Releasing rigged internal polls to prop up a floundering campaign can be a tricky thing. If you go down that road, you have to make sure it doesn’t go beyond the 8-ish point margin. That way, when an independent poll comes out, you can at least claim that the margins of error meet somewhere in the middle and that yours was the accurate one.
But when you inflate your numbers by around 17 points? Your credibility is completely gone. For the rest of Trey Grayson’s campaign (which might only last another month), no reporter in their right mind should believe a single word that they say.
I will give the Grayson camp credit for one thing, though. Slapping their sticker on the chest of an oblivious Gurley Martin: