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Hatch re-election could be iffy, according to new poll ( Utah )
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | Matt Canham

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 Tuesday’s vote.

The survey noted that Hatch isn’t 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 he’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sltrib.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: hatch; orrin; orrinhatch

1 posted on 11/07/2010 9:34:27 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Pride cometh before a fall.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 9:36:50 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: george76

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.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 9:42:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: george76

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.


4 posted on 11/07/2010 9:43:01 PM PST by Objective Scrutator (Liberals are lazy, and objectively pro-lazy.)
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To: george76
We can knock this stiff out in the primary. He was a good man that let the system corrupt him. Time for new blood.
5 posted on 11/07/2010 9:43:20 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: goldstategop

He would win again, but it’s better he retires.


6 posted on 11/07/2010 9:47:17 PM PST by fightforfreedom2010
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To: Objective Scrutator

I think the folks of UT will dump him. He is slightly better than Bennett but he is a RINO.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 9:50:52 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: george76

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”.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 9:51:25 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: george76

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.


9 posted on 11/07/2010 9:52:05 PM PST by Ripliancum ("If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest." Prov.29:9)
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To: Frantzie

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XND3Naa6N5o


10 posted on 11/07/2010 9:59:41 PM PST by Sundog
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To: george76; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt

O. Hatch is the epitome of the middle of the road guy portrayed in one of Rush’s radio parodies...


11 posted on 11/07/2010 10:01:11 PM PST by tubebender
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To: george76
He was good in the 80s and ok for most of the 90s. He's old and has become a product of the DC cocktail circuit and needs to go. In his defense, I can't think of any Republican who has been there for that long who didn't become a RINO by the end. Barry Goldwater, for example, was getting more liberal by the minute at the end of his career.

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.

12 posted on 11/07/2010 10:01:41 PM PST by Defiant (I'm a Fabian Constitutionalist. Roll back FDR and progressivism!)
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To: george76

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.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 10:11:28 PM PST by lurk (A)
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To: george76
He's always called himself one of Ted Kennedy's best friends.

That's enough for me to toss his butt out.

14 posted on 11/07/2010 10:13:44 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Defiant
42 YEARS 42 YEARS 42 YEARS! Enough!

Yes, retire with dignity Mr Hatch.

15 posted on 11/07/2010 10:20:32 PM PST by cfrels
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To: buccaneer81

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.


16 posted on 11/07/2010 11:45:09 PM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Waryone

Better check that list. I don’t think we have to worry too much about Robert Byrd, Democratic Senator from West Virginia.


17 posted on 11/08/2010 12:28:06 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Waryone
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.

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.

18 posted on 11/08/2010 12:53:13 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Waryone

Bill Nelson from Floriduh is outta here. We will obliterate him.


19 posted on 11/08/2010 2:34:13 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Cowabunga)
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To: george76

RINOs must go.


20 posted on 11/08/2010 2:38:12 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Your right!! It is the Byrd seat.


21 posted on 11/08/2010 3:45:14 AM PST by joelt
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To: george76
I would hate to see the RIAA lose their number one butt-boy in DC! </sarcasm>
22 posted on 11/08/2010 4:26:26 AM PST by The Duke
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To: george76

Or he could be primaried by dissatisfied conservatives.


23 posted on 11/08/2010 4:47:57 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: george76

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.


24 posted on 11/08/2010 4:53:01 AM PST by q_an_a (a)
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To: Objective Scrutator
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.

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?

25 posted on 11/08/2010 4:59:18 AM PST by Logophile
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To: george76

orin needs to retire to delaware... first state of communism.

LLS


26 posted on 11/08/2010 5:30:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: george76

If I remember correctly, Hatch voted for the DREAM Act. He won’t be missed.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 5:30:19 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: george76

Jason Chaffetz, please pick up the white courtesy phone...


28 posted on 11/08/2010 5:36:43 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: george76
Please, God, please see that Orrin will have more time to spend with his family.
29 posted on 11/08/2010 5:50:37 AM PST by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: george76

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.


30 posted on 11/08/2010 6:08:45 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Ripliancum
It’s time for him to go. What he did for Clarence Thomas is very commendable, but we need new blood.

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.

31 posted on 11/08/2010 6:10:09 AM PST by Crichton
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

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.


32 posted on 11/08/2010 9:34:44 AM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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