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CA: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 11/17)


Rasmussen
11/17/09; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

California

2010 Senate (trends)
Boxer 46%, Fiorina 37% (chart)
Boxer 46%, DeVore 36%

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barbara Boxer: 51 / 41 (chart)
Chuck DeVore: 31 / 25
Carly Fiorina: 40 / 29

 

Comments
Aaron_in_TX:

Much better result for Boxer than the last poll.

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platanoman:

I don't understand why they didn't poll who will win the Republican primary. Chuck DeVore is a real nutty rightwinger

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Field Marshal:

I dont see the people of california electing anything but a far-left nut so Boxer will probably cruise to re-election.

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IdahoMulato:

Fiorina is toast. There's no way she can come close. Next cycle will make California bluer - control everything from governorship, to senate, etc. That'll bode well for the state and will remove some of the stalemate that has created the brouhaha we have seen of late. Of course, there aint moderate republican like governator around these days.

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Field Marshal:

Idaho,

You really believe that tripe? Without the governator, the state would have been bankrupt years ago. The state legislature's only solution has been to increase taxes. Its amazing to me that liberals continue to believe in their ideology despite massive evidence pointing to its failure.

Look at the top 10 fiscally troubled states. 9 are solidly blue. Coincidence?

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Truthseeker:

Which are the top 10 fiscally troubled states and how do you define red and blue? Florida, Rhode Island, California and Nevada voted for Obama but have Republican governors and at least in Florida, a Republican legislature. Arizona is Red all the way.

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Gopherguy:

Good try Field Marshal. Next time you spit out propaganda include some facts.

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Cyril Washbrook:

Field Marshal, it's almost impossible for anyone in California to raise any tax, because there are so many obstacles to doing so. The same applies to most of the other states in budget crisis. Either there are structural barriers to passing tax rises to balance the budget, or there is political resistance from state legislatures. The consequence is that it's easy to pass spending increases, but it's incredibly difficult to (1) redistribute existing funding allocations, or (2) raise taxes when necessary or (3) cut spending allocations. There's no way around it: there is a serious funding shortfall, and while tax cuts in moderation are a good thing, the balance sheets clearly indicate that proportionate to the needs of each state, there are just insufficient funds. I'm no firebrand liberal, as I've made clear in the past, but the reality is that these states need to make it easier to raise taxes.

Moreover, that's only part of the problem. The reality is that there are a wide range of factors creating budget crises for the states, many of which have been exacerbated to no end by the wider economic conditions. I know it's hard for some of the partisans here - left or right - but it would be useful to move away from the talking points and take a more realistic and nuanced position toward the situations we're seeing.

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Wong:

Republican pragmatism is an endangered philosophy

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HoosierDaddy:

Carly probably stands a better chance against Boxer than anyone else. That being said she will need to broaden her scope to outside the business community. Also Carly's pal John McCain got whooped pretty bad in Cali in 2008.

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