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Palin trails Obama in red Tennessee
Politico ^ | 2/7/11 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 02/07/2011 12:08:05 PM PST by pissant

Sarah Palin's big problems among the GOP faithful are on clear display in a new poll that shows large numbers of Republicans aren’t sure about her and the tea party darling trails President Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup in Tennessee — even with the president's job approval numbers running low in the state.

The poll in the solidly red state where she and McCain crushed Obama by 15 points two years ago is a warning bell that Palin, despite her following and appeal to conservatives, remains fairly radioactive to some Republican voters, who are far from convinced she can win in 2012.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: dailykos1thread; dailykosposter; freepressforpalin; obama; palin; palin2012; pissant4obama; pissant4rinos; redstates; tn2012; zotpissant
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The good news is that Obama is only at 42%. A solid conservative candidate will crush the boy marxist.
1 posted on 02/07/2011 12:08:08 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

It will come down to Palin or Obama

These people need a hard lesson. maybe hyperinflation and a dust bowl with food rationing would teach the people in this poll their lesson.


2 posted on 02/07/2011 12:12:04 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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To: pissant

This is more proof of global warming, I notice a strong correlation between historical global temperature records and these polls.

Deniers need to stop it, it is settled science that everyone hates Sarah. /Sarc


3 posted on 02/07/2011 12:13:00 PM PST by dila813
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To: pissant

Tennessee is stupid.

Nobody should trail Obama there.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 12:13:14 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: pissant
Her poll numbers are really pitiful. It'd be 1964 all over again.

Run DeMint, run!

5 posted on 02/07/2011 12:13:14 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Republicans need to stop throwing her under the bus,, and then maybe she would have a chance


6 posted on 02/07/2011 12:15:15 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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To: speciallybland

I would love to see the methodology of this poll. I don’t believe it for a second, except for Memphis and parts of Nashville going for Boy Blunder Palin would easily win.


7 posted on 02/07/2011 12:15:26 PM PST by sarge83
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To: pissant
"Obama's support was strongest among black respondents, 80 percent of whom said they would vote for him,"

That's interesting, especially considering Obama received over 95% of the black vote in the election.

8 posted on 02/07/2011 12:15:32 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: pissant
"Obama's support was strongest among black respondents, 80 percent of whom said they would vote for him,"

That's interesting, especially considering Obama received over 95% of the black vote in the election.

9 posted on 02/07/2011 12:15:41 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: pissant

Consider the source.............


10 posted on 02/07/2011 12:16:18 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: pissant

I love the uncommitted style of writing. Palin is “fairly” radioactive to “some” voters. Doesn’t read like a strong news article, just a weak opinion piece.


11 posted on 02/07/2011 12:17:15 PM PST by webheart (Just saying.....)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Tennessee is stupid.

Well, not all of it thank you very much. We just have a gaggle of libtards around the capitol and over Memphis way that keep screwing up the polls.....


12 posted on 02/07/2011 12:17:31 PM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: pissant

Red TN, now that’s a laugh. Its my observation the people of TN are very conservative when it comes to paying taxes but very liberal when they’re on the receiving end of govt $. In their ‘favor’ they’re no different than the rest of the country.


13 posted on 02/07/2011 12:19:03 PM PST by 556x45
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To: speciallybland

That’s what I’ve been saying. Palin has the right stand on the issues, but the media will do to Palin what they did to Goldwater in ‘64, but on steroids. Obama won’t be running against Palin, he’ll be running against a media-generated caricature of Palin, and the sheeple will buy it, just like they did LBJ’s line of BS in ‘64.


14 posted on 02/07/2011 12:19:12 PM PST by chimera
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To: murrie

How far does our county have to fall before a patriot like Sarah Palin can get elected ?

thats what scares me.. what will it take..


15 posted on 02/07/2011 12:19:34 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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To: pissant

Unimpressive survey. It takes 1,000 people to make a significant sample within 2-3% of reliability. No serious statistician would give this sampling an ounce of consideration. Nashville is more liberal in thought, and Vanderbilt is centered there. This is propaganda.

FR deserves better than this type of nonsense.


16 posted on 02/07/2011 12:19:40 PM PST by daisy mae for the usa
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To: speciallybland

You are a sheep.

And DeMint ain’t running.

Baaa Baaa


17 posted on 02/07/2011 12:21:04 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: pissant
"red Tennessee"

Tennessee ain't Communist, and this poll is pure bull$hit.

