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Ken Buck(R)-51 Michael Bennett(D)-43 (Ras-9/29; Colo. Senate)
Ras ^ | 9/29/10 | ras

Posted on 09/29/2010 6:29:50 AM PDT by Ravi

For the first time, Republican challenger Ken Buck now captures more than 50% of the vote in his U.S. Senate bid against Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in Colorado.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado shows Buck with 51% support, while Bennet earns 43% of the vote with leaners included. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

These findings move the race from a Toss-Up to Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. Two weeks ago, Buck held a 49% to 45% lead when leaners were part of the totals.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: bennett; buck; obama; poll
Buck's opened up a lead here - let's help him put this away and then Angle and we're getting very close to 50 senate seats.
1 posted on 09/29/2010 6:29:53 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Great news! Maybe that’s what bozo meant by “buck up”.


2 posted on 09/29/2010 6:32:30 AM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Ravi

Saw Ken Buck on Face The Nation on Sunday. He seemed like a strong, conservative candidate.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 6:34:38 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Ravi

Butbutbutbut I thought Arlen Spectator told us yesterday that the massive moderate middle was going to flex its muscles and send the Tea Party extremists packing?????

FWIW, I think the GOP will actually need to bump its seat count up to 53 to win the Senate. 51 or 52, and there’s always the chance that one or both of the Maine Sistahs will jump ship to “save us from extremism.”


4 posted on 09/29/2010 6:41:25 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: Ravi

Go Buck!!!!! He was awesome of the Sunday show this last weekend.


5 posted on 09/29/2010 6:45:50 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Ravi

Good news.


6 posted on 09/29/2010 6:46:23 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Ravi

Great news!!!

BTW, I can’t access Rasmussen here @ work. What are the 0bama approval #s today? No one’s posted them yet. They sucked yesterday.


7 posted on 09/29/2010 6:47:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Ravi

WV and CT have “unexpectedly” come into play. WI was a long shot, but it looks good for Republicans as Feingold is polling poorly. CA is trending toward Boxer, but WA is coming back into play for Rossi.

Nothing is a given and it’s going to be down to the wire in many states. Voter enthusiasm is crucial and strong conservative turnout will help all the races down the ticket.

So far, the only GOP gimme that may not happen is DE, but that’s not to be ruled out.


8 posted on 09/29/2010 6:49:28 AM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: ScottinVA

SA/SD: 29/43
Overall Approval/Disapproval: 46/52


9 posted on 09/29/2010 6:57:26 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi
SA/SD: 29/43 Overall Approval/Disapproval: 46/52

Thank you!!! Much better than yesterday's.

10 posted on 09/29/2010 6:58:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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This means that ACORN will be out in force here in Colorado.
Document everything. Record all.
Don’t let ‘em get away with it again.

They can’t win if they don’t cheat.


11 posted on 09/29/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: ScottinVA

Slight palpitation yesterday.


12 posted on 09/29/2010 7:02:35 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Obama was right

“BUCK UP!!”


13 posted on 09/29/2010 7:04:18 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Girlene

He’s great. BTW, His son is at West Point so he has skin in the GWOT.

Now, for all Coloradoans - since with Tancredo at ~34, Maes at ~15, and Hickenlooper at ~44, do we apply the Buckley rule and vote for Tancredo?

Wish Maes would find a sudden job opportunity somewhere overseas....


14 posted on 09/29/2010 7:05:06 AM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

We vote for Tancredo.


15 posted on 09/29/2010 7:12:52 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Ravi

Woo hoo! Too bad about the governor race though.


16 posted on 09/29/2010 7:14:27 AM PDT by tips up
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To: Girlene

The left is really beating on his pro-life views. I have heard a few wishy-washy women that know we are on the wrong road in this country whine: but he is against abortion even for rape or incest.


17 posted on 09/29/2010 7:15:29 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Correct and they may see a Primary challenge ahead. Even Maine voters can not be that stupid.


18 posted on 09/29/2010 7:15:57 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: redlegplanner
do we apply the Buckley rule and vote for Tancredo?

