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MD: 2010 Sen (PPP 7/10-12)

Topics: Maryland , poll

Public Policy Polling (D)
7/10-12/10; 569 likely voters, 4.1% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

Maryland

2010 Senate
58% Mikulski (D), 30% Rutledge (R)
59% Mikulski (D), 27% Wargotz (R)

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 56 / 39
Sen. Mikulski: 54 / 32

Favorable / Unfavorable
James Rutledge: 5 / 13
Eric Wargotz: 1 / 9

 

Comments
Country Club Repub:

Well at least we know there are loyal Republicans in MD of at least 27-30%.

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nick283:

hey, obama is still popular somewhere... probably has something to do with all the federal government employees in Montgomery and PG counties

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obamalover:

@nick283

So I guess federal employees don't live in Virginia?

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Lttljohann:

@obamalover:

I live in Virginia, and many (if not most) of the federal workers here are in defense, which attracts workers who are substantially more conservative than the traditional federal worker. Obama's approval here has plummeted; comparing people's attitudes now to 2008, I really think the dems are in trouble in november, here at least. The GOP will almost certainly win VA-2 (Nye) and 5 (Periello), VA-11 (Connolly) and 9 (Boucher) are about 50-50, and even VA 8 is possibly on the table (although it would be a stretch), as the people in the socialist state of arlington and alexandria have really soured on Moran...

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tjampel:

They do live in VA. That's why NOVA is not considered "real" VA by republican party officials; because it votes 60/40 Dem there. Take out NOVA and the rest of VA is solid red.

I'd be happy to make a trade. Keep the rest of VA and combine NOVA with DC and make THAT the District...with FULL voting rights (2 Senators, 5 Congresspeople (2.5 million people), the works). I mean, lots of Gov buildings (like CIA and Pentagon, both DC airports, etc. are located there). Make the cut right below Alexandria, curving WNW up to Fairfax and then running just south of Dulles and Leesburg over to WV line.

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Lttljohann:

@tjampel:

besides the obvious fact that what you are stating is unconstitutional, it is clear that you have no idea about Virginia politics. Fairfax County (where I currently live, unfortunately) went for Bob McDonnell, the most conservative gubernatorial candidate since 1993. It is leaning rightward in the next local elections, and the GOP regained its "NOVA" inroads in the House of Delegates.

Only in very rare exceptions does "NOVA" vote 60/40. Fairfax went over 60% for Obama, but that was an anamoly; G. Connolly is struggling to be reelected in a district that he won by 11% less than 2 years ago. Things change, and just because it happened once, doesnt mean it is the rule.

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Lttljohann:

@ tjampel:

also, why would you even bother extending to the WV line? why incorporate ANY conservative voters? for being such a radical for DC statehood, why not keep some areas the dems have carried once or twice, like Loudon or Prince William, actually in Virginia to increase its probablities of going blue?

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Huda:

Lttljohann, you do know Virginia governor doesn't say much about the State's political leaning? Its like saying Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming or Brad Henry of Oklahoma as dems, means Democrats have a chance there. Virginia might not be the bluest in the country, but neither is it a red state. Besides, 10 years ago military personnel were conservative by 60%, today less than 40% of American soldier consider him/herself conservative or Republican leaning (gotta thank Bush Jr for doing an excellent job @ it).

what matters to me or any political realist is who are the senators of each state and what presidential candidate will carry it in 2012. Obama's voters have yet to exercise their vote for either party and they should not be taken for granted by Obama or Republicans.

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Juan Chin:

Let's talk about Virginia politics for a minute. First, Republicans obviously don't like Tom Perriello since they tried to blow up what they thought was his house. Perriello is well positioned for a second term. The Teabaggers don't care for Senator Hurt and may run an independent in the race. This helps Perriello. In Virginia Beach, Republican turned Independent Kenny Golden is going to be the spoiler here. Car Dealer (need I say more) Scott Rigell will have his hands full with Golden. So, sitting pretty is Glenn Nye who has the advantage of running against two Republicans. Boucher's opponent doesn't even reside in the ninth district. As for Connolly, I think Herrity would have been the better candidate. Far right Fimian is a blessing for Connolly. I don't think a district that is about 40 percent minority will send a hater to congress. As for Moran, yeah, he'll surely lose!! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Please. You Republicans believe every race has already been won for your side. Granny told me years ago not to count all your chickens before they hatch. Remember all politics is local. Furthermore, Northern Virginia is not Republican territory. Its blue if anything. As for the rest of Virginia, Democrats understand the importance of the "Urban Cresent" which consists of NOVA, the Richmond area and the Tidewater. When they win here they win the state.

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Juan Chin:

Little John says: "Only in very rare exceptions does "NOVA" vote 60/40. Fairfax went over 60% for Obama, but that was an anamoly;"

REPUBLICANS say the darndest things! Furthermore, Fairfax voted 60% for Webb, Kaine and over 60 for Warner. I hardly think that is an anamoly.

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