18 posted on 02/07/2011 12:21:24 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: murrie

I know, just kidding.

What I meant to say is that TN is stupid IF this poll is accurate.


19 posted on 02/07/2011 12:22:01 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: chimera

Dosnt matter who it is...the media will do the same thing...

Palin is still standing AFTER it being done to her.....the press hasnt even started on the others yet...


20 posted on 02/07/2011 12:22:41 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: pissant

21 posted on 02/07/2011 12:23:49 PM PST by McGruff (If you are catching alot of flak, you must be on target!)
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To: pissant

I take it you are not a fan of Gov Palin (sarc)?

I guess you cannot support Congressman Bachmann either since her poll numbers (now) show her nowhere close.


22 posted on 02/07/2011 12:24:08 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

What would Sarah Palin do to stop a dust bowl?


23 posted on 02/07/2011 12:24:08 PM PST by stormer
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To: pissant
The Vanderbilt University poll surveyed 710 people, according to The Tennessean newspaper

They polled 710 blacks and faggots in Memphis, and this was the worst they could do?

Consider the source.

24 posted on 02/07/2011 12:24:56 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: chimera

You sound like ‘the sheeple’ buying the bogus polls that are being published for one reason only...to sway weak minded idiots!

Reagan was 30 points behind Carter a year before the election. We are TWO years out! Two years out President H.W. Bush had a 92% approval rating...yet he lost.

It is way too early to put any credence in these polls.

I’ll let you in on a little secret...the establishment Republicans are not afraid Governor Palin would lose, they are afraid she would win and screw it up for Jeb in 2016.


25 posted on 02/07/2011 12:25:39 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: sarge83

Yes, this is a bogus poll.


26 posted on 02/07/2011 12:26:46 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: stormer

nothing.. but the hyperinflation part could be solved with stopping the big government spending policies before it happens.


27 posted on 02/07/2011 12:27:15 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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To: pissant

Thanks, Pissant, for the best news about Palin’s candidacy all day. With all the negative media dumbeat, she is only 5 LOUSY POINTS down to the Won? Wow, this is going to be more fun than I thought. 0bama is going down.


28 posted on 02/07/2011 12:28:01 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: webheart

“I love the uncommitted style of writing. Palin is “fairly” radioactive to “some” voters. Doesn’t read like a strong news article, just a weak opinion piece.”

... As opposed to our Boy Wonder President. Yeah. A whole bunch of us will be thinking long and hard if we should re-elect Our Dear Leader for another 4 years of destruction.

I wonder if there’s ANYTHING we can do to combat the 24/7 leftist propaganda that masquerades as “objective” media. Too bad Rush is more interested in promoting his stupid golf program than in taking it to the Enemy on their own turf. We really need some convincing voices in the media that can get through to the sheeple... and the fat and happy RINOS that get a regular place on the Sunday shows aren’t going to do the trick.


29 posted on 02/07/2011 12:28:13 PM PST by Pravious
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To: pissant

“Pissant committed to institution for ECT therapy.”


30 posted on 02/07/2011 12:28:37 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

To 18 - Perhaps the polling was restricted to inner-Memphis.


31 posted on 02/07/2011 12:29:12 PM PST by jla
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To: murrie

They didn’t poll me.


32 posted on 02/07/2011 12:29:20 PM PST by CobraJet
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

WOW this poll makes me LOL so bad. What next, she loses Georgia by 100 LOL this is becoming so laughable. Thanks for the laughs pollster


33 posted on 02/07/2011 12:29:48 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chimera

The media will caricature any GOP nominee, people act like the media will stop fiercely attacking if say Pawlenty or Mitt or Newt is the nominee instead of Palin.... Mitt will be the flip flopper who can’t make tough decisions, Newt will be an immoral man who walked away from his wives, Barbour and Huckabee will be good ole southern boys against a black man Huck will be castigated for releasing a cop-killer

McCain was the medias best friend but as soon as he got the nomination the media turned on him as old, out of touch and that he couldn’t control his race tinged rallies.


34 posted on 02/07/2011 12:32:18 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: chimera

The media will caricature any GOP nominee, people act like the media will stop fiercely attacking if say Pawlenty or Mitt or Newt is the nominee instead of Palin.... Mitt will be the flip flopper who can’t make tough decisions, Newt will be an immoral man who walked away from his wives, Barbour and Huckabee will be good ole southern boys against a black man Huck will be castigated for releasing a cop-killer

McCain was the medias best friend but as soon as he got the nomination the media turned on him as old, out of touch and that he couldn’t control his race tinged rallies.


