Skip to comments.Hatch re-election could be iffy, according to new poll ( Utah )
Posted on 11/07/2010 9:34:25 PM PST by george76
More Utahns want Sen. Orrin Hatch replaced than want to see him re-elected to another six-year term, according to a Salt Lake Tribune poll of likely voters conducted the week before Tuesdays vote.
The survey noted that Hatch isnt up for re-election until 2012, but asked if the vote were held today, would voters back him or someone else? Forty percent of likely voters would give him a seventh term, while 48 percent say they were inclined to favor another candidate. Twelve percent remained unsure. The poll, conducted by Washington, D.C.-based Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Hatch who knows hes a potential target by tea party Republicans on the right and someone like Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson on the left is confident past supporters will return to the fold.
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Pride cometh before a fall.
Orrin Hatch should take the hint and retire. He’s been around since Jimmy Carter was President. Its time for new blood and fresh ideas in conservative governance.
To most of America, Orrin Hatch is seen as the representative of Mormons; however, he has supported stem-cell research and countless ACLU judges, acts which no Christian would do. If the Mormons would like to be seen as Christian to the rest of America, then they will have to unceremoniously boot this scalawag out of office before they can make progress with the rest of us.
They kicked out Bennett, so I have hope for Utah.
He would win again, but it’s better he retires.
I think the folks of UT will dump him. He is slightly better than Bennett but he is a RINO.
Yeah, he would wear that bow tie and just love to play both sides and loved the camera. He would string the right along only to cave when it really counted. I would have liked to have seen the fear in his face the night Bennett got the boot - probably said/thought “OMG, these people are idiots”.
It’s time for him to go. What he did for Clarence Thomas is very commendable, but we need new blood.
If he was up this go round instead of Bennett, he would have been gone too.
He’s my senator and I’ll not vote for him. His comment about waiting for what Kagan had to say for herself before deciding on her appointment speaks volumes, as does his comment in support of Muslims. He’s even sent me a CD of songs he wrote and sung for Christmas. If I wanted a good friend of the Democrats, why wouldn’t I just vote Democrat?
O. Hatch is the epitome of the middle of the road guy portrayed in one of Rush’s radio parodies...
If Utah still has that party caucus system of picking the nominee in 2012, I would imagine that Hatch will be gone. He ought to retire and go honorably instead of being forced out.
He started out so conservative, he would have been a FR posterboy. But then after a few years of French-kissing Ted Kennedy, the city changed him.
Time for him to sell his mansion in the VA suburbs and return to the quiet beauty of the Wasatch Mountains.
That's enough for me to toss his butt out.
Yes, retire with dignity Mr Hatch.
Absolutely correct! Ted Kennedy’s dearest friend needs to retire or be retired. Almost all of the republicans senators up for re-election in 2012 are RINOs. They need to be reminded that RINOs are sure losers in republican primaries. Just ask Castle and Crist, and unless they think they can become princess Lisa, they had better vote like a conservative now and consider retirement later.
Never the less we will have 21 democrats and 2 independents to get rid of in 2012 as well as the RINO republicans running.
Here’s a list:
Daniel Akaka, Democratic Senator from Hawaii
Jeff Bingaman, Democratic Senator from New Mexico
Sherrod Brown, Democratic Senator from Ohio
Robert Byrd, Democratic Senator from West Virginia
Maria Cantwell, Democratic Senator from Washington
Benjamin Cardin, Democratic Senator from Maryland
Thomas Carper, Democratic Senator from Delaware
Robert Casey, Jr., Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania
Kent Conrad, Democratic Senator from North Dakota
Dianne Feinstein, Democratic Senator from California
Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Senator from New York
Amy Klobuchar, Democratic Senator from Minnesota
Herb Kohl, Democratic Senator from Wisconsin
Claire McCaskill, Democratic Senator from Missouri
Robert Menendez, Democratic Senator from New Jersey
Ben Nelson, Democratic Senator from Nebraska
Bill Nelson, Democratic Senator from Florida
Debbie Stabenow, Democratic Senator from Michigan
Jon Tester, Democratic Senator from Montana
Jim Webb, Democratic Senator from Virginia
Sheldon Whitehouse, Democratic Senator from Rhode Island
John Barrasso, Republican Senator from Wyoming
Bob Corker, Republican Senator from Tennessee
John Ensign, Republican Senator from Nevada
Orrin Hatch, Republican Senator from Utah
Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican Senator from Texas
Jon Kyl, Republican Senator from Arizona
Richard Lugar, Republican Senator from Indiana
Olympia Snowe, Republican Senator from Maine
Scott Brown, Republican Senator from Massachusetts
Roger Wicker, Republican Senator from Mississippi
Joseph Lieberman, Independent Senator from Connecticut
Bernard Sanders, Independent Senator from Vermont
I don’t think any TEA party should be thinking about taking a break before 2012. With the Senators’ races and presidential race, we’ve got a lot of work to do.
Better check that list. I don’t think we have to worry too much about Robert Byrd, Democratic Senator from West Virginia.
Another one sitting on the sidelines telling the Tea Party what to do? The Tea Party groups have already set their sightes on the next round as well as 2014. This is not a one-time shot. Do yourself and our country a favor and join one and support it with whatever limited time you have, even if it is just enough to attend a monthly meeting.
Bill Nelson from Floriduh is outta here. We will obliterate him.
RINOs must go.
Your right!! It is the Byrd seat.
Or he could be primaried by dissatisfied conservatives.
It is long past time to replace 75 year old Hatch with younger person...the same rule can be made across the entire legislative world in Washington.
So, if the Mormons in Utah vote against Hatch, you and the rest of America will acknowledge them as Christians. Or is that just a first step?
orin needs to retire to delaware... first state of communism.
If I remember correctly, Hatch voted for the DREAM Act. He won’t be missed.
Jason Chaffetz, please pick up the white courtesy phone...
Hatch should have left of his own volition long ago.
Since he doesn’t intend to leave voluntarily, he will have to be run out of town on a rail.
So be it.
I’m already looking forward to the 2012 primaries with anticipation.
The key part is he's been there so long and feels entitled. Once that entitlement mentality sets in, so does the rotting process.
Time to retire, Orrin, one way or t'other.
You’re right, but even though he will probably act like a conservative for now, Joe Manchin, the guy who won that senate seat this time, still needs to be defeated in 2012. If Manchin gets re-elected in 2012, who knows what type of democrat he will be.
With all those other democrats and RINOs on the list that need to go, plus the presidential race, we will be very busy in 2012.