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Rasmussen: McCain no longer ‘potentially vulnerable’
Arizona Capitol Times ^ | July 26th, 2010 | Jeremy Duda

Posted on 07/27/2010 8:54:30 AM PDT by tlb

With the GOP primary just a month away, U.S. Sen. John McCain is pulling further away from rival J.D. Hayworth, and Rasmussen Reports is no longer listing the incumbent senator as vulnerable to an upset from his conservative challenger.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released on July 26 showed McCain with a 54-34 lead over Hayworth. Rasmussen conducted the automated push-button telephone poll of 595 likely Republican primary voters on July 21.

Seven percent of respondents said they would vote for another candiate, and 6 percent said they were unsure who they would cast their ballots for in the Aug. 24 primary.

McCain’s leads have varied wildly depending on the poll, with Rasmussen giving him an 11-percent lead in January and the Behavior Research Center showing him up by a whopping 45 points in mid-July. But every poll shows the four-term senator pulling away from his conservative challenger.

While many of Rasmussen’s previous polls described McCain as potentially vulnerable because his support consistently hovered around 50 percent, usually a bad sign for an incumbent. Rasmussen noted that McCain’s approval numbers were similar to those of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who lost in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.

But unlike Specter’s challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, Rasmussen said Hayworth is not gaining any ground on his opponent.

“That comparison no longer works,” Rasmussen wrote of the Hayworth-Specter comparison. “In the Arizona match-up, Hayworth is falling further behind in the final month before the primary.”

(Excerpt) Read more at azcapitoltimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: hayworth; mccain; polls; primary
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Cheerleader reports at the time notwithstanding, this shows the debates only helped McCain. This race is done.
1 posted on 07/27/2010 8:54:31 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Well Sarah needs to be blamed when he reverts back. Sadly he’s her toady now.


2 posted on 07/27/2010 8:58:06 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.)
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To: tlb

Well Sarah needs to be blamed when he reverts back. Sadly he’s her toady now.


3 posted on 07/27/2010 8:59:47 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.)
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To: tlb

Well Sarah needs to be blamed when he reverts back. Sadly he’s her toady now.


4 posted on 07/27/2010 9:00:24 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.)
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To: tlb

Thank you Sarah Palin, McCains lap dog with lipstick. She has now lost my vote.


5 posted on 07/27/2010 9:00:53 AM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tlb

He’s Vulnerable until the Vote is counted not the poll crap.


6 posted on 07/27/2010 9:01:54 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tlb
I conclude that (present company excepted) Arizonians are
A) stupid
B) uninformed
C) disengaged
D) All Of The Above.
7 posted on 07/27/2010 9:02:10 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: tlb

Another of Palin’s Amnesty queens. How nice.


8 posted on 07/27/2010 9:03:21 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SandRat

He’s Vulnerable until the Vote is counted not the poll crap.

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9 posted on 07/27/2010 9:03:33 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (The bureaucrat is the natural enemy of liberty.)
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To: tlb

Can the people of Arizona really be that stupid? Or does this stink of more Soros money?

I would have to say that this is a sign of the end coming fast.


10 posted on 07/27/2010 9:04:05 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: tlb; dittomom

The only reason for the debates were to give McCain a shot at getting people to forget his actual history, and go with his new self-invented story.


11 posted on 07/27/2010 9:05:50 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: tlb

Are people in Arizona really this gullible and stupid?


12 posted on 07/27/2010 9:05:53 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: stockpirate

The people in AZ seem to be easily swayed by Palin who has really not proved anything so far. Or perhaps they like representatives who reach across the political aisle.


13 posted on 07/27/2010 9:06:23 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: Sybeck1

>>> Well Sarah needs to be blamed when he reverts back. Sadly he’s her toady now

Your opinion of Hayworth must be lower then mine if you blame this on Sarah. It was up to Hayworth to persuade the people to support him. If one or two comments months ago from Palin overshadow his record of twenty years, don’t you think the the voters would have rejected him anyway.


14 posted on 07/27/2010 9:06:28 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Sybeck1
I don't think it has anything to do with Sarah. It has everything to do with JD Hayworth. He comes off to some as an arrogant bigmouth.

Just an observation.

15 posted on 07/27/2010 9:06:47 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: fuzzybutt

Here’s the deal, yes, people are that stupid. 40% of Republicans are basically liberals, they don’t even know it themselves but they are in agreement with liberal values and vote for liberals in the Republican party (which is most of them). Only 10% of Americans are true conservatives.


