Skip to comments.(Liberal Quinnipiac University poll finds) Specter tied with Toomey in Senate race
Posted on 12/18/2009 3:13:31 PM PST by Zakeet
Democratic Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania is running even with relatively unknown Republican challenger Pat Toomey for a 2010 race that could help determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, according to a poll released on Friday.
Specter, 79, is a longtime Republican who broke with the party in April and joined the Democrats, helping them reach the 60-vote threshold in the 100-member Senate, a super majority crucial for overcoming Republican opposition to legislation.
The Quinnipiac University survey found voters split 44-44 percent between the two candidates when asked who they would elect if they were to vote today.
In a May 4 Quinnipiac University poll, Specter held a 53 to 33 percent lead over Toomey and has been gradually slipping since.
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A 20 percent drop in six months in Quinnipiac push polls does not bode well for the RINO-Rat
44% for an incumbent in a two way race is very low.
Don’t worry Arlen, maybe Santorum will endorse you over Toomey....again.
Specter also has to defend his seat from a liberal rat challenger. Toomey should be the only candidate on the GOP side. This looks promising.
The only thing that could improve his standing is a sudden regrowth of a republican spine.
If he were to suddenly announce he wil NOT support a 2000 page health care nightmare, he would be in the news 24/7
(someone tell him! quick!)
I beg to differ. There was never, ever ANYTHING 'Republican' about this asshole. Political opportunist? Yes. Self-absorbed liar? Yes. Equivocator? Yes. Media Whore? Yes....all those things, but not, repeat not - REPUBLICAN.
Keep countin those chickens. Did ya count the 2 special elections for the House last Nov? The rats won both congressional seats including a rare seat in NY-23 that had been held by the GOP for a long time. I remember thinking Clinton was toast after the great rat stomp of 94, but Clinton was supported by the voters no matter how big a piece of crap I thought he was.
I don't believe we will even win the House back in 2010. Too many conservatives think the teaparty marchers are ideologues. The teaparty gave the NY seat to the rats.
With enemies like conservatives, 0 dont need friends
The fraud in Philly and Pittsburg will come through for Arlen
No, the Republican party gave the NY seat to the rats including an endorsement of the Rat from the former ultra Progressive Republican nominee upon her departure from the race.
Good riddance, Arlen! It’s been 30 years too many.
Clearly Obama and the rest of the d-RATS have had a bad year as reflected in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, and other polls. The Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll has Obama politically hemorrhaging badly in 2009, and another year such as this could put Obama down near HSTruman’s paltry 22% favorable Gallup number.
Since Obama was sworn in his total approval number has plummeted from a high of 65% down to 44% in today’s released poll. His Unfavorables have climbed from 30% on the day he was sworn in as POTUS, to a high of 54%. You do the math, for it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that these numbers, should they continue to spiral downward, could put a real drag on the ticket in 2010, spelling doom for many of those 69 Congressional RATs who won in marginal districts that either McCain or Bush41 carried in the last two Presidential elections.
I hope we can bring the TeaParty people (many of them former Perotistas) into the GOP and reinvigorate the party. The GOP should be a right-of-center Conservative Party, and the RATs should be the left-of-center socialist/progressive/communist party.
In NY-23 Scuzzyfava was a farleft big spending liberal who supported card check, voted for higher taxes in the NY Assembly, and supported Obama’s stimulas package. She might have been farther left than the eventual RAT winner, so it wasn’t the teaparty that sunk her campaign...no, she sunk her own campaign. I think Doug Hoffman, the Independent, ran an impressive campaign considering how late he got into the race. And Scuzzy showed her true political colors, and what a real squish she was, by endorsing the RAT candidate. Some Republican you were supporting there.
Prove that. Scuzzy was a moderate and a closer match with the RINO who Owens replaced. She voted against the Rockefeller Drug Law Reform which reduced sentences for drug crimes. She voted against the comprehensive gun package, which earned her an endorsement from the NRA. She voted against the Farmworkers Bill of Rights which protects farmworkers(illegals). She voted against a bill that gave more pay to cops in NY City that speak a foreign language on the job. She voted against regulating no-knock warrants and monitoring all search warrants. She vote against the 2010 Campaign Finance Reform Act, which would provide for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state. She voted against a bill that required restaurants to post the caloric information, and another bill banning trans fats in restaurants. She voted against several liberal housing and rent control bills.
