Hillary Clinton Is Competitive In Alaska; Alaskans done with Sarah Palin
[quote]Clinton Is Competitive In Alaska
Raleigh, N.C. – Even though Alaska is a very red state, Hillary Clinton is running very competitively against possible Republican candidates for the 2016 election among Alaskan voters.
With this political stage set up, Clinton still fares relatively well in Alaska. 47% of Alaskans have a favorable opinion of her and when matched up against most Republicans going into the 2016 election, she wins.
Clinton beats Sarah Palin (53-37) and Marco Rubio (44-43) and barely falls behind Chris Christie by one point (42-43).
Alaskans were very clear about their disapproval with their former Governor, Sarah Palin. 78% of Alaskans believe Sarah Palin should not run for President in 2016 and when asked whether they have a higher opinion of Congress or Sarah Palin, Alaskans choose Congress (50-34). This is especially telling since their approval of Congress is at a meek 8%.
“Alaskans are pretty clearly done with Sarah Palin,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “They wouldn’t support her for the Senate, they wouldn’t support her for President, and they have an ever lower opinion of her than they do of Congress.”
PPP surveyed 1,129 Alaska voters from February 4th to 5th.
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That would be a blowout in the Electoral College. Alaska's only Democratic carriage was in 1964. That was when the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, and even Alaska rejected Goldwater and carried instead for Lyndon Johnson.
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R1. Go jump up your own ass. Poll Troll was a godsend the last election. You don't want to read their posts-you can go back to Highlights for Children.
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Rupert Murdoch held a fundraiser for Hilary when she ran for NY senate. The Clinton's are now friends of Murdoch's, so Faux goes easy on Hilary.
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[quote]when asked whether they have a higher opinion of Congress or Sarah Palin, Alaskans choose Congress (50-34). This is especially telling since their approval of Congress is at a meek 8%.
Says it all. She railed against Congress and Democrats for three years and they like her even less than the folks she complained about.
This is a stinging rebuke and she's got to be feeling it. Good.
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As much as have always liked and supported Hillary&Bill Clinton, I am honestly shocked that she is that competitive in Alaska, of all places. Poll troll, is it because her supposed competitors are untested, inexperienced and generally disliked, ie is it that she's seen as the lesser or 2 evils, or is there genuine long-standing affection for her? If her opponents decide to play dirty and attack her for her advanced age and possible poor health, will that hurt her?
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When Rush Limbo, Hanity, O'Reilly and all the other reigh-wing assholes start demonizing her, she'll be toast in all of the red states. Not that I want it that way, but I must face facts.
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[bold]Midterm Forecast: Democrats May Gain House Seats in 2014 but Majority Probably Out of Reach[/bold]
By Alan I. Abramowitz, Senior Columnist February 7th, 2013
The 2014 midterm elections are a long way off but one thing is already fairly clear: Democrats face an uphill battle in trying to win back control of the House of Representatives. Thanks in part to their control of redistricting in a large number of key states, Republicans easily managed to hold on to their House majority in 2012. Despite losing the national House vote by well over a million votes, the GOP suffered a net loss of only eight seats in the House. So Republicans will go into the 2014 midterm election with 234 seats to 201 seats for the Democrats. This means that Democrats would need to pick up at least 17 seats to regain control of the House.
In order to win back control of the House in 2014, Democrats would have to overcome one of the best known regularities in American politics — the tendency of the president’s party to lose House seats in midterm elections. Since World War II, that’s what has happened in 15 out of 17 midterm elections, including eight out of nine midterms under Republican presidents and seven out of eight midterms under Democratic presidents. In the nine midterms under Republican presidents, the GOP has lost an average of almost 21 House seats. Democrats have done even worse in the eight midterms under Democratic presidents, losing an average of almost 33 seats, including a postwar record 63 seats in the 2010 midterm election. ....
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