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IL: 2010 Sen (Giannoulias 5/11-13)

Topics: Illinois , poll

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) for Alexi Giannoulias
5/11-13/10; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Sun-Times story)

Illinois

2010 Senate
44% Giannoulias (D), 44% Kirk (R) (chart)

 

Comments
rdw4potus:

This is good news...for Mark Kirk!

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Field Marshal:

Internal polling showing you tied. NOT GOOD for Giannousdiuosios..

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Fred:

Ouch! why would Giannoulias release this.........bad news for him.

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www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=22013717:

Yeah, time for Giannoulias to drop out. It's early enough for a more competent Democratic candidate to jump in and salvage this one. Not that moderate Republicans aren't valuable in the Senate- they are- but I'd rather have a smart, tough Democrat in the seat.

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Farleftandproud:

This is time for Giannoulias to drop out. I don't want to say he may someday have a political future, but he is only 33 years old, and really hasn't built up the kind of charisma you need to win an election. He has about a 2 year resume. There just isn't anything that really seems exciting about him.

This poll is terrible. If you can't poll ahead on an internal poll, especially in a Democratic state like IL, it is time for a new Democrat to replace him.

Nothing against Giannoulias; he is probably a decent person, but he just doesn't have the experience yet.

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melvin:

NEW POLL FROM TELEMUNDO,IF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS HELD TO DAY OBAMA WOULD GET 88% OF THE LATINO VOTE,THIS IS VERY BAD NEWS FOR THE GOP,THE MORE THE MEDIA TALKS ABOUT THE ARZ LAW THE MORE IT HURTS REPUBLICANS BECAUSE THE FAR-RIGHT CANNOT CONTROL THEIR HATEFUL TONE TOWARDS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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Farleftandproud:

If that many Hispanic voted, it would be a bloodbath for the GOP. That is why I don't believe Florida's polling for Rasmussen. If they tried a law like what they have in Arizona, in Florida, I think the streets would end up being more like Thailand. Lots of mayhem.

As a progressive, there are many issues I can negotiate with those more conservative, such as defense, moral issues, environmental topics, and sometimes as President or senator, you have to act as a consensus politician. Obama for the most part does this; Arizona's law is one of those issues, that the public likes, but they don't know all the details.

We all know immigration reform must happen soon, but in good conscience I could not support any law that encourages racial profiling. When a state government like that of Arizona thinks they can get away with such a discriminatory law, it is going to make it right for other states to follow the same course. Obama has probably found an issue he really doesn't have an easy solution for it.

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Farleftandproud:

Good point Melvin, but do you think based on recent polling that 63 percent of the American public thinks this law is racist? I don't think most Americans see it this way unfortunately.

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obamalover:

Democratic recruiting efforts have been awful as of late: Coakley, Criegh Deeds, and now Giannoulias.

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Farleftandproud:

What the f.....is wrong with Democrats?

I would say that IL takes the cake for the worst organizing efforts. VA didn't really have a good selection of candidates, and Mass. was stupid to not wait until Nov. 2010 to have the election. The Mass AG had to change a law anyhow, I don't know why they couldn't have kept the interim guy in there. I knew Coakley personally since I used to live in the same town. As a AG she was awsome, and was a tough no nonsense prosecutor; she had one contreversial case that didn't help her career.I knew she was not the right person to run for US Senate. I wanted Ed Markey to run.

IL has some good Democrats in the House, and it isn't too late for Giannoulias to give it up to someone like Lisa Maddigan

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Farleftandproud:

I meant, it was the secretary of state in Mass. that should have done a better job at changing the law. Dems outnumber the Reps like 4 to 1 in Mass.

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TeaPartyRules:

Farleft did you meet Coakley in the unemployment line?

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obamalover:

@TeaPartyRules

I doubt it since the majority of people on unemployment are from Red States.

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Farleftandproud:

Well progressives may say contreversial things and I am sure the tea party crowds, see things differently than those like myself. We wouldn't pick someone as much of a moron as Sarah Palin who is not just a radical but is delusional. I am really insulted when I hear her calling Obama not a true American because Arizona's "papers please law" legalizes racial profiling. She continues to say that Obama wants to take away our guns, while Obama has had complaints from inner city anti-gun groups for not doing enough. It is one thing that people like Palin exist, but is another thing that her bullshit is taken seriously by so many people.

Agree with us or not, we would never have someone as brainless as our spokesperson as Palin could ever be in a million years.

