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Poll: Brown trails by double digits (NH)
politico.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Topaz

Posted on 07/10/2014 6:11:22 AM PDT by cotton1706

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has a 12-percentage-point lead over Republican challenger Scott Brown, according to a new poll.

The WMUR Granite State/University of New Hampshire poll released Wednesday evening shows Shaheen tops Brown 52 percent to 40 percent. In April, she led Brown by 6 percentage points.

Within minutes of the poll’s release, the Brown campaign sent out a memo downplaying the findings and outlining the Republican’s strategy: “Consolidate the Republican base and split the independent vote.”

The campaign said polls won’t mean much until Republicans choose their nominee on Sept. 9. “In 2014, the Senate race in New Hampshire won’t really begin until the day after the September 9 primary,” the Brown memo said. “That’s when Republicans across the state will rally behind their nominee to defeat Jeanne Shaheen.”

Brown, a former Massachusetts senator and Fox News contributor, is widely expected to win the primary.

The WMUR poll found strong numbers for Shaheen, with 57 percent of respondents saying they have a favorable opinion of her, compared with 29 percent who have an unfavorable opinion. While Brown’s favorability numbers have improved 2 points since April, he still has a 40 percent unfavorability rating, contrasted with a 31 percent favorability rating.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberbrown; elections; romneyagenda; teamromney; uniparty
But by God, the Establishment will get him nominated!

Why is it we never hear about Brown "he can't win, let's get behind somebody else"?

I think we all know the answer. Because they'd rather lose with Brown than win with anybody else.

1 posted on 07/10/2014 6:11:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

When it comes to voting for the Democrat or a poseur, the Democrat will get the vote. The GOPe will never understand this.

In NH no less.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 6:14:46 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: cotton1706
What? He's running for office in New Hampshire now?

What's he going to do? Run for every office in every state in the northeast until he finds one whose citizens can stomach him?

3 posted on 07/10/2014 6:16:54 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cotton1706

B.. Bu..But he was endorsed by Romney. How could he be trailing?


4 posted on 07/10/2014 6:19:14 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: cotton1706
He is the weakest possible (R) candidate, selected to make republicans stay home and give the victory to (D).

5 posted on 07/10/2014 6:20:16 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: headstamp 2
When it comes to voting for the Democrat or a poseur, the Democrat will get the vote. The GOPe will never understand this.

But they keep doing the same thing expecting different results...which sounds IS crazy.

Observed this when we lived in CT and watch Romney debate Ted Kennedy. His entire campaign was that he could "out-liberal" Ted Kennedy. Ergo, I knew Obama was going to be re-selected when Romney got the nomination.

6 posted on 07/10/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: cotton1706

We have one party with two branches, dem. and rep.

Their common enemy is the TEA party. They are playing “good cop, bad cop” with us. Once you accept that paradigm, it is easy to spot in everything the GOPe does.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 6:23:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cuban leaf
Post of the day. it is Democrats AND Republicans vs. conservatives and the 'Tea Party'. Period.

Corrupt soviet Red Hampshire is NO FRIEND to conservatives...their 'open primary' allows DEMOCRATS to cross over and vote for the WEAKEST GOP candidate, insuring a democrat victory in the general. This has been a political strategy for YEARS.

Boycott this rotten state.

8 posted on 07/10/2014 6:27:17 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cotton1706

Scott Brown LOLs about Thad Cochran’s tactics: “I don’t really care about what happened...”

http://www.mofopolitics.com/2014/06/30/scott-brown-lols-about-thad-cochrans-tactics-i-dont-really-care-what-happened-in-mississippi/


9 posted on 07/10/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: cotton1706

WAAAAIIIIIIIITTTTTT! Something very fishy here! Brown is the squishy, liberal RINO that “everyone” tells us we need in order to win.

How is it possible that he is getting thrashed? It’s almost as if the MSM is setting us up!

I’m not going to believe the Chris Matthews and Bob Beckels and Alan Colmes, and James Carvilles etc. anymore when they tell us what the gop needs to do to win!


10 posted on 07/10/2014 6:32:36 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: cotton1706
I'm thinking the RINOs have total control over what used to be the NH Republican Party, and use that to set the tone in that early primary. Scott Brown is just plain awful. When he got to DC he compromised (sold out) on everything, believed in nothing. Good for NH doing what we all have to do....defeat the RINO backstabber if that's what the ptb choose as a candidate.

