WAPO Poll: Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Early Lead Over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia Governor’s Race, 46% – 41%
Six months before election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia and according to a recent WAPO poll, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has an early lead over former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliff for the Virginia Governor’ race, 46% to 41%. Cuccinelli leads among all voters and 51% to 41% among those voters certain to cast a ballot. Cuccinelli is up in the race because he has overwhelming support from the GOP base due to his opposition work against Obamacare. Among all registered voters, Cuccinelli is backed by 95 percent of Republicans, 73 percent of conservatives and 62 percent among white men. In contrast, compared with Obama’s presidential win seven months ago, McAuliffe is badly underperforming among key Democratic constituencies.
Full polling data can be found HERE.
Six months before Election Day, Cuccinelli (R) has a slender 46 to 41?percent edge over McAuliffe (D) among all Virginia voters and a significant 51 to 41?percent lead among those who say they’re certain to cast ballots in November. But those numbers may change before then: The poll found that barely 10 percent say they are following the campaign “very closely” and that nearly half of the electorate says they’re either undecided or could change their minds.
With Virginia’s evolution into a swing state, the race is drawing intense scrutiny as the nation’s lone competitive November matchup so far. McAuliffe has not been able to assemble the coalition that has led Democrats to statewide victories. President Obama prevailed in 2008 and 2012, and Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Timothy M. Kaine won in recent years after running as consensus-building moderates and driving the base turnout.
I cannot see Ken Cuccinelli losing to McAuliffe. Then again I cannot even begin to understand how this state voted for Barack Obama in 2012. It is way too early to handicap this, but in an off, off year election with a floundering economy and Obama’s approval rating hitting the skids as a lame duck president. A jazzed up Republican base could push Ciccinelli into the Governor’s mansion.
Is Swing State of New Hampshire Ready for a Republican Gov. and Vote for Romney over Obama? Romney Leads by 3, Lamontagne by 4
It appears that the “Live Free or Die” state is ready to swing Republican.
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama 48% to 45%. Obama won NH in 2008 by 9 points, 54% to 45% over McCain. Now he finds himself behind by 3, what a difference four years makes. Polling at 45% is hardly encouraging for an incumbent candidate.
Mitt Romney has now taken the lead in the swing state of New Hampshire.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Romney with 48% support to President Obama’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
Also, Republican Ovide Lamontagne finds himself slightly ahead of Democrat Maggie Hassan in the NH governors race, 48% to 44%. In 2008, incumbent Democrat Gov. Lynch defeated his GOP rival by a 70% to 28% margin and won by only 7.6% in 2010. Gov. Lynch is not seeking reelection.
Rasmussen Reports’ first look at New Hampshire’s gubernatorial race since the state’s party primaries finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne slightly ahead of Democrat Maggie Hassan. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Granite State shows Lamontagne earning 48% of the vote, while Hassan picks up 44% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
Even though the unemployment rate in the Granite state is lower than the national average, it appears top be going in the wrong direction.
UPDATE I: The Lonely Conservative has linked with a Pennsylvania poll that has a near dead heat between Romney and Obama.
Obama in Wonderland … Democrat Minions Spin Embarassing Recall Victory by Wisconsin Gov. Walker as a Positive for Progressives & Unions … Huh?
Welcome to Obama in Wonderland, where up is down, left is right and if Team Obama are talking … they are lying through their teeth.
After last nights resounding recall election victory by Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov Kleefisch in Wisconsin, Team Obama actually had the audacity to say that Democrats sent a strong message to Walker. Huh? Actually Mr. President, you, Democrats and labor unions were just sent a message. In 2010 Walker defeated Barrett 52% to 47%. In 2012 Walker defeats Barrett by an even larger margin 53% to 46%. So who was sent a strong message Team Obama? It is rather comical that Obama would comment now. Maybe the Obama minions should have Tweeted these comments.
Yes, really America, the recall election was a victory for me!!!
While tonight’s outcome was not what we had hoped for – no one can dispute the strong message sent to Governor Walker. Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites from all walks of life took a stand against the politics of division and against the flood of secret and corporate money spent on behalf of Scott Walker, which amounted to a massive spending gap of more than $31 million to $4 million,” said Tripp Wellde, campaign state director.
“It is a testament to all of those individuals who talked to their friends, neighbors, and colleagues about the stakes in this election of how close this contest was. The power of Wisconsin’s progressive, grassroots tradition was clearly on display throughout the run up to this election and we will continue to work together to ensure a brighter future for Wisconsin’s middle class.
I beg to differ with you Obama minions, I think that 53% of voters in Wisconsin dispute your so-called strong message. Just a note to Barack Obama, Democrats, the Left, labor unions and Obama’s mouth pieces … YOU LOST!!!
The Crying Game … Lefty Wingnut Cries Like a Baby to CNN After Huge Union Loss in Wisconsin Recall Election Loss to Gov. Scott Walker … “Democracy Died Tonight”
Didn’t anyone tell the Left moonbats in Wisconsin that there is No Crying in Recall Elections?