I wouldn't vote for Tom "Look At Me!!!" Tancredo if you paid me to.

19 posted on 09/29/2010 7:19:25 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: ican'tbelieveit

“but he is against abortion even for rape or incest.”

Are you for abortion for rape and incest?


20 posted on 09/29/2010 7:23:53 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: r9etb

Who do you suggest we vote for?


21 posted on 09/29/2010 7:25:00 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Who do you suggest we vote for?

I'll let you decide for yourself. As for me, for the first time in my life, I'm considering not marking that section of the ballot.

Maes is a loser. Tancredo cannot be trusted. Hickenlooper ... feh.

The Colorado GOP has a lot to answer for.

22 posted on 09/29/2010 7:30:53 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb

I wouldn’t vote for Tom “Look At Me!!!” Tancredo if you paid me to.


I’m voting Tancredo.

It looks like we’ll have a real liberal Dem. governor.


23 posted on 09/29/2010 7:49:07 AM PDT by unkus
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Few people want to hear this, but in the case of rape, the innocent unborn child hasn’t done anything to deserve death. I can understand why the victim wouldn’t want to give birth, BELIEVE ME, but that’s the truth of the matter.

If you allow abortion in the case of incest, I think you must necessarily be comfortable with aborting any other child who might be born with a defect. Should we also abort in the case of a prenatal Down Syndrome test coming back positive?


24 posted on 09/29/2010 7:53:02 AM PDT by 1cewolf (Duty, honor, excellence.)
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To: unkus
It looks like we’ll have a real liberal Dem. governor.

Yes, it does. And also a Dem legislature, most likely.

The Colorado GOP has a serious problem with finding good candidates -- Based on who they've put up for various state-wide offices over the past several years, I get the strong feeling they don't really put that much effort into the process.

They need to get their sh*t together.

25 posted on 09/29/2010 7:59:08 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb

They need to get their sh*t together.


They sure do. Maybe this mess with Tancredo and Maes will help do that.

BTW: Lots of Ken Buck bumper stickers down here in La Plata County.


26 posted on 09/29/2010 8:13:31 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Given recent polls in Maine, Collins and Snowe will either have to become more conservative or emulate Jumpin Jim Jeffords. It will be interesting to see which course they choose.


27 posted on 09/29/2010 8:18:00 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Ravi

MSM and liberals are so busy taking down O’Donell, that the other Republicans are having a chance to get their message out, perhaps..


28 posted on 09/29/2010 8:49:59 AM PDT by Paradox (Hey Obama - The Time For Honoring Yourself is at an End...)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

I am prolife, 100% of the time. So I have no problem with his position.

Was just pointing out the commercials being run in the state are hitting on that point, very, very hard.


29 posted on 09/29/2010 8:52:46 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

That is what I thought. Thanks for clarifying.

I don’t understand the logical disconnect on this issue. If an unborn baby is a human being worth protecting then why would the circumstances of the conception change that? No one can give you a logical answer. It is all just emotional about how horrible it would be for the mother. They don’t think about how horrible it would be for her to have her child killed in her womb or how horrible it is for the child.


30 posted on 09/29/2010 8:56:48 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: 1cewolf

Yeah, it is the emotional issue though that gets people’s ire up. They use it as the reason to justify legalization of all abortion, when the stats would show that is not the reason the majority of abortions are performed. They are performed because women are careless, and don’t want to deal with the consequences of their carelessness.


31 posted on 09/29/2010 8:59:13 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

You know, maybe some day we, as humans, will move forward enough, to cherish the unborn as we cherish ourselves. And who knows, maybe science can help in the dilemma of the mom and unborn child in those tragic cases.


32 posted on 09/29/2010 9:01:14 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

You are doing a VERY good job. I’m proud to know you.


33 posted on 09/29/2010 9:34:57 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: ScottinVA

46% approval, -14 on intensity.


34 posted on 09/29/2010 9:59:51 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: ScottinVA

46% approval, -14 on intensity.


35 posted on 09/29/2010 10:00:40 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Absolutely. He’s closing in on Hickenlooper. Now if we could just get Dan Maes to go away.


