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SurveyUSA: Dudley (R) 47%, Kitzhaber (D) 40%, Wyden Strong in Senate Race
SurveyUSA ^ | 06/10/10 | SurveyUSA

Posted on 06/10/2010 8:09:14 PM PDT by GOPGuide

5 Months Till Oregon Votes, Former Trailblazer Edges Former Governor for Statehouse; Wyden Strong in US Senate Re-Elect Bid: In an election for Oregon governor today, 06/10/10, Republican Chris Dudley edges Democrat John Kitzhaber, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KATU-TV in Portland. Dudley, a former professional basketball player, has a 14-point lead among men. Among women, the race is tied. When men and woman are combined today, the Republican Dudley has a 47% to 40% advantage. A third candidate, Progressive Jerry Wilson, today gets 6% of the overall vote, 12% of the vote among Independents. Third party candidates have until August 24 to file to appear on the ballot; additional candidates may enter the race.

The Democrat Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon from 1995-2003, leads only among the youngest, and often least-reliable, voters. Among voters age 35+, Dudley leads. 87% of those who support the Tea Party vote Republican. 80% of those who oppose the Tea Party vote Democrat.

In an election today for United States Senator from Oregon, Incumbent Democrat Ron Wyden is elected to a third full term, defeating Republican law school professor Jim Huffman. Wyden leads by 22 points in greater Portland; Huffman leads by 4 points in the rest of Oregon. When those two regions are combined today, the Democrat Wyden has a 51% to 38% advantage.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 800 Oregon adults 06/07/10 through 06/09/10. Of them, 711 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 566 were identified by SurveyUSA as being likely to vote in the November general election. Incumbent Governor Ted Kulongoski is constitutionally term limited to two consecutive terms. The election is 100% by mail; ballots will be mailed in October.

TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: dudley; or2010; orgegon; surveyusa

1 posted on 06/10/2010 8:09:14 PM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

Still early days, but it looks pretty good for Oregon. And a third party “progressive” to siphon votes from the Democrat line. I hope Obama doesn’t buy him out of the race.

2 posted on 06/10/2010 8:13:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

I hope Duds is better at politics than he was at free throws.

The Republican in the senate race isn’t well known yet, but it is my understanding that he is quite a capable candidate. We’ll have to watch and see.

3 posted on 06/10/2010 8:18:31 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

It looks like Wyden would have been beatable if the GOP ran a high profile candidate.

4 posted on 06/10/2010 8:19:48 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: GOPGuide

Tallest. Governor. Ever.

5 posted on 06/10/2010 8:20:06 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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Wyden is leading on name recognition. This professor is a rock solid Conservative and will beat him like a drum in the debates. Don’t count him out.

Pray for America

6 posted on 06/10/2010 9:05:50 PM PDT by bray (Throw the Bums out starting w/McCain)
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To: GOPGuide

While November is a long way off, this does look good. The GOP and more importantly, conservatives, are poised to make history.

With that said, I don’t want to throw cold water on anything, but I’m hoping and praying a big GOP win doesn’t help our Dear Leader in 2012. Americans didn’t like what the sinkmeister was doing his first two years in office and made it abundantly clear in ‘94. But once the balance of power had been redistributed, the sheeple seemed to be happy. Of course, Beelzabubba had a better economy to play off of (even if it was a mile wide and an inch thick).

I pray our Dear Leader is a one-and-done.

7 posted on 06/10/2010 9:31:03 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: GOPGuide

Donated $100. Join up, Oregon. This is a good investment that will return itself in reduced taxes for years.

8 posted on 06/10/2010 10:26:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: bray
Oregon PING!

Few thing could be sweeter to my ears than to hear the words "Senator Wyden has conceded defeat to upstart challenger Republican Jim Huffman."

And Kitzhaber, imo, will LOSE on name recognition, LOL. If only voters didn't know who he is, he might have a chance.

9 posted on 06/10/2010 11:04:36 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (BORDERS, LAWS and LANGUAGE)
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