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Rasmussen: McCain/Palin Lead by 11 in Montana
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/9/2008

Posted on 09/09/2008 2:39:41 PM PDT by swmopatriot

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To: Norman Bates

If it is a real red state, that shouldn’t make that much difference. Bush beat Gore by 25% in 2000. Montana now has two Dem senators and the Dems control the state senate [26 Dems/24 Reps] and are just one vote shy of controlling the House [50 Reps/49 Dems/1(I)]. Something is happening there.


51 posted on 09/09/2008 3:08:19 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: mirkwood

Great pic, mirkwood! Simply great!


52 posted on 09/09/2008 3:09:58 PM PDT by radiohead (Palin - conservative, female, mom, NRA member - good enough for me.)
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To: swmopatriot

This is just the start of the 2nd quarter of this game.

We have the momentum, but, this opponent must be CRUSHED, and that will take a highly concerted effort all the way to final buzzer.

Never Let Up!!!


53 posted on 09/09/2008 3:12:01 PM PDT by waus (Animal House, with a slight variance: Have another beer Barry.)
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To: mware

That’s right. He was in my hometown, Butte, for the 4th of July. Muhchelle and kids as well. However, the blue part of MT exists mostly west of the Continental Divide; there are a lot of wheat farmers and cattle farmers in the eastern part of the state who have been traditionally conservative.

I’m thrilled to see the lead McCain has taken in the state. Go John and Sarah! McCain/Palin in 2008!


54 posted on 09/09/2008 3:12:04 PM PDT by kozanne
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To: swmopatriot
As late as yesterday, the idiots at MSNBC had their little electoral map showing Bama winning Montana.

I _never_ believed Montana would go blue..and I don't believe Colorado will either!

55 posted on 09/09/2008 3:12:04 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: seoul62

We won’t win NY or IL. Right now our best pick up shots are NH, PA, MI, WI, and MN. OR and WA are outside shots. I would also make a play for ME’s 2nd CD (1 EV). That’s where I’d be investing. For defense: CO, NV, NM, VA, FL, IA, OH, and MO.


56 posted on 09/09/2008 3:14:56 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: kabar

It’s all the liberal wackos that have moved there from California.

And of course, the wackiest leftist of them all, Ted Turner owns a ton of land there.


57 posted on 09/09/2008 3:16:16 PM PDT by waus (Animal House, with a slight variance: Have another beer Barry.)
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To: kabar

I think it is shifting slowly, but I’m not on the ground so I can’t imagine why. The state is more libertarian than conservative from what I gather. There’s little excuse for the kind of erosion you point out.


58 posted on 09/09/2008 3:17:06 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: waus

Since when did liberals like big sky country? I suppose it’s slowly becoming the Vermont of the West. We need to get organized and fight back there (statewide not McCain).


59 posted on 09/09/2008 3:18:24 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: moondoggie

Is CO a RKBA type of state?


60 posted on 09/09/2008 3:19:23 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: waus

Yes, he owns mostly around the Bozeman/Yellowstone/Big Sky area. Bozeman is a college town, so you could reasonably expect them to go blue. However, you’ve also got small ranches around Belgrade, Manhattan, Three Forks, etc., that will probably go red.

My experience has been the ranchers are more conservative.


61 posted on 09/09/2008 3:19:47 PM PDT by kozanne
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To: Paved Paradise

Latest Ramussen poll shows McCain-Palin up 7 pts in OH.


62 posted on 09/09/2008 3:27:23 PM PDT by KansasGirl (Go Governor Palin Go!!!! We need a conservative woman to straighten out DC!!)
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To: swmopatriot

Obama, You better try campaigning in one of your 57 states, the 50 states of the USA aren’t buying your BS!!


63 posted on 09/09/2008 3:27:40 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Support FREE education - Homeschool and FREE your kids from SOCIALISM!)
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To: kozanne

Absolutely.

Talk about a class of culture and values.

I have friends who are native Montanians and they tell me all the time how much they despise “those” people.


64 posted on 09/09/2008 3:36:45 PM PDT by waus (Animal House, with a slight variance: Have another beer Barry.)
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65 posted on 09/09/2008 3:40:25 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Donate to FR anytime at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Norman Bates

All noted, getting my hopes up way too high!!!!! Well, I can wish, I guess./Just Asking - seoul62.......


66 posted on 09/09/2008 3:59:42 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: KansasGirl

Whoo Hoo. I’ll take it. I think it’s going to bump up later but a lot of us Christians are very cautious about telling pollsters what we think - we like the other side being overly assured.


67 posted on 09/09/2008 4:15:57 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: swmopatriot
I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of
Dental Floss

68 posted on 09/09/2008 4:25:59 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Cicero

“Heck, we had Hillary waving Bibles and offering to compromise of abortion after the 2004 election until Bush and the incumbent Republicsns started kicking it all away.”

What does this mean?


69 posted on 09/09/2008 4:41:31 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: impeachedrapist
"...Obamessiah was giving finally giving up on ND."

There was no way in the world Obama was going to win North Dakota. He was delusional to think so.

The fact that he's spent so much time and money there is encouraging. I don't think McCain/Palin has spent any money there. Could some of the Peace Gardeners enlighten?

70 posted on 09/09/2008 5:00:03 PM PDT by Radio Free Tuscaloosa (God Bless...America!! - Adm. Jeremiah Denton)
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To: Norman Bates

Putting Sarah Palin on the ticket hasn’t hurt matters, either.


