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Polls show Democrats competitive in Southern Senate Races
The Hill ^ | May 12, 2014

Posted on 05/12/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT by SMGFan

Democrats in three top southern Senate races are holding their own — and even running ahead in a few cases — against Republicans in a new poll out Monday. A new series of NBC News/Marist polls show Democrats in Arkansas, Kentucky and Georgia are running even or ahead of their GOP opponents.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Georgia; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; 2014polls
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where will the polls be in September...
1 posted on 05/12/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

You can dismiss the NBC/Marist polls, as they are apparently “registered voters” polls. Unless they are likely voters with the proper partisan balancing, they are useless.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 2:56:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No, they are useful in demoralizing certain people.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 3:00:10 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I dunno—I’ve been asking for a long time just what the Republicans are giving conservatives like me to vote for.

I held my nose in 2012 and voted for Romney, but no more.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 3:03:10 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

right you are.

for the next 5 months, the lefty polls will all be pushing their “Pollaganda” like they do every election cycle.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 3:03:21 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: SMGFan

Some of these polls at this time are meant simply to encourage donations to the “endangered” DimocRAT Senate candidates.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: kingattax

I don’t blame them....they work and actually turn out to be accurate.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 3:05:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Arm_Bears

I held my nose in 2012 and voted for Romney, but no more.


Same here. This time I’m voting for the democrat in my state. I’d rather get it over with than prolong the agony.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 3:07:51 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
This time I’m voting for the democrat in my state. I’d rather get it over with than prolong the agony.

It'll be a cold day in Hell when I ever pull a lever for a Dem.

9 posted on 05/12/2014 3:09:57 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention)
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To: laplata

I want to give you an opportunity to say that was sarcasm before I tell you what I think of that statement.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 3:12:36 PM PDT by Williams
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There are probably about 10,000 posts from the 2012 presidential election where people explained that the polls were skewed due to democrat sample bias, registered votes bias, etc... And in the end, the polls were pretty close, and often Obama ended up doing better than the polls indicated. So if republicans are close or behind, you better start worrying. Especially if we are talking about a great candidate like Tom Cotton who should be ahead by double digits in Arkansas.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 3:13:51 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Leroy S. Mort

I want to know if he’s serious. Voting left wing Democrat is NOT an acceptable option for conservatives.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 3:13:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Williams
Too bad there are so damn few right wing Republicans to vote for. I won't vote for a left wing Republican either. John Cornyn will have to win without my vote. Or lose. I don't care which.

/johnny

13 posted on 05/12/2014 3:16:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: laplata
This time I’m voting for the democrat in my state. I’d rather get it over with than prolong the agony.

What a pity it doesn't really work that way.

14 posted on 05/12/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
It does put an end to the GOP-E candidate, though. And that's not a bad thing.

/johnny

15 posted on 05/12/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MrShoop

That’s because many were skewed. I take issue especially with any media outlet (or campaign) that would release a “registered voters” poll and consider it a legitimate indicator of what will happen at the ballot box.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 3:22:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MrShoop

” So if republicans are close or behind, you better start worrying.’

What is the Republican Party message in 2014? This is a year in which a decent alternative to the status quo should win in a walk. The fact many races are close or fluid suggests voters are unclear as to what the opposition is offering that is better. All the voters see today from the Republicans is infighting, not a unified message. Of course this may be intentional and a great strategy if your objective is to throw away an almost certain victory.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 3:22:56 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Arm_Bears

That one was a bridge too far for me. I voted for Virgil Goode.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 3:23:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kingattax

If it appears that the Democrats will hold the Senate, then some voters would not want to oust their own Democrat. Operation “Stop the Wave”?


19 posted on 05/12/2014 3:24:46 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Actually, the “likely voter” model has proven wrong over the last few cycles.

Ignore at your peril.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 3:25:15 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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