Skip to comments.Poll: In House race, Rob Steele leads John Dingell by 4 points
Posted on 10/08/2010 5:08:28 AM PDT by paudio
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In House race, Rob Steele leads John Dingell by 4 points
Oh, this would be too good if John Dingell went down. Between he and his Dad, they represented that district for something like 75 years. I think 75 years is enough for one family....
I guess it’s taking ol’ John even longer than he thought to control the people.
Dingell needs to get his bell rung.
But what about Dingell-Norwood?
Many would consider a loss by Dingell,berry good news.
Oops. Sorry for the “typo”...
It’s a berry berry good news, indeed! :-)
Nice Algore reference. That was a hilarious debate.
WORTH REPEATING to anyone who has ever listened to this arrogant, condescending POS politician.
78 years. Plus, the district that dad was first elected to was within the city of Detroit, and Jr. has had to move westward just to stay in Congress.
Dingell complains that this latest poll is a Republican tool....
But the Detroit News provides an “objective view”?????
Dingell trailing ?
Well played, my friend, well played. :)
All 3 of those debates were classics. Gore acted completely different in each
LOL, remember when Algore went up to W while he was answering a question and got in W’s space, W looked Algore up and down and then looked back at the camera and finished his answer! Classic W smirk!
JOHN DINGELL: "I goofed."
MICHIGAN VOTERS: "Bye, bye."
IT'S TIME TO RETIRE JOHN DINGELL, SEND HIM HOME FOR A NICE LONG REST.
The Dingell family has held the Congressional seat in southeastern Michigan for nearly eight decades. Rep. John Dingell, now the longest-serving member of Congress, inherited the seat in 1955 when his father died after 23 years in office. The seat has been a family preserve since the dawn of the New Deal.
That's appropriate given that Mr. Dingell has been a cheerleader for big-spending programs and universal health care throughout his career. But even in a district that includes the liberal bastion of Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, this may not be the best year for an 84-year-old incumbent to be running on a pro-Big Government record.
Mr. Dingell's Republican opponent is Ann Arbor cardiologist Rob Steele, who says he decided to run after Mr. Dingell helped ram through "insane spending" programs that passed with many House members not even reading the bills. A poll commissioned by Mr. Steele shows Mr. Dingell potentially vulnerable. A more recent poll by the Detroit News shows Mr. Dingell with a healthy lead, but many voters remain undecided.
LET'S HELP THEM DECIDE.
IT'S NOT THE DINGELL SEAT, IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN.
REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER. DON'T FORGET OCTOBER.
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As a boy, I would ride by his Outer Drive office and spit on the window before doing my paper route...
In fact, every time I rode by it...
Maybe it helped...
Dick Morris believes Rob Steele - AND OTHERS - can win:
My how time flies. John Dingell has been in Congress for 55 years! The all time record for the House. And Dad was in the seat for 23 before that!! Now the dynasty could end and voters could evict the 83 year-old Dingell who, more than any other Congressman, wrote the health care bill.Dr. Rob Steele, a heart doctor, is opposing him and is only seven points behind! But nobody believes Dingell could lose. The truth is that Steele can win. Help him out. Rob Steele for Congress.
more little campaign thingees for Dr. Steele at http://www.buddysblog.typepad.com/blog - help yourself. Please do what you can to help Dr. Steele get to DC... I miss W so much.
Dingell has been there longer than I have been alive...
I didn’t even like him when I was a kid.
John Dingell wants you to sit down and shut up... @ www.youtube.com/v/Xqp0eXfpiWU?fs=1
IT'S TIME TO RETIRE JOHN DINGELL, SEND HIM HOME FOR A NICE LONG REST.
The Rossman Groups Release:
Dingell Slightly Trailing Steele
Race within the margin, but Dean of the House behind
LANSING, Mich. In what is perceived as an anti-incumbent year, Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives slightly trails his Republican opponent Rob Steele. A new, independent poll shows 43.8 percent choosing Steele, 39.5 percent Dingell, 11 percent undecided, and the other candidates splitting up the rest.
With more than 50 years of service in Congress, Dingell may be the poster boy for many dissatisfied voters who are gunning for incumbents this year, said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO and founder of The Rossman Group which conducted the survey in partnership with Team TelCom. The Dean of the House will be tough to beat, but these numbers show that at this point, even The Dean is not immune to the anger that is brewing with the electorate.
