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CA: 2010 Gov Primary (Field 5/27-6/2)

Topics: California , poll

Field Poll
5/27-6/2/10; 511 likely Republican primary voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Field release)

California

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
51% Whitman, 25% Poizner (chart)

 

Comments
Field Marshal:

California needs a governor like Christie from NJ. He has done a fantastic job in attacking the unions and their stranglehold on school boards and on the bought-out (bribed) Dems in the state legislature.

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LordMike:

Christie is gutting one of the better school systems in the country. There's a reason why he has a 20% approval rating.

He'll be lucky if he doesn't get recalled before his term is up. What do you expect from a Bushie?

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Aaron_in_TX:

Maybe NJ can do like TX does, which is pay most of their teachers a minimum wage. I don't hear them complaining. Of course more than 1/3 of our students don't graduate high school either.

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melvin:

There is a movement out there to silence the left.In case you guys havnt heard Comcast is planning to dump Kieth obberman, Rachel Maddouw in Ed Shultz in replave them with Laura Ingrahm,JD Hayworth if he loses to Mccain in also Allen Combs which is a suprise.The conservatives already controls 90% of talk radio,in now their planning to control 75% of talk television.this is part of a plan by the far-right media to try in get 70% of White Voters to support Republicans,because by 2016 33% of all voters is going to be minority which means the Gop have to get 66% of White Voters to win back the Whitehouse.

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Field Marshal:

LOL. How is Christie gutting the school system? By actually confronting the teachers union instead of pocketing their campaign contributions and doing their bidding?

Why are liberals always against efficiency?

http://www.thefoxnation.com/gov-chris-christie/2010/06/04/classic-christie-you-punch-them-i-punch-you

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Farleftandproud:

Christie got elected because Corzine was working at one time with Goldman Sachs. That is understandable, but I do believe that Union busting is a bad strategy. It is fortunate Unions are still surviving in NJ, whereas they have been shot down in OH, MI and PA big time over the past 30 years. It is less power to the workers, who do extremely back breaking work as laborers as well as those who educate our children.

My dad was a teacher and I have relatives who were proud union members and many of whom were Republicans. If the teachers in certain districts aren't doing their job lay them off, but Unions are still a protective shield against corporate tyranny.

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Field Marshal:

Teachers have nothing to do with corporations. In fact, the unions ARE the corporate tyranny on steroids. Did you listen to the link i supplied. Teachers have to contribute $730 per year to the union if they join. If they don't want to belong, they still have to contribute 80% of the $730. Talk about TYRANNY!

Unions are relics of past capitalism and have no basis in todays society given existing laws. The day unions are destroyed will be a fantastic day for this country.

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Crimsonite:

I have been watching these boards for a while and as a native of NJ and a current high school senior, I'd like to say something about teachers and unions.
Teachers are tenured after three years after which they basically cannot be fired unless they commit a crime. So after that, many teachers including a large number of mine fail at teaching. We barely get through the course material and once the class is done the students can't even remember the stuff they learned last year.
All teachers in NJ are basically required to be part of a union so that their money is being donated to candidates (usually Democrats) even if they don't agree with those candidates.
Incomes for teachers in NJ are based mostly on time in the district and level of education and it increases each year much greater than the rate of inflation. After working only a few years, a teacher earns the average state income for working only 9 months of the year. And at 15 years, which is the highest income bracket, teachers can make well over $100,000.
Teachers complain that they won't get rich being a teacher but you don't become a teacher to get rich. And many unions in NJ right now would rather accept untenured techers being fired than accept a pay-freeze for one year even though there increases for the past few years have been so high.
And maybe more students drop out in Texas, but more of the kids in New Jersey are earning highschool diplomas and not knowing a single thing because their teacher's pass them so easily.

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