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Other Important Races

Posted by Ryan on August 9, 2006

The Latest from Rasmussen on other interesting races:

Race #1:

Chafee v. Whitehouse
Well, RI’s favorite RINO dunce is losing to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse by about six points (44-38%) in the latest round of polls. Whitehouse trounces Laffey by 24 percentage points (55-31%). The anecdotal evidence from RI (since I was there last weekend) is that NO ONE I have met or know is going to vote for Chafee in the primaries. Anecdote, sure, but I’d love to see Laffey beat him!

Race #2:
“The Don” v. Fogarty
Rasmussen has Governor “Don” Carcieri tied (43-43%) with Lt. Governor Charles Fogarty for RI governor. I can’t believe this (but at least the Dems finally dumped Myrth!). The Don has done the best any Republican could do in fighting the State legislature’s bloated budgets and tax schemes. He reached near iconic stature after his handling of the Station Night Club fire in 2003 and the article elaborates on how he has kept the P.R. mo’ going ever since.

Race #3:
Menendez v. Kean
New Jersey is nuts. Plain and simple. Menendez is leading Republican challenger Tom Kean, Jr., by six points (44-38%) in the latest polls. The polls also indicated that the economy was the top issue among NJ voters. The budget’s a huge mess, taxes are going up, Corzine broke campaign promises before his inauguration, and the Dems rule every facet of this state right now. Yet, we’re seriously thinking about keeping Menendez, a mindless, race-baiting lapdog, Kool-Aid liberal appointed to serve out Corzine’s seat until this year.
NJ’s starting to sound like RI: we want change, but we’ll vote for the same Democrats anyway and then complain about those horrible Republicans ruining everything. Careful Jersey, careful… I already moved away from one broken state.

7 Responses to “Other Important Races”

  1. Gauvin said

    Be wary of any RI poll. Rasmussen is one of the few legit pollsters out there, but RI polls are notoriously inaccurate. It happens all the time. I suspect this is due to the small electorate but I’m not sure. Another possibility is the nature of Rhode Islanders in general. They tend to be conservatives who believe they are moderate but end up voting for liberals.

    Carcieri is respected in the state. He will probably win re-election. As of now, I predict Whitehouse will defeat Laffey in the general by a much closer margin than people think. He’s a great campaigner and not that “conservative”.

  2. Cannon said

    Sorry to say, Ryan, but Jersey has been broken since 2001. I, for one, plan to pack my bags and move across the Delaware.

  3. Salinger said

    I would hate to say that I live in the same state as Joe Biden. Of course, it’s not nearly as bad as living in the same state as Kennedy and Kerry.

  4. Gauvin said

    I have the honor to be represented by She Who Must Not Be Named. Top that.

  5. Ryan said

    We can’t.

    Seen any busts lately???

  6. Gauvin said

    Stay tuned . . .

  7. noonan said

    I have had the privilege of voting against half the Democrat ’08 field of presidential hopefuls: Mark Warner in VA, Evan Bayh in Indiana, and very soon, “She who must not be named” in NY.

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