Skip to comments.Poll: GOPer Leads Race For Murtha Seat
Posted on 04/30/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
The new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of the PA-12 special election gives Republican businessman Tim Burns the edge in the race for the House seat formerly held by the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha.
The numbers: Burns 46%, with Democratic candidate and former Murtha aide Mark Critz at 40%. The sample of likely voters has a ±4% margin of error. The Democrats have held this seat since 1974, when Murtha picked it up from the Republicans in a special election held in the midst of the Watergate scandals. The special election will be held on May 18. The TPM Poll Average gives Burns a lead of 43.0%-40.3%
Two key numbers: President Obama's favorable rating in this western Pennsylvania seat is only 38%, with an unfavorable rating of 55%. Respondents were also asked this question: "Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports and will work to improve the new health care reform law, or a candidate who will work to repeal it completely?" The answer: candidate who supports the bill 34%, candidate who would repeal the bill 48%.
(Excerpt) Read more at tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ...
They fear this Special Election will not be pretty.
Daily KOS lament here:
I watched an ad for Burns this morning, and, hell, I wanted to go to PA to vote for him! Great ad.
Is the ad on the net? I’d like to see it.
Is this the one?
Murtha apparently was a hometown hero, and apparently the folks in his district like the “free stuff” he brought to the district.
Without him, there is no reason for them to vote Democratic anymore.
Not only will the Democrats lose next month, they will lose PA-12 in November as well. This will be one less seat we need to win in order to get the needed 41 seats to take over the House.
How do you build a Majority?
One district at a time.
I can’t wait til November.
I have zero faith in the people of PA-12. They are for sale and whoever brings in the most pork, no matter how traitorous and corrupt, has their vote.
Act as if Ye have Faith.
Home of Tim Burns for US Congress
Democrats are running different ads saying that Burns is in favor of a 35% tax on everything...even for pensioners and poor people. Of course they are mangling the concept of the “fair tax”, but are hoping for the “stupid” vote.
Most motivating ad I’ve seen this year.
If there is an award for these kind of things, this one gets my vote.
Thanks or taking the time to look for it!
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