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Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 50%, Cuccinelli (R) 33%, Sarvis (L) 8%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 22, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 10/22/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by C19fan

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The gov't shutdown was the last nail in the coffin for Cuccinelli. It looks like the whole GOP ticket will be defeated. This is a black eye for the conservative movement as all three candidates for statewide offices were chosen by the activist base at a convention.
1 posted on 10/22/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by C19fan
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Only as much of a black eye as Christine O’Donnell. In the end, Virginia has just become a blue state. That simple.

Looks like Sarvis’ support collapsed and they went into the Terry camp.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 11:39:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: C19fan
if there really is a 17% spread, why is Bloomberg dropping $1M this week?

I'm calling BS. cuccinelli may lose, but there is something missing from the metrics here.

3 posted on 10/22/2013 11:39:47 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: C19fan

I’m going to go in a deep depression with this guy as my governor.


4 posted on 10/22/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: C19fan

Sadly, people should have more intelligence. Where is the Republican party on the offense? Absent. If not for the rebellion over this shutdown, people would know Obamacare is crap BUT NOT associate it with Obama or the Democrats. I firmly believe this. Now that a stand was clearly made, it will not credibly be blamed on Republicans. Too bad because the Republicans readily submit themselves for punching bags on everything else. I hope this poll is wrong. It would be wonderful for McCaulife to get his white *ss sent back to wherever he came from.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 11:40:03 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: C19fan

This is what money and power does.


6 posted on 10/22/2013 11:40:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: C19fan

why? The conservative movement isn’t responding to these polls!


7 posted on 10/22/2013 11:42:16 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: C19fan

MD transplants have done their job.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 11:42:20 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: C19fan
The gov't shutdown was the last nail in the coffin for Cuccinelli. It looks like the whole GOP ticket will be defeated.

Uhg, but probably true. I think I'm going to be sick.

It's possible the GOP will recover if Obamacare continues to fail AND the shutdown is framed as an effort by Republicans to mitigate the failure of the health care law.

9 posted on 10/22/2013 11:42:50 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: tirednvirginia; All
Is the (worthless) RNC or any outside groups playing ads for Cuccinelli? If not, why not???
10 posted on 10/22/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: C19fan

I don’t believe this poll. I’m not seeing this on the ground. We need to mobilize. Where are the GOP? Where is the Tea Party? This is not the time to retreat. Its time to fight.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 11:46:47 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: C19fan

Northern VA is a suburb of DC. Nothing more than voting themselves access to the fed’s largess.


12 posted on 10/22/2013 11:48:59 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jane Long

This is part of the problem. We expect the GOP establishment to bail us out. Waiting to win is what is hurting us in Virginia. Its not that conservatives can’t win. We just won big in 2009. Its that we can’t win being outspent 10 to 1. That isn’t a flaw in being conservative its a flaw in us not funding our candidates.


13 posted on 10/22/2013 11:49:06 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I agree. I just don’t believe this poll.


14 posted on 10/22/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: C19fan
The gov't shutdown was the last nail in the coffin for Cuccinelli. It looks like the whole GOP ticket will be defeated. This is a black eye for the conservative movement

Yes, it is a black eye for the conservative movement. I agree. And who gave the conservative movement that black eye? The Liberal Media? NOPE. The democrats? NOPE. The Obama administration? NOPE.

When you have "representatives" of the republican party such as McCain and King going on CNN, cBS, NBC referring to the shutdown as the GOP controlled House shutdown it's almost impossible to change the minds of the American people. I mean, if part of the party concedes responsibility while nobody on the democrat side blames themselves - it's going to be hard to change the national consensus.

The real enemy are the RINOs that attacked Ted Cruz and the Tea Party. If I were a non- tea party republican I would not be able to condone such a dishonest act. McCain, Graham, King could only do such as thing if they dislike conservative republicans in their own party more than they dislike the most leftists of the democrat left.

