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FL: 2010 Gov (Quinnipiac 1/20-24)

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Quinnipiac
1/20-24/10; 1,618 registered voters, 2.4% margin of error
673 Republicans, 3.8% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Quinnipiac release)

Florida

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
44% McCollum, 6% Dockery (chart)

2010 Governor: General Election (trends)
41% McCollum, 31% Sink (chart)
35% Sink, 29% Dockery

Favorable / Unfavorable
Bill McCollum: 35 / 15
Alex Sink: 24 / 8
Paula Dockery: 8 / 6

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Depressing polls. Makes me wonder why people reward failure with failure. If the media were as liberal as they get accused as being, they wouldn't put Obama and the Democrats on a pedestal. People in this country have the patience of a 4 year old with electing people to office, and when they go to the other side, they will realize the grass isn't always greener.

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Field Marshal:

Government, in aggregate, is a failure when it messes with the economy. Any thinking otherwise is ridiculous. The government picks winners and losers through tax policy, subsidies, and federal contracts. Very few times do they get it right according to free market principles.

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Farleftandproud:

What do you mean by government being a failure when it messes with the economy? AIG was a huge blunder, but what would have happened if Obama had listened to Bernie Sanders from the left and Ron Paul, a libertarian and didn't bail out the banks and GM? I have heard economists who are not politicians from the left and right say, that they were necessary. How much confidence do you have, that had we listened to them, our economy would be better a year later?

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Field Marshal:

Probably not. If they listened to those people, we would still be feeling the effects. However, the benefit of the actions taken today is to the detriment of the long term growth of the economy. So while the pain would have been deeper and a little longer, it would have been much stronger in the long run 5-10 years from now. That's just my point of view

GM would have had little effect if it wasn't bailed out.

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Farleftandproud:

I am not sure if their would have been that kind of success. I think a lot of banks could have failed and we could have lost tremendous interest had their not been a bailout. What Obama did wrong was the fact he shouldn't have bailed out AIG. Goldman Sachs bailout though was under Bush's watch. Lets face it that many conservative heroes like Ronald Reagan bailed out the S@L's, or perhaps it was in the early part of Bush 1's term. The bottom line is only a few libertarian style Republicans from Small states, and progressives like Harkin, Sanders or Leahy could say this bailout was a bad thing. Unfortunately the status quo of both parties have embraced giving corporate welfare, which in some cases has been a justifiable but other times, just putting wall street over main street.

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ndirish11:

I don't consider it a coincidence that the two most areas in our economy that our government is involved is where we have the highest prices and most problems. That's education and of course Healthcare. When you have a third part paying the bill (for college or for insurance) suddenly they start charging the maximum price instead of the minimum price. It's capitalism 101. Why does bread stay at a low price? Everyone wants bread... but it's because government doesn't lend you money for it so the bread companies have to abide by free market principles.

I'm a moderate libertarian Republican. I don't believe all governement is evil and I don't want to live in an anarchy.But I do believe if we have a smaller government thats within it's constitutional limits, we will be a more prosperous nation.

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Field Marshal:

ndirish,

I agree with you. Banking and insurance, specifically health insurance, are the two industries that have the most regulation and the most government involvement. And yet, they are the one's that caused the most problems for us right now.

Farleft,

GS would not have failed if they didn't receive the bailout money. And remember, almost 3x as many banks failed during the last recession than this one, not to mention the 10x as many that failed during the '90-'91 recession.

While i think the TARP program and PPIP among others did a good job stabilizing the market, i'm afraid of the precedent they have set for our economy going forward.

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Farleftandproud:

In responsendirish11:
I don't consider it a coincidence that the two most areas in our economy that our government is involved is where we have the highest prices and most problems. That's education and of course Healthcare.

Look if healthcare was involved with healthcare like you say it is, we wouldn't have 50 million uninsured Americans, 140,000 a month wouldn't be losing their insurance. The government has given the finger to being involved with healthcare over the years. I don't know how you could say that.

I wish you were right because if the government had done their job on being involved with healthcare, we wouldn't have the problems we have now.

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Farleftandproud:

I would agree with him that I don't want anarchy either and if the two party's can't get legislation passed and threaten fillibustering everything under the sun and using delay tactics, nothing will get done, and anarchy is will be inevitable.

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Farleftandproud:

Democrats have an uphill battle in florida in 2010. Why? Old people vote, and more people under 25 don't vote in midterms. That is why.

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