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Polls show Sen. Lugar in trouble in GOP primary
American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 03/19/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Two polls -- neither one from unbiased sources -- show that Senator Dick Lugar's re-election campaign is in big trouble.

Politico:

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Richard Mourdock has closed within single digits of Sen. Dick Lugar in the Indiana GOP Senate primary race, according to a pair of polls commissioned by groups seeking to oust the six-term incumbent.

Both polls -- one paid for by Citizens United, the other by Rep. Joe Donnelly's campaign -- produced the same result: Lugar ahead by just 6 points, 45 percent to 39 percent.

The Citizens United-Wenzel Strategies survey last week of likely primary voters shared first with POLITICO has 15 percent undecided.

The Global Strategy Group survey for Donnelly highlights Lugar's shrinking margin.

"In October 2011, Lugar lead Mourdock by 12 points, 48 percent to 36 percent," writes pollster Jef Pollock. "Today, that margin is cut in half, 45% to 39%." While the head-to-head data is promising for Mourdock, the internal numbers in the Wenzel poll reveal that the state treasurer has a ways to go in defining himself with just two months left before the primary.

Half of primary voters still aren't able to register an opinion of him, leaving his favorable rating at just 31 percent.

That's 22 points behind Lugar's favorable rating of 53 percent. About a third of primary voters -- 34 percent -- view Lugar unfavorably.

Nonetheless, the race remains fluid with roughly half of voters indicating they are open to changing their mind and Mourdock aides believe it demonstrates that Lugar's $2 million in television ads have failed to stymie his challenger's climb.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 112th; dicklugar; gopprimary; in2012; lugar; primaries

1 posted on 03/19/2012 7:03:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

C’mon, Indiana... put that dried up POS out to pasture.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: ScottinVA
Lugar should have retired honorably and settled into a rest home in Alexandria, VA for his twilight years.
3 posted on 03/19/2012 7:17:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

His opponent should air Lugar’s lecture to the farmers who testified about MF Global stealing their sequestered accounts. He told them that, basically, they weren’t smart enough to play in the big leagues. Betrayed the fact that he had no idea of what MF had done.
If he had any real friends, they would have talked him into retiring that afternoon.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: SeekAndFind

Would love to see another RINO out of there.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

PLEEZZZ get rid of him


6 posted on 03/19/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SeekAndFind

HEY, Senator Dick! Have you had your TEA today?


7 posted on 03/19/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SeekAndFind

The residency issue and the arrogant attitude taken by the Lugar campaign in response to it is having an effect.

i.e. “Do they know who I am?”


8 posted on 03/19/2012 7:32:59 AM PDT by redangus
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s toast... as the incumbent if you’re not above 48 in the primary... the undecideds will not break for you.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 7:33:46 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody know if Bonehead Boehner is facing any primary pressure?

Sure would be nice to get that gutless crybaby off the ballot early.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 7:34:34 AM PDT by DNME (SARAH PALIN, please pick up any white courtesy phone.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Richard is a nice man, but he is the epitome of Windsock Republicanism. Like Romney, but older.

He should go home and be a grandpa, I bet he’d be great at that.


11 posted on 03/19/2012 7:35:25 AM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Mr. Lugar *cough* *RINO!* should think twice about accepting an invite to break bread with The One and The Mooch at a state dinner during an election year...
PPP...(Piss Poor Planning)


12 posted on 03/19/2012 7:38:28 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: SeekAndFind

Lugar hasn’t lived in Indiana in over 30 years. He is an elitist RINO who has been totally co-opted by the Washington insider scene. His time is well past.


13 posted on 03/19/2012 7:41:09 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Lugar should have retired honorably and settled into a rest home in Alexandria, VA for his twilight years.”
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The federal government will provide the drool buckets for “Obama’s Favorite Republican”.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 7:41:33 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cookcounty
He should go home and be a grandpa, I bet he’d be great at that.

I am not nearly as old as Senator Lugar, but I've been a grandpa for all of 18 months. If I had the opportunity, I would retire immediately, and spend as much time as I could with my grandson.

The lure of political power has to be one of the more corrupting influences to man (and WOman).

Hatch, McCain, Lugar...three reasons why the Republican Party is so ineffectual.

15 posted on 03/19/2012 7:44:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A Lugar primary defeat would be the only good news of this election cycle that I could imagine. Still, I would think Orrin G. Hatch comes into IN to save Lugar from defeat. UT is totally HatchRomneyLand.


16 posted on 03/19/2012 7:46:45 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is proogue: The American people will again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: circlecity
Lugar hasn’t lived in Indiana in over 30 years. He is an elitist RINO who has been totally co-opted by the Washington insider scene. His time is well past. I remember how Dan Quayle once called his colleague Lugar "my favorite senator." It was noteworthy that Lugar did not reply in kind! People in IN are clueless on Lugar and many other things too.
17 posted on 03/19/2012 7:49:13 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is proogue: The American people will again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: SeekAndFind
GOOD! Good riddance to that RINO!
18 posted on 03/19/2012 7:49:25 AM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: Obadiah

The man with the frozen smile. He always creeped me out. If he was announcing a terrorist attack, he’d be smiling.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 7:56:56 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: House Atreides

You’ll notice that when these birds retire or are un-elected, they never come home.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Theodore R.
"People in IN are clueless on Lugar and many other things too."

