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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sharron Angle Who Cannot Win Slightly Ahead Of Harry Reid

Fox News has released a set of polls of likely voters, including in the Nevada Senate race, showing Sharron Angle up a point, 45-44.  This is consistent with several recent polls showing the race a dead heat:
Angle drew 45 percent support, while Reid took in 44 percent. Five percent opted for "none of these," Nevada's unique ballot option that allows one to vote against all the candidates on offer. And Reid's path to victory depends on growing the number of "none of these" voters.

Reid's low job approval in the survey – 40 percent said he was doing a good job, while 55 percent disagree – helps explain the Democratic strategy of encouraging "none of the above" votes.
The responses to this question should have the Reid folks scared to death:

If you had to pick between just these two choices, which would you say is more important when deciding your vote for Senate this year -- is your decision based more on national political issues or more on your feelings about the candidates themselves?
Decision is based more on national political issues -- 77%
Decision is based more on your feelings about the candidates themselves -- 19%
Not sure -- 4% 
The race is nationalized, as much as Reid has tried to paint Angle as a potentially violent extremist who is nuts.

It's a good thing for Democrats that Sharron Angle cannot win, otherwise she'd be far ahead of the entrenched incumbent who has raised $20 million for the campaign and has spent billions in taxpayer dollars buying support in Nevada.

Because that is the meme of the day.  Crazy people like Christine O'Donnell Sharron Angle cannot win a general election because they are nuts, and did I say crazy?

Update:  Other polls are in, with a similar result of a virtual dead heat:
Rasmussen 48-48 with leaners, 46-46 without leaners.Mason-Dixon Reid up 46-44--------------------------------------------
Reuters IPSOS Reid up 46-44

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  1. please note it is the Dems that are saying Angle is crazy ... it is conservatives that are saying O'Donnell is nuts ... not crazy policy ideas but flat out nuts with her accusations (Castle operatives broke into her headquarters years ago, she won 2 out of 3 counties against Biden, she made 6k in 2009 but claims to have made more but doesn't have to report it) ...

    she is conservative yes ... but does that make up for her baggage ?

    I guess so for some ...

  2. looks like I have one less RSS feed for my reader ... this Red on Red nonsense is depressing ...

  3. Red on red? Do you mean primary elections?

    This is where we take back the party from the control of Lindsey Graham, John McCain, David Frum, Kathleen Parker, and all the others who have turned the Republican Party into a weak democrat-lite institution. This is where we take the party back from you.

  4. If only Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell had the moral character to drive a car into a river, allow the passenger to drown so they could sober up before notifying authorities, then they might look forward to a very long senate career while being a drunken philanderer.

    Or if either of them had only attained one of the highest ranks in one of the most racist organizations in the country, the KKK, they might enjoy a 50+ year career in the senate. Heck, they might even be re-elected so many times they lose mobility and have to be wheeled onto the senate floor to vote. Oh wait, Castle is 78 and Reid is 71. Maybe that's their plan.

    Or if they'd sat in a racist black liberation theology church for 20 years listening to hatred against whites and traditional America, and sat on the board of a foundation with a domestic terrorist who set off bombs at the Pentagon, they might even be presidential material.

    But no, O'Donnell is accused of committing the unforgiveable offense of possibly puffing up (shocker) elements of her past and alleging in a lawsuit that she was discriminated against by a former employer. And the most damning thing I've read about Angle, besides expressing her opinion about the color of high school football uniforms, is that she's used rhetorical language at times before and during her senate campaign (another shocker).

  5. Whatever candidate would have won the GOP nomination in Nevada, Reid would have run the same campaign, trying to drive up the GOPer's negatives early by slamming her/him with charges of extremism, etc. Angle was NOT tghe best candidate to weather this and prevail, but she's a stalwart campaigner, smart and astute. Others likely would be well ahead of Reid at this point, but she's made it a race.

    Why this absolves O'Donnell from being a flake and a zero who has never accomplished anything and should not be trusted with the public's money is beyond me. What's more, Nevada is not Delaware. Alaska is not Delaware. Kentucky is not Delaware. What you need to focus on is who can win in Delaware, period. McMahon may well win in Connecticut -- on her way to joining Scott Brown in the "RINO" club. Ditto Fiorina in California and several other GOP candidates running close races. If most of them win but the GOP is one vote short of Senate control, everyone will know which bloggers to blame.

  6. If we had just listened to the likes of John Burke and The Ghost back in 2008, we could've avoided all this idealism and ideology and elected someone with more moderate credentials to stand up to Obama and win the Whitehouse. We could've selected someone more 'electable' like say, McCain! Oh yeah, we did.

  7. (1) John McCain won the GOP nomination fair and square.

    (2) If John McCain is a "RINO" -- as so many like quiznilo contend, lumping him together with Snowe and Collins, even the former Specter -- then there can be no hope for the future of the GOP. Next thing you know, quiznilo will be saying that both Bushes are "RINOs" too -- oh, wait...he already did!

    (3) None of the supposedly more conservative 2008 contenders -- Huckabee, et al. -- could have bettered McCain's vote in an extraordinary uphill fight against the economic tsunami that struck in September. Until tghen, McCain was doing just fine. Anyone who thinks the economy was not the decisive issue in 2008 has a very bad memory.

    (4) Were it not for McCain, no one would ever have heard of Sarah Palin outside Alaska. (And there are even some arch-rightists now referring incoherently to "McPalin" as the ultimate ruling class enemy!)

    (5) None of this in any case has anything to do with Delaware. O'Donnell is a flake and a loser. If she were not a flake and a loser, she might win in November and no one would be complaining, least of all me.

  8. GOP liberals have said conservatives lose since 1964. They dumped on Ronnie worse than on Sarah or Christine. The"big Tent" GOPers are anythng but. They are the true bigots. They hate conservatives and will do anything to smear them including false sex claims - remember back only a few months in Carolina. It was left wing GOP with the sex smear not Dems!

  9. If she's up by a few points in news media polling, that means she is up by a lot. You gotta spot the GOP candidate 1-2 points just from polling bias.

  10. John Burke said:

    "If John McCain is a "RINO" -- as so many like quiznilo contend, lumping him together with Snowe and Collins, even the former Specter -- then there can be no hope for the future of the GOP."

    Then we are in agreement. We should just merge both Democrat parties into one and create a new, second party. Where do I sign?

  11. When did being crazy turn into a liability in Delaware? It didn't hold Joe Biden back.

  12. You can learn about Sharron Angle, Harry Reid and their advertising schemes here: