Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Could Lose Arkansas Democratic Primary, Poll Shows
Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 05/16/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama faced a stiff challenge from an unlikely opponent in the Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia on May 8. A federal inmate in Texas drew 42 percent of the Democratic vote in the Mountain State — about 52,000 votes to Obama’s 70,000. While the President squeaked by with a victory in West Virginia, he could lose an upcoming Democratic primary in Arkansas where he faces an opponent who polls show is running a competitive race.

Tennessee attorney John Wolfe, who is an official candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012, is drawing a surprising amount of support among Arkansas voters in the state’s fourth congressional district.

A Hendrix College-Talk Business poll of Democrats from May 10 showed Wolfe drawing 38 percent support to Obama’s 45 percent. 17 percent of fourth district Democratic voters remain undecided in that race. The poll sampled 418 likely Democratic voters and has a +/- 4.8 percent margin of error.

Talk Business notes that the poll was taken the day after President Obama’s highly publicized interview with ABC in which he expressed support for gay marriage rights.

Wolfe told Weekly Standard that “the momentum is good.”

Wolfe predicted that the voters would move his way in the final days before the May 22 primary, despite his shoestring campaign budget. “There’s not been a single TV ad. There’s not been a single radio ad,” he said.

Wolfe is also on the ballot in Texas’ May 29 Democratic primary.


TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; Polls
KEYWORDS: arkansas; johnwolfe; obama; romney

1 posted on 05/16/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should this guy beat him, this would be politically devastating to Obama.

Back in 1968, anti-war candidate Gene McCarthy challenged LBJ. The unexpected vote total he achieved in the New Hampshire primary and his strong polling in the upcoming Wisconsin primary led Johnson to withdraw from the race.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is a open primary. The GOP should vote for Wolfe.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 1:35:10 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was listening to WOL AM 1450 (Wash DC) after the West Virginia primary - It's an Urban Black radio station. They were 'pissed' about 'whitey's hatered' of Obama.

I think secrectly, alot of urban blacks are not going to vote for white candidates this election cycle. Could be painful to be a white democrat this election cycle ...

4 posted on 05/16/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by Bill Buckner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, that would just be too funny. ROTFLMAO would just be for starters.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 1:36:37 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sybeck1

I will do my part!


6 posted on 05/16/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

Why is Wofle in prison? Not one article I’ve seen mentions that. It’s like Russia. We have a presidential candidate against the regime in prison. A quick search shows he a leftard


7 posted on 05/16/2012 1:42:15 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Comment #8 Removed by Moderator

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wolfe won 40% of the vote in West Virginia.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/federal-inmate-makes-strong-showing-against-obama-in-west-virginia-primary/


9 posted on 05/16/2012 1:43:29 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chuck_the_tv_out

The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/federal-inmate-makes-strong-showing-against-obama-in-west-virginia-primary/#ixzz1v4Fl9Zhk


10 posted on 05/16/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Sybeck1; kcvl
It is a open primary. The GOP should vote for Wolfe.

I will do my part!

Me Too!

11 posted on 05/16/2012 1:46:15 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

This could get interesting. Obama being primaried and losing.


12 posted on 05/16/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chuck_the_tv_out

Keith Judd, who is serving a 17.5-year prison sentence for extortion at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/560888/Texas-inmate-gets-votes-over-Obama.html?nav=5061

Making threats may have been part of the extortion...


13 posted on 05/16/2012 1:48:30 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

He won’t lose...

This is out in the Media now, and Obama will drop a few thou in to make sure his minions/Sheep get to the polls.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 1:48:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bill Buckner

“It’s an Urban Black radio station. They were ‘pissed’ about ‘whitey’s hatered’ of Obama.”

I listen to Pacifica Radio (Whacko Nutjob Leftist Radio) while traveling in the Chicago area.

They really DO want to start a race war.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big deal. He’s not going to get Arkansas’ electoral votes anyway (the Clinton’s home state has been “red” since 2000), so why would he (or the DNC) care?


16 posted on 05/16/2012 1:50:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
I listen to Pacifica Radio (Whacko Nutjob Leftist Radio) while traveling in the Chicago area.

You are a braver man than I.

17 posted on 05/16/2012 1:51:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

This report is for the 4th district, what about the other districts? what are the stats for them?


18 posted on 05/16/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Razorbacks, VOTE for Wolfe and let’s get rid of the Wookie and her bi-sexual, muslim, beard of a husband.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bill Buckner

Yes, I smell a set-up.

Blame a meaningless primary loss on “racist crackers” and then use that to really fire-up your black vote.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 2:27:00 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Bill Buckner

I think secrectly, alot of urban blacks are not going to vote for white candidates this election cycle. Could be painful to be a white democrat this election cycle ...


This voting group votes 90-95% democrat anyways. If they refuse to vote for white liberals on the democrat ticket it’ll likely end up helping republicans. Lower Rat turn out is always a good thing.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by cableguymn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: thackney

You’re confusing Keith Judd with John Wolfe.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 3:10:09 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe it’s time for a little bit of GOP to play OPERATION Chaos II.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 3:18:49 PM PDT by JSDude1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Lucky

You’re right.

I was cornfused.

Probably due to ethanol.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 5:02:20 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: thackney

Much like several of my children.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 4:46:07 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray

"Big deal. He’s not going to get Arkansas’ electoral votes anyway (the Clinton’s home state has been “red” since 2000), so why would he (or the DNC) care?"

Why? Obama will be forced to spend much-needed cash there for the primary, or face real embarrassment with a loss.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

Again, why bother?
So his the proclamation of his candidacy at the DNC convention is not unanimous. Big deal. No need to spend any money in AR. Again, he’s not getting AR’s votes and he doesn’t need their delegates, either. And the MSM will cover up any “embarrassment.”


27 posted on 05/17/2012 8:11:39 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray

"Again, why bother?"

You're missing the bigger picture here. This isn't simply about Arkansas.

28 posted on 05/17/2012 1:43:36 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

The “big picture” is that every other mountainous obstacle in Obama’s path has been turned into a barely noticeable bump by various forces. Arkansas, win or lose, won’t matter.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 4:23:40 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Qbert

See! Told ya so! The AR Primary problem got “disappeared.”

Dems Disenfranchise Voters After Polls Show Obama in Close Primary Race

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2885393/posts


30 posted on 05/18/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson