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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:49 PM
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Rasmussen: Dems kicking ass and taking names in PA
PA SENATE
Bob Casey, Jr. (D) 50%
Rick Santorum (R) 39%

Democratic challenger Bob Casey, Jr. is maintaining a double-digit advantage over Senator Rick Santorum, leading 50% to 39% (see crosstabs).

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race shows a narrowing of the gap since Junefrom fifteen to eleven percentage points. But, considering the stability of this contest, the incumbent can't really say he is turning a corner.

In five of our last seven surveys, Casey's support has ranged narrowly between 50% and 52%. One exception lies above that range, the other below. Santorum's pattern is similar: between 36% and 39% in five of seven surveysagain, with one exception above and one below that range.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/July...

PA GOV
Ed Rendell (D) 50%
Lynn Swann (R) 40%

For the third survey in a row, Democratic Governor Ed Rendell is enjoying a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Lynn Swann in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Rasmussen Reports election poll now shows Rendell ahead 50% to 40% (see crosstabs).

Early in 2006, the race was a toss-up. Rendell opened his lead after the May primaries. Voter anger over erupted during the primaries and several senior Republican incumbents in the state legislature were given the boot. The anger focused on a furtive pay raise the legislators voted for themselves last year.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/2006/State%20Polls/July...
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:51 PM
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1. That actually went down
it was once almost at 20pts and now down to 11. Santorum is a dirty candidate (ie the Green Party Scandal) and there is nothing out there too low or too disgusting that he won't try to win. I expect it to be a tight race by November (and no, not because of the Green Party factor but because of the last 2 Santorum campaigns I have witnessed - he's that bad)
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:52 PM
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2. Pennsylvania holds the key to us winning Congress
A lot of House seats out there are leaning Democratic and we need those to win control of the House.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:06 PM
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3. I find it surprising that so many would want santorum back in office.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 04:07 PM by YDogg
But you don't have to be smart in order to vote.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:28 PM
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4. Ain't THAT the truth!
...you don't have to be smart in order to vote.

About 15-20 years ago, my wife and I were visiting her sister and her family. At that time Kansas was putting Indian casino gambling to a vote. Now, these people aren't too bright, and when this topic of conversation came up, my wife's sister blurted, "Well, I'm not voting for this!" When asked, she replied, "The Indians have enough trouble with drinking!" I asked her to explain herself and she went on, "The Indians have enough problems with alcoholism, they don't need to be gambling too!" I tried to explain that having the casinos on Indian reservations didn't mean the Indians would be in there gambling; that it only meant casinos could operate unimpeded by state law, and that such casinos would attract visitors and gamblers in much the same way Las Vegas and Atlantic City do. But no matter how much I tried to explain this, she just shook her head and muttered, "Indians don't need to be drinkin' and gamblin' too..."

I imagine her vote and my vote canceled each other out.
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