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Santorum's approval rating slides to 38 percent, poll shows
Voter's Domain ^ | June 21, 2006

Posted on 06/23/2006 5:33:56 PM PDT by foxy_maiden

The Quinnipiac University telephone poll conducted last June 13 disclosed that Bob Casey's lead over Sen. Rick Santorum since October was 52% to 34% (with sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points). Santorum's job approval rating has also dropped to 38%.

Base on the poll results, Clay Richards (Quinnipiac poll assistant director) said, "Sen. Santorum appears to be his own worst enemy in his battle for re-election."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 109th; approvalrating; conservativegodless; domain; dutroll; electioncongress; polls; ricksantorum; voters
What could be harder than having yourself as your "own worst enemy!" Well, Santorum needs to walk an extra mile if he wants to be re-elected!
1 posted on 06/23/2006 5:34:00 PM PDT by foxy_maiden
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To: foxy_maiden

Santorum can probably still win, provided that he keeps his mouth shut and Casey self-destructs. Nonetheless, an incumbent who is at 34% is in deep, deep trouble, especially if he does not have a chief executive position (like governor or president).


2 posted on 06/23/2006 5:36:39 PM PDT by AntiGovernment (A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.)
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To: foxy_maiden
They did a telephone poll on one day?

A poll of what, likely voters, registered voters, adults, people...?

I'm supposed to take this seriously because...?
3 posted on 06/23/2006 5:38:08 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: foxy_maiden

Why are Santorums numbers so low? Personally I like him, not sure whats going on...


4 posted on 06/23/2006 5:40:47 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: MAexile
Because, Clay Richards (Quinnipiac poll assistant director) says so.
5 posted on 06/23/2006 5:42:56 PM PDT by rocksblues (Liberals will stop at nothing.)
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To: foxy_maiden

Welcome to FR.


6 posted on 06/23/2006 5:44:36 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("The man was an animal and he deserved what he got. May he rot in hell" -- Paul Bigley)
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To: MAexile

Probably a telephone poll of retirees. (often synonymous with "democrat" in PA)
I was at work on the 13th.
I'll be voting for Rick.


7 posted on 06/23/2006 5:48:55 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: Echo Talon
I have the same question. About the only thing that I can think of was his support for Specter. How ironic it would be if Santorum lost while Specter won. How I wish it could be the other way around.
8 posted on 06/23/2006 5:52:00 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Echo Talon

Same here but it seems to be a dump the incumbent year. PA did that to its state reps and senators in the primaries. That and PA politics are influenced by scumbag breeding grounds in Philly and Pittsburgh.


9 posted on 06/23/2006 5:55:22 PM PDT by samm1148
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To: foxy_maiden

They've been running the Casey for Amnesty ads this and last week. Rick should move up. This poll is from the 13th.


10 posted on 06/23/2006 5:57:26 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Madeline Albright ZaPeezda, no doubt about it!)
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To: foxy_maiden

Never trust a QU poll.

Never.


11 posted on 06/23/2006 5:57:50 PM PDT by AmishDude (I am the King Nut.)
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To: samm1148
As a Texan I totally respect Santorum, a strong voice of right vs wrong, and besides sending him money, I hope that the rat goes down hard.

These are scary times.

It seems to me that we are in deep clinton as a nation.

I hope that those of you in Pennsylvania will get in gear to get him re-elected.

12 posted on 06/23/2006 6:00:32 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: foxy_maiden
Do you think we just fell off the turnip truck, noob? Quin polls? Riiiiight.

So we subtract 3 points from Casey the faux-lifer, and add 3 points to Santorum, and we get a much more realistic 41 to 48. Expect Santorum's numbers to ramp up as he's just begun his media spots.
Expect Quin & Zogby to skews the results and Dr. Terry Madonna to "thoughtfully" weigh in, throwing just enough cover to conservatives as to appear "neutral". Business as usual in PA. The DNC has Santorum as their number one target. That tells everyone everything they need to know. Conservatives are still pouting now, but they'll come around in Nov.

13 posted on 06/23/2006 6:07:58 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (*Support DIANA IREY for US Congress!* Send "Cut-n-Run" Murtha packing: HIT THE ROAD, JACK!)
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To: AmishDude

Never trust it? Why shouldn't I? What's with the QU poll?


14 posted on 06/23/2006 6:10:07 PM PDT by foxy_maiden
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To: Choose Ye This Day
You noticed the date too huh.

IBTZ????

15 posted on 06/23/2006 6:11:57 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Rick is also leading the way in this WMD issue too.

That should help him win back some of his base.

16 posted on 06/23/2006 6:13:23 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: foxy_maiden


Trolling
17 posted on 06/23/2006 6:16:19 PM PDT by John Lenin (The RAT party is still Stuck on Stupid)
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To: foxy_maiden
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18 posted on 06/23/2006 6:19:42 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: foxy_maiden

They are terrible with their methodology and their bias.


19 posted on 06/23/2006 6:21:41 PM PDT by AmishDude (I am the King Nut.)
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To: foxy_maiden
Just think the voters of Pennsylvania gave us senator Arlen Specter.
20 posted on 06/23/2006 6:21:48 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (2008 Democrat Motto: A Dixie Chick on pot, a Chinese bicycle in your garage and a Mexican maid)
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To: foxy_maiden

I wouldn't lose to much sleep over a Quinniapac poll they seem tohave a large Demo bias. The onlyone worse is the Minnesota poll sponsored by the STar and sickle.


22 posted on 06/23/2006 6:34:17 PM PDT by bilhosty (to hell with ABCNNBCBS)
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To: foxy_maiden
Latest poll vaporizes Casey lead
Hoping to illustrate that voter polls so far in the U.S. Senate race are unreliable, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum’s campaign pointed Thursday to another poll that shows state Treasurer Bob Casey Jr. with far less of an edge than a poll released a day earlier.

The poll by Zogby Interactive showed Mr. Casey with the support of 47.9 percent of voters compared to 41.3 percent for Mr. Santorum, a 6.6 percentage-point difference. The poll of 769 voters was conducted in the week ending Monday, the same period as a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,076 voters released Wednesday that showed Mr. Casey up 52 to 34 percent.

Casey's lead continues to shrink. Tick...Tock...
23 posted on 06/23/2006 6:56:14 PM PDT by Tinian
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To: mware

FM thinks concealed carry laws increase crime, too!


24 posted on 06/23/2006 7:19:04 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (*Support DIANA IREY for US Congress!* Send "Cut-n-Run" Murtha packing: HIT THE ROAD, JACK!)
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To: foxy_maiden

See now this is a damned lie! Santorum's approval number is 12.8% among unregistered hobo's likely to vote from a park bench in Pilly. casey on the other hand has a 98% approval rating among people over 90 who think this is 1973.


25 posted on 06/24/2006 8:10:21 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (John Spencer: Fighting to save America from Hillary Clinton..)
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