Check out the VIDEO below of the liberal emotional meltdown from The Blaze. Wow, after so this is the death of Democracy, eh? You mean the fact that the Left, Democrats and labor unions lost to Gov. Scott Walker in 2010 and then did so again in 2012 by an even larger margin? Dude, as Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said last night, “This is what democracy looks like”. The people of Wisconsin have spoke not once, but twice.
The Left and labor unions over-reached in a big way and got burned. There should never shave been a recall election. All the unions and the poor sport Leftist Democrats did was cost the Wisconsin tax payers money. To what purpose, because they did not agree with Walker? Sorry, but elections have consequences. An overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites believe that recall elections should be reserved to corruption and major misconduct by politicians, not when a party cops an attitude because they lost.
So why is the dude crying above, because labor unions lost in a major way.The weepy man above might want to recalculate the amount that unions poured into the recall election. According to The Hill it was $10 million.
Organized labor suffered a crushing blow with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) victory in Tuesday’s recall, a possible sign of their fading power and a worrying result for union supporters ahead of November’s election.
“They picked a fight they weren’t able to win,” said Gary Chaison, a labor expert at Clark University. “This shows them at their weakest. They’ll try to put a happy face on this but this is nothing less than a calamity for them.”
Unions combined to spend more than $10 million on the race and were the driving force behind the recall effort. But even in Wisconsin, long a bastion for organized labor and the birthplace of public employee unions, they couldn’t defeat a governor whose defining achievement was stripping public workers of their collective bargaining rights
TOTAL NON-RECALL … Republicans Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and 3 of 4 GOP Senators Win Recall Victories: Scott Fitzgerald, Terry Moulton, Jerry Petrowski … Van Wanggaard Not Yet Called
Tonight in Wisconsin it was a TOTAL “almost” NON-RECALL …
Not only did Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch survive their recall elections and won handily, so did three of the four Republican state Senators who faced recall elections as well. Republican Wisconsin state Senators Scott Fitzgerald, Terry Moulton and Jerry Petrowski all survived an won their recall elections. They not only won, they won handily. Only the state Senate seat 21 has not been called. With 28% of precincts reporting Van Wanggaard (R) leads John Lehman (D), 60% to 40%. Seeing that Senate seat 21 represents Racine, one that went for Walker over Barrett 63% to 36.5%, it is hard to imagine that Van Wanggaard will not win as well.
UPDATE I: 100% of precincts voting and John Lehman defeats GOP incumbent Van Wanggaard, 51% to 49% … 36255 votes to 35476.
|State Senate Dist. 13 Recall Election|
|>||R-Scott Fitzgerald (I)||43,754||58%|
|State Senate Dist. 21 Recall Election|
|R-Van Wanggaard (I)||16,399||60%|
|State Senate Dist. 23 Recall Election|
|>||R-Terry Moulton (I)||37,639||56%|
|State Senate Dist. 29 Recall Election|
Hey Barack, Tweet on this … Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch took to the stage following her recall election victory and stated, “THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE”. Rebecca Kleefisch was the first Lt. Governor ever to have to face a recall election and Kleefisch also made history and became the first Lt. Governor ever to survive and win a recall election.
Democrats, organized labor, public employee unions and the far Left really overplayed their hand in Wisconsin and got burned. Many thought that the recall election was totally uncalled for and unwarranted.
NOW THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!!!
Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
“Now this is what democracy looks like,” a jubilant Kleefisch told supporters at a victory rally. “Friends, years from now they will say the campaign to save America began tonight in Wisconsin.”
With 90% of votes counted, Kleefisch (R) 54% - Mitchell (D) 46%.
RNC Chair Priebus Predicts Democratic ‘circular firing squad’ After Scott Walker Recall Election Victory … Barack Obama “Left Democrats at the Altar in Wisconsin When They Needed him Most”
HUGE WIN FOR WALKER, REPUBLICANS AND WISCONSIN … DEVASTATING LOSS FOR OBAMA AND LABOR UNIONS …
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said during an interview tonight with CNN what many Democrats and staunch union leaders must have been thinking following Gov. Scott Walker recall election victory. Reince Priebus predicted a Democratic ‘circular firing squad’ following the Left’s failure to recall Gov. Walker, a crushing blow to unions and Obama. Speaking of Barack Obama, Priebus said that Barack Obama “left Democrats at the altar in Wisconsin when they needed him most”
Regarding exit polling, I find it a little difficult to believe that Wisconsin would vote back in Scott Walker and then vote for Obama in November 2012. Wisconsin is a microcosm of what is taking place nationally. I am not buying the exit polling that claims that Obama has a double digit lead in WI over Romney. The same exit polling said that this would be a close race and that as CNN reported, the vote was tied. Obviously Democrats were over-polled and the GOP voters were under-polled.
