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Eye on the Senate: Chambliss Ahead in Georgia, 52%-46%
CQ Politics ^ | November 28, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 11/28/2008 10:22:55 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative

First-term Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss holds a 52 percent to 46 percent lead over Democratic challenger James Martin), a former state representative, in their Dec. 2 runoff battle, according to a Research 2000 survey conducted Nov. 23-25. Two percent are undecided and the margin of error is 4 points.

Research 2000 makes the same observation that Public Policy Polling did in its Nov. 22-23 poll: that Chambliss has been able to widen his lead because, this time around, Barack Obama is not on the ballot to lure a larger turnout. PPP had Chambliss leading Martin 53 percent to 41 percent.

An InsiderAdvantage/Politico poll conducted Nov. 23 had Chambliss ahead 50 percent to 47 percent with 3 percent undecided.

"This thing's going to be a nail-biter. We don't know who's going to turn out and we don't know how it's going to turn out, but it's going to be a close race," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.cqpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; chambliss; ga2008; georgia; jimmartin; runoff; saxbychambliss; supermajority

1 posted on 11/28/2008 10:22:55 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Chambliss has been able to widen his lead because this time around McCain is not on the ticket either.


2 posted on 11/28/2008 10:27:15 AM PST by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

It’s been infuriating driving around Atlanta and seeing Martin signs EVERYWHERE. I was in the Emory area, which is a nicer section of town, and I never saw a Chambliss sign.

I guess the whole city has been overrun by northeners. I’ve never seen so many people willing to spite their own future outlooks by voting for Democrats because the taxes are coming out of their hides.


3 posted on 11/28/2008 10:29:52 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: stan_sipple

or obama on the other hand. He’s up against, let’s face it, just another white guy


4 posted on 11/28/2008 10:30:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (Thank you for everything!)
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To: stan_sipple

Yup.


5 posted on 11/28/2008 10:30:12 AM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama? There will be a pop quiz every day for the next four years...miss a question, people die.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

No worries.... Sarah will take care of business on Monday and it’ll be a done deal. 7-9% victory margin IMO.


6 posted on 11/28/2008 10:32:54 AM PST by davek70
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I think he’ll win by more. Many thousands of voters went to the polls for Obama alone, and maybe do get the nuances of giving the Savior another vote in the Senate. And besides, they’d have to stand in line again, did enough of that for this year.


7 posted on 11/28/2008 10:35:52 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

The minute you enter inside 285 it is all Dems, cross the country line into Gwinnett, Cobb, N. Fulton, Douglas, etc. and it is like being in a different state.


8 posted on 11/28/2008 10:36:56 AM PST by panthermom
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Saxbe’s aunt belongs to my church here in Nebraska. We are praying for his victory


9 posted on 11/28/2008 10:37:43 AM PST by stan_sipple
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To: CaspersGh0sts

now that you mentioned Emory, I was reading a book about the suburban growth in Atlanta and the rise of GOP leaders like Gingrich. Of course the super lib historian called it subliminal racism


10 posted on 11/28/2008 10:39:41 AM PST by stan_sipple
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To: St. Louis Conservative
White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism
11 posted on 11/28/2008 10:42:29 AM PST by stan_sipple
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Let’s NOT get comfortable. Support,workers, and money is needed!!

This is a beginning toward victory in 2010.

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not by strength but by perseverance.” -H. Jackson Brown


12 posted on 11/28/2008 10:44:03 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Yeah, but you’ve gotta remember: the dead voters, pets, and double voters don’t answer polls. They just magically appear at the ballot box.


13 posted on 11/28/2008 11:11:37 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: davek70

Yeah, well, that is what I was seeing here on 11/03/08 regarding the defeat of Hussein. And look what we got.


14 posted on 11/28/2008 11:12:23 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Paige
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not by strength but by perseverance.” -H. Jackson Brown

Never give up!

"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." — Samuel Adams

15 posted on 11/28/2008 11:19:55 AM PST by Matchett-PI
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To: BlueStateBlues
I think he’ll win by more. Many thousands of voters went to the polls for Obama alone, and maybe do get the nuances of giving the Savior another vote in the Senate. And besides, they’d have to stand in line again, did enough of that for this year.

