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New Poll Shows Sanford, Colbert Busch Tied
National Review ^ | 5/2/13 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 05/02/2013 11:11:03 AM PDT by jimbo123

For what it’s worth: “Less than a week before the contentious special election between Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (D), a RRH/PMI automated survey of 650 likely voters in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District finds the race as close as can be, with both candidates taking 46 percent of the vote and 7 percent undecided. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 5 percent.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; colbertbusch; sanford; sc2013

1 posted on 05/02/2013 11:11:03 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Wish both of them could lose.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 11:11:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yep..


3 posted on 05/02/2013 11:17:47 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: jimbo123

Oh, and right on time, just when I was talking about Sanford, here is a poll with him decidedly NOT going up in smoke.

Just to be clear, I probably would not have voted for him in the primary. I forgive him, but I don’t believe forgiveness means you should serve in public office again, however, people citing this as another ‘Akin’ before the guy has even lost, when he’s not even down in the polls, is ridiculous.

I hope he wins just to shut Rove and his lemmings up.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 11:19:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I say let Sanford win, then primary his butt out in 2014.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 11:20:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I say let Sanford win, then primary his butt out in 2014.

Probably the best plan available.

6 posted on 05/02/2013 11:23:02 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: dfwgator

Yes, but you’ll need a challenger for that. Obviously his opponents in this primary were too weak. Hopefully someone surfaces?


7 posted on 05/02/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

The district is typically R+11. This could be entertaining.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 11:24:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator; MinuteGal

I hope Sanford wins, and bigtime. Otherwise we will be stuck with yet one more uber liberal vote in Congress. Time to get off the moral high horse. Sanford fell in love; not commit a murder. Relationships are messy things, however, if a good amount of Freepers were willing to put up with Newt Gingrich for Prez, whose affairs outside of marriage were multiple and tacky to boot, then one should allow for a single indiscretion by Sanford with a woman he is engaged to marry.

Why anyone in their right mind would want a Dem to win here is beyond me. Any Republican is better than any Democrat, always. It’s the ideology that is of concern here. I hope Sanford beats this woman by a wide margin. What possible satisfaction could one have in seeing yet another Dem put in office to vote for further liberal policies that will end up hurting all of us in our daily lives. Geez, people have got to keep things in proper perspective. Think, not react emotionally.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 11:27:48 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: jimbo123

Remember though, Democrat voters become relatively more sucky in elections that don’t have presidents on ballots. They’re less cooperative when the bus comes to pick them up and take them to the polling stations. These voters weigh costs and benefits, and voting for one House seat has to compete with important Democrat activities like “go and get booze with my foods stamps” and “read my copy of Gays Monthly”.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 11:30:51 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/south-carolina/

2013 South Carolina
1st District Primaries Results
Last Updated 3/21/13 4:27 PM ET

Candidate Party % of Vote Vote Count

E. Colbert Busch Dem 95.9% 15,802
M. Sanford GOP 36.9% 19,854


11 posted on 05/02/2013 11:32:16 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: flaglady47

While I don’t agree that any Republican is better than a DemonRat, Sanford is better than any DemonRat, especially this particular scum-sucking leech.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 11:32:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Total votes cast in the 1st district Primary:

GOP Votes in Primary: 53,793
RAT Votes in Primary: 16,484

Sanford Votes in Primary: 19,854
Colbert Votes in Primary: 15,802


13 posted on 05/02/2013 11:38:21 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

There were more Sanford voters than there were general voters in the entire Democrat primary. If I had to place a bet, a crappy comedian is going to be bitter on election night.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 11:43:38 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Exactly. And the NY Times Nate Silver who has access to RAT campaign polls hasn’t gone on the record declaring a Colbert win. This might be fun to watch.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 11:46:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator

If he survives to win this special election, it will be virtually impossible to find an adequate challenger in the regular election’s primary. Where was that person for this primary?

By next year,, he’d be an incumbent and will have tied up the support of every important voting bloc and donor in the district and have a safe $ cushion to thwart the challenge. Same with her, tho I think the CD is strongly R enough that she could face a challenge, to what avail who knows? Nothing as good as incumbency to spell future success.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

I’m just curious, if Sanford loses, will Mamacita high tail it back to Buenos Aires, because she doesn’t want to be stuck with a “loser”?


17 posted on 05/02/2013 11:53:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I hope the republican bastard wins. Better than having a Democrat bitch, and I’d enjoy watching Rove eat crow...


