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New Jersey Senate: Lautenberg Hangs on to Lead
Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 19, 2008

Posted on 09/19/2008 2:54:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg leads Republican challenger Dick Zimmer by seven percentage points in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Garden State finds Lautenberg on top 49% to 42%.

That’s closer than the race was last month, but Lauternberg continues to hover right around the 50% level of support. Incumbents who poll below 50% are generally considered potentially vulnerable, and the New Jersey senator is the only Democrat in that category at the moment.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; bluestates; electioncongress; electionussenate; lautenberg; nj2008; zimmer

1 posted on 09/19/2008 2:54:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Tired of Taxes; impeachedrapist; neverdem; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; ...

This race now looks to be the GOP’s best chance of unseating a Democrat Senator.


2 posted on 09/19/2008 2:55:43 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: Clintonfatigued
Incumbents who poll below 50% are generally considered potentially vulnerable

vulnerable...????...in this guy's case who should be considered lucky he's vertical

3 posted on 09/19/2008 2:57:12 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Clintonfatigued
He will be reelected. In New Jersey, there are enough liberals in the electorate to send The Cadaver back to the Senate. The same folks who will give the state to Obama.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 09/19/2008 2:57:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Clintonfatigued
What does it take to defeat Lautenberg? Should the Republicans run King Tut against Lautenberg because Tut is mummified even better? Would that do the trick?

I have friends who live in New Jersey. Other than the politics, it is a fine place. Historical sites, good employment, good environment, and the crumbiest politicians who ever just barely avoided going to jail. Curious.

Congressman Billybob

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5 posted on 09/19/2008 3:00:33 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.theacru.org)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If this is the best chance we have at 7 points...should I take an antidepressant?


6 posted on 09/19/2008 3:08:59 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (I think faster than I type, lousy proofreader, deal with it.)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Prozac may do the trick.


7 posted on 09/19/2008 3:10:16 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: Clintonfatigued
Hmmmm, corruption ahead again in New Jersey.
8 posted on 09/19/2008 3:20:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Clintonfatigued

Lautenberg is nasty garbage, hated by his colleagues, worthless, and they elect and reelect him.


9 posted on 09/19/2008 3:20:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Doogle
"vulnerable...????...in this guy's case who should be considered lucky he's vertical"

"Unproven."

10 posted on 09/19/2008 3:22:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: goldstategop
Ok, so why do the citizens of New Jersey love the UnAmerican Democrat Party so much?

What is the appeal?

11 posted on 09/19/2008 3:28:03 PM PDT by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die!)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

This ain’t pretty on the Senate side. We get an “F” for recruitment. “F” as in f**k-up:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2081379/posts?page=83#83


12 posted on 09/19/2008 3:28:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: goldstategop; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued
He will be reelected. In New Jersey, there are enough liberals in the electorate to send The Cadaver back to the Senate. The same folks who will give the state to Obama.

Not to mention all the cadavers that will be voting to send one of their own back to the senate.

13 posted on 09/19/2008 3:32:16 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Zimmer campaign has been invisible, and Lautenberg is still below 50%. This is a huge lost opportunity.


14 posted on 09/19/2008 3:33:53 PM PDT by gridlock (The Democrats have attacked Motherhood. Now, if they attack Baseball and Apple Pie, we got it made!)
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To: gridlock

John Ensign is running the NRSC. Maybe he’ll make a play, espeically with Republicans having few opportunities this year.


15 posted on 09/19/2008 3:36:53 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: gridlock
It's a lost opportunity? Funny. You live in NJ, and the opportunity's right in front of you. But you're apparently looking for an excuse not to put forth any effort.

Can Zimmer Steal Lautenberg's Senate Seat for the GOP?

16 posted on 09/19/2008 3:47:55 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: goldstategop
In NJ, the dead will make sure the Cadaver is reelected.
17 posted on 09/19/2008 4:02:22 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Clintonfatigued

What kind of state votes for a Lautenberg? Answer: a state with the lowest collective intelligence in the country!


18 posted on 09/19/2008 4:11:20 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Clintonfatigued
and we're going to KEEP Electing Democrats until they get it RIGHT!
19 posted on 09/19/2008 4:20:40 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Clintonfatigued

Gee whiz, he was in office back when I was in college in Jersey. I didn’t even realize that Lautenberg was still alive?


20 posted on 09/19/2008 4:34:16 PM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: Continental Soldier

It’s hard to believe that you could come up with a more corrupt tifecta than Corzine as governor, Lautenberg and the other joker that they have as US senator.

Shame on my home state. Too bad Kean could not have been in this race.


21 posted on 09/19/2008 4:36:47 PM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: Clintonfatigued

>>This race now looks to be the GOP’s best chance of unseating a Democrat Senator.

You must be joking. Lautenberg could be dead (as if anyone can tell the difference) and he would STILL get elected. People in NJ get raped, year after year, complain a lot, THEN REELECT THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE RAPING THEM.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over agaimn, expecting different results.” Albert Einstein


22 posted on 09/19/2008 4:42:40 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The dead live!


23 posted on 09/19/2008 4:51:26 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: goldstategop

How do they keep him awake?


24 posted on 09/19/2008 5:41:18 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

When told of Paleo Conservative’s catty comment, Senator Lautenberg was heard to say “Grr! Fire bad!”


25 posted on 09/19/2008 5:47:21 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Lautenberg is still alive? I thought they were just propping up his corpse in his Senate seat till the next election.


26 posted on 09/19/2008 6:43:35 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Unicorn
Keep him awake? I wish I knew.....make a fortune when I can bottle it for sale!!!!!!!!!!!
27 posted on 09/19/2008 6:49:08 PM PDT by ejo
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ

That Landreiu has got to go down!!! 2 cycles without a Senate pickup would be ghastly.

As discussed before of course there are no open seats and we can’t beat incumbents though we usually get 1 of them.

06 None

Dashole 04

Cleland 02

Carnahan 02 (appointed)

Robb 00

Mosley-Braun 98

96/none

Wofford/Sasser 94

Fowler/Sanford (NC) 92

90/none

John Melcher (MT) 88

(King RINO Lowell Weicker beaten by Lieberman who ran to his right 88)

86/none

Walter Huddleston (KY) 84

Howard Cannon (NV) 82

80 NINE beaten, last time there were more than 2 beaten in a year. Since then only 12, one of them appointed and one of them, Wofford, having won only a special election.

The rats have beaten 12 in 00-06! And 31 in same timeframe the GOP beat 12.

Pathetic.

Every time a rat senator goes down an angel get’s it’s wings.


28 posted on 09/20/2008 4:53:30 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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