NH voted for Ayotte when in the campaign she talked the talk of a constitutional conservative. She traitored her NH voters before she even had time to unpack in DC.

11 posted on 07/10/2014 6:38:31 AM PDT by grania
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To: cotton1706

Brown is not a “viable” candidate. He was a one-hit wonder and was in the right place at the right time.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 6:40:53 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yeah ... but we have no sales tax, fireworks, and cheap booze!
That should make up for something.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: headstamp 2
When it comes to voting for the Democrat or a poseur, the Democrat will get the vote. The GOPe will never understand this.
Same reason Romney lost.
14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:52:51 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: CapnJack

No...it doesn’t. Red Hampshire, with its corrupted primary system, sets the table for the establishment candidates.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t believe this poll for a second..it obviously hasn’t factored in the awesome Romney endorsement!


16 posted on 07/10/2014 6:57:52 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: grania
She traitored her NH voters before she even had time to unpack in DC.

Precisely WHY my family didn't vote for her in the first place...we KNEW what we would be getting. Look how she cozies up to McCain and Graham.

17 posted on 07/10/2014 6:58:13 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cotton1706

I call the GOP-e “apology candidates.” They spend their entire time apologizing for being Republican, apologizing to the media, apologizing for this, being timid about that. That is why the “war on women” meme gets so much traction. Not many, if any, GOP-e candidates have the guts to say, “that is stupid and I refuse to even acknowledge such stupidity while larger issues have this country burning to the ground.” Oh no, instead we get the apology tour that gives credibility to the “war on women” as if it were real. They lack courage to look into the camera, stick their chin out and say, “here is what I believe, here is why I believe it, and if you don’t like it, tough.”

Scott Brown is the ultimate apology candidate. He will spend his entire campaign on the defensive instead of attack, attack, attacking the myriad of weaknesses the democrats have. Oh no, instead we will get a never ending chorus of democrat lite songs.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 6:58:36 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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19 posted on 07/10/2014 7:00:36 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: FlipWilson

He had a radio ad when he opposed Dizzie Miss Lizzie in which he opposed “violence against women.” I suppose that makes him ignorant to the fact that there is violence against men or perhaps he doesn’t care and was desperate for the female vote. Liberal women generally only care about violence against women as we know but Mr. Brown apparently agrees with them.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 7:06:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: rhinohunter

And Romney did so well in NH in 2012 (one loser supporting another)


21 posted on 07/10/2014 7:22:50 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: cotton1706

Maybe he can do a spread calendar and target senior women.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 7:26:09 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: ConservativeStatement

Exactly to my point, the ultimate apology candidate. Sure, violence against women is horrid and should be opposed. But the real question that the apology candidates never ever ask is whether that is and issue in the campaign at all. The mere fact that he had to run an advertisement on it indicates that he accepted the premise of his opponent that he was for violence against women. Instead, he needed to stick to message and be on the offensive.


23 posted on 07/10/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: cotton1706
How did a Masshole get on a New Hampshire ballot? What were they thinking? Scott Brown? What a loser.
24 posted on 07/10/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: cotton1706
“That’s when Republicans across the state will rally behind their nominee to defeat Jeanne Shaheen.”

LOL! No, we won't.

25 posted on 07/10/2014 8:02:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cotton1706

Carpetbaggers don’t win.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 8:05:02 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: cotton1706

Brown is just a crappy candidate. He’s really a Democrat just not a very good one.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 8:35:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

I sent him money when he ran against Coakley. Then he went full throttle on that piece of perversion known as Dodd-Frank.

I vowed to never send him a dime after that. What a chump.

Hey, here is an idea, Scott: BE CONSERVATIVE.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 8:41:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: N. Theknow
Observed this when we lived in CT and watch Romney debate Ted Kennedy. His entire campaign was that he could "out-liberal" Ted Kennedy.

e.g. ""I am not unaware of my opponent’s considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.""

29 posted on 07/10/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Darren McCarty
“Carpetbaggers don’t win.”

You're right, just ask “born and bred New Hampshire” Jeanne Shaheen. What's that, she's from Missouri? Bullshit, carpetbaggers don't win!

30 posted on 07/10/2014 1:57:24 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Darren McCarty

“Carpetbaggers don’t win.”

No kidding. That would be like a fake Indian from Oklahoma winning a US Senate seat in Massachusetts! It’ll never happen!


31 posted on 07/10/2014 2:04:10 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Democrat carpetbaggers win all the time.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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