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Poll Shows Mississippi Senator McDaniel Tied with Cochran in U.S. Senate Race
mississippigunnews.com ^ | 3/19/14

Posted on 03/19/2014 6:00:59 AM PDT by cotton1706

A new Human Events/Gravis poll of 691 Mississippi Republican voters conducted on December 13 shows state Senator Chris McDaniel and Senator Cochran in a dead heat in the race for United States Senate. A poll conducted by PPP one month ago showed McDaniel within 6 points of the 35-year incumbent, and the National Journal listed McDaniel as the most likely to win of any other primary challenger in the country.

“Overall, the results indicate that Senator Cochran is in a tight spot,” said Doug Kaplan, president of Gravis Marketing, a Florida-based polling and call center company. The poll also asked about other issues and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

Asked if they approved of his job performance, 39 percent said they did and 40 percent responded that they were undecided, he said.

McDaniel campaign spokesman Keith Plunkett said the race will turn on national issues.

“Washington is broken, and it is clear Mississippi voters are looking for a change. For too long, career politicians in Washington have allowed our national debt to grow out-of-control, supported taxpayer-funded bail outs and tax increases, and voted to raise their own pay,” he said.

“As more voters learn about Chris McDaniel’s conservative record of cutting spending, opposing amnesty, and fighting against Obamacare, they are rallying to his candidacy,” he said.

Keith Appell, a senior vice-president at Washington-based CRC Public Relations, which has several conservative public policy, grassroots and issue advocacy clients, said the Republican senators, who support funding Obamacare will have to answer to angry voters, including Senate Minority A. Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell Jr. (R.-Ky.).

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; gope
This is probably why the Politico has a top headline story on Cochran today...firing up the liberal troops to protect one of their own!
1 posted on 03/19/2014 6:00:59 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“This confirms what many have sensed since the Defund ObamaCare fight began last summer: that these GOP incumbent Senators are vulnerable, perhaps more so than anyone thought or wanted to admit,” he said.

“These Mississippi numbers would seem to validate Cochran’s reluctance to declare his intentions. If he’s going to win re-election it’ll literally be the political fight of his life. He may have the stomach for it, or he may just hang it up,” he said.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 6:02:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

can someone who knows more than me tell me if this is a good thing?


3 posted on 03/19/2014 6:05:28 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: cotton1706
After forty years in Washington pursuing his career, I wonder if Thad Cochran could even find Mississippi on a map.
If poor Thad had to get in a car and drive to Jackson, Tupelo, Biloxi or Itta Bena, I wonder if he could find them without a GPS.
4 posted on 03/19/2014 6:06:27 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“can someone who knows more than me tell me if this is a good thing?”

Yes it is. Cochran has been in the senate since 1978 and this poll will make the establishment panic. In fact, they already are. See the politico piece today.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 6:07:49 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: onyx; WKB

Ping.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

We can win this! MCDANIEL FOR SENATE!


7 posted on 03/19/2014 6:14:07 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

If conservatives do well or very well in the mid-terms, the fight will be on to take control over the Republican National Convention.

In 1968, radicals tried to seize the Democrat convention in Chicago, but were beaten back by the “real” liberals. But by 1972 the radicals were powerful enough to take over the Democrat party and purge the liberals, so the party has been radical ever since.

We can but hope that the 2012 election was like 1968 for the Republicans, and that by taking out enough of the RINOs in the midterms, their stranglehold over the party will finally be broken in 2016.

And yes, this is a “take no prisoners” deal. If the RINOs resist, they will be purged. If they sit down and shut up, and vote the conservative line, then they can keep their seats, but without power in the party.

After taking control of the party in 1972, the Democrat radicals made the terrible mistake of running a radical *as* a radical, that is, George McGovern. He was massacred in the election.

So once conservatives are in power, their candidate should not run on radical ideas, but what in effect is stabilization and recovery. While they will want to make a major restructuring of the federal government, that is not a real platform issue compared to getting people back to work and getting the economy moving again.

Not ironically, it is the major restructuring which will get people back to work, but voters want to vote for the ends, not the means.

And once in office, with a recovery and jobs on the way, nothing quite succeeds like success.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 6:18:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

A Washington Post article from Mar. 1....

snip

In the deep pool of Republican senators facing tea party primary challengers this year
(half the ones running for reelection face a contested primary), Cochran appears
to be the most vulnerable.

end snip


9 posted on 03/19/2014 6:21:06 AM PDT by deport
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To: cotton1706; All

Anyone know if any debates are scheduled?


