Skip to comments.WAVE YEAR? Daily Caller Poll Shows Deep-Blue Oregon Flashing Red
Posted on 05/02/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT by cotton1706
Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Monica Wehby, according to a new Daily Caller/Vox Populi Polling survey of registered voters in the state.
Wehby, a Portland-based pediatric neurosurgeon, received the support of 40 percent of respondents, while an additional five percent say they are leaning towards supporting the first-time candidate. Merkley, who was elected to the Senate in 2008, garners the support of just 39 percent of respondents, with two percent saying they lean towards supporting him.
Fourteen percent of voters said they do not know whom they would support.
According to Vox Populis Brent Seaborn, the poll shows that the Senate race in Oregon is very much in play for Republicans.
The poll also indicates that a plurality of voters in the deep-blue state see Obamacare as a mostly failed venture. Forty-six percent of respondents said Obamacare and Cover Oregon, the states disastrously flawed health care exchange, were failures, while 17 percent said they were successes, and 37 percent said they were somewhere in between.
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2014 is shaping up to be a BIG wave midterm election year.
serving in the US Senate? Pfft. it’s not exactly brain surgery. And she ought to know.....
(you all ought to watch that skit...it is very very funny and clean)
They’re just following Rush with the use of the word ‘wave’ to describe the upcoming election.
He first used that term many months ago and was mocked by the media for using it.
We got pumped up by the media early 2012 only to come up short. 2016 is the GOP’s last stand. 2014 I only hope we make serious gains and inroads.
i am skeptical... seems we get these polls before elections—hope of a blue state turning red—and it never pans out... not even close... New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota...
It is apparently a common term. NY Times, DailyKos, Stu Rothenberg, Rush, HuffPo, Daily Caller all have used it in various years from at least 2009.
Wehby is much more D than R from what I have read here
A landslide is an overwhelming victory in a single race. A wave is general movement that affects a large number of races, typically meaning a case where national issues trump local issues or traditional loyalties.
This makes very little sense. Wehby gets 40% + 5%? Merkley has 39% + 2%? Why not just say 45% and 41%? Is the author poor at math? Or are they implying a strong + 'other' support?
It’s a poli sci term used after the 1984 Republican landslide which aptly describes what happened then and what is likely to happen again this cycle. The status quo is churned up by a huge wave of anti-ruling party sentiment. The signs are all there that a big wave is coming. Confidence in the current administration has been ebbing.
The economy is still crappy despite the government’s spin otherwise, the Precedent is seen as inept, disengaged, and a liar. His policies are anti-capitalist, anti-American and just another attempt at making the US a socialist utopia. So, rather than have a banana republic revolt, the voters will turn-out in November and figuratively shoot them to get things changed. When the wave crashes ashore the beachscape will have been changed dramatically. And thus the analogy to a wave.
If the wave hasn’t changed much after the election then we may have to act with a series of waves of our individual making.
Rush is the only one that looks familiar. I did not pick up on his use of the word.
Would Tsunami be the same?
Oregon is 88% white, and they may be coming to the conclusion that the Dems don't really represent their interests anymore.
It's Oregon... anything to the right of Michael Moore is a blessing. Wehby is probably as good as it's going to get for states like that. But.. wait... certainly somewhere there's West Coast version of Christine O'Donnell who can take the nomination by storm (and crash in the general)!
I am in Oregon....I will be voting for Wehby...whether that matters or not is to bee seen as voter fraud is what I believe is a big problem..
TRUE THE VOTE found 200+ “voters” registered to a house in Portland
..The house didn’t even have a mailbox
Tsunami....for those in Rio Vista and Japan Town
There is a primary battle going on ...lots of mud slinging...Wehby chief competitor voted with Dems many times in legislature...
..The house didnt even have a mailbox
Yeah...just like the dims say....they were disadvantaged and couldn't get a photo ID because they don't own a mail box.