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  •  It's strong at this stage but also irrelevant (5+ / 0-)

    Think back to all the teabagger primary upsets, research the polling from those races, you'll see that the teabagger winners always trailed badly until very late.  Whether it was Sharron Angle or Todd Akin or Christine O'Donnell or so many others, they were mired in the basement for almost the entire primary campaign until the final month.

    And in many cases, the teabagger winner didn't even jump into the race until late.

    That's why it's hopeless to try to project right now whether Alexander is vulnerable.  A bad poll is a real sign of trouble yes, but a good poll doesn't mean the opposite.

    45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:29:23 AM PDT

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    •  Sure (3+ / 0-)
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      Skaje, MichaelNY, DCCyclone

      There was the aforementioned 62-30 Murkowski lead and Angle started in single digits. Mourdock was down 31-45 but he was a statewide elected official and went on to crush Lugar.

      "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 Aug 28, 2013 at 08:33:51 AM PDT

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