Dingell and Steele both carry about three quarters of their respective party supporters, but Dingell trails 31.7 percent to fifty percent amongst Independent voters and by nearly 80 points amongst those who consider themselves Tea Party supporters. Steele is ahead 46.7 percent to 37.9 percent amongst voters 65 and older, and the only age group Dingell leads in is the 30-45 category. Men prefer Steele by a 54.4 to 31.6 margin, while women choose Dingell 46.9 to 33.8 percent.
The automated poll, conducted October 4, surveyed 400 likely voters in Michigans 15th Congressional District on the contest and has a margin of error of +/- 5.6%. The weekly survey of 400 likely voters statewide on Michigans races for Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General was also conducted on October 4th. The results of the questions on statewide races are attached and charts showing the progress over the last several weeks are attached:
Rick Snyder 53%
Virg Bernero 30.5%
Secretary of State
Ruth Johnson 47%
Jocelyn Benson 30.8%
Bill Schuette 47%
David Leyton 29%
Republicans continue to hold considerable leads in all of the statewide races, as has been the case since the weekly polling began over six weeks ago. One trend to monitor in the Governors race is that this weeks results are the third in a row where there has been a slight uptick in the number of undecideds and small drop in support for Snyder, however, Bernero does not appear to be benefiting directly from this subtle movement since he remains hovering at 30 percent.
The flood of ads Democrats have tried to dump into this race to prop up Bernero may be having a tiny effect, but is it enough and is there enough time for them to decide its worth staying the course?, said Rossman-McKinney. Considering the static nature of the Secretary of State and Attorney General numbers, Democrats will need to pour a lot of resources into these races if they hope to use them as a firewall as many observers expect.
O.M.G! Yup, that’s the clip. fgs, Algore is an idiot!
We would love to see your “sleeper” list.
Rick Snyder 53%
Virg Bernero 30.5%
I wonder why dems would poor money into this race?
That is one of the most encouraging things about this election.
Lost in all the talk about the “wave” or the “tea party tsunami”, is that one of the main reason for the success of many of the local Republican campaigns is the number of high quality candidates that the Republicans have presented to the public in those races. Yes, you have people who are riding the wave, but there are a lot of candidates, like Johnson is WI, Miller in Alaska, etc, who are just super impressive, and it’s not hard to see what they would be doing so well, even without a wave.
It’s really good to see good quality people who aren’t politicians decide to become citizen politicians, and take matter into their own hands. They may yet save this country from the brink.
Excellent point! Taken a step further, consider the Tea Party movement as a candidate development and training program. Leaders are emerging from local Tea Party groups who are fired up and committed to conservative ideals. Those leaders are going to run for local school boards and town councils. Then they will move to mayorships or statewide elective office. There are GOP farm teams springing up all over the country and those teams will result in committed candidates working their way up the ranks.
No political party has the resources to recruit and develop farm team talent. It's happening in the conservative movement all on its own. Democrats have no comparative movement. All they have is 60's style protestors who want to tear down, not build up.
This is why Democrats should fear the Tea Party movement. It's not only the voters, it's the candidate development and training aspect.
Has anybody listened to Dingell recently? Nobody could form a better argument for term limits than playing a 90 second clip of this guy. For goodness sake, this guy has been there since Eisenhower was President.
Hey Tony, What is on your sleeper list?
Is this really happening?
Sweet sassy molassy.
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‘Help Steele (no, it’s a different Steele!)’
“Oh, this would be too good if John Dingell went down. Between he and his Dad, they represented that district for something like 75 years. I think 75 years is enough for one family....”
“In Dr. Steele, Dingell faces the first real GOP challenger he’s had in over twenty years.”
I think this is happening all over the fruited plain. Good candidates, concerned for this great land, are stepping up and finally challenging the entrenched incumbents.
“Its really good to see good quality people who arent politicians decide to become citizen politicians, and take matter into their own hands. They may yet save this country from the brink.”
His father won the Congressional seat in 1932.
I can’t tell you how much more I want Dingell to go down in defeat, because of that dictatorial statement.
Hope he CRIES when he loses!!!
Al Gore in full alpha-putz mode, "What about Dingell-Norwood?"
Unforgettable debate moment, for sure.
W also winked at some lady at the front of the audience after algore did that.
‘Course, it’s all meaningless since W was an imperfect candidate and President. /sarc
We should probably pretend this moment never happened... /sarc
I think the fact that deems are having to defend seats like this is far more telling than any generic poll.
It’s like when McCain was having to defend Indiana. When you are spending your resources defending usually solid turf it is over.
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