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FL: 2010 Gov (PPP 3/5-8)


Public Policy Polling (D)
3/5-8/10; 849 likely voters, 3.4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

Florida

2010 Governor
44% McCollum (R), 31% Sink (D) (chart)
47% Crist (R), 27% Sink (D)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Alex Sink: 23 / 27
Bill McCollum: 25 / 26

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Kind of sad Florida can't come up with Better Democratic candidats for governor. After 12 years of one party rule, you expect there will be a change. Even VT had 10 years of howard dean who was very popular and elected a Republican. What the hell is wrong with Florida.

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Field Marshal:

When is the rep primary for Governor and senator? Anyone know. I wonder if they are the same day or not. Maybe if Crist loses the senate primary he will jump into the governor one. I don't know the Florida rules so i'm speculating.

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LordMike:

FM,

The primary is late. I think it's in August, but the filing deadline is in April. Crist can't jump from one to the other if he loses--they are both on the same day. He has to pick one and has to do it, soon.

According to PPP, he would lose the governor primary as well, if it were held today.

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lat:

Stillow and FM,

You know the "blowout" for the dems just might not materialize the way you are predicting. What are you going to do (besides cry) if the dems are held to only minimal losses?

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Field Marshal:

lat,

Read this and don't weap too much.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/11/AR2010031102904.html

In any case, even if they "only" lose 15 seats in the house and 4 senate seats, its progress towards America righting itself from the lefty nuts who are running it! If the Dems keep going the way they are, they will destroy this country and make themselves extinct. I don't know which to root for.... HAA!!

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John:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/11/AR2010031102904.html

re. the article, why do some pollsters not only seem to presume that they can, with utter certainty, predict the future but also that policians must follow their directions, irrespective of what they may regard as the 'right' course of action, regarding policy or otherwise can be judged to be blind and deluded.

Not to mention no pollster should confuse rasmussen's likely voter screen with all americans.

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lat:

Field Marshall,

All I am saying is historical norms suggest that the dems will lose seats, but there is still months to go before we see how much it will be. I vaguely remember people on this board saying that Scott Brown was going to completely derail Obama. Well, I am still waiting for that derailment? In fact I would argue that Scott Brown's victory finally woke Obama up.

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Field Marshal:

Scott Brown took away the super majority the Dems had. The best part about it is how it was Teddy Kopechne Kennedy's seat. I find that hysterical. And of course he derailed Obama's agenda. He now forces them to use reconciliation to pass health care which will be extremely unpopular with mainstream America.

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lat:

It's ok Field Marshall I know how much you are fuming inside that your taxes will go up as a result of HCR. Just think how grand it will be when Obama signs the legislation into law (There will be a special place in my heart for you and Stillow on that day). If you actually think anybody is going to repeal any part of it once it passes you are kidding yourself.

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Field Marshal:

Yes, my taxes will probably go up. However, the taxpayers have to pay for the losers in our society which tend to be overwhelmingly democrat. That must make you very happy.

The wealth envy crowd is alive and well in America.

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Thaddeus:

FM:
Are these the "losers" you are talking about?
USA Today 1/26/2010 - "The cash-assistance program that once helped more than 14 million people served an average of 4 million in the 2009 fiscal year, up from 3.8 million in fiscal 2008. By comparison, there were more than 37 million people receiving food stamps in September, an increase of 18% from the year before. The number receiving unemployment benefits more than doubled, to about 9.1 million."

As a lib, I have been more impressed with the ability of Repubs to get the poor to vote against their economic interests and focus on gay marriage and "socialism" and abortion, and my favorite the "death tax" when all they have to pass on to their kin is a couple dogs. It was interesting to watch interviews from a free government clinic in Appalachia with some toothless middle-aged guy ranting about government takeover of healthcare and socialism.

HCR will most likely be passed and like Medicare and SSI will not be revoked. The dems will lose seats, and I am almost hoping to get something like 1994 where maybe we can get some things done with a Repub House and Dem Senate and President. Get back to a balanced budget, etc. But the political enviornment I think has changed too much.

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Field Marshal:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage."


Record Number of Tax Filers Paid No Federal Income Taxes in 2008

http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/25965.html

Do the math.... we are well on our way. I put us somewhere between apathy and dependency. If the HCR bill passes, we take a huge step towards dependency.

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Dr. Ham:

Field Marshal,

Extinction's a funny thing.

Reagan's GOP lost 26 House seats two years before Reagan himself was reelected in a landslide. Clinton's Dems lost 54 House seats and eight senate seats two years before Clinton beat Dole to a pulp.

And did you forget that, just four years ago, the GOP lost 30 seats in the House?

But those parties are all extinct now, right?

I'm sorry. I forgot that you know nothing about history.

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