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Old 08-30-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Election 2010: West Virginia Senate Special Election - Rasmussen Reports™

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In the first Rasmussen Reports post-primary survey of West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic Governor Joe Manchin attracts 48% of the vote while Republican businessman John Raese earns 42%.
70% of WV votes disapprove of obama's job performance.

Raese holds the edge right now in unaffiliated voters by 5 points, which is amazing.

69% oppose obamacare.

This seat is ripe for the picking, although tough due to the governors popularity.

But do the voters of WV want to send a democrat to the senate to enable obama's agenda?
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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The governor is popular,even among republicans.I even like him ok......but wouldn't vote to send him to washington since that seems to be where the democrats who were ok or good in state offices go wrong and join with the liberal wing of their party.Raese is kind of an establishment republican.....but I'll likely vote for him
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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The governor is popular,even among republicans.I even like him ok......but wouldn't vote to send him to washington since that seems to be where the democrats who were ok or good in state offices go wrong and join with the liberal wing of their party.Raese is kind of an establishment republican.....but I'll likely vote for him
I would think about it a bit. Wouldn't want to give obama any more seats than necessary in the Senate and his seat could mean all the difference between a majority for the GOP.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I don't think democrats can fathom the depth of their losses in November. To say it will be ugly is an understatement.

Republicans will pick up 80 house seats for solid control along with 12 seats in the senate. Yes, 12 seat pick up at a minimum.

Murray, Reid and Fiengold will all be relegated to the trash bin of history.

Anywhere you see a democrat ahead by 1 to 3% with a large number of undecideds the undecideds will break heavily to the republican side.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I don't think democrats can fathom the depth of their losses in November. To say it will be ugly is an understatement.

Republicans will pick up 80 house seats for solid control along with 12 seats in the senate. Yes, 12 seat pick up at a minimum.

Murray, Reid and Fiengold will all be relegated to the trash bin of history.

Anywhere you see a democrat ahead by 1 to 3% with a large number of undecideds the undecideds will break heavily to the republican side.
I sure hope you're right, but I am reticent to make such predictions, for the simple reason that if it doesn't pan out the democrats/MSM will be crowing and will take it as a huge victory.

I don't trust the MSMs narrative on this, regardless of whether it is coming from right or left leaning outlets, pollsters or pundits.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Problem with WV is, they'll vote Democrat because of their union membership but on social issues, WV is very conservative. They have the blue dog Democrats in their state
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Raese's campaign is now attacking Manchin using footage of Byrd's memorial service. How nice.....

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The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Byrd's memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.
The ad by Republican John Raese's campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd's June 28 death.

Sen. Byrd's family denounces campaign attack ad - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100905/ap_on_el_se/us_west_virginia_senate - broken link)
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