Skip to comments.Poll Shows Mississippi Senator McDaniel Tied with Cochran in U.S. Senate Race
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 McDaniels 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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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 Cochrans reluctance to declare his intentions. If hes going to win re-election itll literally be the political fight of his life. He may have the stomach for it, or he may just hang it up, he said.
can someone who knows more than me tell me if this is a good thing?
“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.
We can win this! MCDANIEL FOR SENATE!
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.
A Washington Post article from Mar. 1....
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.
Anyone know if any debates are scheduled?
The choice in the Mississippi (a state won by Romney in 2012) Republican Senate primary is between:
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!!!
Thad enough ping
Go Chris! We've Thad enough!
Human Events/Gravis poll
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 Wont You Please Come Home
Wont you come home Thad Cochran,
Wont you come home,
Youve been there way too long,
We sent you up there, to do whats right,
But now you done us wrong
Remember that crazy health care, that gun control,
You voted for was oh so wrong,
Well, its really a shame,
And youre partly to blame,
Thad Cochran wont you please come home.
Wont you come home Thad Cochran,
Wont you come home,
Our partys gone off track,
With Chris McDaniel, weve 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 its time for a rest,
We hope this term be your
35 years?!? Ye gads, Mississippi!