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Old 08-12-2018, 01:21 AM   #151
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How the special elections could predict the midterms

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cliffs: if the midterms reflect the special elections, republicans would likely lose 100 seats

Literally rock hard if true.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:54 AM   #152
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Don Blankenship is gearing up to sue to challenge the sort loser law and get on the WV senate ballot as the Constitutional Party candidate.

The thing that makes this really interesting is that WV doesn't have a state supreme court right now because two justices resigned in disgrace and the other three have all been impeached and are awaiting trial in the senate.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:41 PM   #153
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Wow, this is one impressive response:

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Old 08-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #154
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Speaking of Beto, the latest Marist/NBC poll has him down 49-45 among registered voters with a MOE of +/- 3.8.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:22 PM   #155
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Speaking of Beto, the latest Marist/NBC poll has him down 49-45 among registered voters with a MOE of +/- 3.8.
Emerson has Beto -1 with 4.4 MOE today.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:56 PM   #156
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https://www.emerson.edu/sites/defaul...aug2018-pr.pdf


cruz 38

beto 37

undecided 21

other 4
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:06 PM   #157
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That's a bad poll imo. Never trust a poll that has 25% of people not committed to voting for either the D or R two months before an election.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:26 PM   #158
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That's a bad poll imo. Never trust a poll that has 25% of people not committed to voting for either the D or R two months before an election.
Yeah, I agree. All the undecided/other seems way too high. One interesting thing is that poll has him winning 35-54 year olds pretty handily, which I'm guessing is a huge deal for a Democrat in Texas.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:12 PM   #159
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Cruz still at 68% on Predictit.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:23 PM   #160
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Yeah, I agree. All the undecided/other seems way too high. One interesting thing is that poll has him winning 35-54 year olds pretty handily, which I'm guessing is a huge deal for a Democrat in Texas.
I think it’s pretty standard. My dad says he hasn’t seen a single ad yet and he lives in the type of suburban district outside one of the 3 big metro areas that will be crucial for whatever side wins. The bad news for Beto is that the undecided are probably 55%+ conservative or lean conservative. If he can keep the margin under 5 as the undecideds shrink to single digits he has a shot. But that’s gonna be really hard.

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Old 08-28-2018, 12:33 PM   #161
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All other polls of that race have a much higher commitment level than 75%, so no, not standard. Even polls from May and June have more voters stating a clear preference.
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It's going to tilt me over the ****ing edge if Rick Scott becomes our next senator

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Old 08-28-2018, 01:21 PM   #163
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All other polls of that race have a much higher commitment level than 75%, so no, not standard. Even polls from May and June have more voters stating a clear preference.
Nah, those polls are misleading because they are still just of registered voters and count leaners for one of the candidates. I just looked at one and it had language basically saying pick one even if you aren’t committed. This is especially bad in Texas because voter turn out is very low and it probably leads the nation in shift to one party when you go from registered voters to actual voters.

The polls with high undecideds are actually better in terms of showing what is going to happen as we go from registered voter polls to likely voter polls.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:49 PM   #164
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Ted Cruz trying to make it a referendum on standing for the anthem



This ad is actually moderately fair to Beto's remarks, and doesn't trigger me at all, which tells me it's probably not very effective
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:08 PM   #165
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It's going to tilt me over the ****ing edge if Rick Scott becomes our next senator

Rick Scott has raised $31m, $21m of his own money. And spent $28m so far as a blitz. He has $3m on hand.

Nelson has raised $20m, spent $6m, and has $14m on hand.

There isn't a chance in hell this race gets to be out of hand to the point democrats give up on it.

It's going to be a close race. Scott opted for a blitz strategy. Nelson playing a little longer game. I have no idea which is better. It probably depends on how much more of his own money Scott is willing to plow into the race.

I still think Nelson is a slight favorite despite polls.
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The fact that Rick Scott is ahead is terrifying. I thought Nelson would have a pretty easy time of it, given the national climate and incumbency in a swing state.

Rick Scott is 65 years old. If he wins, there's a pretty high likelihood that we're looking at 3-4 terms of Rick Scott as a US Senator (given the strength of incumbency), along with a strong presidential run in 2024.

This mother****er turned the water green.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:22 PM   #167
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Sound on:

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Old 08-31-2018, 05:22 PM   #168
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:54 PM   #169
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The fact that Rick Scott is ahead is terrifying. I thought Nelson would have a pretty easy time of it, given the national climate and incumbency in a swing state.

Rick Scott is 65 years old. If he wins, there's a pretty high likelihood that we're looking at 3-4 terms of Rick Scott as a US Senator (given the strength of incumbency), along with a strong presidential run in 2024.

This mother****er turned the water green.
What is causing this?

Was he a popular governor? Latino voters dropping the ball, as usual, on us? Did Bill Nelson finger blast a young boy?

Someone explain this. In b4 "money". People actually see political ads and go, "I had no idea who to vote for, but this Rick guy has a TON of ads. Gotta vote for him!"
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He is a popular governor. Net approval around +20 iirc. Also, ~100% name recognition in FL. And yes, money. Why do you think people buy ads, just for the lulz?
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Scott polls at 82% favorability among Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after the hurricane. He visited there a lot and has courted their votes more than Nelson.

He has better name recognition and he's been a popular governor for most of his tenure. He's created a lot of jobs, and I guess a lot of Florida voters don't care about the environment or his grifting.

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Old 09-02-2018, 12:49 AM   #172
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Scott polls at 82% among Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after the hurricane. He visited there a lot and has courted their votes more than Nelson.

He has better name recognition and he's been a popular governor for most of his tenure. He's created a lot of jobs, and I guess a lot of Florida voters don't care about the environment or his grifting.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:11 AM   #173
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Scott polls at 82% favorability among Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after the hurricane. He visited there a lot and has courted their votes more than Nelson.

He has better name recognition and he's been a popular governor for most of his tenure. He's created a lot of jobs, and I guess a lot of Florida voters don't care about the environment or his grifting.
I've courted more PR votes than Nelson. His complete disinterest in PR and Hispanic voters in general is mindblowing for a FL Democrat.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:14 AM   #174
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He is a popular governor. Net approval around +20 iirc. Also, ~100% name recognition in FL. And yes, money. Why do you think people buy ads, just for the lulz?
Just blows my mind there are brain dead voters who are not alligned with a party/philosophy and who are pulled to vote for a candidate due to sheer number of ads.

Who the phuck has no opinion on any issue and also does not understand where the two parties stand on the issue? Political ads SHOULD be useless imo, but this would require an informed citizenry.

Again, blows my mind that Carl from Florida would be swayed to vote for Rick Scott simply due to name recognition and ads. If that is the primary reason for your vote then you are a mouth breather.
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Just blows my mind there are brain dead voters who are not alligned with a party/philosophy and who are pulled to vote for a candidate due to sheer number of ads.

Who the phuck has no opinion on any issue and also does not understand where the two parties stand on the issue? Political ads SHOULD be useless imo, but this would require an informed citizenry.

Again, blows my mind that Carl from Florida would be swayed to vote for Rick Scott simply due to name recognition and ads. If that is the primary reason for your vote then you are a mouth breather.
I don't think the point is to make up anyones mind, its to hammer it into people to turn out to vote. Similar reason McDonalds still runs ads constantly.
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