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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-08 11:29 AM
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42. NC Dole vs Hagan
Hagan Still Leads Dole in North Carolina Senate Showdown ...

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Democrat Kay Hagan continues to hold on to a modest lead over incumbent United States Senator Elizabeth Dole according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the Tar Heel State.

The new pollconducted Wednesday nightfinds Hagan with 49% of the vote and Dole with 44%. Thats little changed from a week ago when Hagan was on top 48% to 45%. Libertarian Christopher Cole is currently supported by 2% of North Carolina voters.

Doles favorably ratings have fallen just below the 50% mark49% have a favorable opinion of her while 49% offer an unfavorable view. The comparable numbers for Hagan are 50% favorable and 45% unfavorable.

Dole led this race for much of the year, but has fallen behind ever since Lehman Brothers collapsed to start the economic crisis on Wall Street. This is the third Rasmussen Reports poll conducted since Lehman crashed and all three show Dole trailing Hagan. Among voters who view the economy as the top issue of Election 2008, Hagan leads by a two-to-one margin.

Hagan now leads by eight points among women while the two candidates are essentially even among men. Dole leads among those over 50 while trailing among those under 40 (see full demographic crosstabs).

Doles decline follows a national trend that has hurt Republicans across the country. McCain was slightly ahead of Obama just before the financial debacle began but has fallen behind over the past few weeks in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Adding to Doles problems is the fact that John McCain finds himself in a very tight race with Barack Obama for North Carolinas Electoral College votes. That means Dole cant count on the lift from the top of the ticket usually enjoyed by the states GOP candidates.

Dole is far from the only endangered Republican Senator in Election 2008. Many Republican Senate seats are potentially in play for Democrats including seats in Alaska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota and Virginia. Democrats also think they have a shot at seats in Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas.
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  -Obama IS Going to Win, but..... BeFree  Oct-09-08 10:54 AM   #0 
  - No chance -- we are taking both. n/t  melody   Oct-09-08 11:00 AM   #1 
  - But of course we win honestly  BeFree   Oct-09-08 11:06 AM   #2 
  - You're consciously putting your head in the sand -- you're pre-determining losing  melody   Oct-09-08 11:31 AM   #5 
     - Hmmmm  BeFree   Oct-09-08 12:22 PM   #7 
        - BeFree, if you're going to launch into personal attacks, I see you've embraced your viewpoint  melody   Oct-09-08 04:07 PM   #19 
           - melody  BeFree   Oct-10-08 03:04 PM   #47 
  - But Since All Republicans Always Vote in Lockstep, We Need 60 to Avoid Endless Filibusters  AndyTiedye   Oct-09-08 11:20 AM   #3 
     - Andy, what will you do when we win? Will you start talking about how we'll surely lose in 2012?  melody   Oct-09-08 11:32 AM   #6 
        - I have to ask  BeFree   Oct-09-08 12:26 PM   #8 
        - Yes!  Febble   Oct-09-08 01:26 PM   #11 
        - You, again?  BeFree   Oct-09-08 01:39 PM   #13 
        - Well, if you win  Febble   Oct-09-08 02:05 PM   #14 
           - Nope. You are wrong.  BeFree   Oct-09-08 02:19 PM   #15 
           - about what?  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-09-08 03:14 PM   #17 
           - Maybe a teensy-weensy  BeFree   Oct-21-08 05:41 PM   #56 
              - link?  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-21-08 05:58 PM   #57 
                 - There you go again  BeFree   Oct-28-08 11:36 AM   #58 
           - Exactly what I am starting to worry about, 2010. Or beyond.  demodonkey   Oct-09-08 05:47 PM   #21 
           - Yep  BeFree   Oct-13-08 09:06 AM   #55 
           - I know that you consider  Febble   Oct-09-08 06:00 PM   #23 
              - Ummm  BeFree   Oct-09-08 06:53 PM   #26 
                 - Something to consider  droidamus2   Oct-11-08 07:32 PM   #51 
                    - Welcome to the ER  BeFree   Oct-11-08 10:51 PM   #52 
           - No matter what happens in this election, the problem will not go away until we correct it.  demodonkey   Oct-09-08 05:38 PM   #20 
              - Yup.  Febble   Oct-09-08 06:01 PM   #24 
              - you know, we all agree about that  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-09-08 06:12 PM   #25 
        - Lizzie, Compare 32% vs 80% of voters using e-voting from '04 to '08:  mod mom   Oct-09-08 03:02 PM   #16 
           - I'm not sure of your point  Febble   Oct-09-08 05:58 PM   #22 
              - Yet  BeFree   Oct-09-08 07:17 PM   #28 
              - Well, there are two issues here  Febble   Oct-10-08 04:18 AM   #39 
              - I've gone through training (Obama/Dem Party) to be an election observer. One of the  mod mom   Oct-09-08 09:03 PM   #34 
                 - Excellent  Febble   Oct-10-08 04:04 AM   #38 
        - Yes, I have. I read ER. I also have read the material that contradicts the dire viewpoint.  melody   Oct-09-08 04:05 PM   #18 
           - What material?  BeFree   Oct-09-08 06:56 PM   #27 
              - please refer to post #19 n/t  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-09-08 07:21 PM   #29 
                 - Please butt out  BeFree   Oct-09-08 07:40 PM   #30 
                    - you're calling out someone who put you on ignore  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-09-08 08:14 PM   #31 
                       - Oh, she'll read it.  BeFree   Oct-09-08 08:26 PM   #32 
                          - mod mom's post to Febble?  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-09-08 09:00 PM   #33 
                             - Heh  BeFree   Oct-09-08 09:20 PM   #35 
                                - BeFree, let me clarify my position  Febble   Oct-10-08 04:27 AM   #40 
                                - wrong again  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-10-08 05:15 AM   #41 
                                   - Well  BeFree   Oct-10-08 11:34 AM   #43 
                                      - Yes, I think that is a good idea  Febble   Oct-10-08 12:13 PM   #44 
                                      - as Febble noted, it's already being done  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-10-08 12:38 PM   #45 
                                         - Eh?  BeFree   Oct-10-08 02:58 PM   #46 
                                            - projection much?  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-10-08 03:09 PM   #48 
                                               - The subject is now...  BeFree   Oct-10-08 03:15 PM   #49 
                                                  - depends on whom I'm trying to help  OnTheOtherHand   Oct-10-08 04:32 PM   #50 
        - That Post Was Neither Optimistic Nor Pessimistic  AndyTiedye   Oct-10-08 01:43 AM   #37 
        - We won in 2000 and 2004, too  vanboggie   Oct-13-08 01:16 AM   #54 
  - Example: Vote denials in Montana  BeFree   Oct-09-08 11:21 AM   #4 
     - Illegal Purges  BeFree   Oct-09-08 12:40 PM   #9 
        - Congress  BeFree   Oct-09-08 12:59 PM   #10 
           - The Bradley Effect Idea...Destroyed!!  BeFree   Oct-09-08 01:34 PM   #12 
              - Rove  BeFree   Oct-09-08 09:56 PM   #36 
                 - NC Dole vs Hagan  BeFree   Oct-10-08 11:29 AM   #42 
                    - 12 newspapers endorse Obama  BeFree   Oct-12-08 04:49 PM   #53 

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