These RINOs need to go by being primaried. If they win the primary, the Tea Party candidate needs to run against them as an independent. We need to rid ourselves of "republicans" who aid the democrats by attacking conservatives within their own party. They are MORE dangerous to the republican party than democrats could even think of being.

The conservatives will lose that black eye after they give the RINOs a black eye back

15 posted on 10/22/2013 11:50:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Maelstorm; IllumiNaughtyByNature; C19fan
I don’t believe this poll.

I agree, it's very suspect. It appears to be an outlier. I'm not sure what's up with Rasmussen, I heard they were bought out.

Both the VA governor poll and the Obama approval poll are way out of whack.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2013/governor/va/virginia_governor_cuccinelli_vs_mcauliffe_vs_sarvis-4111.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

16 posted on 10/22/2013 12:01:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tsowellfan

# 1 - Don’t trust Rassmussen. I relied on them during the Presidency. If they were right, Romney should be sitting in the White House. Their polling is a rolling poll taken each day.

# 2 - Virginia has the same problem as New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts - large urban enclaves controlled by Democrats for years. In Virginia’s case, its the Baltimore/Washington D.C. enclave.

# 3 - Those bastards McCain, Boehner and McConnell et al need to go. THEY screwed this whole thing up, NOT Cruz and the Tea Party. In 1776 their philosophy would have been to leave the British alone - eventually they will go back across the Pond and take the Hessians with them.

#4 - Either the Tea Party comes up ahead in the primaries and succeeds in taking voer COngress from the Establishment GOP or we need to form our own Party.

#5 - The urban areas will never go away. One of the reasons we have lost in the past is because we write them off. We don’t have to win big, but we have to win SOMETHING there.

# 6 - NEVER GIVE UP. KEEP FIGHTING. More wars have been won or lost over morale in history than over technology.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 12:11:01 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: C19fan; tsowellfan
RE :”The gov’t shutdown was the last nail in the coffin for Cuccinelli. It looks like the whole GOP ticket will be defeated. This is a black eye for the conservative movement as all three candidates for statewide offices were chosen by the activist base at a convention. “

Yep, it came at a real bad time for VA a purple state near DC.

Shutdown was even MORE toxic here in Maryland than VA.
Libs will be dancing ‘I told you so’, at least this year anyway.

I heard Rush replay this weekend where he wispfully imagines 47 Cruz's in Senate(So Which are the 3 no-Cruz states Rush???) , as if Cruz is a Senator of a blue state.
Such is the simplicity of the talk radio show world.

Texas voters are not the same as VA voters,

18 posted on 10/22/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: sickoflibs

In the Richmond area, I am seeing a lot of Cuccinelli signs, not many McAulliffe signs. Cucinnelli might lose, but it will not be near 17 points.

I saw way more Obama signs around here in 2012 than I do McAuliffe signs.


19 posted on 10/22/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Viennacon
In the end, Virginia has just become a blue state. That simple.

It's more like two states but the red one is now smaller than the blue one. I live in the Hampton Roads area (also known as Tidewater)and at least 60% of the people I know will vote for Cuccinelli. Of course Hampton Roads' blacks will go for McAullife by about 98%.

20 posted on 10/22/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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RE :”I saw way more Obama signs around here in 2012 than I do McAuliffe signs.”

I saw more Romney signs here this part of Maryland than Obama signs and Romney still lost this county.

Northern VA is like Maryland. but VA Beach has a hell of a lot of government jobs too.

21 posted on 10/22/2013 12:17:34 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: smoothsailing

I did a check. This was a single day Sunday poll which can easily deflate the % of the most conservative voters especially if done during the day which it was. Calls were made from 1 pm to 9 pm. So this poll was conducted at the worst possible time in a way that excluded some of the most conservative voters which are church goers. I’m convinced this is an outlier. We need a new poll out quick or this thing is going to kill us.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: luvbach1

This is happening more and more. Libtards control about 10% of the nation’s land, but 60% of its people (most of them welfare drones or communists). Time to kick them out.


