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Specter Ahead In Leftist-Commissioned Poll
The Bulletin ^ | 8/18/2009 | Bradley Vasoli,

Posted on 08/19/2009 8:43:03 AM PDT by IbJensen

While a poll from Rasmussen Reports last week showed Republican former Congressman Pat Toomey beating Democratic Senator Arlen Specter in a reelection match-up, a poll for a leftist Web site shows different findings.

The far-left Daily Kos commissioned a Research 2000 poll which has Mr. Specter beating Mr. Toomey 45 percent to 40 percent. It also shows Mr. Specter beating U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, D-7th, of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in a primary match-up with a margin of 48 percent to 33 percent.

In a potential Toomey-Sestak general-election contest, Mr. Sestak has a one-percent edge over Mr. Toomey, the Research 2000 poll indicates.

Last Thursday, the widely respected Rasmussen poll had Mr. Toomey beating Arlen Specter 48 percent to 36 percent.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arlenmacspecter; scottishlaw
He's toast. Too bad he collects a pension for the rest of his miserable life!
1 posted on 08/19/2009 8:43:03 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

“a poll for a leftist Web site shows different findings.”....

There’s a shock I tell you!.....


2 posted on 08/19/2009 8:44:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: IbJensen

“Democratic Senator Arlen Specter “

I recall Jorge Bush telling all of us what a great conservative Arlen was when we were trying to run a real conservative against him.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 8:44:41 AM PDT by stockpirate (Barack Obama, America's Usurper-in-Chief)
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To: IbJensen

“The far-left Daily Kos commissioned a Research 2000 poll...”

Everything after that is a lie.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 8:44:53 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: IbJensen

The Aging Whore


5 posted on 08/19/2009 8:46:11 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“a poll for a leftist Web site shows different findings.”....

There’s a shock I tell you!.....


Frankly no one should believe this poll any more than if FreeRepublic commissioned one that showed Toomey up 30 pts. When partisan groups comission polls, they might get the result that they want to hear but it is not always the truth.


6 posted on 08/19/2009 8:46:49 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: Grunthor

They do smoke a lot of weed (et al) over there.


7 posted on 08/19/2009 8:47:14 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: IbJensen

Arlen will use this poll to justify even more arrogance, on his part.

Glad he moved out of Kansas, long ago!


8 posted on 08/19/2009 8:47:23 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: IbJensen
This guy should be running for Chief Undertaker or, at least, Coroner. Never liked him and like him even less in his new incarnation.
9 posted on 08/19/2009 8:48:21 AM PDT by TCats
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To: Grunthor
Research 2000 is a joke outfit. Their polling numbers are always way off; because they over sample the “wishful thinking” demo. Their state by state polling during the 2004 & 2008 elections wasn't even close. They make CBS polling look respectable.
10 posted on 08/19/2009 8:51:04 AM PDT by skully (How much evil can an evil monger monger; if an evil monger can monger evil??!!)
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To: stockpirate

And when Cornyn supported Spector, I sent Cornyn a piece of my outraged mind...a few days or a week later, Spector jumps ship. Not even a sputter from Cornyn. Meanwhile, Cornyn sits on the Ethics[sic] Committee and gives Brothers Dodd and Conrad passes. What a bunch of whores.


11 posted on 08/19/2009 9:03:21 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: IbJensen

Research 2000 is COMPLETELY discredited, and is only good for Push-polling for Democrats.

They maintain that Obama’s Approval has been holding at 60% for weeks, but they get there by saying his approval in the Northeast US is 85%(!!!!!)

Here’s the “Actual” (ie. made up) KOS numbers today:

NORTHEAST 85 10 5
SOUTH 32 64 4
MIDWEST 67 29 4
WEST 65 32 3


12 posted on 08/19/2009 9:04:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

and you’ll notice they don’t even bother to look at the underlying numbers???

SPAM, SPAM, SPAM!


13 posted on 08/19/2009 9:05:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: IbJensen
Is the Republican National Committee still supporting Arlen Specter?


14 posted on 08/19/2009 9:12:29 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: IbJensen

Sure he is ahead.


15 posted on 08/19/2009 9:35:28 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Grunthor

Actually, Research 2000 is a very good private polling company with very accurate results in 2008 election polling. I would not blow them off just because they took Daily Kos money. One would need to see the questions asked and internals of the poll before making a final judgement.


16 posted on 08/19/2009 9:43:54 AM PDT by mono
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To: IbJensen

How can the Republic survive without Arlen Specter in the Senate? /s


17 posted on 08/19/2009 9:47:13 AM PDT by steven33442
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To: IbJensen
40+45=85 ROFL

where are the other 15%?

That's why this poll is bogus.

18 posted on 08/19/2009 9:56:56 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: mono

“I would not blow them off just because they took Daily Kos money.”

Ever hear of Judas?


19 posted on 08/19/2009 10:04:08 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: IbJensen

Forget the poll results—when was the last time you saw a newspaper headline an article like this? Awesome!


20 posted on 08/19/2009 10:34:28 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin will soon have more fans on Facebook than most major newspapers have readers.)
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To: Grunthor
“The far-left Daily Kos commissioned a Research 2000 poll...”

Everything after that is a lie.

Maybe the Kos poll is just factoring in the anticipated vote from the planned fraud in Philly.

21 posted on 08/19/2009 10:50:25 AM PDT by penowa
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To: nathanbedford
Is the Republican National Committee still supporting Arlen Specter?

Don't know about the RNC, but Specter has been endorsed and is supported by the ONE party in PA, the Republicrats. Getting $, party workers from "both" sides - as usual.

22 posted on 08/19/2009 10:54:12 AM PDT by penowa
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To: IbJensen

Hate to say it, but I believe Specter will win in PA. I’ve learned to become very jaded toward polls there and in NJ. The dem always seems to come out ahead. Those people like their pork w-a-a-a-y-y-y too much.


23 posted on 08/19/2009 11:04:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Antoninus

i hate when freepers change the title but this time this is the real thing


24 posted on 08/19/2009 11:13:10 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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