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View Diary: Polling and Political Wrap-Up, 3/29/10 (70 comments)

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  •  Whew! Surge Crist, surge. (4+ / 0-)
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    Looks like the threat of him crossing over is past. Please mortally wound Rubio and leaving him limping through the general for Meek.

    There's no indication Pataki's running. His inclusion in the NY-Sen polling is starting to look silly.

    Pull it out Boxer, I'm sure she can. People usually default back to the incumbent when it comes down to it. They like the challenger better before they actually know much about them.

    "I am not guilty, I am not ashamed and I am not finished." --Lt. Dan Choi, 3/19/10

    by Scott Wooledge on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 07:55:42 PM PDT

    •  Interesting about Crist (4+ / 0-)

      Could his relative strength represent some pushback from sane Republicans against the teabaggers?

      If so, my feelings would be mixed.  Not especially good news for us electorally, but probably healthy for democracy in the USA.

      •  Come on - we need a stable democracy (1+ / 0-)
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        these type of teabagger movement ended up in the fascistic collapse of Europe following the Great Depression.

        Yes, we do have a vital interest in a sane Republican Party. Lets not play games with fire. This type of fire can consume all of us. Lets stand firm for a democratic America. And this includes a center right Republican Party.

      •  It's one poll, so it could be a fluke (3+ / 0-)
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        Not a sea change. They're (I'm presuming) not polling the SAME voters week to week, so I'm not sure if it's a change of mind??? Who can say? I guess some one local might have some insight, neither Rubio nor Crist seems to have said or done much to ping the national radar lately.

        Or maybe it's a backwax bump! Voters reject the hirsuit?

        "I am not guilty, I am not ashamed and I am not finished." --Lt. Dan Choi, 3/19/10

        by Scott Wooledge on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 08:05:14 PM PDT

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        •  Considering also that (2+ / 0-)
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          the poll has radically different results in the Rubio vs. Meek matchup (44-29) than did either of the preceding polls (from PPP and R2K) that had Meek within 5 points or 1 point respectively.

          Suggesting not a surge but rather perhaps M-D has a different model here that favors Crist more vs. Rubio and then either Republican more vs. Meek.  Note also that this poll showed poor numbers for Obama personally and for attitudes toward the HCR bill.

          -- Stu

          •  Yeah, I noticed the Meek matchup was (2+ / 0-)
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            markedly different, indicating, to me, a change in WHO was polled, more than a wholesale change in voter's attitude.

            "I am not guilty, I am not ashamed and I am not finished." --Lt. Dan Choi, 3/19/10

            by Scott Wooledge on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 08:26:22 PM PDT

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            •  Meek Has Qualified By Petition (0+ / 0-)

              Kendrick Meek is the ONLY candidate EVER who has qualified by petition for the Senate race.

              The recent polls do NOT take into account the lack of name recognition that Mr. Meek has, a lack of recognition that has been fostered by the failure of so-called "Democratic" media support as in Kos.

              For those who seem to prefer a glitzy faux "Dem." leaning candidate like Crist instead of a hard working REAL Dem. like Meek, all I have to say is be careful what you wish for.

              Any Republican elected will "toe the line" of the party of NO.

    •  Pataki (0+ / 0-)

      Pataki would be 65 years old. While there are lots of mature senators, how common is it to be elected to a first term at that age?

      He seems to be doing OK physically, but it's tough work getting elected.

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