Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Nancy Johnson (R-CT-05) going down the tubes?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:25 AM
Original message
Nancy Johnson (R-CT-05) going down the tubes?
Maybe Johnsons relentlessly negative campaign has turned a lot of people off to her? I mean, this woman has been in Congress for 24 years and her ads are all a barrage of attacks on her opponent, Chris Murphy. I mean, if you saw only her ads, you would think Chris Murphy advocated putting children in homes with violent criminals, was best friends with drug dealers and was on good terms with terrorists in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Murphy ran one negative ad that caused Johnson to hold a press conference & have a hissy fit even though the Courant later confirmed that Murphys ad was true.

But, she is CT's most conservative representative, and has had only 1 close race in her 24 years. And, the one close race, vs Charlotte Koskoff in 1996, was kind of a surprise, as Johnson led in all the polls. I think this is the first time she has been behind in her career, that I can recall.

Johnson Losing Her Hold?
Courant/UConn Poll Paints Picture Of Vulnerable Incumbent, Gives Murphy 4 Percentage Point Lead In 5th District

October 30, 2006
By RINKER BUCK, Courant Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson's vulnerability as an incumbent - a subject of intense speculation all year in her central Connecticut district - appears to be confirmed by the latest Hartford Courant/University of Connecticut poll, which shows her trailing Democratic state Sen. Chris Murphy by 4 percentage points among likely voters.

UConn's pollsters found that among likely voters, Murphy was leading Johnson by 46 percent to 42 percent with 9 percent of voters still undecided. Murphy's lead is just outside the poll's margin of error of 3.6 percentage points. The poll of 762 likely voters in the 5th Congressional District was conducted by UConn's Center for Survey Research and Analysis between Oct. 24 and Oct. 28, just after Johnson and Murphy completed their debates.

<snip>

Among Democrats in the sample, Murphy is ahead by 77 percent to 16 percent. But the two "major" parties now represent just 55 percent of the registered voters in the 5th Congressional District, with 45 percent of voters registering as either unaffiliated or minor party members.

"These independent voters prefer Murphy over Johnson 45 percent to 36 percent," McDermott said. "That's a preference among unaffiliated voters that could well decide the outcome in this race."

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-5thcdpoll1030.a...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:28 AM
Response to Original message
1. Both Johnson and Shays need to go. GOP taint is killing them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:34 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. I want to see Simmons go as well
I want all 3 to lose, but I think my order of preference would be:
1) Johnson
2) Simmons
3) Shays

Shays really turned me off with his bizarro comments on Abu Graib a few weeks back.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:35 AM
Response to Original message
3. I think Lamont is going to have a big impact in CT even if he doesn't win
If his candidacy inspires a higher voter turnout, there seems to be THREE republican-held House seats in Connecticut that look to be switching over to democrat.

I really want Lamont to win; however, if his impact is to add +3 to the house, then we should all be grateful for Lamont and what he has done to change the political map of Connecticut!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:37 AM
Response to Original message
4. I wish I could vote against Shays.
His remarks about Ted Kennedy were despicable, even for a republican. I hope he loses big-time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:38 AM
Response to Original message
5. But don't forget
joementum is out there plugging away trrying to get those republikkans out to vote.
That could help madam wretch pull it out at the end.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:40 AM
Response to Reply #5
7. Wish I had my camera with me the other day
I was driving down a busy road in either Avon or Farmington, CT - there was a big sign that said "VOTE REPUBLICAN" and below it was a "VOTE JOE" sign.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:43 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. I'd go back
get a picture from several different angles and post them everywhere I could.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:47 AM
Response to Reply #9
11. good idea
I just need to remember in the morning rush to get ready to pack the camera.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:40 AM
Response to Original message
6. Fingers crossed really tightly. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:40 AM
Response to Original message
8. Independent voters
most likely to respond negatively to negative ads, though the trick is to defend oneself without getting tarred with that "negativity" brush. Truth or self-defense don't count among the ignorant or easily irritated. Negative ads by a further turn of the screw seek to drag down one's opponent AND rally the issue trapped faithful who can have their shaken angryman faith restored by these poisonous doses. Negative ads can also discourage or enrage Dems in negative ways. There ARE ways not to "respond in kind" and yet not weakly, meekly consume effort totally on an unjust defensive or lose the fooled by default. The GOP habit of seizing advantages from every crooked angle can be withstood by a strong wall of positive honesty, cleverness and taking advantage of their excited, desperate lies and gaffes immediately, redirecting bullets to foot and foot to mouth.

Examination nationwide of winning strategies not necessarily the accepted wisdom or common strategies must be added with zeal to all campaigns, the same way that the GOP has used cookie cutter Big Lie smears
based on attacks that mainly apply only to themselves.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:14 AM
Response to Original message
10. Great news. Nancy Johnson is a hack who must be defeated. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 16th 2014, 02:26 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC