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Shock Poll: John Dingell (D-MI) Down 4 Points To GOP Challenger In... DETROIT! (Ann Arbor/Dearborn)
theblogprof ^ | 1o/8/2010 | Blog Prof

Posted on 10/08/2010 7:18:14 AM PDT by Lakeshark

The resident (democrat) fossil of the US House is in big trouble, something unfathomable in a city like Detroit where Dingell's district resides

(Excerpt) Read more at theblogprof.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: detroit; dingell; elections; kickemallout; michigan; underobamasbus
Great news. Some great video here as well.
1 posted on 10/08/2010 7:18:18 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: grellis; MaggieCarta

Michigan good news ping.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 7:20:02 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress, got 39.5%.

Now that's what you call a problem for an incumbent. Of course, it's frustrating that this bully even gets in the double digits.

3 posted on 10/08/2010 7:20:51 AM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: freespirited

It’s actually amazing he’s in such big trouble. He’s been untouchable in the past, has the NRA endorsement, lies constantly to pretend he’s a moderate, and deserves to finally lose.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 7:23:20 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I don’t think Detroit or at least much of it is in this district. The poll only had 300 people interviewed. But, on the other hand another poll supposedly showed Dingell ahead by only four.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 7:24:26 AM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: Lakeshark; All

The Rossman Group’s Release:

Dingell Slightly Trailing Steele

Race within the margin, but “Dean of the House” behind

LANSING, Mich. — In what is perceived as an anti-incumbent year, Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) – the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives – slightly trails his Republican opponent Rob Steele. A new, independent poll shows 43.8 percent choosing Steele, 39.5 percent Dingell, 11 percent undecided, and the other candidates splitting up the rest.

“With more than 50 years of service in Congress, Dingell may be the poster boy for many dissatisfied voters who are gunning for incumbents this year,” said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO and founder of The Rossman Group which conducted the survey in partnership with Team TelCom. “The ‘Dean of the House’ will be tough to beat, but these numbers show that at this point, even The Dean is not immune to the anger that is brewing with the electorate.”

Dingell and Steele both carry about three quarters of their respective party supporters, but Dingell trails 31.7 percent to fifty percent amongst Independent voters and by nearly 80 points amongst those who consider themselves Tea Party supporters. Steele is ahead 46.7 percent to 37.9 percent amongst voters 65 and older, and the only age group Dingell leads in is the 30-45 category. Men prefer Steele by a 54.4 to 31.6 margin, while women choose Dingell 46.9 to 33.8 percent.

The automated poll, conducted October 4, surveyed 400 likely voters in Michigan’s 15th Congressional District on the contest and has a margin of error of +/- 5.6%. The weekly survey of 400 likely voters statewide on Michigan’s races for Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General was also conducted on October 4th. The results of the questions on statewide races are attached and charts showing the progress over the last several weeks are attached:
—MORE—

Governor
Rick Snyder – 53%
Virg Bernero – 30.5%
Undecided – 16.5%

Secretary of State
Ruth Johnson – 47%
Jocelyn Benson – 30.8%
Undecided – 22.3%

Attorney General
Bill Schuette – 47%
David Leyton – 29%
Undecided – 24%

Republicans continue to hold considerable leads in all of the statewide races, as has been the case since the weekly polling began over six weeks ago. One trend to monitor in the Governor’s race is that this week’s results are the third in a row where there has been a slight uptick in the number of undecideds and small drop in support for Snyder, however, Bernero does not appear to be benefiting directly from this subtle movement since he remains hovering at 30 percent.

“The flood of ads Democrats have tried to dump into this race to prop up Bernero may be having a tiny effect, but is it enough and is there enough time for them to decide it’s worth staying the course?,” said Rossman-McKinney. “Considering the static nature of the Secretary of State and Attorney General numbers, Democrats will need to pour a lot of resources into these races if they hope to use them as a “firewall” as many observers expect.”

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6 posted on 10/08/2010 7:24:44 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: freespirited
What makes this even more astounding is that his opponent, Dr. Rob Steele is a white guy.

Somebody needs to post that picture of pigs flying!

7 posted on 10/08/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bilhosty

It’s very close to Detroit, in what they call the Detroit metro area, but you’re right, it’s not Detroit proper.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 7:31:04 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s looking as if there is going to be a scramble of prime office space in the House office buildings after 2 Nov.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 7:31:14 AM PDT by G L Tirebiter
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To: Lakeshark

Anybody know who the NRA is backing in this one?


10 posted on 10/08/2010 7:32:09 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Vigilanteman
VM...

Google the district, MI-15. it is "L" shaped. Ann-Arbor and North of it, then south in the Farming area's south of Ann-Arbor then east and up to Dearborn. Jerry-mandered to be Dem safe. Don't bring race into it, it is probably more diverse than you realize and doesn't really grab Detroit proper...