23 posted on 10/22/2013 12:19:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: sickoflibs
Libs will be dancing ‘I told you so’, at least this year anyway.

LibsRINOS such as McCain, Graham and King will be dancing ‘I told you so’, at least this year anyway.

There! Fixed it for you.

24 posted on 10/22/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Where is the Republican party on the offense?

Ads for "the Cooch" are now about equal to those for McAuliffe but McAullife ads savaged Couccinelli for months without a reply.

25 posted on 10/22/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: tirednvirginia

“I’m going to go in a deep depression with this guy as my governor.”

And you thought going thru 8 years of Bubba was bad.


26 posted on 10/22/2013 12:20:42 PM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Viennacon

This race is going to be all about turnout. I firmly believe that if all conservatives get to the polls behind Cuccinelli, he can win.

I think a lot of low information voters in NOVA are going to stay home. This is going to be an interesting election because the “likely voter” model has a lot of presidential election year voters included that probably will not show up in an off-year election.


27 posted on 10/22/2013 12:21:00 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: smoothsailing
I agree, it's [the poll] very suspect.

It might be an estimate of the vote with Demonrat vote fraud factored in.

28 posted on 10/22/2013 12:22:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: C19fan

More proof that the country has lost its mind and is going socialist. Amerika will be totally commie in the next two or three election cycles. The House is the only thing that is stopping them from their agenda of total gun control, homo lifestyles for all of us, outlawing of conservative web sites, political parties, news sites, outlawing the Church. It is coming. The Antichrist is coming and he might be from Kenya.


29 posted on 10/22/2013 12:22:28 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: C19fan
Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 50%, Cuccinelli (R) 33%, Sarvis (L) 8%

You can clearly see that if not for those damn Liberaltarians, conservatives would... lose!

30 posted on 10/22/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mrs9x

Do you think Rasmussen’s poll is an outlier. The other polls all have it closer


31 posted on 10/22/2013 12:23:04 PM PDT by Viennacon
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I firmly believe that if all conservatives get to the polls behind Cuccinelli, he can win.

I'll be there.

32 posted on 10/22/2013 12:26:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: ZULU

Either the Tea Party comes up ahead in the primaries OR they need to run against the RINO candidate as an independent. Better for their democrat opponent to WIN and blame all on republicans than a republican blaming all on republicans.

Republicans blaming republicans is a guaranteed microphone and camera on the MSM.

Even better, start now with our own Gang of 6 or 8 or 20 or 50 already elected conservatives and threaten to pull a Joe Lieberman and change parties right now.

Of course it wont change the the republican status in the Senate but it certainly will make it much more difficult for the GOPe to win it in 2014. As for the House, if the GOPe becomes the minority, so be it. They deserve to be the minority party because they’ve been acting like the minority party ever since they became the majority in 2010.


33 posted on 10/22/2013 12:27:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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RE :”Libs will be dancing ‘I told you so’, at least this year anyway.....
RINOS such as McCain, Graham and King will be dancing ‘I told you so’, at least this year anyway. “

In the Senate ya had 19 GOP Senators vote against and the other 28 for the deal, total is 47. (pretty much the same the first and last votes) When you lose 60% of your house (Senate GOP) caucus on a stand its more than a simple talk radio like theme problem. Its a sure lose.

One problem with trying blame a shutdown on Dems is that Dems have archives of tapes of GOP members saying that they want the GOP to shutdown the government, and ya got freepers here posting the same themes.

Dems tend not to go on record saying stuff like that.

34 posted on 10/22/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Maelstorm

Could be TEA is learning that not responding or even better, lying to pollsters messes up the RAT vote fraud calculus.


35 posted on 10/22/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Maelstorm

Thanks for the info, that explains the large gap. Even throwing that out leaves Cucinelli around 7 points down in the RCP average, but that’s a gap that can be closed.


36 posted on 10/22/2013 12:33:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: C19fan

Sadly as big government has grown soooooooooooo big, VA has transformed from being a solidly conservative southern state to a solidy blue northern liberal state.


