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Katherine Harris Coasting In Florida GOP Primary
Survey USA ^ | 8/31/06 | Me

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2006polls; florida; gopprimary; katherineharris; primaries
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As someone who things that Harris probably cannot even come close in the general election, this is probably not the best news.
1 posted on 08/31/2006 7:56:52 PM PDT by Rawlings
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To: Rawlings

WHAT?????


2 posted on 08/31/2006 7:59:49 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Rawlings

She's already offering invitations to her primary victory party.

I think she'll be surprising in the general campaign and election.

Go Katherine!


3 posted on 08/31/2006 8:00:10 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Rawlings

Dead woman walking.

Unfortunately.


4 posted on 08/31/2006 8:04:03 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Rawlings

Oh my the self-annointed FreeRepublic Harris and Christian bashers will be saddened.


5 posted on 08/31/2006 8:04:30 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


6 posted on 08/31/2006 8:05:55 PM PDT by Rawlings (Tipton Time!)
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To: Rawlings
Something is not making sense here:

"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."

GOOD! Harris is leading!


"This comes after a surge in support for McBride after a series of controversial comments by Rep. Harris."

A SURGE in SUPPORT of McBride? Controverisal comments made by HARRIS?

If there is a SURGE in support of McBride because of controversial comments by Harris - then WHY is she leading?

What are those "controversial comments"?
7 posted on 08/31/2006 8:06:02 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Same outfit that puts Cantwell way ahead of McGavick


8 posted on 08/31/2006 8:06:38 PM PDT by Shermy (A louder mime)
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To: Rawlings

I'd be less worried about the Church-State business than about everything else.

Sigh.


9 posted on 08/31/2006 8:06:49 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: nmh

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.


10 posted on 08/31/2006 8:10:55 PM PDT by Rawlings (Tipton Time!)
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To: Rawlings

So the if she would win the primary, the Demoncrat would win the seat?


11 posted on 08/31/2006 8:12:12 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Rawlings

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.


12 posted on 08/31/2006 8:14:50 PM PDT by Rawlings (Tipton Time!)
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To: adorno

You think she'll come back from 20-30 points down and defeat Bill Nelson?

That's possible.

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.


13 posted on 08/31/2006 8:26:19 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

WoW!!!


14 posted on 08/31/2006 8:28:35 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: MplsSteve

she still has might vote instead of fat moore loving nelson, win or lose


15 posted on 08/31/2006 8:28:37 PM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; BigSkyFreeper; fieldmarshaldj

Katherine Harris PING!


16 posted on 08/31/2006 8:29:10 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: italianquaker

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.


17 posted on 08/31/2006 8:31:26 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Rawlings
there's too many Jews and non-evangelicals to give her the win against an incumbent."""

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."

18 posted on 08/31/2006 8:34:22 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Rawlings
She reminds me of the golfer Chris Dimarco.
He keeps playing like his very life depends on it until the very last hole. Sometimes he wins and often he doesn't but he never gives up.
19 posted on 08/31/2006 8:35:15 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: Rawlings
Welcome to FR, newbie.

Here in Florida, we are ready, willing, and able to GOTV for Katherine Harris to defeat Bill Nelson.


20 posted on 08/31/2006 8:36:34 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Rawlings

But can she ever overcome the twenty million votes in Dade Broward and P Beach already certified for the democrqatic candidate?


21 posted on 08/31/2006 8:40:19 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: MplsSteve

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" ?


22 posted on 08/31/2006 8:41:36 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

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.


23 posted on 08/31/2006 8:47:13 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: NautiNurse

24 posted on 08/31/2006 8:49:22 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: NautiNurse

If you really have to ask that, you're possibly more obtuse than I thought you were.


25 posted on 08/31/2006 8:55:23 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Rawlings

she'll win.


26 posted on 08/31/2006 8:57:07 PM PDT by irishfox
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To: MplsSteve

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


27 posted on 08/31/2006 8:58:24 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Rawlings

A shame that in a state that pick we couldn't find a better candidate. She will get killed.


28 posted on 08/31/2006 9:01:30 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: irishfox

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.


29 posted on 08/31/2006 9:02:07 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s...you weren't really there.)
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To: Rawlings

I hope Harris wins.


30 posted on 08/31/2006 9:09:24 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: irishfox
she'll win

She'll win the primary. She will lose in November when it counts.
31 posted on 08/31/2006 9:09:50 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: irishfox

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).


32 posted on 08/31/2006 9:16:51 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: Rawlings

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.


33 posted on 08/31/2006 9:29:53 PM PDT by Nextrush (Chris Matthews Band: "I get high...... I get high.....I get high.....McCain.")
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To: Oystir

Do you have a source reference for your assertion, please?


34 posted on 08/31/2006 9:30:18 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Oystir
You may be right, and I know very little about Florida politics except something smells in Florida when George Felos and Judge George Greer are allowed to have a disabled woman starved to death. There's always hope the people will wake up and 'smell the roses' so to speak, and if they do and ever compare Bill Nelson's voting record to his rhetoric...he's a goner! Then maybe there will be hope for Katherine. I didn't notice the Republicans bashing her so badly in the 2000 race.
35 posted on 08/31/2006 9:33:47 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: NautiNurse

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 $$$.


36 posted on 08/31/2006 9:38:03 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: Rawlings

You just can't keep a God fearing women down, even from devils in your own party.


37 posted on 08/31/2006 10:05:14 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.)
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To: Oystir
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).

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.

38 posted on 08/31/2006 10:11:51 PM PDT by Digger
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To: MplsSteve

hope for the best


39 posted on 08/31/2006 10:15:57 PM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: NautiNurse

'Heard her on Medved. 'Not impressed.


40 posted on 08/31/2006 10:18:54 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Digger
Anyone too conservative for Rove & company is politically a dead issue with this administration.

They are supporting talent and santorum big time along with blackwell and steele. Yes they are also supporting dewine. It is about winning.

41 posted on 08/31/2006 10:22:49 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: SmoothTalker

I'm sure Ohio would trade you DeWine for Harris.


42 posted on 08/31/2006 10:36:50 PM PDT by Rumple4
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To: Rumple4
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.

43 posted on 08/31/2006 10:52:44 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: MplsSteve

BTTT


44 posted on 08/31/2006 10:59:26 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Rawlings

Floating ever closer to that iceberg in plain sight.


45 posted on 08/31/2006 11:15:13 PM PDT by youthgonewild
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To: onedoug

She got a little "snippy" with Medved the other day.


46 posted on 09/01/2006 9:05:25 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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.


47 posted on 09/01/2006 9:09:03 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: section9

What chance do the other two stand against Nelson?


48 posted on 09/01/2006 9:11:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Rawlings

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.


49 posted on 09/01/2006 9:13:19 AM PDT by Busywhiskers (Delenda est Hezbollah)
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To: All

http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/08/31/ap2985077.html

"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.


50 posted on 09/01/2006 9:14:52 AM PDT by beaversmom
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