18 posted on 05/02/2013 11:54:24 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: dfwgator

I’m curious if his Mamacita is hot.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Vote for the weasel. It’s important.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 11:55:51 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: dfwgator

Seriously, is Mamacita in SC? During the election? You’d think he’d have her maintain a super low profile.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Mr Rogers

Rove will eat an entire murder of crows. He won’t care though. He eats crow morning, noon, and night. Nobody ever holds him accountable.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 12:04:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123
I’m curious if his Mamacita is hot.


Mamacita

23 posted on 05/02/2013 12:07:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

And the ex wife?


24 posted on 05/02/2013 12:08:46 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Any Republican voter in SC-! that votes for Colbert-Busch is not all there. She is simply the lying tool put forth by Obama & Pelosi!!! Yes, he sinned, who hasn,t??? John Kennedy, FDR did, DDE, did, Thomas jefferson did, Bill Clinton, did, Ted Kennedy did, John Edwards did, etc, etc.!!!

Fact is:Sanford won two primaries. There was ample opportunities to knock him out of the running!!! Listen: we are fighting for the life of our country. Obama & Pelosi will destroy it!!! A vote for Cloibert-Busch is a vote for the continuing destruction of America. Don’t be fooled, she is lying through her teeth. She is one of the enemy, period!!! One of the worst, fact...a wolf in sheep’s clothing!!!


25 posted on 05/02/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: jimbo123
And the ex wife?

From Google's capsule summary on the right side of the SERP:

Jennifer Sullivan Sanford is the former First Lady of South Carolina, heiress, and former investment banker. She was married to Governor Mark Sanford, whose initial campaigns she substantially funded.

26 posted on 05/02/2013 12:15:13 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Viennacon

I hope he wins just to keep a RAT out of that seat. (Better a rat than a RAT)


27 posted on 05/02/2013 12:16:41 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: clintonh8r
Better a rat than a RAT

Well put.

28 posted on 05/02/2013 12:24:58 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Fact is:Sanford won two primaries. There was ample opportunities to knock him out of the running!!!

There were two candidates on the 'Rat ballot, and the winner got 96%. There were 16 candidates on the GOP ballot, and Sanford got 37%, requiring a runoff between Sanford and Bostic (13%), which Sanford won 57% to 43%.

29 posted on 05/02/2013 12:31:56 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: jimbo123

Sanford beats Colbert’s frumpy sister like a rented mule! Rove, Prince (sic), Hannity and some Freepers are very, very sad.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 1:03:32 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: flaglady47
What possible satisfaction could one have in seeing yet another Dem put in office to vote for further liberal policies that will end up hurting all of us in our daily lives. Geez, people have got to keep things in proper perspective. Think, not react emotionally.

In their daily lives, most people don't get to do 100% of what they want, even when the decisions are entirely up to them. Some respond by insisting on getting 100% of what they want in their political candidates, even though the actual decision will be made by tens of thousands of other voters. It's a strange kind of phenom - the less control we have over something, the more we insist that this something is tailored to our individual preferences.

31 posted on 05/02/2013 1:22:40 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: jimbo123

Polls had Sanford down by 9 points last week. Maybe folks are waking up that his opponent will do nothing but say yes to Obama.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 2:02:34 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: Viennacon

The Republicans are so screwed if he wins. When the rest of the dirt comes out on him and he starts acting insane in public, the GOP will be a laughing stock. But people “have to” vote for him because that fruit loop is more important than the country and it’s evil to “judge someone.” His first agenda is gun control. It will be pretty quiet around here if Sanford is the deciding vote on the gun ban. I can imagine the quality television now, “I realized that I made terrible mistakes that hurt my family, and the only way I could ever make up for that is making guns illegal.” Don’t say you weren’t warned.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 2:15:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Any Republican voter in SC-! that votes for Colbert-Busch is not all there.

True, but then again, any Republican voter who votes for Sanford isn't all there. Putting a wacked out, criminal, low-IQ, Left wing person into Congress to redeem himself by imposing gun control and gay marriage on the country isn't my idea of smart.

34 posted on 05/02/2013 2:17:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: jimbo123

You could make a new show out of those two, Sanford and Daughter.


35 posted on 05/02/2013 2:53:12 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: flaglady47

“Any Republican is better than any Democrat, always.”

The They Who Walk on Water cult here on FR would rather see a rat in office than a conservative who stumbled. They’re part of the 19th century millennialist Philistine cult who are thinking that they’re one of the chosen 144,000 who will be evaporated into heaven.


36 posted on 05/02/2013 4:46:14 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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