10 posted on 03/19/2014 6:23:00 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
My take on the Mississippi primary ... humbly submitted ...

The choice in the Mississippi (a state won by Romney in 2012) Republican Senate primary is between:

a 77 yr old man (in D.C. over 35 years) with an abysmal conservative rating in a state that is a bastion of conservatism, who wanted to retire but Haley Barbour made him run for re-election

versus Chris McDaniel, a smart, bright, young leader who will help Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee end the rule of the permanent political class in Washington, D.C." ...


11 posted on 03/19/2014 6:26:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706
Thad enough? Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS
12 posted on 03/19/2014 6:28:39 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706
Supertalk Mississippi is broadcasting another hit piece on McDaniel this am about how mean and unconcerned McDaniel was about the Katrina victims. Looks like the Rover brigade is working overtime to keep their buddy in power.
13 posted on 03/19/2014 6:40:54 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: cotton1706

great :)


14 posted on 03/19/2014 6:50:50 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Rand Paul is for Mitch, who would like to Smite Ted Cruz and the Tea Party who endorsed Rand Paul

Rand Paul already forgot who backed him the Tea Party.

I don’t trust Rand Paul he is an Opportunist!!!


15 posted on 03/19/2014 6:57:55 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: cotton1706; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Thad enough ping


16 posted on 03/19/2014 7:13:31 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB
Thanks for the ping WKB.

Go Chris! We've Thad enough!

17 posted on 03/19/2014 7:44:19 AM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: houeto

Human Events/Gravis poll


18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: WKB

The following, lyrics by FReeper Rollwage who happens to be Mrs. Duffee, will be performed by the “Boomers” at the DeSoto Town Hall, Monday March 24th @ 6 pm with Senator Chris McDaniel.

Landers Center, 4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, MS. 38671

Sing to the tune of “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home”

Won’t you come home Thad Cochran,
Won’t you come home,
You’ve been there way too long,
We sent you up there, to do what’s right,
But now you done us wrong

Remember that crazy health care, that gun control,
You voted for was oh so wrong,
Well, it’s really a shame,
And you’re partly to blame,
Thad Cochran won’t you please come home.

2nd Chorus

Won’t you come home Thad Cochran,
Won’t you come home,
Our party’s gone off track,
With Chris McDaniel, we’ve got a chance,
To bring our party back,

So pack your suitcase, and grab your hat,
Then catch a ride and get here fast,
We know you did your best,
But it’s time for a rest,
We hope this term be your


19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:39:59 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: cotton1706

35 years?!? Ye gads, Mississippi!


20 posted on 03/19/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: duffee

The “Boomers” will NOT be performing at the townhall but will be making a video for U-Tube.

There will be a TOWNHALL and Senator McDaniel will be there. Rollwage had to set me straight again.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 8:49:07 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; houeto
Our local TEA Party will be painting our small city with Chris McDaniel signs starting the last weekend of this month.

We will also have a big booth at our city's annual River Day festival in April and I'll be there in that booth for 3 hours!

I think candidate Chris McDaniel will also be on hand.

ALL very exciting!

22 posted on 03/19/2014 2:28:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tupelo

42.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 3:24:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: who knows what evil?

Post #23. He was elected to Congress in 1972 (and to the Senate 6 years later).


24 posted on 03/19/2014 3:26:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: onyx
Fantastic onyx! His Regional Campaign Manager is bringing me signs and materials to Pascagoula sometime tomorrow. I'll be out and about.

signed, -I'VE THAD ENOUGH!

25 posted on 03/19/2014 6:10:00 PM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: houeto

That’s fantastic!

I think we’ve all THAD ENOUGH!


26 posted on 03/19/2014 9:32:48 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Viennacon; justiceseeker93

Rasmussen poll for the general election

McDaniel 47%, Childers 35%.

Cochran 48%, Childers 31%


27 posted on 03/31/2014 5:36:25 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Childers is DOA. ELECT MCDANIEL!


28 posted on 03/31/2014 5:40:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Impy; WKB; Black Agnes; houeto

Thank you so much for the Rasmussen poll.
I was “polled” this evening!
GO Chris!


29 posted on 03/31/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Thank you so much for the Rasmussen poll. I was “polled” this evening! GO Chris!

Good deal onyx. Those numbers are encouraging!

30 posted on 03/31/2014 7:49:13 PM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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