Skip to comments.AZ-Sen. 2010: John McCain leads J.D. Hayworth in new poll (Daily Kooks for McCain!) (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 04/02/2010 11:56:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON -- So far, J.D. Hayworth's campaign to beat Sen. John McCain for the Republican nomination for McCain's seat in Arizona is looking like little more than a nuisance.
A new Research 2000 poll sponsored by Daily Kos, out Friday, showed McCain beating Hayworth easily, 52-37. Meanwhile, McCain ended the first quarter of 2010 with $4.5 million in the bank, after raising more than $2.2 million this year so far. Hayworth announced that he raised more than $1 million, but didn't say exactly how much. (And one of his top advisors, Arizona public relations mogul Jason Rose, recently quit because Hayworth couldn't, or wouldn't, give him a paying contract to keep working on the campaign.)
McCain is taking the race deadly seriously, running all over Arizona in an effort not to let Hayworth carve out much space to his right. His campaign aides push back against the slightest provocation from Hayworth with overwhelming force. And of course, Sarah Palin -- who he launched from Alaska to global superstardom in 2008 -- came through to rally the faithful for him last weekend. True, the state's Republicans are rabidly conservative, and some of them have never liked McCain; his push a few years ago for immigration reform hurt him among some segments of the GOP base. Hayworth has had some luck raising money from tea party groups outside Arizona who think McCain is an apostate.
But there's only been a couple of public polls that ever made it seem like the race would be close, both by the same company, Rasmussen Reports. The Daily Kos survey certainly doesn't give that impression. If Hayworth did somehow pull off the upset, Democrats might have a chance of taking the seat, the poll showed. But national Democrats are barely paying attention to Arizona (except to direct attention to the GOP primary). And chances are McCain will win both the primary and the general election handily, for a fifth term in the Senate.
The guy is mixing polls with Rasmussen.
Yep! As soon as he wins he’ll run to Obama to cut a deal.
Running hard against Hayworth while he slept during his Prsidential run.
This is the guy who put Obama in the White House and Arizona wants to put him back in the Senate.
Actually, Research 2000 is a pretty good outside polling company hired by DK to do all their polling. They were very accurate calling the 2008 results. With Palin just stumping for McCain I am not surprised at these results. The race should tighten back up if the Palin bounce wears off.
Yes, I'm afraid she's revealed herself to be a venal, publicity-hungry gadfly. She lost me when she endorsed McCain.
The fact the Kos is even running a poll for a republican candidate tells you everything you need to know.
She might like JD, but she's licking McQueeg's boots.
Soul of the South: “If McCain wins he will have a strong grudge against the conservative movement.”
He probably already has a strong grudge against us, but he needs us to win. Right now he’s trying to fool enough conservatives to win re-election.
He’ll have even fewer reasons to cooperate with us if he wins in spite of conservative opposition. If he loses the primary, I fully expect him to do a Lieberman on us by running as an independent.
McCain is the leader of the RINO faction. He must be defeated. If not, what good will a Republican majority do? We’ve already had a RINO Republican majority, and I can’t think of one thing they did that rolled back big government in any significant way. Can you?
How did McCain respond to the rancher murdered by illegals? Didn't that fit in with his and Lindsey's plan to "shut that bigot up"?
A concern troll, probably hacked the joining date.
People in AZ are so predictable that McPain is assured another term. They couldn’t live without him, any more than the West Virginians can do without BOTH Byrd AND Rockefeller.
The voting records done by groups such as ADA and ACA are usually skewed, as members are informed in advance what votes will be tabulated. In such cases, the liberal Republicans vote “conservative” on three or four of those key votes and get inflated ratings. The American people never understand.
Not a surprise. McCain is far better-known. It’s a bad sign for an incumbent not to have an overwhelming lead in the primary, so Hayworth has room for growth.
“Flush the John”...great new song! Says it ALL about McCain.
Too funny. Anyone want to guess why a national e-magazine cares if McCain is re-elected? Especially a far left e-magazine like Salon?
“If McCain wins he will have a strong grudge against the conservative movement. Hell go back to his maverick ways, striking compromises on every critical issue, particularly if he views this as his last term. His behavior will likely make Arlen Specter look like a moderate.”
Not true in this year. Anti-McC sentiment is very high. JD has name recognition, a proven conservative record (albeit with blemishes). Both have boogie men in their past but both were exonerated by proof. McC had Keating 20 years ago and JD having the California scumball, also exonerated.
“Salon” and “dailykos”, lol. This really wouldn’t matter if it was believable, since the primary there isn’t until August, but this is a load.