35 posted on 02/07/2011 12:32:31 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Well drooling idiots who watch TV enable Obama. ALL TV loves Obama including Fox/Al Walheed/O’Reilly.


36 posted on 02/07/2011 12:33:22 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: pissant
PRESIDENT PALIN
37 posted on 02/07/2011 12:34:55 PM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: pissant
Now Americans...

Are you believing in it?

Can´t you see a bought poll?

This is full Politico BS!

38 posted on 02/07/2011 12:35:19 PM PST by Mayr Fortuna
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“Republicans need to stop throwing her under the bus,, and then maybe she would have a chance”..

EXACTLY!! The grand old f*rts in the grand old party are absolutely eating their young. They are so intent on maintaining their power in Washington and have bought into this one world agenda that the sheer thought of an “outsider” coming into their fold is unthinkable. Why...she just might find out the truth of what they are doing...and have been doing all along. The only ones that will bring Palin into play in this next election is the American people. She can’t count on the very party she continues to support. WE ARE HER PARTY!!


39 posted on 02/07/2011 12:36:26 PM PST by imfrmdixie (I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan)
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To: speciallybland

I think there are better candidates out there than Palin. Try Demint, the gov of Indiana (don’t remember his name), Mike Pence of Indiana or Michelle Bachmann-—or even better Herman Cain-a black CEO.


40 posted on 02/07/2011 12:38:38 PM PST by brooklyn dave (Solidarity with the Copts! (the original Egyptians))
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To: pissant

I’ll take my chances with Palin.


41 posted on 02/07/2011 12:38:54 PM PST by Obadiah (Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen. He was #1.)
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To: pissant
Not registered voters, not even adults, but 710 people.

That's some methodology there.

42 posted on 02/07/2011 12:39:18 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
"These people need a hard lesson. maybe hyperinflation and a dust bowl with food rationing would teach the people in this poll their lesson."

Oh thanks.... thanks a lot. Obama is from Ohio, maybe your state should break out in boils and petulance. LOL

43 posted on 02/07/2011 12:40:29 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: pissant
Pissant trolling Politico for Palin hit pieces...


44 posted on 02/07/2011 12:40:48 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: pissant

A person can always tell a pissant article simply by reading the headlines. If it trashes Sarah it is posted by Pissant. This poll, and all others showing Bozo ahead of Sarah, are simply BS.


45 posted on 02/07/2011 12:43:36 PM PST by calex59
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To: chimera
Palin might lose to Obama in 2012 but there will be no parallel to 1964. LBJ ran as a proud leftist in an era before leftism had discredited itself. Goldwater ran as a proud conservative at conservatism’s lowest political ebb. Obama will have to run as a covert leftist long after having blown his cover in an era when every sentient creature knows that the left is hideously destructive. He might win, but there's no way he would carry Tennessee, and I very much doubt he could win, barring a dramatic economic turnaround.

Jimmy Carter looked like a lead pipe cinch against Reagan in 1979. He crushed Reagan in all sorts of national polls, except the one that counted. Asking people what they think about an election nearly 2 years hence in almost meaningless. Far from suggesting that a Palin candidacy is in trouble, this poll indicates the reverse — that polling data can't be trusted as an indicator of her prospects.

All this hyperventilating about Sarah Palin is pointless and unseemly. Either she is what the caricaturists say she is, in which case she'll fall flat on her face, or she isn't, in which case she will have as good a chance of beating Obama as anyone Republicans could nominate. What will be, will be and today's polls won't affect it at all. Ignore the polls and let events unfold.

46 posted on 02/07/2011 12:44:29 PM PST by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Bingo.


47 posted on 02/07/2011 12:45:10 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: brooklyn dave

.....and...why?


48 posted on 02/07/2011 12:46:25 PM PST by imfrmdixie (I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan)
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To: murrie

“We just have a gaggle of libtards around the capitol and over Memphis way that keep screwing up the polls.....”

Memphis is dreadful. I just try to drive through it as quickly as possible.


49 posted on 02/07/2011 12:46:33 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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50 posted on 02/07/2011 12:48:22 PM PST by imfrmdixie (I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan)
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