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The GOP Has A Three-Way Problem (NOT THAT KIND DUH)
fitsnews.com ^ | 8/26/14

Posted on 08/27/2014 5:53:45 AM PDT by cotton1706

“Republican” U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is facing a tougher-than-expected reelection battle in Kansas – a state heretofore reliable in its election of GOP nominees.

Roberts recently won the “Republican” nomination in the Sunflower State by a 48-41 margin over Tea Party-backed candidate Milton Wolf (with 11 percent of voters supporting other candidates).

Game over, right? Wrong …

According to the results of a recent Survey USA poll, Roberts is only leading his Democratic opponent Chad Taylor by a 37-32 percent margin. Where’s the rest of the support going? Well, 20 percent of those polled say they’re backing independent candidate Greg Orman - three times the level of support he was receiving just two months ago.

“Roberts’ numbers have been steady,” noted political analyst Jeff Jarman of KSN.com. ”Taylor’s numbers have been steady. It’s Orman who is gaining ground.”

And if Orman continues to gain momentum, there’s speculation that national Democrats might ask Taylor to drop out of the race.

Orman isn’t the only potentially credible candidate threatening to throw a monkey wrench into the traditional “red” versus “blue” calculus.

In South Carolina, “Republican” Lindsey Graham is – like Roberts – deeply unpopular with voters. He’s facing a credible Democrat (S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto) as well as an independent challenger – former State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel. According to several internal polls provided to FITS, Ravenel is currently drawing between 13-15 percent support – and he has yet to spend a dime of his considerable fortune on media messaging.

Meanwhile in North Carolina vulnerable incumbent Kay Hagan is in a dogfight against establishment “Republican” Thom Tillis (both are drawing a little over 40 percent support) – although the real story is the emergence of Libertarian nominee Sean Haugh, who is currently drawing the support of eight percent of voters.

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“This is a real problem for the establishment,” one national consultant told FITS. “Kansas, North Carolina and possibly South Carolina – all are potential GOP losses because the party has pissed on the base. Atlas is shrugging and flipping the GOP the bird in the process.”
1 posted on 08/27/2014 5:53:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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Sounds like the liberal republican establishment may have won a bunch of primaries at the cost of losing a lot of general elections.

/johnny

3 posted on 08/27/2014 6:00:28 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: F15Eagle

When they call me for money I ask them three questions and a no answer to any of the three results in no money what so ever:
1. Has the GOP vowed to repeal Obamacare?
2. Has the GOP vowed to enforce ALL our immigration laws?
3. Has the GOP vowed to rein in the EPA?

Only problem is I keep getting 3 NO’s.


5 posted on 08/27/2014 6:05:07 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: F15Eagle

I was crunching some numbers last night after reading an article about GOP prospects in 2014 AND 2016.

The GOP NEEDS to take control of the Senate this year. With 24 GOP seats up in 2016, many of them in Blue states (plus it being a POTUS year with higher Dem turnout) failure to do so is probably going to hand the Dems another Supermajority starting in 2017.

Thats in addition to how the nuking of the Judicial filibuster will allow Obama to continue stacking the Judiciary between now and then.

Plus consider this: it’s 2017 and either Kennedy or Scalia leaves the Supreme Court due to age and failing health. President Hillary Clinton nominates Eric Holder as the replacement. And with a Dem supermajority he gets onto the Court without Reid having to extend the nuclear option to SCOTUS appointments.


9 posted on 08/27/2014 6:10:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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I can’t believe you’d waste a good $10 on the GOPe!


10 posted on 08/27/2014 6:11:59 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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Oh, you wrote you would NOT give $10 to the GOPe if you had $100 million. Good! Why throw away good money like that, right?


12 posted on 08/27/2014 6:13:01 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: cotton1706

We need the “instant runoff” ballot, and we need it in every race! It would, of course, be the end of the “uniparty”, so they’ll never allow it.

(vote for your top 3 picks - if no one gets 50%+1 of the #1 picks, count #1+#2. Vote for “independent” first, then GOP).


16 posted on 08/27/2014 6:16:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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They’ve not shown me they’re any different than the Democrats, lately.

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At least we know what the Dems stand for. Not so much with Republicans. They are a pathetic lot devoid of any convictions or beliefs. A party without a soul.


17 posted on 08/27/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: tanknetter

Do you really think at least a quarter of the GOPers won’t rubber stamp ANY Obama or Hillary nominee? It’s almost certain. We have to win the White House or it doesn’t matter what happens next when it comes to the the Supreme Court. ANY nominee by the left is going to be a disaster and tip the scales to 5-4 the other way.


18 posted on 08/27/2014 6:19:23 AM PDT by ilgipper
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De-fund the GOP! Starve the beast or it will deploy YOUR money to trash conservatives.


20 posted on 08/27/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT by Starboard
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