In the early voting results I saw recently, the black vote was running 23% of the total, down from 31% in the general. If that trend continues, I don't see how Martin wins unless the Republicans just don't turn out. That's why they're bringing in Sarah IMO, to prop that up.

16 posted on 11/28/2008 11:24:41 AM PST by Al B.
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To: St. Louis Conservative
of course he's ahead....in any other state, he would already be the winner since he beat out two other candidates.....

lets get the ship back on course folks...we have an opening to stifle the crap that zero will try to pull....its starts with Chambliss and Coleman....and in two years, we'll make more gains....

17 posted on 11/28/2008 11:27:53 AM PST by cherry
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To: Recovering_Democrat

remember that there is no third party.....its just the two...I expect most of the libertarians to go for Chambliss......


18 posted on 11/28/2008 11:31:23 AM PST by cherry
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To: CaspersGh0sts
It’s been infuriating driving around Atlanta and seeing Martin signs EVERYWHERE. I was in the Emory area, which is a nicer section of town, and I never saw a Chambliss sign.

What planet did you drop in from where that would actually be a surprise to you? John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney, the entire King family, Andrew Young, Sidney Dorsey, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Bill Campbell, Hartsfield Airport.......

19 posted on 11/28/2008 11:32:26 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: St. Louis Conservative; All
It has to be remembered we are also further down the road from the general election of Nov 4th. We have been able to see who 'the one' has started loading his cabinet with and it has not please the left at all.

This could be a landslide of retribution.

20 posted on 11/28/2008 11:35:07 AM PST by Pistolshot ("Democrats don't show respect, they just demand respect " - ClearCase_guy)
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To: Paige
Let’s NOT get comfortable. Support,workers, and money is needed!! This is a beginning toward victory in 2010.

With people like pro-illegal immigrant Saxby Chambliss leading the way? You must be joking. I want him to win because he'll at least vote with the Republicans some of the time as opposed to none of the time for Martin, but that doesn't make him any less of a POS RINO

21 posted on 11/28/2008 11:35:11 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: stan_sipple
Chambliss has been able to widen his lead because this time around McCain is not on the ticket either.

You sir are 10,000 percent correct. All you have to do is look at the numbers which proves it. McCain 52% Obama 47%, Chambliss 49% Martin 46%. QED. SLAM DUNK.

22 posted on 11/28/2008 11:36:31 AM PST by staytrue (YES WE CAN, (everyone should get in the practice of saying it, it will soon be manditory))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Then ENJOY OBAMA - okie dokie? You made my “POINT”.


23 posted on 11/28/2008 11:40:12 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: panthermom

Which is a good thing when redistricting comes; the Republicans should be able to gerrymander the liberals down to three house seats with the remainder going to the republicans.


24 posted on 11/28/2008 12:02:19 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

We need a BIG win in GA.


25 posted on 11/28/2008 12:40:53 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Our firm FreepShop worked on Saxby’s ads this year and in 2002 (yes, those nasty Cleland ads—never prouder!) We really need a big win to stick it to Obama.


26 posted on 11/28/2008 12:42:22 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Matchett-PI

God bless, Georgia


27 posted on 11/28/2008 2:10:36 PM PST by stocksthatgoup
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Atlanta is heavily rat. Natives and northerners.


28 posted on 11/28/2008 2:33:03 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

My husband was so mad at how Chambliss has been voting in the Senate that he voted for the Libertarian candidate, to give Chambliss a warning. Now he all ready to vote for Chambliss.

BTW Chambliss’ vote was 49.8%. He needed 50% plus 1 vote.


29 posted on 11/28/2008 2:46:59 PM PST by Atlantian
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To: Atlantian

I agree that Chambliss too moderate for Georgia, however we just cannot send a Democrat to rubber stamp Obama’s agenda.


30 posted on 11/28/2008 3:11:37 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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31 posted on 11/28/2008 3:11:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Paige
Then ENJOY OBAMA - okie dokie? You made my “POINT”.

People like Chambliss got us Obama in the first place. You're the Rino supporter, you enjoy him.