36 posted on 09/29/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: unkus
BTW: Lots of Ken Buck bumper stickers down here in La Plata County

I can hold my nose and vote for Buck -- I think he's basically competent, albeit over-prone to speaking without thought to how will come across.

My real concern about him is whether he can make the transition from big political talk, to actual political effectiveness. He's pretty fortunate in his opponent, who's about as exciting as a pair of wet socks.

37 posted on 09/29/2010 11:15:09 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Who, and I mean WHO, cares about anything Sphincter has to say?

Does "irrelevant" have a more appropriate meaning than this pathetic RINO?

38 posted on 09/29/2010 11:22:32 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: MissesBush

Thank you. That’s good news.


39 posted on 09/29/2010 12:05:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Ravi

Another extremist leading. Who would have thought. Arlen is beside himself.

This isn’t a race that concerns me, he’s had this locked up awhile imo. Only unknown is by how large of a margin he wins.


40 posted on 09/29/2010 12:40:56 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: Ravi

Ras has Reid +1 against Angle today.


41 posted on 09/29/2010 4:27:35 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: Ravi

Augers well for taking 3 Congressional seats in Colorado away from the Dems. John Salazar’s and Ed Perlmutter’s seats are very vulnerable.

We already are going to get Betsy Markey’s seat.


42 posted on 09/29/2010 4:35:33 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: RandallFlagg

“This means that ACORN will be out in force here in Colorado.
Document everything. Record all.”

Watch out for old dudes with hot coffee too!!


43 posted on 09/29/2010 5:51:50 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 35 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: cookcounty

Nice. Now, what to do about Gov. I just don’t know if we should care about the 10% threshold for the Pubbies - although I know that will make it difficult on them. They have caused themselves these problems. I know Tancredo’s hardly perfect - but a 3rd party Tancredo is definitely better than the RAT lickenpooper.


44 posted on 09/29/2010 5:54:21 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 35 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: r9etb

“I wouldn’t vote for Tom “Look At Me!!!” Tancredo if you paid me to.”

Into single digits with Maes then? (and really if you do that you’re voting for lickenpooper, right?)


45 posted on 09/29/2010 5:57:38 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 35 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: 1cewolf

While this is an important philisophical debate with deadly implications, we need to win against the pro-aborts on partial birth abortion and the ‘health and welfare’ clauses that allow abortions in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Further we need to pound them on parental consent and all else that is supported by 70% of this nation.

We need to support pro-life candidates and judges.

We need to move the trenches forward in this battle and breach their lines - not shoot for something that is completely out of sight at the moment. Philisophically we can deny the morality of abortions from rape and incest. But practically, I would redirect that question each and every time to the 70,000 (or so) 3rd trimester abortions and how we can conscienably allow that.

Battle fire with fire with these pro-aborts...


46 posted on 09/29/2010 6:04:32 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 35 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Paradox

“MSM and liberals are so busy taking down O’Donell,”

MSM and liberals are clueless about the extent of the SMACKDOWN that is about to hit them. They are busy trying to convince themselves that ‘enthusiasm is growing’ and that it won’t be so bad.

Do you suppose the 9.6% official and 22% un and underemployment rates, the majorities that favor socialistCare repeal, or the super low consumer confidence number just released yesterday bears out that whimper of enthusiasm for the RATS in winning back the angry independents?


47 posted on 09/29/2010 6:07:32 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 35 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: paudio

“Ras has Reid +1 against Angle today.”

That race is pretty deadlocked - but she could be up 2 or 3 point for all we know given the MoE. Reid’s got too many undecided and hasn’t been over 50 in forever. Bad news for him. Good news for us and Sharron.


48 posted on 09/29/2010 6:12:09 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 35 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

MSM and liberals are clueless about the extent of the SMACKDOWN that is about to hit them. They are busy trying to convince themselves that ‘enthusiasm is growing’ and that it won’t be so bad.

Thanks Bruce... that is answer to my prayers.

He does indeed work in mysterious ways.


49 posted on 09/30/2010 2:05:55 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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