Skip to comments.Is California in Play for the GOP?
Posted on 03/04/2012 10:26:23 AM PST by Todd Kinsey
For the first time since the days of Reagan the Republican Party has a real chance of winning a national election in California. You read that right, not only is Dianne Feinsteins Senate seat in real jeopardy for the first time since she took office in 1992 but President Obama has his work cut out for him as well.
Once thought untouchable, Sen. Feinsteins poll numbers are at an all time low. According to a report by CBS Los Angeles, Feinsteins approval rating has dropped to a dismal 41 percent. Furthermore, even amongst her Democrat base, Feinstein only receives a 60 percent approval rating. And like the rest of the country, only 9 percent of Californians approve of the job Congress is doing.
In 2010, Senator Barbara Boxer had the fight of her life and narrowly defeated Republican upstart Carly Fiorina. The DNC had to pull out all the stops in defense of the longtime Democrat stronghold. For starters, Sen. Boxer had to spend a whopping $28 million which was nearly double what she had to spend in her previous election.
Sensing potential defeat in California, which would have been an even bigger political slap in the face than Scott Brown winning in Massachusetts, President Obama had to make no less than three trips to California in a desperate attempt to save Boxers seat. But the presidents coattails are all but nonexistent in 2012 and he will be fighting to save his own political life this November.
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No, the misery of Detroit never caused Detroitians to stop voting democrat.
Ummm...OK, apparently it’s NOT in play—that’s what you’re saying? :0)
There’s no way Calif. would go republican.
One thing people outside of California do not know is that illegal immigrants have been leaving California to go back to Mexico and to go to other states because there’s no work here. This is the base of the Democratic Party and they have been moving out.
Yeah, what you said. =8-0
CA is fool’s gold. Even if the polls look favorable, the polls don’t ask the illegals who they are voting for and we all know they vote.
And I fart moonbeams, Todd....
No, it’s a waste of money. Just like my state of Ct. Put the money in the swing states. Period, end of story.