11 posted on 10/08/2010 7:34:49 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Lakeshark

Now we begin to understand what Politico meant yesterday when they said November could be worse than anyone imagines.

If Dingell is down 4 in Detroit, DETROIT FOR CHRISSAKES, is a Dem truly safe anywhere???

The Democrat Rapture is coming. The voters are calling the Democrats home to the misery and unemployment they created.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 7:35:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: mrmeyer
I believe it's Dingell. He gets an A rating from them.

Donate to the opponent, he's got a real shot here.

13 posted on 10/08/2010 7:39:03 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
FRANKLY, JOHN, IT'S TIME TO GO...  @  www.youtube.com/v/giC7Zw8b3Rg?fs=1

JOHN DINGELL: "I goofed."

MICHIGAN VOTERS:  "Bye, bye."

IT'S TIME TO RETIRE JOHN DINGELL, SEND HIM HOME FOR A NICE LONG REST.

read more from John Fund...

The Dingell family has held the Congressional seat in southeastern Michigan for nearly eight decades.  Rep. John Dingell, now the longest-serving member of Congress, inherited the seat in 1955 when his father died after 23 years in office. The seat has been a family preserve since the dawn of the New Deal.

That's appropriate given that Mr. Dingell has been a cheerleader for big-spending programs and universal health care throughout his career. But even in a district that includes the liberal bastion of Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, this may not be the best year for an 84-year-old incumbent to be running on a pro-Big Government record.

Mr. Dingell's Republican opponent is Ann Arbor cardiologist Rob Steele, who says he decided to run after Mr. Dingell helped ram through "insane spending" programs that passed with many House members not even reading the bills. A poll commissioned by Mr. Steele shows Mr. Dingell potentially vulnerable. A more recent poll by the Detroit News shows Mr. Dingell with a healthy lead, but many voters remain undecided    

LET'S HELP THEM DECIDE.

IT'S NOT THE DINGELL SEAT, IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.  DON'T FORGET OCTOBER.

sponsored by The TEA/GOP CONSERVATIVE PARTY: THE GROWN-UPS NOT AFRAID TO SAY NO.

(We are the American people and we approve this message).

more little free campaign thingees at my blog: http://www.buddysblog.typepad.com/blog. Please help yourself.  Then, everybody, please help send Dr. Steele to DC.  This is doable! Big-time Doable!!

14 posted on 10/08/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT by true believer forever
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To: Lakeshark

It’s not “Detroit proper” at all ...I live in MI 15...it runs from the Ohio State line north and includes only part of Detroit.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd?state=MI&district=15

I’m glad to see Dingell is struggling...but this headline paints a VERY inaccurate picture


15 posted on 10/08/2010 7:45:03 AM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Lakeshark

He’ll still win. In the Detroit Metro area they spot the Dems 5 - 10% off the bat from voter “irregularities”.

There were a number of precincts in the area that showed over 105% voter turnout. How? No one seems to know.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 7:48:23 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: tcrlaf
THE DINGELL-PELOSI HEALTH CARE BILL WAS PASSED AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

Steele LOCAL

A PHYSICIAN’S CONCERNS

A recent poll has shown Dr. Steele to be well within striking distance of John Dingell.  With your help we can get the message out to voters and we WILL retire the longest serving member of the House of Representatives.

John Dingell wants you to sit down and shut up...www.youtube.com/v/Xqp0eXfpiWU?fs=1

 

IT'S TIME TO RETIRE JOHN DINGELL,  SEND HIM HOME FOR A NICE LONG REST.

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Twitter

YouTube

FLICKR

Visit Dr. Steele's website

17 posted on 10/08/2010 7:52:33 AM PDT by true believer forever
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To: Lakeshark
Look at his recent pictures. He looks like the Crypt Keeper. Maybe, just maybe, his district wants someone who is actually going to do something and not an elderly placeholder who is way past his prime and needs to retire. Then again, history is replete with examples of voters voting in doddering old fools simply because they've been there forever (see: Byrd).
18 posted on 10/08/2010 7:54:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Lakeshark

Fantasy Island.

As one may recall, it was in Detroit in a recent national election that registered Republican voters were blocked from entering the polling place. They were finally allowed to enter after the intervention of lawyers and law enforcement officials.

One poll and 4 points don’t mean anything here.

Dingell loses and I will donate another $20 to FR. Anyone care to bet against me?


19 posted on 10/08/2010 8:00:31 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: Lakeshark

My concern is just how strong ACORN is in Detroit. There will be massive voter fraud. A poll can only be answered once. A vote can be counted numerous times.


