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CA: 2010 Sen, Gov (Ipsos 6/25-27)

Topics: California , Governor , Senate

Reuters conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs
6/25-27/10; 600 registered voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Reuters story)

California

2010 Governor
45% Brown (D), 39% Whitman (R) (chart)

2010 Senate
45% Boxer (D), 41% Fiorina (R) (chart)

Job Approve / Disapprove
Gov. Schwarzenegger: 27 / 69 (chart)

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Fiorina is just a terrible candidate. I could understand Whitman beating Brown, but regardless of how bored anyone could be with the incumbent, Barbara Boxer, Fiorina is way too much of a social conservative and she was not a very good Ceo, since she was obviously fired. Boxer should be more like 12 points ahead in a state like CA

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Paleo:

Boxer never polls well. Among my election priorities, whether Brown wins is near the bottom. He's a two-faced phony and always has been.

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hoosier_gary:

I might send money to Fiorina if it would help defeat Boxer. She is the nastiest and most arrogant elitist member of the senate. Ms. "you have to call me senator" hopefully will be knocked off her throne. The day she started acting like royalty and demanding that the peasants bow down and kiss her ring is the day she should have been voted out of office.

Even with 2 campaign visits by Obama already, she can't pull above 45%. She's in trouble. I'm getting a little giddy just thinking about her tearful concession speech.

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Farleftandproud:

But CA has such big metro areas, especially the San Francisco Bay area where voters go 65-35 Democratic over Republican. With about 6 million people between San Jose and Marin County, and pretty much until you get east of the Napa Valley, those areas will probably put Boxer over the top. Besides, had Campbell won, I might be more worried since he was pro-choice, and not opposed to civil Unions.

Fiorina is probably to the right of Ronald Reagan on many issues. This is 2010, not 1966

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Field Marshal:

On an RV screen to see Fiorina and Whitman down by 4 and 6 respectively, is a good sign. On an LV screen, they would definitely be inside the MOE and probably even up.

Maybe Californians are starting to realize that Boxer is a complete moron and they can do much better. And that career politicians who hate private enterprise and have been governor before with poor results are not good candidates.

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hoosier_gary:

IPSOS have a left leaning house effect. That means that Fiorina and Boxer are essentially tied.

And yes, this is 2010. This is not a year for democrats. People want a new congress. Whoever is the most opposite of the incumbent has the advantage.

Do you think people are going to get up off their couches and vote for an embarassment like Boxer? Fiorina could be a dead toad and she would be polling even with Boxer.

You still don't understand the depth of the dissatisfaction and the anti-incumbent mood. What we saw with the anti-Bush vote in 2008 is a drop in the water compared with the anti-congress vote that is building in 2010.

Obama probably still has a positive approval in CA but even that doesn't help an arrogant elitist like Boxer. She is the poster-child of what is wrong in Washington.

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Farleftandproud:

Fiorina doesn't really need your money Hoosier, but Rand Paul's campaign is getting off to a slow start. I am sure he'll be thankful for a contribution.

Everytime I hear a crazy Sharron Angle story, I'll give 10 dollars each time to Harry Reid. I guess when you are more of a centrist on either party your chances of victory are greater.

Grassley, Snowe, and Collins have never been targets from liberals, because they have been out of the limelight. The same is true with Democrats; they love to get Boxer and Feingold, but they don't have as much luck running against sentator's Kohl in Wisconsin or Feinstein.

When Jesse Helms was senator, the Dems spent tons of money on his opponents, and he never won by that much.

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obamalover:

@hoosier_gary

Yeah Boxer is really nasty to those bigots in the Republican party...

"Take the party's new platform. It was updated Saturday to include:

-Further efforts to limit marriage to "naturally born" men and women."

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/06/27/1247317/obama-pelosi-and-reid-push-idaho.html#ixzz0sHLlD8um

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Stillow:

Call me Senator damn it.

FM - They are starting to realize....and keep your eye on the latino vote this year, espeically i nthe central valley, there is going to be a sizable shift away from the left. I will bet cash money on it.

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obamalover:

@Stillow

What would make you think after passing anti-hispanic laws (you may not see it as that but they do) Latinos would move right? What have you been smoking?

