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IL: Kirk 46 Giannoulias 40 (Rasmussen 2/3)

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Rasmussen
2/3/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Illinois

2010 Senate
46% Kirk (R), 40% Giannoulias (D)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Mark Kirk: 55 / 33
Alexi Giannoulias: 46 / 39

Job approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 54 / 45
Gov. Quinn: 45 / 53

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

Giannolias can make a comeback. The fact he comes from a banking family when in fact he is a controller, is something both the GOP and the liberal media will have in common in bashing him. God forbid you can actually be a Democrat and come from a successful affluent family these days.

He won't be the only elected official from Il. with an unusual last name, a year from now!

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Farleftandproud:

The election isn't being held today. I am sure the weaker candidate will win in both IL and Missouri. Blunt will win in Missouri because it is a more dominant conservative state and IL will be "fired up and ready to go" next November. The GOP is going to run against Roland Burris and Blogovovich, but it wasn't too long ago, the state had a GOP governor, Ryan who was convicted for a felony.

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LordMike:

One of my friends in Chicago got polled by Rasmussen on primary night. They asked if he was a democrat or a republican. He responded Democrat, and then got a bunch of questions about the Super Bowl and that was it.

This poll would indicate a swing of 15 points in one week. Don't believe it!

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Xenobion:

I heard Kirk sold out the Italian population of Chicago with his latest add. Real smart move I uh guess...

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StatyPolly:

"God forbid you can actually be a Democrat and come from a successful affluent family these days."

You are just not paying attention, Farleft.

First of all, the wealthiest members of Congress are almost all Dems.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/richest-congress-members_n_286442.html

Second, the Dem party has become the party of the very top and the very bottom over the past decade or so. GOP is primarily the party of middle class. Every poll on the subject confirms this.

But Giannoulias problems is not being from a wealthy family. It is being from a corrupt one. The family pulled tens of millions from the bank right before it went insolvent. Leaving the taxpayers like you and I (assuming you are one) to cover for FDIC payouts.

Giannoulias is a wounded candidate and it will haunt him throughout this election, I would think.

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Stillow:

Ahh, the attacks on Kirk begin. The Dems messed up on this one i nthe primary, bad pick!!

That is true, the Dems have become the party of the top and the bottom. The bulk of the GOP comes fromthe middle class and small business owners. But that is by design, the liberals in Congress like it that way. They like having a rich ruling class who takes care of the poor needy lower class....and they use the resources of those evil republican middle class voters to do it. Libs don't mind raising taxes because the ones in power and with the money have ways of sheltering there money fro mthose taxes....and the bulk o there base pay no income taxes, thus leaving people like me to pay all the bills.

Its the same thing the libs are trying to do with HC, they want one system for all of us, then ahve a high end exclusive tax payer funded super system for all of them. So while your waiting 2 years to see a specialist who hopefully won't deny your needed treatment, they will enjoy next day service.....and the good part is that we the peopel get to pay for both!

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jack:

A scandal about a bank Giannoulias worked for broke in the NYT on January 31 or so. This many be affecting him.

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ChicagoKid:

Once again, huge mistake not picking Hoffman. He would of had a much better chance. Giann will have a tough time getting huge amounts of Chicago voters out without Obama on the ticket. He is very shady, I live in the area of his family bank, Its known around the community that the place is a bank you don't want to take your business.

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Xenobion:

Kirk is already starting a hate campaign. I know Chicago does this normally but I'm curious if the Country has really changed in the past year if this will backfire on Kirk. He's already gotten ever conservative Italian to not vote for him. I'm curious how many other's he'll alienate.

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Stillow:

X - Seriously, its time to update your playbook. You lefties said the same thing about McDonnell when his thesis came out, he hates women! He's toast now, he can't win, he hates women! Blah blah blah.....now kirk hates italians, sheeesh. You lefties never ever chnge.

Can I at least get a heads up on how many weeks it will be until he hates blacks, women and gays too? It'll just make it easier on al lof us if you can just get it out now.

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Xenobion:

You've obviously not seen the ad that was put up. I'll make a comment to blacks, women, and gays when he puts respective ads up for those as well.

