Skip to comments.Rasmussen: McCain/Palin Lead by 11 in Montana
Posted on 09/09/2008 2:39:41 PM PDT by swmopatriot
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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.
Great pic, mirkwood! Simply great!
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!!!
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!
I _never_ believed Montana would go blue..and I don't believe Colorado will either!
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.
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.
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.
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).
Is CO a RKBA type of state?
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.
Latest Ramussen poll shows McCain-Palin up 7 pts in OH.
Obama, You better try campaigning in one of your 57 states, the 50 states of the USA aren’t buying your BS!!
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.
All noted, getting my hopes up way too high!!!!! Well, I can wish, I guess./Just Asking - seoul62.......
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.
I might be movin' to Montana soon
Just to raise me up a crop of
“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?
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?
Putting Sarah Palin on the ticket hasn’t hurt matters, either.
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.
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.
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!
Well, if Barry calls this experience then he should fire himself.
Oh, the horror of it!
Right to keep and bear arms. Is CO a big pro-2nd Amendment state?
Ooh, nice graphic Lady Jag!
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.
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.
If you watch the MSM you can tell they know this too. They're not nearly as enthusiastic as they had been.
Kerry was a far left liberal and lost by a smaller margin in MT than Gore did in 2000.
Yes! VERY pro-2nd Amendment state.
The NRA should run ads there. They have earmarked ad money already. I hope they run there.
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.
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].
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.
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.
I live 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.
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