Has The “Golden” Era Passed? Atlas Poll Indicates Frustration with Bay Ridge Prince
Frustrated with Marty Golden, readers in our Atlas Poll have started demonstrating their preference for new leadership in the State Senate representing his district.
The poll, which has been up for just over a week, has nearly 150 voters so far and the numbers don’t look so good for the Senator.
The poll asked: Is it worth it to keep Marty Golden the State Senator of the 22nd District?
Over 60% of you said, “No. Golden’s recent conduct is unspeakable, and we need new Republican representation.”
Just under 30% said, “No. At this point, I think even a Democrat would be better than Golden.”
And just a meager 12% said, “Yes. We must maintain the Republican majority in the State Senate.”
You will have the opportunity to vote for another week or so, so be sure to have your voice heard.
The poll results come after a slew of unfavorable and unsettling information about the Senator came to light.
Earlier last year, the Senator was palling around with ACORN’s Bertha Lewis at an Atlantic Yards meeting. He also endorsed current Bay Ridge Cabal Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton for another term as chair, leading up to a disastrous set of 2009 elections for our party.
Thereafter, he continued his policy of supporting Democrats (this time out in the open rather than covertly, as we all know the Senator has a reputation for doing–not to mention his surrogates) at the expense of viable Republican candidates. This has, at the very least, contributed to a backlash from his own constituents, with a recent video campaign highlighting the unsavory nature of Brooklyn GOP dealings.
This poll also comes as a letter to the Senator’s constituents was revealed using disingenuous and somewhat desperate language to convince his donors of his immanent and altogether unlikely demise.
(Personal note: I rather appreciated the language of one other Brooklyn blog: “The two page letter was crafted to shamelessly try and scare Marty’s supporters into sending him their SSI checks and any earmarked birthday money for their greatgrandchildren in order to protect his seat from an invisible Spartacus and his non-existent hordes.” That language might go a bit too far, but it is rather amusing. If anything, it goes to show you the kind of weapons Golden’s critics are unsheathing.)
So, for now, the Senator might be in office, but unrest is growing–and with good cause.