37 posted on 10/22/2013 12:33:58 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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Makes me sick to think Mcaullife will be governor of Virginia. Why would anyone vote for him?


38 posted on 10/22/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: C19fan

Dear Jesus. I feel like i just got punched in the stomach.


39 posted on 10/22/2013 12:35:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: C19fan

I read that Cuccinelli is a RINO, and has hired a McCain advisor and was critical of Cruz.


40 posted on 10/22/2013 12:35:42 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: sickoflibs
Dems have archives of tapes of GOP members saying that they want the GOP to shutdown the government, and ya got freepers here posting the same themes.

Freepers are not elected officials. Could you post the link of Ted Cruz or another elected official in the GOP saying they want a shutdown?

I have not idea why you reference "talk radio" to my comments in this thread. My comments are based on what I witnessed McCain, King and Graham saying on programs like Meet The Press, not on Talk Radio.

41 posted on 10/22/2013 12:36:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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Heres one dems were using of GOP types in rallies appearing to call for a shutdown mixed with editorials about how many are suffering.

Republicans Want A Shutdown .

Maybe Obama wanted one to beat Dems with, but he didnt say it on camera

42 posted on 10/22/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: C19fan

All of Northern Virginia is now populated with Democrats who work in DC & owe their huge paychecks to the government. Libertarians will make sure the country stays in Obama’s pocket.


43 posted on 10/22/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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Cuccinelli is one of the leaders of the Republican War on Women™.

This fraud is a much bigger problem than I ever imagined it would be when Stephanopoulous kicked it off in the January 2012 debate.

It took down Aiken, and Mourdock, and now it’s taking down Cuccinelli.

I’m not sure how to fight back, but somebody better figure it out, and soon.


44 posted on 10/22/2013 12:38:30 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: mrs9x
I saw way more Obama signs around here in 2012 than I do McAuliffe signs

Definitely not many McAuliffe signs, even in areas like Arlington and Falls Church, at least relative to Obama signs. This poll is off. McAuliffe will probably win by 6-8 points.

But in the longer term, VA is done as a Republican state, and as someone said in the other thread, it is becoming closer to MD every year. Tremendous enthusiasm for KC past Fairfax County, however, and somewhat heartening. We may regain enough strength at the state level for VA not to become as unlivable as the suburban MD counties.
45 posted on 10/22/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (what would efren do?)
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RE :”I have not idea why you reference “talk radio” to my comments in this thread. My comments are based on what I witnessed McCain, King and Graham saying on programs like Meet The Press, not on Talk Radio”

If we only lost MCCain and Grahmnesty that would be nothing but they took 60% of Senate GOP with them. (and that was at the start too). Thats a disaster.

Definitely knock out Grahamnesty in the primary, I dispise him

46 posted on 10/22/2013 12:41:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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How can a Gov shutdown be a “black eye” for activist Conservatives? Imagine our Founding Fathers sniveling about getting a black eye, laughable, because they were REAL men.

I wear it proudly, and so will my children. Fighting for liberty will give us more than just a black eye in the future.

We will have to risk all and more against the Commies and their useful idiots.

Unless of course, you are afraid of a little black eye?


47 posted on 10/22/2013 12:42:13 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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Another one :

.Republicans want a Gov shutdown (vid).

48 posted on 10/22/2013 12:43:47 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Huh? And I read that Ted Cruz had this to say about Ken Cuccinelli ....

“How proud I am of my friend, Ken Cuccinelli. Ken is smart, he’s principled and he’s fierce. . .He loves liberty and the constitution.”

49 posted on 10/22/2013 12:43:47 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Jane Long
The GOP ads and ones by the outside groups are AWESOME but they don't have the 20 million Terry has to wash the state is bullshit.

And the Republicans aren't "worthless". Get off your high horse and check out what's happening instead of displaying your ignorance.

50 posted on 10/22/2013 12:44:29 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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