Skip to comments.Katherine Harris Coasting In Florida GOP Primary
Posted on 08/31/2006 7:56:51 PM PDT by Rawlings
A new poll released by Survey USA shows US Rep. Katherine Harris with a large lead in the Florida Republican Primary. Harris is leading 45% to 22% over challenger Will McBride in the race to face Democratic senator Bill Nelson. This comes after a surge in support for McBride after a series of controversial comments by Rep. Harris.
She's already offering invitations to her primary victory party.
I think she'll be surprising in the general campaign and election.
Dead woman walking.
Oh my the self-annointed FreeRepublic Harris and Christian bashers will be saddened.
She's unelectable. That's all. Her rhetoric about the whole separation of Church and State business is not going to win over anyone else but real serious Christians. That's a nice chunk of the electorate in Florida, but there's too many Jews and non-evangelicals to give her the win against an incumbent.
Same outfit that puts Cantwell way ahead of McGavick
I'd be less worried about the Church-State business than about everything else.
No. Not "good Harris is leading." She's not going to win. And what's more dismaying is that Harris is still winning by a large margine EVEN AFTER making crazy comments to the Baptists. McBride's support has actually surged but unfortunately it has only gotten him to 22%.
As far as Cantwell v. McGavick...Survey USA, I find, it a pretty good poll. I can't tell you anything about the Washington race but as far as Florida goes this poll is prolly spot on.
And that's nothing to celebrate.
So the if she would win the primary, the Demoncrat would win the seat?
There's another poll from 8/24 also by Survey USA that puts McBride at 15%. A 7% jump in six days is a surge in my book. The problem is that it isn't taking many votes from Harris.
You think she'll come back from 20-30 points down and defeat Bill Nelson?
It's also possible that Elvis Presley will announce he's still alive and holds a free concert at the Liberty Bowl next month.
Dead woman walking! That's what Harris' campaign has turned into.
she still has might vote instead of fat moore loving nelson, win or lose
Katherine Harris PING!
Good! You should vote for her! If I lived in Florida and my choice was her or Bill Nelson, I'd vote for her too.
But she's still a dead woman walking.
The Jews vote Democrat anyway. For almost everybody else, it's not a make-or-break issue. The only folks who would be offended enough to vote against her on church-state grounds are people who would never would have voted Repulican anyways. That's why Reagan won again and again, even though people like you warned that his pro-life stance would alienate "moderates."
Here in Florida, we are ready, willing, and able to GOTV for Katherine Harris to defeat Bill Nelson.
But can she ever overcome the twenty million votes in Dade Broward and P Beach already certified for the democrqatic candidate?
Twice now in this thread you have used the "dead woman walking" description for Katherine Harris. Is that a threat against her person, or are you just making a feeble attempt to be "clever" ?
On the bright side, Bill McBride, one of the challengers to Harris, is a very likeable fellow. Different with a campaign style different from Joe Average candidate. In 6 years he may unseat Nelson.
If you really have to ask that, you're possibly more obtuse than I thought you were.
pay attention to the numbers that turn out to vote in the republican primary and compare that the the democrats. If the numbers for the republicans are high, there might be a chance harris might win in the general election despite the polls
A shame that in a state that pick we couldn't find a better candidate. She will get killed.
I like her, but I think you are letting faith rule over realism here. I am wearily contemplating another six years of a socialist that the MSM labels as a "moderate". As far as they are concerned, a Democrat that is not swinging from the trees and foaming at the mouth is a moderate.
I hope Harris wins.
You might be correct but if she does win in the primary, guess how much $$$ the RNC places in the general election for Senate in FL? ($0.00) and why is that? (0.00% chance of Kat beating Nelson in the general election).
I figure McBride, who's married into the Epperson family of Salem Broadcasting, is the last gasp for Karl Rove and the GOP establishment to stop Harris.
McBride is an immigration lawyer who among other things helps illegal people to become legal. Sounds like an insider candidate to me on that issue.
Do you have a source reference for your assertion, please?
Yes, I do. The RNC is targeting a few races in which there is a chance to beat the incumbant, i.e., a race like Michigan in which lardass Stabenow is at risk. Nelson is not at risk by Kitty, therefore no RNC $$$.
You just can't keep a God fearing women down, even from devils in your own party.
This is why I call it the corrupt "Two-Party Cartel". Anyone too conservative for Rove & company is politically a dead issue with this administration. Well sorry, Carl, I & many others don't buy your crapola.
hope for the best
'Heard her on Medved. 'Not impressed.
They are supporting talent and santorum big time along with blackwell and steele. Yes they are also supporting dewine. It is about winning.
I'm sure Ohio would trade you DeWine for Harris.
Um .... Ohioans aren't crazy about DeWine, but if they traded for Harris they'd end up with Sherrod Brown as their Senator.
Katherine "Trainwreck" Harris is the most self-destructive candidate since .... ???
Alan Keyes got blown out but he never had a chance.
It would have been a tough race for Harris to begin with, but she had just drove her campaign straight into the ground, off the pier, into the ocean, down to an undertow, last seen floating by a group of Cuban refugees, going the wrong way.
Floating ever closer to that iceberg in plain sight.
She got a little "snippy" with Medved the other day.
McBride and Collins are both good guys with absolutely no media campaign to get them past Katherine's name recognition. She could win this primary. Nelson will crush her.
What chance do the other two stand against Nelson?
In politics, you can't beat a somebody with a nobody. McBride is a nobody compared to Harris. Harris has made herself a nobody with the cruddy campaign she has run and her stupid comments. The GOP can write off Florida at this point.
"If Rep. Harris had only one opponent she might be in deep trouble," said Peter Brown, assistant polling director for the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which conducted the poll last week. "But having three candidates splitting the anti-Harris vote is a major plus for her."
Harris was favored by 38 percent of 317 likely Republican voters.
William McBride, a 34-year-old attorney, was supported by 22 percent; retired Navy admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. of Tampa was backed by 11 percent; and Peter Monroe, a real estate developer from Safety Harbor, received 3 percent.
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