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Election Archive => 2010 Gubernatorial Election Polls => Topic started by: Tender Branson on October 31, 2010, 01:09:36 pm



Title: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Tender Branson on October 31, 2010, 01:09:36 pm
New Poll: Vermont Governor by Rasmussen on 2010-10-30 (http://uselectionatlas.org/POLLS/GOVERNOR/2010/polls.php?action=indpoll&id=5020101028016)

Summary: D: 50%, R: 45%, I: 0%, U: 5%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/platinum/election_2010_state_polls/vermont/crosstabs_vermont_governor_october_28_2010)



Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Tender Branson on October 31, 2010, 01:10:06 pm
:)


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Psychic Octopus on October 31, 2010, 01:26:01 pm
Better go change it. :P I was betting on no new polls being released.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: SvenssonRS on October 31, 2010, 01:27:23 pm
And he's at 50%, too. Great.

I can only hope the results differ.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Hash on October 31, 2010, 01:50:02 pm
Vermont, certainly, is the best state ever. I hope I go back to that great place soon.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Miles on October 31, 2010, 01:56:30 pm
VT has a 50 plus one rule; if the winner gets under 50%, the Legislature picks the next governor.

Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Psychic Octopus on October 31, 2010, 02:00:15 pm
Anyways, I suppose Shumlin wins, not that it matters to me in any way. Just took a look around his site, seems like he will be a fine governor. I guess eight years is as far as you can get as a Republican in Vermont. ;)

Vermont, certainly, is the best state ever. I hope I go back to that great place soon.

I thought you supported Dubie? Where did I get such a misconception...?


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: JohnnyLongtorso on October 31, 2010, 02:08:07 pm
VT has a 50 plus one rule; if the winner gets under 50%, the Legislature picks the next governor.

Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

I can't imagine that the Democrats would pick the person who didn't receive the most votes. That would be horribly undemocratic and basically rob Shumlin of any political capital or legitimacy. He'd probably get voted out in two years.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Rowan on October 31, 2010, 06:46:23 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Saturday's Cab Ride Home on October 31, 2010, 07:03:28 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: tpfkaw on October 31, 2010, 07:08:35 pm
Jesus Christ, how many times must I go over this:

1. Florida law entitled Al Gore to seek a recount.  Al Gore's campaign asked for a recount, but only in the 3 most heavily Democratic counties (presumably hoping enough votes would be "found" to put him over the top).

2. The Bush campaign sued and asked the SCotUS that the recount either be done in every county or not at all.

3. The SCotUS ruled that the recount had to either be done in every county or not at all.

4. Gore conceded rather than ask for a recount in every county.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Rowan on October 31, 2010, 07:10:22 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?

Gore had more votes in Florida? That's news to me.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: You kip if you want to... on October 31, 2010, 07:47:29 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?

Gore had more votes in Florida? That's news to me.

Gore had more votes in America.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Niemeyerite on October 31, 2010, 08:16:07 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?

Gore had more votes in Florida? That's news to me.

Gore had more votes in America.

Gore had more votes in Florida and in the USA


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Eraserhead on October 31, 2010, 10:02:25 pm
Vermont just hates Republicans at this point. Haha.

Seriously, they are certainly the best state politically speaking... these days anyway.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Saturday's Cab Ride Home on October 31, 2010, 10:45:15 pm
Jesus Christ, how many times must I go over this:

1. Florida law entitled Al Gore to seek a recount.  Al Gore's campaign asked for a recount, but only in the 3 most heavily Democratic counties (presumably hoping enough votes would be "found" to put him over the top).

2. The Bush campaign sued and asked the SCotUS that the recount either be done in every county or not at all.

3. The SCotUS ruled that the recount had to either be done in every county or not at all.

4. Gore conceded rather than ask for a recount in every county.

But Gore still got more votes.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: redcommander on October 31, 2010, 11:05:20 pm
Damn it! I was hoping Dubie would win. He is one of the more reasonable Republicans running this cycle.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Rowan on November 01, 2010, 08:21:07 am
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?

Gore had more votes in Florida? That's news to me.

Gore had more votes in America.

You've never heard of the Electoral College?


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Saturday's Cab Ride Home on November 01, 2010, 11:58:27 am
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?

Gore had more votes in Florida? That's news to me.

Gore had more votes in America.

You've never heard of the Electoral College?

Which is obviously a horrible system if allowing the legislature to put in the guy who got less votes is also a horrible system.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: JohnnyLongtorso on November 01, 2010, 05:40:09 pm
Wow, arguments about Florida 2000 sure never get old!


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Kevinstat on November 01, 2010, 08:17:30 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Well, if the current Republican Governor hadn't vetoed IRV... (which isn't as good a method as many of the Condorcet methods but would have presumably gotten rid of the provision for the Legislature to elect the Governor in the event of no candidate getting a majority; someone correct me if I'm wrong about that)


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: rbt48 on November 02, 2010, 11:48:06 am
Doulgas' initial victory was by a plurality and the Democratic House voted him in as Governor.


Title: Re: VT: Rasmussen: Shumlin (D) beats Dubie by 5
Post by: Verily on November 02, 2010, 12:12:12 pm
Even if Dubie beats Shumlin with under 50%, the heavily Democratic Legislature will pick Shumlin.

And they would truly be HP for doing that.

Kind of like the Supreme Court in 2000, heh?

Gore had more votes in Florida? That's news to me.

Gore had more votes in America.

You've never heard of the Electoral College?

Think of the legislature as an electoral college if you'd like. More candidates supporting X win, so X gets elected even though Y had more votes overall... sounds like the Electoral College to me.