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  •  Respecfully (0+ / 0-)

    The polling on Rendell shows he hurts Obama in PA.

    Ultimately, though, I don't think any Democrat will lose PA this year.  It just doesn't follow any of the data.  

    Do we really want another YEAR of trying to explain to everyone why the Democratic nominee voted to authorize the Iraq war before they were against it?

    by ShadowSD on Mon May 26, 2008 at 12:16:24 PM PDT

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    •  No it doesn't. (1+ / 0-)
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      Rendell boosts Obama in every match-up except against McCain/Huckabee, where Obama/Rendell leads McCain/Huckabee by 7 while Obama himself would lead McCain (by himself) by 8--which is within the margin of error.

      Polling aside, I don't see any point to putting Rendell on the ticket anyway.

      Prediction: Obama/Sebelius defeats McCain/Pawlenty, 335-203.

      by Namtrix on Mon May 26, 2008 at 12:25:13 PM PDT

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      •  Right (0+ / 0-)

        You are are correct on the polling though, it was every other state SurveyUSA polled recently (Ohio, Virginia, California, New Mexico) in which Rendell's number was consistently lower than Obama by himself.

        In PA, Rendell added +1 for two match ups and -1 for a third, which means essentially no effect in his home state, a notable weakness; however, I was incorrect in stating that he dragged Obama's numbers down in PA, as he does not.

        Do we really want another YEAR of trying to explain to everyone why the Democratic nominee voted to authorize the Iraq war before they were against it?

        by ShadowSD on Mon May 26, 2008 at 01:09:04 PM PDT

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