against the other Republican contenders. Results show that Beatty has rapidly become the front runner in the race to defeat John Kerry. The Zogby survey consisted of 41% Democrats, 20% Republicans and 38% unenrolled or independents. The Zogby poll also documented that Beatty’s biographical information, his national and international public service, and his anti-terrorism credentials, made the difference with voters.
Jeff Beatty, who entered politics last year, has a lifetime of public service as a decorated veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He is the first person to have served with all 3 of the U.S.’s most elite anti-terrorism units: Delta Force Assault Troop Commander in the first Blackhawk shot down; Special Agent of the FBI, advising the FBI National Hostage Rescue Team; and finally, a CIA Counter-terrorism Officer with service primarily in Europe and the Middle East running successful operations against terrorists and nations hostile to the United States.
Since leaving government service, Jeff Beatty has been an active small businessman and homeland security consultant designing training programs for over 500,000 Americans to help keep our citizens safe. His clients have included Logan Airport, The MBTA, The Superbowl, Boston Public Schools,The Statue of Liberty and other local and national organizations.
Beatty is widely sought in both national and international arenas as a consultant and commentator in the areas of National Security, Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism. Beatty is a familiar face on national and international broadcast and news media, with over 250 appearances on FOX News, CNN (domestic and international), NBC, ABC, CBS and other major media outlets.
“Jeff Beatty as a fighter and a winner. He is the right man to be in the Senate for the times we face,” said Col. David Hunt, in evaluating Beatty’s abilities, background and political stances. Based on current polls and voter response, Kerry could easily be facing his third electoral defeat.