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« on: December 05, 2008, 01:11:37 am »
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In thinking about the 2010 Election for United States Senate suppose you had a choice between Republican Arlen Specter and Democrat Chris Matthews. If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Arlen Specter or Democrat Chris Matthews?

Specter - 46%
Matthews - 43%

Obama Approval Ratings:

73% Approve (51% strongly, 22% somewhat)
25% Disapprove (9% somewhat, 16% strongly)

Pennsylvania Survey of 500 Likely Voters - Conducted Dec. 2, 2008 - By Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_2010/election_2010_state_toplines/toplines_pennsylvania_senate_election_december_2_2008
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 01:15:15 am »
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aww yeah, we're totally going to get this seat.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 01:33:15 am »
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aww yeah, we're totally going to get this seat.


23 months.  That's all I'm going to say.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 11:30:24 am »
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I'd rather have Specter than Matthews.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 11:32:44 am »
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Anybody that takes ANY poll seriously 23 months in advance and actually gives a s**t about it is pathetic.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 12:44:01 pm »
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As I said elsewhere...

Good news for Specter from that Rasmussen poll - 68% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of him. Sure it should be higher for a Republican Senator but that rating surely isn't weak. The problem for him is that only 70% of Republicans said they'd vote for him in the General.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008, 12:46:37 pm »
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I can see that Specter is getting huge swaths of the (D) vote (a must since registration has changed lately), but who will those (R)'s end up voting for?  Surely not Matthews

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 12:49:31 pm »
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I can see that Specter is getting huge swaths of the (D) vote (a must since registration has changed lately), but who will those (R)'s end up voting for?  Surely not Matthews

I'm one of these Republicans caught in a really tough spot. It's pretty funny. I really never want to vote for Specter. I've even said that in a Specter vs. Schwartz matchup, I'd still write in someone.

I love saying that I'd consider voting for Matthews. When push comes to shove, I won't do it. There really is no way that I could. I'd either write in or...don't make me say it...

I think my latter option is what most of these undecided Republicans would do as well.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 12:58:04 pm »
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This is closer than I thought it'd be... Specter's age is probably hurting him. Still, he's one of the few moderate Republicans left and one of the few northeast Republican Senators left so I wouldn't exactly be ecstatic about Dems taking him out.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 01:10:48 am »
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By the way, it looks like Specter has already tried to keep us conservatives happy. My Mom got a mailer today about drilling and it provided a quote for Specter and his desire to open drilling in ANWR. Kind of funny since I'm about 90% sure he opposed that before.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 01:45:26 am »
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I can see that Specter is getting huge swaths of the (D) vote (a must since registration has changed lately), but who will those (R)'s end up voting for?  Surely not Matthews

I'm one of these Republicans caught in a really tough spot. It's pretty funny. I really never want to vote for Specter. I've even said that in a Specter vs. Schwartz matchup, I'd still write in someone.

I love saying that I'd consider voting for Matthews. When push comes to shove, I won't do it. There really is no way that I could. I'd either write in or...don't make me say it...

I think my latter option is what most of these undecided Republicans would do as well.

If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 12:48:20 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 01:29:46 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Then why does he hate her so much?
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 01:31:22 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Then why does he hate her so much?

Uh...ask him. That doesn't mean he can't hate her for other reasons.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 04:18:14 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Not much more than you and Specter would have.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2008, 04:41:23 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Not much more than you and Specter would have.

Specter is a pretty standard liberal. I'm a standard conservative. You are maybe slightly left of standard liberal. Same with Hillary.  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2008, 08:41:42 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Not much more than you and Specter would have.

Specter is a pretty standard liberal. I'm a standard conservative. You are maybe slightly left of standard liberal. Same with Hillary.  Tongue

I don't see how either Specter or Clinton are liberals. Specter is pretty far-right as far as I'm concerned.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2008, 11:20:12 pm »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Not much more than you and Specter would have.

Specter is a pretty standard liberal. I'm a standard conservative. You are maybe slightly left of standard liberal. Same with Hillary.  Tongue

I don't see how either Specter or Clinton are liberals. Specter is pretty far-right as far as I'm concerned.

Ok, let opebo be opebo. It doesn't work for you.
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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2008, 11:21:14 pm »
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He's about as far-right as he is a liberal, at least in the American sense of the word.
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2008, 11:57:22 pm »
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I cannot with a straight face buy a poll that suggests that Chris Matthews can almost out name rec. Arlen Specter. That guy is the king of name rec. I don't care how blue PA trends, if the best we can do is Matthews, then its gonna be up to the Republicans to knock off Specter. or cancer
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2008, 01:56:17 am »
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If all else fails, doesn't the CP run a full slate?
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2008, 02:03:50 am »
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If all else fails, doesn't the CP run a full slate?

Usually but they're usually too right wing for me. I still wouldn't have voted for Jim Clymer in 2004.
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2008, 02:14:06 am »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Not much more than you and Specter would have.

Specter is a pretty standard liberal. I'm a standard conservative. You are maybe slightly left of standard liberal. Same with Hillary.  Tongue

I'd still consider Specter to be pretty centrist. Standard Liberal definitely isn't true Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2008, 08:15:58 am »
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If I managed to vote for Hillary in '06, you can bring yourself to vote for Specter in '10, Phil.

You and Hillary have ideological similarities.

Not much more than you and Specter would have.

Specter is a pretty standard liberal. I'm a standard conservative. You are maybe slightly left of standard liberal. Same with Hillary.  Tongue

I don't see how either Specter or Clinton are liberals. Specter is pretty far-right as far as I'm concerned.

Ok, let opebo be opebo. It doesn't work for you.

If I'm opebo, you must be Statesrights or something, dude. You can't seriously think that Specter is a "standard liberal", even going by the American standard.
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She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 08:17:59 am »
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By the way, Matthews renewed his contract with NBC. This race isn't going to happen, folks.
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Aaron is pissed:

She was like "How did you get my number?  I don't handle this issue.  You have to call the South Bryant Campus for that.  I'll transfer you, but I don't handle it."  She said it in a slightly condescending tone.  I didn't tell her that Grumps gave me the number.  I just told her I looked it up.
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