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NY: 58% Schumer, 36% Townsend (Rasmussen 9/16)

Topics: New York , poll

Rasmussen
9/16/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

New York

2010 Senate
58% Schumer (D), 36% Townsend (R) (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Chuck Schumer: 61 / 36
Jay Townsend: 36 / 26

 

Comments
tjampel:

This is actually shockingly close for a race of this kind. In any other cycle Schumer would be in the 60s. Townsend is the ultimate "no-name" candidate.

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Farleftandproud:

It's the Rasmussen genre. They could pick someone off the street who happens to be from the opposition party, and still find a way to come within at least 20 points of a progressive Democrat.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

FLap:

Hopefully he shows the Dems a little behind so they get off their a...es and vote. THis might be better than any ad. If the pollsters likely voters screens are off, then I know a few conservative posters on here that will be very disappointed on election day. If they aren't, then I guess it is what we expected.

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Field Marshal:

Doesn't surprise me. Schumer is a far-left and you could put Mickey Mouse and the 30% of NYers who are Reps would pick MM over Schumer. Schumer is the equivalent of DeMint for the Dems.

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BH:

Muchado about nothing unless Schumer is polling under 50. His favorables are at 61 after all and he's running in one of the bluest states with very high media visibility. But it is amazing that this race is even coming up on the radar and I would expect further erosion of Schumer's numbers should the current R trend/wave/tsunami grow and accelerate.

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Farleftandproud:

Nobody is the equivalent of Demint for the Dems in the senate.

Nevertheless, Schumer is a great Devil's advocate. Democrats do need a wiseas like Schumer, or the middle class would never get a break.Schumer and KErry were the best at using the facts and confronting some of Bush's far right, wacky appointees.

Even Condi Rice, a pretty rational woman, was caught in a lie by Kerry once during her confirmation for secretary of state.

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Field Marshal:

I would agree no Dem can come close to DeMint in overall quality and honesty of Senator but i Schumer is the closest. He is a libie true and true and doesnt mind speaking his mind with terrible libie ideas even if they are unpopular. DeMint is similar. DeMint is one of the ten best senators in the senate.

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