32 posted on 11/28/2008 4:05:14 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
The first president I voted for was President Ronald Reagan. I have been a Conservative for years. As for me, I can compare my resume to yours any day.

Ahhh no profile, what is your true Ideology? Once again, Congratulation, with more like you Harry Reid will have his magic number in the Senate.

33 posted on 11/28/2008 4:09:39 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I don’t think this one will be all that close.


34 posted on 11/28/2008 6:20:33 PM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
I was in the Emory area, which is a nicer section of town, and I never saw a Chambliss sign.

I was a Republican poll watcher in the Emory area back in the 64 election. I was the first of my kind that they had ever seen, I think.

The Democrat in charge of the poll was a nice guy. He was a prof from Emory as I remember. The other Democrat poll workers watched me with suspicion. Of course, the fact that I had a "Johnson phooey" bumper sticker on my car (made from two "Johnson Humphrey" stickers) didn't help.

35 posted on 11/28/2008 6:39:31 PM PST by rustbucket
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To: Paige
The first president I voted for was President Ronald Reagan. I have been a Conservative for years. As for me, I can compare my resume to yours any day.

Ahhh no profile, what is your true Ideology? Once again, Congratulation, with more like you Harry Reid will have his magic number in the Senate.

Without people like you who voted for the person with the R next to their name, no matter what they stood for the Harry Reids of this world wouldn't matter. So give yourself a big pat on the back and keep raising money to keep putting the Rinos into office. Don't worry, they appreciate your loyalty: Image and video hosting by TinyPic

36 posted on 11/28/2008 8:47:20 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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Here are my thoughts on the Georgia Senate Race.

As someone from Oklahoma who usually stays focused on things which affect my state, I've been watching this race with some interest.

Here is what is at stake. We've already lost one Senate seat in Alaska. In Minnesota, even though Norm Coleman appears to have a hand on his Senate seat, I'm still not very cofident in the process up there. There seems to be way too many shenanagans going on and I'm afraid ol' what's his face may be on his way to stealing the election up there.

So it all comes down to this race and what kind a of a future the people of Georgia want for themseleves and their families. I will point out that our side needs at least 41 seats to have any chance of undermining Hussien and his new world order political agenda.

You've heard me talk about his proposals for a civilian police force and the possibility of more Waco-style attacks. And before any goofball out there starts browbeating me to tone down my message, let me tell you something. Obama and his cabal have shown themselves to be very poor sports when it comes to people questioning his actions and his past associations.

And I will tell you something else. If the Dems get their filibuster proof majority, all of us in the christian and conservatives are going to end up in a very precarious position.

We simply can't afford to lose this Senate seat in Georgia. It's my hope and prayer that the good folks in the Peach State wil do the right thing and return Saxby Chambliss back to Washington.

Barck Hussien Obama and his new world order cabal need to be undermined. We as conservatives need to make it as difficult as possible for the Obama and the Dems to govern and set public policy if America is to have any kind of future.

I know our friends in Georgia will do the right thing.
Regards.......

37 posted on 11/29/2008 4:19:49 AM PST by E.G.C. (Click on a freeper's screename and then "In Forum" to read his/her posts)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
So you're a liberal plant. Go give yourself a big hug and take another sip of your kool aid...the rest of us have work to do instead of listening to whining or allowing a liberal plant to divide and conquer. For the record, Ben Franklin spoke eloquent French as I will say to you.... Bon debarras a de mauvais dechets pour vous ne sont rien davantage qu'une chauve-souris de lune cachette autour

I bid you adieu Au Revoir
38 posted on 11/29/2008 4:23:46 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Paige
So you're a liberal plant.

Of course, as you so eloquently keep pointing out, we know that kissing Rino butt is the sign of a true Conservative.

39 posted on 11/29/2008 5:19:00 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Impy

Since Obama became President, Saxby has been leading all in all the polls since. Martin is stuck in the 46-47 percent range. This seat should stay in GOP hands. Lets hope Coleman could hang in there.


40 posted on 11/30/2008 6:11:39 PM PST by yongin (Converting people to Mormonism makes the world more conservative)
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