71 posted on 09/09/2008 5:01:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
we need Montana but Montana is Montana, 3 electoral votes which we had last prez election.......

we have to expect to have ALL the states we had last time including Montana....

we need the entire South, including Florida, and we need to hold the Nevadas and the New Mexico's as well....

we could afford to loose smaller states if we could pull in a Penn of a Minn.

72 posted on 09/09/2008 5:03:17 PM PDT by cherry (SP for VP !!!)
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To: swmopatriot

Obama is right. Being a presidential contender is the type of experience that reflects on his ability to be president. Now we know exactly what kind of adminstration he’d have:

One that demands money from everyone, spends it like a drunken sailor with nothing to show for it, and falls into hysterical tantrums at the first sign of trouble.


73 posted on 09/09/2008 5:17:19 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: swmopatriot

I was incredulous that Obama thought he could actually carry Montana. Out in Big Sky Country, Men are men, and women are women. The addition of Sarah Palin to the McCain ticket was a genius decision!


74 posted on 09/09/2008 5:35:40 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Norman Bates

“RKBA”???????


75 posted on 09/09/2008 7:12:35 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: waus
Barry claimed that he had more experience than Palin because he was running his campaign.

Well, if Barry calls this experience then he should fire himself.

76 posted on 09/09/2008 7:22:01 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: swmopatriot
Montana....the land of (those horrible) guns and..and..and religion!

Oh, the horror of it!

77 posted on 09/09/2008 7:23:11 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: moondoggie

Right to keep and bear arms. Is CO a big pro-2nd Amendment state?


78 posted on 09/09/2008 7:54:38 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Lady Jag

Ooh, nice graphic Lady Jag!


79 posted on 09/09/2008 9:01:48 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: kabar
Yes, on the local level it is a strong two party state.

I think that there are two reasons for that.

One, I think the GOP has had some ethical problems.

Two, the Democrats are pretty conservative.

On the Presidential level, the State should remain Republican especially since the Democrats have two far left liberals running for President.

80 posted on 09/09/2008 10:24:10 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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To: 1035rep
I never thought Barry could win. All media hype. Everything points to Barry going down hard.

Yes, Hillary would have beaten him at the end had the Democrats put in a winner take all system.

They put in a system to protect HER and it backfired.

He has been on the decline since it was revealed what kind of church he has been attending for 20 years.

81 posted on 09/09/2008 10:26:12 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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To: fortheDeclaration
He has been on the decline since it was revealed what kind of church he has been attending for 20 years.

If you watch the MSM you can tell they know this too.  They're not nearly as enthusiastic as they had been.  

82 posted on 09/09/2008 11:01:50 PM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Kerry was a far left liberal and lost by a smaller margin in MT than Gore did in 2000.


83 posted on 09/10/2008 5:42:37 AM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: Norman Bates

Yes! VERY pro-2nd Amendment state.


84 posted on 09/10/2008 5:53:58 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: moondoggie

The NRA should run ads there. They have earmarked ad money already. I hope they run there.


85 posted on 09/10/2008 1:03:44 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: kabar
Kerry was a far left liberal and lost by a smaller margin in MT than Gore did in 2000.

Kerry very cleverly packaged himself as a veteran and hunter. That is why the 'swiftboat' campaign was so important.

MT will not go for Obama.

86 posted on 09/11/2008 3:54:04 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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To: fortheDeclaration

If MT went for Obama, it wouldn’t matter. Obama would have won by a landslide. The point is that some of these red states like MT, Colorado, VA, and AZ are trending Dem. I attribute it to changing demographics. By 2042 half of the country will be minorities [as classified by the USG].


87 posted on 09/11/2008 6:03:03 AM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: kabar
No doubt, that is why the MSM were hopeful to see MT as a real possiblity.

I think those States are trending Democrat because the GOP in those states are not putting up good candidates.

Didn't the last GOP Senator from MT have some ethical issues?

The McCain/Palin ticket may do alot to return respectiablity to the GOP.

McCain mentioned that in his speech, that the GOP hadn't changed Washington, Washington had changed the GOP.

88 posted on 09/11/2008 6:54:19 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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To: fortheDeclaration

If you look at the MT state legislature compostion where the Dems control the Senate and are one vote away from controlling the House and you have two Dem senators and a Dem governor, something is happening in MT.


89 posted on 09/11/2008 6:58:08 AM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: kabar
If you look at the MT state legislature compostion where the Dems control the Senate and are one vote away from controlling the House and you have two Dem senators and a Dem governor, something is happening in MT.

I agree, and it isn't good!

The same is true in Virgina and Col. but I think that is more from the GOP getting weak and the Democrats running conservative sounding candidates.

That is what the Democrats forget in Presidential elections, most of the nation is conservative, even those portions run by Democrats.

Case in point is Kansas, with a Democrat Gov.

That is who Obama should have picked, but he was too afraid of Hillary.

But that governor got elected running as a conservative and running against GOP corruption.

In one way, Bush reminds me of Grant, an honest man, but not really knowing what was going on around him.

90 posted on 09/11/2008 7:11:03 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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To: fortheDeclaration

I live in Northern VA. I attribute the ongoing political shift to the Dems as the product of demographic changes and immigration.


91 posted on 09/11/2008 7:25:10 AM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: kabar
Ilive in Northern VA. I attribute the ongoing political shift to the Dems as the product of demographic changes and immigration.

I am sure that is a factor also.

92 posted on 09/11/2008 10:09:57 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration ('we don't make compromises-we make Marines')
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