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Dingell Trails in Independent Poll (0bamacare champion under 40!)
Real Clear Politics ^ | 10-08-2010 | staff

Posted on 10/08/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT by Notwithstanding

In what is probably the most surprising poll of this cycle so far, a joint effort by the Democratic-oriented Rossman Group and the Republican-oriented Team TelCom for the Detroit Free Press finds that 27-term Democrat John Dingell of Michigan trails his Republican opponent Rob Steele by four points, 43.8 percent to 39.5 percent.

A Dingell has represented Michigan in Congress since 1932...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: democrats; dingell; election; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 10/08/2010 7:15:32 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding

I guess old man Dingel is having trouble “controlling the people”


2 posted on 10/08/2010 7:17:54 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Notwithstanding

I guess old man Dingel is having trouble “controlling the people”


3 posted on 10/08/2010 7:18:02 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Notwithstanding

I guess old man Dingel is having trouble “controlling the people”


4 posted on 10/08/2010 7:18:08 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Publius

Maybe your +132 prediction will come to pass after all.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 7:18:46 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Notwithstanding

smiles


6 posted on 10/08/2010 7:19:06 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Notwithstanding

It’s long past time for this fossil to be turned out to pasture.

The only reason he’s still in there, is the Donkey’s can count on him to rubber-stamp every, loony, kooky, commie scheme they can come up with.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 7:19:13 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: TMA62

Damn voters are screwing up the election again!


8 posted on 10/08/2010 7:23:18 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Chuck Norris wears Carl Paladino pajamas.)
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To: Notwithstanding; All

Fomr the Rossman Group’s 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 Michigan’s 15th Congressional District on the contest and has a margin of error of +/- 5.6%. The weekly survey of 400 likely voters statewide on Michigan’s 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:
—MORE—

Governor
Rick Snyder – 53%
Virg Bernero – 30.5%
Undecided – 16.5%

Secretary of State
Ruth Johnson – 47%
Jocelyn Benson – 30.8%
Undecided – 22.3%

Attorney General
Bill Schuette – 47%
David Leyton – 29%
Undecided – 24%

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 Governor’s race is that this week’s 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 it’s 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.”

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9 posted on 10/08/2010 7:23:28 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Notwithstanding

yipeem yippee!!!!!


10 posted on 10/08/2010 7:24:07 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Notwithstanding

27 term? REally?

What? Was he 20 when elected or something?


11 posted on 10/08/2010 7:25:00 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Notwithstanding

When you put this guy and the Pres_ent together you get a dinglebarry


12 posted on 10/08/2010 7:29:16 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Notwithstanding
27-term Democrat

GEEEZZZ!

13 posted on 10/08/2010 7:31:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Notwithstanding

Dingell trailing? In a Rossman (D) poll?


14 posted on 10/08/2010 7:35:51 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Tim Walberg, a true conservative republican for Congress - http://www.walbergforcongress.com)
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To: kevao; Publius

+132 would even shock Republicans. lol


15 posted on 10/08/2010 7:40:13 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: TMA62

He has to go. His comments sum it up. So much arrogance. To even consider running at 86?89?.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: TMA62

Maybe because there are no more people to “control” still living there? because last I heard they were turning vast areas of Detroit back into farmland.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 7:52:08 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Dingell-ing!


18 posted on 10/08/2010 8:04:03 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Westbrook

This POS Dingell also got NRA support in every election. Two-gun John. The NRA LOVES incumbents.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 8:06:38 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Notwithstanding
... the longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives ...

Reason enough for him to be GONE ........

20 posted on 10/08/2010 8:45:28 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: Pessimist

The old dude is in his mid-80s.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 8:56:09 AM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: TMA62

Not to mention controlling his bladder no doubt. How old is this mummy? 135?


22 posted on 10/08/2010 9:02:51 AM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: Notwithstanding

Liberal “Change” = voting for someone who’s been in Congress for 30 years or more...


23 posted on 10/08/2010 9:30:46 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Notwithstanding
If the GOP really wanted to win this election big, they would be training poll watchers right now, big-time.