20 posted on 10/08/2010 8:01:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
DICK MORRIS BELIEVES... in Dr. Steele @ www.youtube.com/v/fqAPHn-xqdM?fs=1

Dick Morris believes Rob Steele - AND OTHERS - can win:

My how time flies. John Dingell has been in Congress for 55 years! The all time record for the  House.  And Dad was in the seat for 23 before that!! Now the dynasty could end and voters could  evict the 83 year-old Dingell who, more than any other Congressman, wrote the health care bill.Dr. Rob Steele, a heart doctor, is opposing him and is only seven points behind! But nobody believes Dingell could lose. The truth is that Steele can win.   Help him outRob Steele for Congress.

Coalition 

Join a Coalition   Volunteer   Tell A Friend  Lawn Signs

more little campaign thingees at my blog, http://www.buddysblog.typepad.com/blog.  Help yourself.   Please help send Dr. Steele to DC.  Believe!!

21 posted on 10/08/2010 8:05:05 AM PDT by true believer forever
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To: Skip Ripley
FRANKLY, JOHN, IT'S TIME TO GO. @ www.youtube.com/v/giC7Zw8b3Rg?fs=1

JOHN DINGELL: "I goofed."

MICHIGAN VOTERS:  "Bye, bye."

IT'S TIME TO RETIRE JOHN DINGELL, SEND HIM HOME FOR A NICE LONG REST.

read more from John Fund...

The Dingell family has held the Congressional seat in southeastern Michigan for nearly eight decades.  Rep. John Dingell, now the longest-serving member of Congress, inherited the seat in 1955 when his father died after 23 years in office. The seat has been a family preserve since the dawn of the New Deal.

That's appropriate given that Mr. Dingell has been a cheerleader for big-spending programs and universal health care throughout his career. But even in a district that includes the liberal bastion of Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, this may not be the best year for an 84-year-old incumbent to be running on a pro-Big Government record.

Mr. Dingell's Republican opponent is Ann Arbor cardiologist Rob Steele, who says he decided to run after Mr. Dingell helped ram through "insane spending" programs that passed with many House members not even reading the bills. A poll commissioned by Mr. Steele shows Mr. Dingell potentially vulnerable. A more recent poll by the Detroit News shows Mr. Dingell with a healthy lead, but many voters remain undecided    

LET'S HELP THEM DECIDE.

IT'S NOT THE DINGELL SEAT, IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.  DON'T FORGET OCTOBER.

sponsored by The TEA/GOP CONSERVATIVE PARTY: THE GROWN-UPS NOT AFRAID TO SAY NO.

(We are the American people and we approve this message).

22 posted on 10/08/2010 8:17:28 AM PDT by true believer forever
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To: Lakeshark
Michigan good news ping.

:) Thank you very much, Mr Lakeshark! This makes me smile.

Ok, my initial gleeful reaction has waned. I really want to be glad about this guy, but...every doctor I know who gets elected is simply a RINO. (Schwartz and DeWeese in particular, Dr. George less so)

OTOH, Dr Steele's winning this would be rather nice. Ok, I'm smiling again...

23 posted on 10/08/2010 8:18:53 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Looking for the off ramp on the road to serfdom)
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To: Lakeshark

Kwami the X Mayor of Detroit . . IN JAIL

Monica Conyers wife of John Conyers a Detroit rep . . IN JAIL

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick mother of Kwami ousted in the primaries. Should be . . IN JAIL

Kwami’s daddy deposed by the feds and will be . . IN JAIL

5 of Kwami’s friends pleaded guilty to fraud and will be
. . IN JAIL

And now Dingleberry is in trouble.

OH, THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING. (Sing it Bob)


24 posted on 10/08/2010 8:19:23 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: mrmeyer

Dingell is a consistant pro-gun demo...usually gets NRA backing. Dearborn is heavy arab area..Largest arab community in the US.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 8:21:13 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: ChildOfThe60s
We'll see what happens, Christie and Brown could never win either. This is not Detroit proper where the people who were monitoring the polls were thrown out, it's the metropolitan area.

I'll try to remind you if Dingell loses....

:-)

26 posted on 10/08/2010 9:09:18 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
I'll try to remind you if Dingell loses....

Uh, does that mean you're taking the bet?

I'll be glad to remind you, if Dingell wins....

/grin

27 posted on 10/08/2010 9:38:04 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: taildragger; All

I suspect this means that he’s gonna lose, and by a lot..look, Michigan is in terrible shape, and Granholm has been awful...the Dem candidate for governor is getting wiped out..so an awful lot of Dems will stay home..and with a strong GOP candidate atop the ticket, many tend to stay with the party down ballot


28 posted on 10/08/2010 10:21:22 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 6:05:04 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis; neverdem

Thanks grellis.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2604157/posts?page=25#25


30 posted on 10/08/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: 70th Division

Amen to that!


31 posted on 10/10/2010 8:25:50 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lakeshark

Now he is running the scaremongering ads about “steele wants to gamble with social security.” He even has the old geezers stating crap like “he thinks social security is monopoly money.”

Lying thief.


32 posted on 10/11/2010 6:17:29 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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