Barack Obama’s Campaign Visit for Harry Reid in Nevada had Negative Effect


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Barack Obama proved what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, including Harry Reid’s terrible poll numbers. Obama’s visit to Las Vegas to campaign for the embattled Senator was a non-event.  According to the Las Vegas Journal Review, Reid got NO BOUNCE from Obama’s visit.


Relax Harry, leave it to me, you are safe, the Obamamessiah is here to save your Senate seat

Reid got no bounce from Obama’s visit on Feb. 19, when the president spoke highly of him at Green Valley High School and to business leaders at CityCenter, polling indicates.

A larger percentage of voters surveyed (17 percent) said they would be less likely to vote for Reid following the president’s visit than said they would be more likely to vote for him (7 percent). Seventy-five percent said Obama’s visit would have no effect on how they vote.

“Reid was not helped, and Obama was not any more popular than he was before he came to the state,” said Brad Coker, managing director at Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

President Barack Hussein Obama has become the “kiss of death” for the Democrat party. Obama’s last visit to Nevada to campaign for Democrat Senate majority leader Harry Reid was at best a non-starter, at worst … a negative. When asked if Obama’s visit would make you more or less likely to vote for Democrat incumbent Harry Reid, 7% said more likely, 17% less likely and 75% said no effect at all.

Polling data from the Mason Dixon Polling & Research via Jamie Wearing Fool has both Repulican challengers well ahead of Harry Reid and both with over the 50% threshold. Wait a minute, isn’t it the incumbent that is supposed to garner over 50% to be safe?

Lowden, a businesswoman and former state senator, bests Reid by a 52-39 percent margin if the vote were held today, according to the poll. Her lead in polling from Jan. 5-7 was 50-40.

Tarkanian, a Las Vegas businessman and attorney, would prevail over Reid by 51-40 percent today. In January, he held a 49-41 lead.

Our Senate 2010 analysis has Harry Reid losing his seat as part of the present +9 gain for Republicans.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Barack Obama’s Campaign Visit for Harry Reid in Nevada had Negative Effect”

    1. Buster on March 1st, 2010 10:29 am

      “kiss of death” or Black Plague !!!

    2. J.Jay on March 1st, 2010 4:14 pm

      lol. Have you ever analyzed what a poll really expresses?
      The poll would have been good for your argument if it were held only upon democratic voters. This way, the poll doesn’t tell us anything. 17%? I guess there are far more republican voters than 17%. The 75% indicate that at least some of them are grown ups.
      7% obviously needed the gesture, ok, most likely they are democratic voters.

      The poll says nothing about gaining or losing anything, if at all, he has gained the dems 7%. But I wouldn’t even say that.

      That poll is meaningless by design. No matter if Reid wins or not. Find a poll where they ask “Were you a democrat voter before?” and “Are you a democrat voter now?”. It would have been that simple.

    3. super dave on March 1st, 2010 5:35 pm

      the democrats want the healthcare bill to pass but, there are 10 to 15% of them don’t want to vote on it. simply because they have their job and their families to consider and can’t afford to vote for this BS bill. they know it’s no good, so therefore they will vote against it.
      if this bill gets (forced) on us, it will mean the end of democratic reign of government. obama will be helpless to pass even the most simple bills.
      his next three years will be a total nightmare for him and all democrats. especially when those who have made a life of sponging off the government have to wait weeks to see a doctor. you will see dirty clinics and employees that couls care less about your health. this bill is death for America.

    4. brie. on March 1st, 2010 9:17 pm

      How in the world can we afford to insure every single American, it’s not that I don’t wish them health insurance but can this even be possible, even with raising taxes I think the entire bill is out of sight…the main subjects are covering people with pre-existing conditions and lowering the insurance premiums, that is where we should begin….seniors now to pay $96.00 a month for medicare b coverage, another $40.00 for prescriptions and then you have to have supplemental insurance for what medicare doesn’t pay….approx $140.00 a month, that is $260.00 a month and you still have to pay on your prescriptions….

    5. J.Jay on March 2nd, 2010 6:44 am

      I guess with lowering premiums the problem is: How to regulate premiums? Price regulations are too artificial and hardly constitutional. So establishing one big health care body to push down prices that the others can follow seems a good idea.

      And if you force private health insurers to cover anybody, you step in another pot of piss, because some people will not earn the insurer money even if they charged twice the amount. Someone chronically ill usually has less money and huge costs. This could kill private insurers. I think that would be the “nasty” option.

      One idea that seemed to have been on the table was: Force private insurers to take on a certain percentage of “non-profit, pre existing condition” cases, and at the same time make the insurance competition nation wide. But to ensure that these np coverages adhere to some basic standards, you would basically be back at a big rule book and less influence on the market.

      The health care package thwarts all the flies, but is, admittedly, a big change. Maybe it is worth it when the percentage of our incomes that goes into health care decreases because of lower average health care prices, maybe even the quality goes up because the public option defines a reference point in quality and price.

      It works in the rest of the developed world. I think we can handle it.

    6. super dave on March 2nd, 2010 8:09 am

      if the democrats want to insure the rest of the world, a supposed 40 million (accuracy in question) let them fund it.

    7. Joan Swanson on March 4th, 2010 9:13 pm

      I am a registered democrat. Don’t throw stones yet – I’m not one of ‘THOSE” democrats. I am voting against OLD Harry Reid and I can hardly wait to do so. I’ve attempted to contact him 4 times reguarding my Social Security Disability and all I ever get back is a form letter: “Thank you for supporting health care reform”. MY EMAILS WASN’T EVEN ABOUT THAT! Reid needs the boot BIG time. This state is suffering because of him. NO, I did not vote him into office – I was hospitalized in critical condition at the time. I hate Harry Reid and he has to go. However, I am afraid he has to much support in Southern Nevada. As a democrat who will vote against him, I’d hope it would send a message – GET OUT LOSER!

    8. Nevada Senate Election 2010: Harry Reid Sinking Fast, Trails GOP’s Lowden, Tarkanian & Angle By Wider Margins | Scared Monkeys on March 6th, 2010 11:31 am

      [...] recently came to Nevada to campaign for the embattled  Harry Reid and the Democrat Majority leader received no bounce in the polls. In fact, it would seem as if there was a negative [...]

    9. Diane Pearce Votes for Obama Again on March 24th, 2011 9:40 am

      Just wanted to say that I am eployed at a large biotherapeutic company in Clayton NC and I support Barack Obama with all my heart. I invite all my friends and colleagues to re-elect Obama in 2012!! I LOVE YOU OBAMA

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