16 posted on 07/27/2010 9:07:16 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: stockpirate
Thank you Sarah Palin, McCains lap dog with lipstick. She has now lost my vote.

I'd have to agree with you there. I can't vote for someone who's support put that POS back in office
17 posted on 07/27/2010 9:07:39 AM PDT by jrg
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To: tlb

I think AZ voters prefer conservative lite.


18 posted on 07/27/2010 9:07:58 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: fuzzybutt

That and the fact that he’s able to use his $$ ($17M) left over from his unsuccessful presidential campaign. JD has no where near that amount to run counter-attack ads. Sad that AZ could be this stoopid.


19 posted on 07/27/2010 9:08:06 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: tlb

The two debates seemed to have the opposite effect for Hayworth.

What a shame that AZ can’t retire the old geezer. But, SC didn’t retire Graham. They must like what they got.

Maybe Hayworth should make a commercial about all the votes McCain was absent for during the last decade, as he ran his presidental campaign. That is how much he represented AZ.


20 posted on 07/27/2010 9:08:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: grobdriver

Don’t blame the voters of AZ and put accountability where it belongs - it takes the steam out of those who want a pound of flesh from Palin.

How many years did the voters have to get rid of McCain and they never did. That truth is over the heads of some.


21 posted on 07/27/2010 9:09:15 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: tlb

FUAZ


22 posted on 07/27/2010 9:34:27 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: tlb

The ONLY poll that counts is on 2 November.


23 posted on 07/27/2010 9:36:14 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Scythian
Here’s the deal, yes, people are that stupid. 40% of Republicans are basically liberals, they don’t even know it themselves but they are in agreement with liberal values and vote for liberals in the Republican party (which is most of them). Only 10% of Americans are true conservatives.

Since the mid-1800s to early 1900s, generations of American children have attended socialist-modeled, socialist-funded, government owned and run, **compulsory**, K-12 schools! Simply by attending children learn that the government has **enormous** police power to force their neighbors to pay for, and to compel parents to use, a socialist government owned and run service.

Well?...If government can threaten parents and neighbors with police, courts, and even imprisonment, to both use and to pay for government owned socialist schools, why not a thousand other socialist wants and needs?

Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Barack H. Obama were INEVITABLE! ( And...John McCain!)

If generations of American children attend socialist government schools we will raise up generations of SOCIALISTS!

24 posted on 07/27/2010 10:04:07 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: All

This dirty old RINO threw the election and lied about never supporting amnesty..and the people still don’t get it.
Will enough ‘get it’ in Nov?


25 posted on 07/27/2010 10:04:16 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: tlb

The ONLY poll that counts is on 2 November.


26 posted on 07/27/2010 10:04:40 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Howie66

“The ONLY poll that counts is on 2 November.”

Not so, the primary is in August.


27 posted on 07/27/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT by J Edgar
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To: tlb

That must be a relief for him. Now he can get off that silly “build the fence” stuff and get down to the real business of amnesty and cap and trade.


28 posted on 07/27/2010 10:37:27 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: tlb
Rasmussen should also report that harry reid will win in Nevada.

The "dog food" the GOP put up against harry in Nevada was a waste of time and money.....

And this against what all on this site predicted back in Jan/Feb to be a "sure thing". That the rinos could put almost anyone up against reid and he'd lose big time (go back and look at all the posts about this during the Jan/Feb timeframe.)

Ah well....me thinks the "predicted" gains by the rinos this coming November are going to be few and far between.

But we'll just have to wait for that Nov. poll, won't we?

29 posted on 07/27/2010 10:43:17 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.")
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"Rasmussen: McCain no longer ‘potentially vulnerable’ "

LegendHasIt: McCain no longer potentially conservative.

30 posted on 07/27/2010 10:45:43 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: tlb

>> U.S. Sen. John McCain is pulling further away from rival J.D. Hayworth

BS.

>> automated push-button telephone poll of 595 likely Republican primary voters

I bet the majority polled are both physically and mentally retired.

JD should get the ground game going on the elders pointing to the interests of the grand children, and not that of the toothless warriors.


31 posted on 07/27/2010 10:46:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Sybeck1

That’s ridiculous. Sarah was in the picture when JD was closing in.

JD did not come across well in the debates; kept harping on one theme.

I doubt that he would win in the general, anyway. People that are for JD act like if he won the primary, he would be the next senator. They forget that he would have to win in the general and that is not a gurantee.


32 posted on 07/27/2010 10:48:46 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: tlb

If McLame wins the primary, then who willbe his democrap opponent?

I am with Ann coulter on this- The people should pick the real democrap and not the fake democrap-McLame.

I hope he loses the primary. if he doesn’t, then Ihope he loses the election.


33 posted on 07/27/2010 10:51:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Logic n' Reason

Angle is a RINO?


34 posted on 07/27/2010 10:51:57 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: tlb

Thank you, Sarah Palin.

So much for her vaunted “leadership”....leading sissified conservatives right over the edge.


35 posted on 07/27/2010 10:55:34 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: tlb

The debates didn’t help McCain. In reality, very few people watch debates. Even I didn’t, and I’m pretty politically concerned.

McCain is outspending Hayworth 10:1, and JD isn’t exactly the finest candidate in the world. I think his ad encouraging folks to get money from the government did him in...right or wrong, it wasn’t a good thing to do and McCain has milked it. And since I’ve heard a lot of McCain ads, and yet to see one from JD, what should we expect?

That is why I’m worried about Giffords winning AZ-8. She is awful, but she has money and name recognition. She will have support from unions. The GOP is expecting a cakewalk, and I don’t think it will happen.


36 posted on 07/27/2010 10:56:16 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: tlb

Thanks Sarah for helping this filthy Leftist Corpse too remain on our payroll.


37 posted on 07/27/2010 10:56:41 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: J Edgar

Good point.

I stand corrected.


38 posted on 07/27/2010 11:00:50 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: tlb

Then Arizona deserves him.


39 posted on 07/27/2010 11:01:22 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: tlb

Methinks there are an abnormal amount of RINO and progressive loving idiots in AZ.....prove me wrong. =.=


40 posted on 07/27/2010 11:03:49 AM PDT by cranked
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To: broken_arrow1

This is not simply a referendum on McCain. Hayworth is a former Congressman whose reputation is a blowhard who lost a SAFE Republican district on unforced errors.


41 posted on 07/27/2010 11:19:38 AM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Mr Rogers

No one is expecting a cakewalk. We have to work hard for whoever wins the CD 8 primary.


42 posted on 07/27/2010 11:38:00 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Angle is a RINO?

Well...let's see. Isn't she running on a "rino" ticket?

Oh...I know....she's all about being "independent" and a "tea party" candidate.

In the fnial analysis, she'll be on the conservative, rino side of things...and she'll be a loser. And, at least as important, she'll be dead politically.

How would you like to write on your resume, "I won the republican nomination to go up against the all-time worst liberal, socialist, senate majority leader of all time. A senator single handedly responsible for ruining the US with socialized medicine, temporary jobs, increased dependency of individuals on their government for their very living, a disgrace of a financial reform law, unpaid for unemployment extensions over one year in length, and a vapid, sloppy, "chill up the leg" blind support for a socialist, islamic president....AND I LOST BIG TIME!

Given this....it really doesn't matter what "label" she wears, does it?

43 posted on 07/27/2010 11:53:38 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.")
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To: Logic n' Reason

So you’re saying anyone who runs as a Republican is a RINO? That doesn’t make any sense.


44 posted on 07/27/2010 12:12:13 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: tlb

It took a pathetically weak candidate in Hayworth to push Juan over the finish line.


45 posted on 07/27/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: tlb

Come on Ariz. GOP voters-wake up!


46 posted on 07/27/2010 1:20:47 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: DLfromthedesert
So you’re saying anyone who runs as a Republican is a RINO?

All rinos are Republicans; not all Republicans are rinos.

Don't know which Angle is...but it doesn't matter. In less than five months from today - she'll be a "nobody". So it really doesn't matter what label we hang about her neck, now does it?

However, she will run under the Republican ticket....not that that will make any difference at all.

harry reid must be laughing all the way back to his comfortable senate seat. From the individual who the vast majority of tea partiers, conservatives, republicans (rinos), and rinos (republicans) said was "dead and buried", "out of office on his ear", "a complete failure", "sure to be soundly defeated", and the like....to a hands down winner in less than a year! Not bad, harry....not bad at all.

Oh...and way to go Nevada!

Sheeeeeeesh.

47 posted on 07/27/2010 1:23:10 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.")
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To: jrg; Sybeck1; stockpirate; pissant; 353FMG; presently no screen name; DLfromthedesert; ...

This brings up an interesting question I haven’t followed very closely. Perhaps one of you can tell me the answer:

How much campaigning has Sarah done for McCain since she endorsed him many months ago?


50 posted on 07/28/2010 6:50:52 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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