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July 30, 2010

FRIDAY'S CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP.... Today's installment of campaign-related news items that wouldn't generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers.

* In Florida's closely-watched Senate race, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Gov. Charlie Crist (I) still out in front, enjoying 37% support, followed by Marco Rubio (R) at 32%, and Jeff Greene (D) third with 17%. With Rep. Kendrick Meek as the Democratic nominee, Crist's and Rubio's numbers are a little higher, but the margins are about the same.

* On a related note, Quinnipiac also polled Florida's open gubernatorial race, and found an even more competitive contest. With Rick Scott as the GOP nominee, he leads with 29%, just two points ahead of state CFO Alex Sink (D) at 27%, and Bud Chiles (I) with 14%. If Bill McCollum wins the Republican primary, he's ahead 27% to 26% over Sink.

* In Nevada, a new Mason-Dixon poll shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) leading former state Rep. Sharron Angle (R) by just one point, 43% to 42%. The last Mason-Dixon poll showed Reid with a larger lead.

* Speaking of Reid, Kentucky Senate hopeful Jack Conway (D) has been under pressure from right-wing candidate Rand Paul (R) about whether he'd support Reid for Majority Leader if elected. This week, pressed on the issue, Conway hedged, suggesting Reid might still lose his re-election bid.

* We're just days away from Michigan's GOP gubernatorial primary, and a new EPIC/MRA poll shows a very competitive three-way contest. Rick Snyder is ahead in the poll with 26% support, followed by Mike Cox at 24%, and Pete Hoekstra at 23%. Among Democrats, Virg Bernero leads Andy Dillon by eight, 40% to 32%.

* If you're inclined to believe Rasmussen, right-wing businessman Ron Johnson (R) is leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D) in Wisconsin, 48% to 46%.

* In Nevada, Rasmussen shows Brian Sandoval (R) leading the gubernatorial race over Rory Reid (D), but Sandoval's lead is down to 10 points, and the poll was taken before Sandoval's controversial comments about Arizona's anti-immigrant policy.

* In Pennsylvania, Rasmussen shows former Rep. Pat Toomey (R) leading Rep. Joe Sestak (D) by six, 45% to 39%.

* And in the state of Washington, Rasmussen shows Sen. Patty Murray (D) leading GOP frontrunner Dino Rossi by two, 49% to 47%.

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I cannot understand why anyone in Florida (where lots of seniors live) could imagine Rick Scott - he of the largest medicare fraud in history, could even show his face in the state.

Posted by: js on July 30, 2010 at 12:07 PM | PERMALINK

polls adjusted for ras house effect

Sen. Russ Feingold (D) is leading right-wing businessman Ron Johnson (R) in Wisconsin by two.

* In Pennsylvania Rep. Pat Toomey (R) is leading Rep. Joe Sestak (D) by one.

* And in the state of Washington, Sen. Patty Murray (D) is leading GOP frontrunner Dino Rossi by five.

Posted by: dj spellchecka on July 30, 2010 at 12:23 PM | PERMALINK

On the national level the Democratic Party has to go negative on the Republican party of NO. Locally the candidates, Sestak, Feingold, Reid, etc have to show what they have done and will do for their respective states. Reid has an uphill fight because Nevada has a 14.5% unemployment rate and the worst housing crisis in the nation.

One two punch. Our candidates are pretty good and very professional. I am not worried about them. I am worried about the national party. I don't see the Obama crowd, especially the chairman, punching very hard. Damn I wish we had Howard Dean.

Posted by: Ron Byers on July 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM | PERMALINK

In the future let's refer to Pat Toomey not as former Rep. but rather as former Club For Growth president. That is far more reflective of who he'll represent.

Posted by: carvednstonedem on July 30, 2010 at 1:19 PM | PERMALINK

Note to Jack Conway: Answer that you will be elected as a Democrat and that as a Democrat you will support the Democrat for Senate Majority Leader. Who else would you vote for? The Republican? Then why have the election?

Posted by: BC on July 30, 2010 at 1:29 PM | PERMALINK

Here in Kansas City we are being subjected to a nonstop barrage of right wing garbage disguised as campaign commercials for both Kansas and Missouri races. It seems like each one is more outlandish than the one before. I have yet to see a commercial of any kind for any Democratic candidate. I realize the primaries are Tuesday and they're trying to get the vote out for those, but any undecided voter is hearing an extremely one-sided narrative.

Posted by: dennis on July 30, 2010 at 1:29 PM | PERMALINK

"If you're inclined to believe Rasmussen, right-wing businessman Ron Johnson (R) is leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D) in Wisconsin, 48% to 46%."

I'm not inclined to believe Rasmussen. Are you?

Posted by: bdop4 on July 30, 2010 at 1:30 PM | PERMALINK

"Damn I wish we had Howard Dean." - Ron Byers

I hear ya, Bro. Tim Kaine, while a nice guy, is fucking INVISIBLE.

We need Howard out there, calling out the mountains of bullshit spewing forth from the GOP.

Posted by: bdop4 on July 30, 2010 at 1:32 PM | PERMALINK

On a related note, Quinnipiac also polled Florida's open gubernatorial race, and found an even more competitive contest. With Rick Scott as the GOP nominee, he leads with 29%, just two points ahead of state CFO Alex Sink (D) at 27%, and Bud Chiles (I) with 14%. If Bill McCollum wins the Republican primary, he's ahead 27% to 26% over Sink.

Proving once again that, when it comes to Republicans, you can indeed fool all the (Republican) people all of the time.

Posted by: TCinLA on July 30, 2010 at 7:36 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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