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melvin:

Calif will never elect a Republican unless they talk like a Democrat.Meg Whitman is going to spend well over 150 million dollars to try in win this race,its not going to work,because you cant buy an election lady

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Stillow:

OL - First off, only a racist like yourself would claim they pass anti hispanic laws...secondly all you need to do is drive from say Bakersfield all the way up to San Jose and look at the free way signs of angry latino farm workers. Combined with Gallup showing a significant drop in latino support of Obama, which by proxy will translate to Dems.

Your biggest problem OL is your trapped in some make beleive world of racism. Fortunately people like yourself who cry racism at every turn and throw bombs like you do tryign to divide people along racial lines are becoming fewer and fewer. the world is evolving past your hate and racism. the rest of us are moving on together and people like you will be left behind.

Racist views like yours are becoming less and less accepted by the mainstream. It will not be long until views like yours are marignalized to a small piece of the radical left wing. So enjoy your make beleive world of racism, because the rest of are moving on.

The move away from the left by latino's will start and is starting in the central valley of CA as angry latino farm workers saw first hand what big g'ment and over regualtion did to their jobs....as thousands and thousands of latino owrkers were put out of work. I saw a Dem on TV talking about that and he said, well its only on region of CA, so the party is not really to concerned about it. while the GOP guy debating him said, well guess what, they have relatives living elsewhere...and this tyep of thing has a way of spreading.

Central CA and West TX are the birth place of an emerging conservative latino movement.

You can cry racism and try to cling to your old hatetreds, but as I said, you are a dying breed....and your racism rhetoric is the very thing that will end up marginalizing people like yourself who feed of accusations of racism and keeping people divided.

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Field Marshal:

melvin,

The current governor is a republican. Wow... just wow....

Obamalover,

Because the Dems are far-left wackos that have beliefs that are way different from most latinos. And the polling shows a majority of latinos who are legal, support the law, at least in AZ.

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Xenobion:

I don't expect any Dem to lose the major races in California. The Dems just have a better product that California wants. The Republican Party base in the house is way polarized to the right compared to the left and as lovely as places like Bakersfield, Fresno, and Merced are they simply do no out populate the liberal bastions of SF, LA, Sac.

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melvin:

Field Marshal yes he is a Republican but he had to talk like a Democrat to get elected Mr Republican.

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Field Marshal:

Ahh, but still, your contention that CA would never elect a republican is completely false. He talked like a Dem, and acted partially like one too, and look where his approval and the current situation of the state lie.

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Xenobion:

Look at the past 4 Governor's both Democrats and Republicans and look at their approval. If you take the job you also get the title most unpopular person. I wouldn't blame partisan politics on the end all results of that position.

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obamalover:

@Stillow

"First off, only a racist like yourself would claim they pass anti hispanic laws"

What does that even mean? Your comebacks have gotten really bad.

And every telemundo shows a big shift towards the Dems. You must be living in some sort of fantasy land.

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Xenobion:

You disagree, you're a racist. If you insinuate that somethings racist, by purely recognizing race, that makes you a racist... I think I know Jeff Foxworthy's next gig of You Might Be a Racist if...

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Stillow:

OL - Again, your a dying breed myfreind. Your race baiting tricks are losing steam across the board everywhere.

X - I hope you did not strain yourself with yet antoher one of your highly intelectual statements there. OL is a typical race baiter who routinely makes racism lcaims against the GOP on a dialy basis. It would be advisable for you to read the threads more carefully before sharing your vast satire ability with everyone.

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Xenobion:

I don't defend anyone here on this site. I only recognize deep flaws in logic played out with my sardonic sense of humor. Sorry to all who are on the side of flawed logic.

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Field Marshal:

Fiorina just had a great interview with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC. I was very impressed. I think if Boxer has the cojones to debate Fiorina, she will lose her seat.

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Stillow:

X - That is much better.

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DB:

Politics is a dirty game, but Fiorina seems really petty and immature to me. She reminds me of when John Kerry's wife was bashing Laura Bush basically for being a plain-looking teacher - that's the way she attacks Boxer. Completely unnecessary. Try talking about the issues, Fiorina. I don't think Fiorina can pull it off though based on her failed HP CEO job, unless Boxer makes some big mistakes. She can't represent a company but she's supposed to represent voters in CA?

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