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  •  Does anyone know what happened to (4+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, kleinburger, jayden, PSzymeczek

    Heitkamp because of her vote?  I understand Bill Daley did an OpEd piece against her in either WaPo or the NYTimes.  But I wondered if she's paid an penalty from NDakota voters.

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:04:57 AM PDT

    •  Per Mayors Against Illegal Guns... (3+ / 0-)
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      the latest poll they sponsored from March showed 94% of North Dakotans support background checks.

      But note that they had 90% of Arizona supporting background checks, while PPP's poll finds it at only 70%.  No matter how you slice it, 70% is quite different than 90%, so at least one of them is off by quite a bit.

      •  Thanks for the info. (0+ / 0-)

        Even if PPP's poll shows ND at 70% (or higher), I'm surprised at that.  Somehow I thought they would be against background checks solidly given that Heitkamp declared that "there will be no gun control law" when she'd barely been sworn in.  I thought she was going what she thought her constituents wanted.  IF the ND polling on support for background checks is 70% or higher (like the 94% from MAIG), then Heitkamp really is a maverick and does as she darn well pleases.  Glad ND is stuck with her----I'm in WI and at least we've got Tammy Baldwin to help cancel out the ever-worthless Ron Johnson (R-Woodshed).  

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:37:23 AM PDT

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      •  Wildly varying poll numbers tell a story (1+ / 0-)
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        They can mean that the exact phrasing of the question matters, but more typically it's taken as a sign that people don't care very much about the question and their opinions may wobble from week to week.

        This may be hard to imagine given the passion of the two extremes, but on reflection it makes sense that people are worried first about keeping their families off the street.

        Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

        by Dogs are fuzzy on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 11:19:12 AM PDT

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