I call it the Palin, Glen Beck, Jim Demint and Rush Limbaugh the Axis of Evil.


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Farleftandproud:

And at least when our candidates lose after running poor campaigns, like Martha Coakley did, we don't select them to be our spokespeople as is the case with Palin.

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Field Marshal:

I love Sheriff Joe and Arizona!

Farleft,

How is Palin the GOPs spokesperson? Is Pelosi the Dems spokesperson and if so, how is that any different than the GOP having Palin since they are probably equal in intelligence.

Everyone knows Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are the axis of evil. I'd include Olbermann, Maddow, and Mathews but no one watches those wingnuts so people would probably not know whom i'm referring to.

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Field Marshal:

I mean, Queen Nancy did say yesterday that Obama's budget would reduce the deficit (April set a record for largest monthly deficit in history). I guess she isn't bright enough to know the difference between a negative and positive sign. The big difference is that Palin is a private figure and has no real power meanwhile Nancy is the speaker of the house. The GOP would never put someone that was so brainless as their speaker.

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GARY WAGNER:

"OBAMA WOULD GET 88% OF THE LATINO VOTE".

That's pretty funny. Telemundo. That makes it funnier. All caps. That makes it ridiculous. Melvin. That makes it stupid.

How many of those 88% are illegal residents?

That's what makes the polls of Arizona residents interesting. 72% approve. 10% are illegal residents. 10% are relatives of ilegal residents. 5% are business owners that use illegal labor. The other 3% are most likely drug dealers who need the illegals to carry them across the borders.

Picking up Obama's old senate seat would be as sweet as picking up Kennedy's old seat. No one thought either one was possible a year ago.

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Field Marshal:

"That's pretty funny. Telemundo. That makes it funnier. All caps. That makes it ridiculous. Melvin. That makes it stupid. "

LOL.

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Farleftandproud:

Field Marshal:
I love Sheriff Joe and Arizona!

Well apparently 64 percent of Americans agree with you, and I noticed on one poll, 49 percent of Democrats like Arizona's law. I went to a Democratic meeting last week and I didn't find one who liked Arizona's law. I took a count.

Farleft,

How is Palin the GOPs spokesperson? I see her on the news more than any other candidate or elected GOP official. I never see Boehner, Kantor, Mitt Romney and I especially never see any former presidents who would be the Bush's campaigning for anyone.

Well Field Marshall, I see her on Fox news when I go around the channel and I know she is campaigning for so many candidates. She had a 1/2 term as governor and quit her job, yet she gets huge speaking engagements. I know that some conservative candidates have refused to have her campaign for them, but she seems to associate herself in her own way anyhow.

You will disagree, but what she said at the NRA was an out and out lie. Obama on gun issues has really done nothing. He has not put the assault weapon ban into place. As a progressive, I was insulted, because I am a firm defender of less gun regulations.

Palin got treated in Canada as a girl and got free healthcare. She slammed single payer after being helped by them.

As long as these stories that cannot be defended on fact check .org the GOP will learn the hard way that lies will get found out.

Is Pelosi the Dems spokesperson and if so, how is that any different than the GOP having Palin since they are probably equal in intelligence.

Everyone knows Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are the axis of evil. I'd include Olbermann, Maddow, and Mathews but no one watches those wingnuts so people would probably not know whom i'm referring to.

Well you may not agree with them, and Harry Reid is not that dynamic of a speaker. He wouldn't be our spokesman. He is a senator I like, but lacks charisma. Pelosi in a different way, never tried to be popular, or be the person who would be out campaigning for Democratic candidates.

The kind of spokespeople I would want to see as surrogates for the Democrats would be Obama in states where his approval is still up, Howard Dean, since he helped build the Democratic party, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and some popular former Senators.

My point is that all these people I just mentioned in the previous paragragh were all re-elected, and have been popular in their jobs. Palin never finished her job. Others like Michelle Bachmann may not get re-elected, yet she has tried to act like she was the Minority leader.

Kyle/Mcconell and Boehner and Kantor, and most of all Michael Steele are clearly non-factors in the GOP.

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Farleftandproud:

Well Pelosi for being a brainless woman righties, helped unite a very divided Democratic party into passing a bill that had failed 6 times. Healthcare became a human right in other industrialized societys, 30, 40 or 50 years ago.

Even if you don't agree with the reform, and like a country where 50 million people are uninsured, it takes quite a shrewd politician like Pelosi to get the votes. Even I wasn't sure if she ever would.

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