The dynamic that Obama did not come to Tom Barrett’s aid, nor any of the other Democrats in Wisconsin, including union labor will resonate the election cycle. There is no way that Obama can avoid Wisconsin during the recall election and then come back and ask for campaign donations and their vote. But Wisconsin Democrats just learned a painful lesson regarding Obama. Obama is all about Obama.
Wisconsin just became a battleground state in the 2012 Presidential election. If Democrats and unions act like poor losers in the second election of Scott Walker, it will surely play poorly with Independents and reasonable Democrats. Scott Walker has stated he wants to move Wisconsin forward. That will play well for Romney in 2012, a successful GOP governor who has made Wisconsin better. So who would they vote for in November, Obama and his failed policies or Romney, who will help get America going the same way as Scott Walker did? Sorry, Obama is in trouble in Wisconsin in 2012.
After having his name taken off the Chicago Mayoral ballot, Rahm Emanuel says he will prevail. Of course he will, its the Chicago way.
Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago Monday by an appellate court panel. Wow, who would have thought an Illinois court would have done such a thing? The court decision can be read HERE. The Court concluded, by a 2 to 1 vote, that the Emanuel neither meets the municipal code’s requirement that he have ‘resided’ in Chicago for the year preceding the election, nor falls within any exception to the requirement.
Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago Monday by an appellate court panel. But Emanuel — who has led the other candidates in fund-raising and in public opinion polls — cautioned he won’t get off the ballot without a fight.
“I have no doubt, at the end we will prevail at this effort,” Emanuel told reporters at the Berghoff Restaurant.
The Chicago Board of Elections planned to start printing ballots without Emanuel’s name unless Emanuel’s lawyers can get a “stay” of the appellate court ruling. Emanuel’s lawyers filed their request for a stay just before 5 p.m. Monday.
“We … order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if, necessary, be removed) from the ballot,” Judge Thomas Hoffman wrote in the opinion upholding the requirement under the state’s municipal code that candidates for mayor in Illinois must have “resided in” the town where they are running for a year before Election Day — in this case Feb. 22. Hoffman was joined by Justice Shelvin Marie Louise Hall.
Out of Touch President Obama Tells Volunteers That In Midterms “You Guys Turned ‘Yes We Can’ Into ‘Yes We Did’
Obama tells volunteers, “YES WE DID”, in the aftermath of the midterm elections. WHAT?
Did some one not tell President Obama that the Democrats got their collective butts handed to them in the 2010 midterm elections? So what is Obama referring to that they did, get shellacked? I guess Obama missed the Democrat Senate meeting memo where they blamed him for the Democrat losses.
Election loss, what election loss … I won!!!
Members of Organizing for America – the president’s former campaign committee – received a text message today asking them to call 888-206-1431 “to hear a special message from President Obama.”
In the recorded message, the president says, “Thank you for the tireless work, you guys organized the single largest midterm election effort in this history of our party…You turned ‘Yes We Can’ into ‘Yes We Did.’”
“You didn’t sit this one out even when all the pundits said it was hopeless and because of that we are stronger,” the president said.
And the LEFT called GWB punchy and stupid. The 2010 midterm election shellacking consisted of a GOP net pick up of six US Senate seats, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois and North Dakota. It saw a GOP pick up of Governors in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ohio. There were GOP US House of Representatives at 62+ and counting and 680 state legislature seats.
Obama’s congratulatory message after such a drubbing is like General George Custard providing a positive tweet to the troops after the Battle of the Little Big Horn or Jimmy Carter giving a celebrating shout out to his peeps for a job well done following the Presidential Reagan landslide victory in 1980.
Obama acts like the 2010 midterm election never happened. Wait until the new Congress is seated in 2011 and the elections of 2012 … That just might grab his attention.
Posted November 20, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
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Republicans Picked Up 680 Seats in State Legislatures in 2010 Elections … Redistricting Could Echo a Decade
Talk about the wrong kind of political coattails … Obama, Reid and Pelosi cost even Democrat state legislature individual their races. The real story of the 2010 elections the 680 seats picked up in state legislatures by the Republicans in 2010.
Barack Obama and the Democrats picked a bad time to go against the will of the people and get crushed in the 2010 midterm elections. If the 61+ US House Reps and 6 US Senate pick ups by the GOP was not bad enough, the most damaging tsunami for Democrats just might have been the Governor races and state legislatures. So far the GOP picked up 7 governorships with Connecticut and Minnesota still yet to be called.
The least covered and what might be the most important story of the 2010 midterm elections was the 680 State Legislature seats picked up by the Republicans. Does every one just remember the US Census that was just conducted? What follows the Census is redistricting. With all the state governors that are now Republican and both chambers of the state legislatures, the GOP holds the political trifecta or the“Perfect political storm” in 15 states. Just how bad was this Democrat slaughter in the state legislatures, as Weasil Zippers states, “to put it in perspective, 1994’s GOP wave picked up 472 seats…”.
Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures — the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats.