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    brn2bwild

    The next 50 comments are mostly discussing the PPP poll, and they sort of go around in circles.

    It may be helpful to note that bad polling data may say more about problems in the polling itself, and so don't freak about what the data mean for the election.  The damage control may need to focus on problems at ppp that caused the weird data, if it is bizarre such as +10 Romney, as feared.

    •  Focus instead on GOP abortion disaster in Senate (4+ / 0-)

      Rachel Maddow did a great job of highlighting the absolute disaster that the Republicans are reaping in their futile Senate campaigns for extreme anti-abortion candidates.

      Of 7 highly anti-abortion GOP candidates, all 7 are clearly on their way to defeat, or are at high risk of losing.

      Rachel focused on North Dakota, where Mr. Berg made a complete idiot of himself on a televised interview by stating that he would force rape victims to bear the rapist's child.  This may be his "Akin" moment.

      Now, it is clear why Heidi Heitkamp may be on her way to victory in ND, and this phenomenon is helping to explain how the newest projections suggest that the Dems may pick up 1 or 2 Senate seats this year.

      This is hugely important, not only for the next two years, but particularly for 2014, because the Dems definitely need a few extra seats to hold majority in 2014.  

      This is VITAL, and it is a paradox, because if Dems can hold the Senate in 2014 (by winning more seats in 2012), then Obama can get a pro-choice Supreme Court nominee approved in the Senate.  If Dems lose the majority, Obama's pro-choice nominees would be at risk.

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