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  •  It would figure if (0+ / 0-)

    Rhode Island Dems caused Chafee to win re-nomination.

    Oh yeah, Jack Reed is more popular amongst RI Republicans than Chafee.

    Chafee has an 18 point spread amongst Democrats and a smaller one amongst Independents.

    "Lincoln is popular with independents" seems a little too CWish for me. Especially since 40% of them disapprove of the job he's doing.

    Somebody really needs to do some more surveying on Rhode Island independents, because I have the feeling we all don't know enough about them.

    And if more of them formally cross over to the Democratic Party, that'll seal the deal in Rhode Island, and help establish a "Solid Northeast" of New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

    (No New Hampshire in that bloc, yet)

    "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

    by RBH on Tue Sep 12, 2006 at 04:53:54 PM PDT

    •  What?! (0+ / 0-)

        Republicans prefer Jack Reed, sometimes considered the most liberal senator, to their own party's admittedly uninspiring senator?!  Mind-blowing.  

      •  Right now, Reed leads Chafee amongst Republicans (0+ / 0-)

        Amongst the RI Republicans: 56/38 approval for Reed, 43/54 disapproval for Chafee

        Chafee's best shot involves half of the voters being registered Independents, and voting for him by over 10 points.

        "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

        by RBH on Tue Sep 12, 2006 at 05:02:35 PM PDT

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        •  RI voters (0+ / 0-)

          By registration:

          10% Republican  (68,864)
          35% Democratic  (236,665)
          55% Unafilliated (365,658)

          Either 95% + of Rs voted or a lot of Indies voted for Chafee.  One note, votes in the Republican Senate primary exceeded votes in the Governor's primary by 12,000 votes with 93% counted.  Chafee will likely hit his goal of 14,000 unafilliated voters crossing over.

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