Chris responded in the comments section, but his words deserve to appear on the front page:
The situation has gotten more bizarre than Meck Deck lets on. Public Policy polling issued the results of a poll that included me (at 5%, compared to a 3% margin between Dole and Hagan). I found the poll reported in four NC news sources, all of which REMOVED my name from the report. When I tried to contact the reporters, one didn't respond, a second said that she didn't know about my candidacy. a third said that he FORGOT about my candidacy, and a fourth admitted that it should have been a "no-brainer" (his words) to include me. Yet, I also found the poll reported WITH my name in the New York Sun, the Washington Times, and even Kay Hagan's website. I am generally skeptical of conspiracy theories, but this is turning me into a foil-hat guy.
Note to Chris: the foil won't go with the beard.