A lot of ignorant conservatives who get all there news from FR have said the rat was more conservative than Scuzzy. That is a lie.
If there had been a primary election to pick the candidate, Scuzzyflava' would have never been a candidate.
More ignorance. Conservatives sent a message to 0 in Nov. The message is "The anti-obama constituency is so powerless they are fighting for second place. This is a good day to be a rat." The rats are willing to bend, overlook, and break any law to win. They will lie to win. They will pretend to be centrists. We can't do that for fear the conservatives will desert the party. Conservatives think the best way win is to bludgeon the inhabitants of Reagan's Big Tent.
The GOP promoted a moderate candidate in New York in a RINO seat. That is a winning stratagy. Hoffman got every conservative vote, and he lost. Conservatives should consider a strategy that expends less energy going after RINOs in favor of going after democrats ( the guys in power ), but they wont. Conservatives will blame the GOP leadership for an unelectable conservative failing to win in a liberal state.
Hoffman is lousy speaker. He's a flash in the pan that was in the right place at the right time to capture the hearts and wallets of disaffected conservatives today. We have a worse chance of getting that seat back in 2010 then we did last Nov. That is a fact proved by history. If Hoffman runs again from outside of the 23rd district(he doesn't live in the district he ran in), and somehow wins the primary(which I doubt he can do)...I bet you $100 he loses. This time he won't be able to count on RINOs (a majority of GOP voters in that district, as proved by previous elections) holding their nose and voting for him as a message to 0, they are just as like to be angry at Hoffman for electing Owens in the first place.
The GOP now has 2 out of 31 congressional seats in NY.
2 terms Truman(d)
2 terms Eisenhower(r)
2 terms Kennedy/Johnson(d)
2 terms Nixon(r)
1 term Carter(d) 1 term Reagan(r) the only exception and look how bad Carter was
2nd term Reagan 1 term Bush(r)
2 terms Clinton(d)
2 terms Bush(r)
Osama will have to be really bad to lose. I do not underestimate the American worker to fix the economy despite Osama.
See post 15 to see what I think of the stupid NY-23 race.
Screw ALL RINOS. If you are a liberal republican then go join the Bolsheviks. We are coming after you. One by one.
RINOs may jump ship to affect change if it becomes clear that rats are the only game. If the GOP losses the conservatives the GOP will have to move to the left to get a majority of votes. Conservatives are working very hard to prove their irrelevancy. Like I said conservatives couldn't stop McCain and they couldn't elect Palin. I'm not sure they matter anymore.
You say the polls mean nothing, and then in the next sentence you say that you’re glad they are bad for Osama. But if the polls mean nothing, it doesn’t matter whether they’re good or bad for OsamaObama, right?
I don’t believe we have to worry about a major teaparty revolt in the 2012 general elections creating a schism in the center-right ranks, unless the GOP barons in the smoke filled room give us a Presidential standard-bearer that is as goofy and as far to the left as the Scuzzyfava was in NY-23. Since the GOP will have a bruising primary to sort things out, we don’t have to worry that elitist liberal GOP bigshots, like the liberal Republican County Chairman in NY-23 who met in the latest incarnation of the proverbial smoke filled room (Pizza Parlor) will deliver the election on a silver platter to the RATS, like they did in NY-23.
I never would underestimate the American worker, but that American worker and the capitalist system that gives him sustenance may be under seige by the Obama big spending. Spending has gotten totally out of control, and the Obama deficit may end up being greater in this fiscal year, than all the Bush deficits combined over Bush’s 8 years in office. I think the out-of-control spending is going to sink Obama, and will be a drag on the other races down ticket.
I see signs that Obama is more like Jimmy Carter, than Bill Clinton. The recent national Gallup poll had Obama lower than any other POTUS since the Gallup group began polling back in the late forties, and that poll also showed Obama ten points lower than Carter during a similar period of time during the Carter maladministration. We could be looking at a Carter administration redux on steriods, and that could be the political death knell for Pelousy and Reid leadership aspirations.