Well?

24 posted on 10/08/2010 10:18:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Frantzie

> The NRA LOVES incumbents.

I’m a lifetime member.
:(

They are out of control and need to hear from us grass roots. We need to do a NRA house cleaning like the Republicans are experiencing.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 10:29:21 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Don’t believe this until the votes are manufactured, I mean counted.


26 posted on 10/08/2010 10:45:00 AM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: All

"I'm losing? Call Chicago and get the Daley vote manufacturing machine."

27 posted on 10/08/2010 3:03:32 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued
This is rated by Cook as a D+13 district. This is enormous.
28 posted on 10/08/2010 3:17:28 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Frantzie; Westbrook

Don’t get me started on the NRA and it’s fondness of rat incumbents. Makes me sick.

Dingell gets a “D” rating from the GOA.


29 posted on 10/09/2010 4:12:05 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Liz

But Dingell has one great distinction. Remember when Al Gore was running for president and kept asking Bush what he thought about the “Dingell-XXX” bill (can’t remember the other sponsor)?

Gore was oblivious to the fact that he (and the bill) sounded ridiculous and that noone in the TV audience had any idea what the Dingell-XXX bill was, except that it had a silly name. But Al Gore thought it was a decisive debating point.


30 posted on 10/09/2010 12:56:54 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: taildragger

How can any incumbent win with 39.5% of the vote at this point? The rule of thumb was that if the incumbent was under 50%, he was in deep trouble. Under 40% would mean he was toast.


31 posted on 10/10/2010 3:45:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: grellis

Another poll showing Dingell in trouble. Let’s hope the final one stays at 40%.........


32 posted on 10/10/2010 3:46:31 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


33 posted on 10/11/2010 5:33:00 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

Thanks, grellis!


34 posted on 10/11/2010 5:41:21 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Looking for the off ramp on the road to serfdom)
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To: grellis; Notwithstanding; All

Thanks very much for the ping/post. GRRRRRRRREAT Monday morning news!

This condescending, elitist POS needs to go home and eat his applesauce and peas. I grew up downriver...in and around Dingle’s minions. I NEVER could stand this cretin.


35 posted on 10/11/2010 6:40:16 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Lakeshark; All
Another poll showing Dingell in trouble. Let’s hope the final one stays at 40%....

Hey, if the Lions can pull off a win, why not Dr. Steele?

36 posted on 10/11/2010 7:31:04 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Looking for the off ramp on the road to serfdom)
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To: MaggieCarta
Argh.

You mentioned they who should remain nameless!

A good sign, but don't get cocky kid.......

37 posted on 10/11/2010 7:32:57 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Lions.
ooops....

:) Have a good day, Mr. Lakeshark!
from, kid

38 posted on 10/11/2010 7:38:14 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Looking for the off ramp on the road to serfdom)
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To: MaggieCarta
Blasphemer!

:-)

You have a great one too.............

*Off to take in color tour of your favorite road*

39 posted on 10/11/2010 7:45:05 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; jenk; cripplecreek; grellis; PGalt; SunkenCiv; Atom Smasher; Hot Tabasco; ...
...because the last I heard they were turning vast areas of Detroit back into farmland.

The Dingell district now does not include the city of Detroit at all. It includes Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and a bunch of small towns, exurban, and rural areas in the southeastern corner of Michigan. Still should trend Democrat normally, but maybe not this year, considering the local economy.

40 posted on 10/11/2010 10:15:26 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Here’s hoping the Mich voters have had enough like the rest of us.


41 posted on 10/11/2010 10:21:36 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Lakeshark
:^)

*Off to take in color tour of your favorite road*

I'm glad you are enjoying your day, Mr Lakeshark.

My chief enjoyment at the moment seems to lie in bumping up a thread that reads "Dingell Trails in Independent Poll (0bamacare champion under 40!)"

I would much rather be outside...

42 posted on 10/11/2010 11:21:28 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Looking for the off ramp on the road to serfdom)
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