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  •  PPP National Presidential Poll. (8+ / 0-)

    Things I learned:

    GOP voters take Rand Paul seriously, LOL.

    Democratic voters are easily impressed by Chris Christie. Wow, he was so bold to demand hurricane aid for his state. A profile in courage, I tell you.

    As a corollary, Christie will have trouble winning the nomination. The '12 GOP primary was a bunch of clowns, doubtful the '16 primary will be as much of a joke.

    I realize that Hillary is actually inevitable this time (if she wants it), but I'd still like to have a choice on the ballot please. Students for a New American Politics!

    by redrelic17 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:39:44 AM PDT

    •  Lots of national polling today... (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm getting a rush of adrenaline!

    •  Hillary just 50-42 favorable? (3+ / 0-)
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      jj32, ArkDem14, itskevin

      As we were saying yesterday, they somehow low-ball everybody on job approval and favorability.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 11:37:37 AM PDT

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      •  Except Corbett (1+ / 0-)
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        insert joke here.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 12:10:11 PM PDT

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    •  I'd like a choice as well (1+ / 0-)
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      But from the perspective of those candidates I understand why they'd hesitate. Biden is probably the only person who could conceivably beat her but even that is very unlikely.

      I think we'll definitely see others run though. At the very least O'Malley and Mark Warner will both likely run, probably, ostensibly for VP.

    •  Check that Christie favorability... (1+ / 0-)
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      42-24 favorability with Obama voters, 36-31 favorability with Romney voters.

      +6 with Independents, +9 with Republicans, and +20 with Democrats.

      •  36-31 (2+ / 0-)
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        lordpet8, Skaje

        It would be virtually impossible for him to win a GOP primary with numbers like that. IIRC all the major 2012 GOP candidates except for maybe Ron Paul had overwhelmingly positive numbers among GOP voters.

        It's possible that by 2016 the GOP will move far enough to the center to make Christie viable, but in my view the only way that could happen would be if they lost the House in 2014 and perceived that they lost it because they were too far to the right. The odds of a Dem takeover in 2014 look remote, and even if the GOP lost the House most of them would probably conclude that it was because they compromised with Obama too much and didn't stand up for conservative principles.

        SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

        by sacman701 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:56:03 PM PDT

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