Skip to comments.Polls show Democrats competitive in Southern Senate Races
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.
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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.
No, they are useful in demoralizing certain people.
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.
right you are.
for the next 5 months, the lefty polls will all be pushing their “Pollaganda” like they do every election cycle.
Some of these polls at this time are meant simply to encourage donations to the “endangered” DimocRAT Senate candidates.
I don’t blame them....they work and actually turn out to be accurate.
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.
It'll be a cold day in Hell when I ever pull a lever for a Dem.
I want to give you an opportunity to say that was sarcasm before I tell you what I think of that statement.
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.
I want to know if he’s serious. Voting left wing Democrat is NOT an acceptable option for conservatives.
What a pity it doesn't really work that way.
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.
” 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.
That one was a bridge too far for me. I voted for Virgil Goode.
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”?
Actually, the “likely voter” model has proven wrong over the last few cycles.
Ignore at your peril.
"We hate conservatives and we'll spend millions to prove it." seems to be the current message.
A likely voter model without certain balances and you’d be correct. If you can produce a registered voters poll that is remotely near the mark of accuracy, I’d love to see it.
Hopefully democrats spend lots of $$$ trying to win in the South. LOL.
I thought when he announced that Cotton might be trying to move too fast. He hasn’t even finished his term as state Rep before jumping into the Senate race.
Pryor & associates have been running some very negative ads.
One claims Cotton took evil corporate money. [Uhhh, salary? Of course, the ad doesn’t specify that. How much corporate money has Pryor received? But I digress.]
Such partial truth ads feed the LIVs who don’t bother to check the facts.
Pryor runs another ad claiming that Cotton voted against Medicare and voted to extend the age to qualify to 70. Pryor doesn’t tell voters that he voted for Obamacare, which uses Medicare funds to pay help pay for it.
Cotton needs some more effective come-back ads. His ad in response to Pryor’s snide remark about Cotton’s military service was weak and silly.
Maybe Cotton is holding out, waiting until closer to the election. But he definitely needs to improve the quality and content of his ads.
You’re needlessly panicking. J. William Fulbright served just one term in the U.S. House before he managed to knock off the venerable incumbent Senator Hattie Carraway. Pryor is extremely vulnerable and he knows it. This poll is bollocks.
I left off the “/s” on purpose.
The only thing Cotton can be hit on is the intervention in Syria and Ukraine.
I don’t know if it will play out in November.
If Boehner sends an immigration bill to the Senate he is giving Pryor, Landrieu and Hagan a chance to safely vote against it.
It’ll be a cold day in Hell when I ever pull a lever for a Dem.
What a pity it doesn’t really work that way.
No, it is a slow process but will eventually hit the fan.
I remember when they came up with “The Dream Team” in Texas.
The MSM said it was going to be like Ann Richards was back in town.
They got creamed.
In their dreams Michelle Nunn wins in GA. Not a chance.
The last Dem I voted for was Joe Lieberman against Lowell P Wackjob. I didn’t care for LPW and Lieberman as a state senator was a bit right of center.
I think they've solidified the cheat machine in the places that matter, and so they have to create the news in order to match the rigged "reality".
Exactly. Never again should Freepers discount the polls. I know I never will. I learned my lesson in 2012. A very painful lesson.
Then you’re just a left wing Democrat in my book.
Oh I didn’t read your post about being facetious. Sorry.
You can’t be serious..
Does anyone think NBC would release a poll that is not cooked for the Dems.
The network finances the DNC .
Who the heck hires a third rate polling firm like Marist unless they want cooked results.
the only polling firms that are worse are PPP or QU !
I just recall the VA Gov race and the Obama media polls and the K St stooges at Hotair said it was a wipe out for Ken C based in a cooked PPP polls.
He lost by 3 %!
Don’t fall for the Dem Media spin which is coming non stop.
Well Arkansas did give us the Klintons. The only thing southern about Kentucky is that they play in the SEC. They are way too far north for me to be called southern. NC, SC, VA, GA, FL, AL, MS, TN, ARK, LA, eastern TX, are the southern states to me. KY was not a southern succession state in the war of Northern Aggression. WV broke away from VA to join the north. So they are out. So those are it for me. KY ain’t southern.
I am done nose holding also. I am also not falling for the “we have to vote for X to keep Y out of blank office.” I vote only for people that I can agree with. If they ain’t in my ball park, I skip voting that race and move on down the ballot. No more voting party lines for me. The stinking RINOs are not getting my vote to keep them in office.
Roger the cold day in hell.
The pollsters always correct there Pres year polls from the non stop wild Pro Dem figures in the few days before the election unless its midterms polls which do not get carved up so they stay awful.
These are midterm polls and the NBC ,ABC, CNN .... will all be cooked right to the end because they are saved and studied.
Just watch PPP which predicted the big loss for Ken C in VA which turned out to be close race which went intentionally unreported in the fall on purpose.
Polling is a scam which is why publishing polls results before election in many overseas countries are banned now.
Polls are used as a weapon by the Obama media .
It’s funny, I seem to recall that despite the clear Dem lean of the PPP, they actually weren’t that far off with some predictions.
What’s wrong with voting for Mitt Romney? He favors the working man (hiking the minimum wage) and the sick (socialized medicine).
He’s a wunnerful caring man. He loves you.
God is the only one able to fix this terrible mess. We’re deluding ourselves if we think otherwise.
It is a funny saying, but also very true. “The campaign went fine until the voters got involved.”
I was being facetious. But the people on our side who dont approve 100% of a Republican and sit out an election are doing exactly that.
A tornado hits Arkansas. Pryor gets Obama to visit and “feel their pain”. His poll numbers go up. As far as I’m concerned it doesn’t say much positive about Arkansas voters that they’ve been re-electing the fat fool for years just because his daddy was a politician.
Ever hear of election fraud and cheating? Well, no bona fide pollster or polling technique can account for that. And that's likely a major reason why Zero finished a significant number of points ahead of what he was polling immediately prior to the election, especially in the swing states. In fact, you can make a good case for contending that if not for the 'Rat fraud and cheating, which took many forms and was targeted to the swing states, Romney would be the POTUS today.
Of course, 'Rats will say that there is seldom or never election fraud, because they have absolutely no desire to clean it up - until appropriate legislation forces their collective hands.
Hotair just posted the NBC push poll special Spice!
They over sampled Blacks and under sampled whites in these polls.
Good old National Barack Channel is always out there lying and scamming for there team !,,