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Farleftandproud:

Staty Polly: You are wrong about the fact that the wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats. If you google the professions people had before getting elected, they all were upper middle class. There are people from wealthy familes from both parties and others who came up the hard way.

Just to be clear, there that Democrats who have had backgrounds in financial services have had a rough time lately. For instance, Corzine was with Goldman Sachs. When they got bailed out by Bush, that destroyed his career. I think that Democrats being the party that advocates for the minorities, the poor and the down and out, they get judged a lot harder, than a Republican would in the same position. Tom Delay was head of a huge extermination company, and Ron Paul was a succesful pediatrician. Currently two tycoons, in CA, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, are going to be running for office, after they have operated companies who have shipped jobs overseas. They will spend and spend and spend their way to be elected.

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Farleftandproud:

Lets not forget, the Bush's Oil money, Mitt Romney being independently wealthy came in 2nd in the GOP race and Mccain is wealthy because he married a daughter of a huge business tycoon. Mccain had the best of both worlds; how many times does a guy marry a pretty young lady 20 years his jr and he is actually marrying her for her money. You got to say Mccain lucked out.

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Farleftandproud:

And Obama until 4 years ago still owed college loans, so there goes that theory that Democrats are all a bunch of wealthy elitists.

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Farleftandproud:

As for Kirk, he sounds like a moderate candidate as we know him, but time will tell. Much of the time, the GOP candidates in blue states sound good until they find out who their base is. The GOP in 2010 is extremely conservative, and many of them are pro-life, and have to listen to concerns of religious conservatives, who will want them to have an anti-gay agenda. IL being in the midwest, I would imagine there are a lot of social conservatives. Kirk will likely have to move to the right, in the same manner Mccain did when he ran for president. That is why I believe the Democrats will catch up in the states that Obama won handily. It is too early to say.

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Stillow:

X - Everyone has seen the ad, its not as bad as your claiming. You libs are to damn sensitive.

Its haping up nicely for the GOP to fill both the pres and the vice pres's former senate seats. As well as Ted kennedy's seat...and if Pataki runs in NY, even hillary clintons seat will go red. Along with majoirty leader Reid's seat...heheheh!

Hmmmm, where re all you libs from 12 months ago posting on a dialy basis on this site about how the GOP is a dead party.........

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Farleftandproud:

Pataki won't win in NY because he has already supported torture. Besides, the only way he could win is if Cuomo didn't run for Governor. Pataki has been such a pillar of the GOP establisment I think he would not win.

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Farleftandproud:

Stillow: The election is not being held today. If Pataki ran today and that was the only election being held he would win. Special elections like Mass. don't happen that often. A lot can happen between now and Nov.

Pataki and Guilliani are the only two Dems in NY who could win statewide office but HIllary will pay a visit in the summer, and Cuomo will likely run. He is super popular in NY and has come a long way. He leads every potential GOP candidate by 20 points, and Rudi by about 8, if Rudi had decided to run for governor. With Schumer on the ballot, I don't think that there is enough love in NY for George Pataki to split their ticket.

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Stillow:

farleft - The longer the year goes the worse it will get for Dems. The out of control spending dems are doing is starting to spook the markets. There are rumors that america's credit rating is going to be downgraded due to the huge debt we are carrying and hte annual out of control deficits. The market is in a decline right now and has been for a while. There may be one more tick up, but then I think its going to double dip and hurt badly the second time around.

Unless the libs get spending under control, its going to get worse. Bush and Obama have spent us into near bankruptcy and although it snot broken yet, the financial backbone of this country is definately fracturing.

I hope those of you with the means are holding at least some assets that are not tied to the dollar....because this spending is not sustainable and its going to lead to some sort of collapse within the financial structure of this country.

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saywhat90:

The market(I'm assuming you mean the stock market)has not been going down for a while. @ weeks is not a while. Number two spending is not what spooked the markets. The fear of the financial reforms Barack Obama wants is what initially spooked the markets. They(the republicans) have been talking about the spending issues all last year yet the stock marktet returned to above 10000 during the summer and has managed to stay there even now. It didn't begin to dip steadily until recently and it happened soon after Barack announced there would be a bill for financial reform.

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