As are people in every State.

21 posted on 03/19/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Indiana law says you don’t lose your residency if absent on the people’s business. I wish they had put a stipulation that such persons had to spend at least one period of six weeks continuously physically present in the state of Indiana each calendar year.Then he might not have completely forgotten his origins.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 8:04:00 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good, I am going to the polls early in May to get rid of Obama and the UN’s best buddy.


23 posted on 03/19/2012 8:04:56 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

These current GOPers must go! Now is our chance to show the others we mean busines....vote Lugar out, Indiana!

Lugar is a moderate anyway. He must go!


24 posted on 03/19/2012 8:07:17 AM PDT by jch10
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To: hoosierham

Lugar loses right to vote in Indiana

http://www.abc57.com/video/Lugar-loses-right-to-vote-in-his-home-precinct-142912895.html


25 posted on 03/19/2012 8:09:15 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: ScottinVA
C’mon, Indiana... put that dried up POS out to pasture.

I'm trying, man. I'm trying. :o)

I have been called by Lugar's campaign twice. I've done two phone surveys on the subject. I explained it to the Lugar campaign folks this way:

There was a time when Dick represented Hoosiers in a time where Hoosiers were satisfied with our independence from an ever increasingly intrusive federal government. Back then, all he had to do was defend our state from the Federal Government. Today, he has become either out of touch, complacent or complicit in the damage the federal government is doing to Hoosiers. Where was Mr. Lugar when the President dismissed the bond holders rights for Chrystler and GM? Where was Mr. Lugar on Obamacare? Why is he for amnesty for illegals (Comprehensive reform)? To simply say, he was against those is not enough.

I told them Lugar has the politician's disease. He's been there too long. We don't need a goalie any more. We need a conservative activist to aggressively push the federal government out of the lives of Hoosiers. He is not up for that job and has slipped into legislative mediocrity. His opinion and positions can be measured by political winds these days. I want a fresh conservative hawk representing me. I want a Senator that is going to demand fiscal responsibility, speak out against the EPA, Obamacare, Illegal Immigration, deficit spending, etc. I want Indiana to be able to produce more coal and natty gas than any other state in the nation. I want two brand new spanking nuclear power plants in IN. I want Indiana to be exempt from Obama Care (The whole state). I don't want my taxes going to fund planned parenthood, contraception, birth control, North Korea (soon), Egypt, Libya, Etc. I want school vouchers to be funded by the fed.

Finally I asked when Senator Lugar was going to move back to Indiana and meet the current generations of Hoosiers. I offered to e-mail him directions if he forgot how to get here.

26 posted on 03/19/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: SeekAndFind
This RINO is well past his expiration date; and he looks like Howdy Doody. Not the type who strikes fear into the hearts of Socialist Democrats.

Please Indiana, show a little more brain power than the knuckleheads in Arizona. This “reach across the aisle” type needs to be retired!

27 posted on 03/19/2012 8:15:08 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: cookcounty
He should go home and be a grandpa, I bet he’d be great at that.

We'd help hime move but we're not sure where his "home" is.

28 posted on 03/19/2012 8:16:39 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Tenacious 1

You’ve done more than your share to be gracious.
Now just vote the fossil incumbent OUT!

Thanks very much in advance!


29 posted on 03/19/2012 8:24:54 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Theodore R.

“UT is totally HatchRomneyLand.”
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I don’t know about that—the Utah Republican base successfully rebelled in the 2010 caucuses and voted out Bob Bennett (who had served in the Senate since being elected in 1992) in favor of Mike Lee. Mike Lee is a TRUE conservative and Bennett was increasingly CINO.

A coalition of conservative and Tea Party groups (Utah Rising) is attempting to replace the “Inside the Beltway CINO” Hatch in the 2012 cycle—starting at next month’s Republican caucus.

Dan Liljenquist is THE best hope to replace Hatch as the Republican nominee. I hope that all our Utah brothers and sisters support and encourage this effort.

http://www.danforutah.com/


30 posted on 03/19/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Sorry, this thread is about Indiana and I posted this comment before I posted my intended Indiana link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxPPL3YbFOE&list=UU8NUZNOBBmrA5KDBDRDMq7g&index=8&feature=plcp


31 posted on 03/19/2012 8:45:21 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
Dan Liljenquist

Who is he? This name is too hard for UT people to pronounce. They will hatch with Hatch and Romney.

32 posted on 03/19/2012 8:58:09 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is proogue: The American people will again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Theodore R.

Who is Dan Liljenquist? Go to this link as a first step toward more information. The folks from Utah are more intelligent than you are apparently giving them credit for.

http://www.danforutah.com/


33 posted on 03/19/2012 10:29:42 AM PDT by House Atreides
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