This new poll may prompt Senor Rodriguez to pound another table with his newspaper:
An internal poll of 400 likely voters in the congressional district, conducted by Washington, D.C.-based On Message Inc., found Canseco favored by 45.3 percent of those surveyed, compared to 39.3 percent for Rodriguez.
The poll — conducted Oct.19-20, with the results released Thursday — showed other candidates with 9.6 percent of the vote and 6 percent undecided. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
Caveat: This is a GOP internal poll.