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Wonder what you would find if you frisked US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)?

Answer: He continues to protect President Obama’s far-left agenda.

Like the good puppet he is, Sen. Manchin voted against repealing the healthcare reform law after promising his constituents that he would stand up to Obama. So far, we have yet to see it.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee reports:

In the wake of Wednesday evening’s health care repeal vote, in which liberal U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to protect ObamaCare – including its individual mandate, $500 billion in Medicare cuts, and $570 billion in tax hikes – the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today launched a new online ad campaign titled “Joe & O: On Tour.”

In addition to the NRSC’s first web ad of the 2012 cycle, the campaign will also include a new microsite,www.JoeAndO.com, a one-stop-shop for information on Manchin’s pro-Obama voting record. The NRSC will drive traffic to the site using Google and Facebook ads targeted at West Virginia, as well as banner ads on the Drudge Report and West Virginia news sites.

“Joe Manchin has tried again and again to hide his support for the Obama agenda, but his vote for ObamaCare leaves no doubt as to where he stands: for Medicare cuts, tax hikes and government mandates, and against West Virginia’s best interests,” said NRSC Communications Director Brian Walsh. “Despite his many campaign promises as he sought West Virginia’s Senate seat, Manchin has used his time in Washington to embrace President Obama’s liberal policies, and voters won’t be fooled by his election-cycle posturing when he faces them at the polls next year.”

Props to the NRSC. Not the best political advertisement, but it is pretty humorous.

Sen. Manchin, who won a special election last year, is going to face a tough 2012 reelection battle. He currently leads any potential Republican candidates, but that is expected at this point. The left leaning Public Policy Polling reports:

Joe Manchin seems to have made a pretty easy transition from Charleston to Washington DC. He was one of the most popular Governors in the country and now he’s one of the most popular Senators in the country.

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Shelley Moore Capito is very popular as well, with 54% of voters across the state holding a favorable opinion of her to only 30% with a negative one. In addition to being beloved by voters in her own party, independents rate her favorably by a 62/20 spread and she has an unusual level of crossover popularity with Democrats who break nearly even in their assessments of her, 42% positive and 43% negative. Despite Capito’s popularity she would still start out nine points behind Manchin in a hypothetical contest at 50-41.

Against a couple other potential Republican opponents we tested- new Congressman David McKinley and his opponent from last year, Raese, Manchin leads by considerably more dominant margins. It’s 57-28 over McKinley who a majority of voters in the state still don’t have an opinion about yet. And it’s 60-31 over Raese, whose favorability rating with the state’s voters is now an awful 30/52 spread. That’s definitely not the direction Republicans want to go in again.

Obviously there is no need to be worried at this point. We have a long way to go until the 2012 general election. However, this I do know: We must turn the state of West Virginia red.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Washington D.C. elites?

Answer: They think differently than the general population.

At least on a few issues… Katrina Trinko – from The Corner – reports:

Washington elites don’t care much for Sarah Palin, according to a Politico poll released today.

Among Washington elites, defined as college grads living in the D.C. metro area in policy or political positions and making $75,000 or more a year, only 11 percent think that Palin is qualified to be president, a steep decrease from the 23 percent nationwide who think she is qualified. And while half of the general population thinks that Palin is a “negative influence” on national politics, a whopping 79 percent of D.C. elites hold that view.

Asked who was most likely to win the GOP nomination in 2012, 30 percent of Washington elites picked Romney, while 11 percent chose Palin. All the other possible nominees, including Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, John Thune, and Mitch Daniels, were only considered likely by single-digit percentages.

The elites also don’t think that the Tea Party will endure. While only 28 percent of the general population agreed that “the Tea Party movement is a fad – it will go away soon enough,” that percentage agreeing with the statement skyrocketed to 70 percent among Washington elites.

Although Sarah Palin is not my choice as a potential candidate for 2012, I thought the difference between the Washington D.C. elites and the general population’s opinion on whether or not she is qualified to be president was interesting. A twelve point gap is pretty huge…

When asked who was most likely to win the Republican nomination in 2012, 30 percent of Washington elites picked Mitt Romney. This did not shock me at all, because Washington D.C. loves their moderate politicians. After all, in my opinion, Romney is just another well rehearsed politician that would end up swimming in the center as a moderate if he won in 2012.

As of right now, my potential candidates in 2012 are Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, and Newt Gingrich.

On the subject of the Tea Party movement disappearing, I do not see that happening. If it does, it won’t be until after the 2012 election. Right now, too many Americans are upset about the radical agenda that President Obama and the Democrats have embraced.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Quinnipiac poll?

Answer: Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating is now higher than President Obama’s in New Jersey.

The National Journal reports:

Republican NJ Gov. Chris Christie , who has taken controversial steps since taking office, has a higher approval rating than Pres. Obama in New Jersey, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Just more than half – 51% – approve of Christie’s performance as governor while 36% disapprove in the Quinnipiac poll. Obama has a 47% approval rating in the survey and the same percentage disapprove of the president’s performance.

“New Jerseyans are getting used to their new Gov., Christopher Christie, as his job approval breaks the 50 percent mark,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “But familiarity hasn’t helped him much with Democrats. A lot of voters still think Christie is a bully, but the victories he chalked up in the legislature earn him good marks for leadership.”

Christie performs even better among independents. 61% of independents approve of Christie’s performance, 29% disapprove. For Obama, 41% of independents approve and 53% disapprove.

Dude… 61% of independents approve of a Republican’s performance in the dark-blue State of New Jersey? Props to Gov. Christie!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest CNN poll?

Answer: Half of all voters prefer a generic Republican rather than reelecting Obama for a second term.

National Journal reports:

Pres. Obama trails a generic GOPer in a WH ’12 re-election bid, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released today. Among registered voters, fully half, 50%, said they were more likely to vote for a generic GOPer, while just 45% said they were more likely to vote for Obama.

While the numbers are striking, the generic ballot at this stage doesn’t always mean the incumbent pres. is destined for just one term. Prior to his re-election bid, George W. Bush never trailed a generic Dem, according to trends from what was then the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. The closest a generic Dem came to Bush was 47-43% in Sept. ’03.

Bill Clinton, on the other hand, trailed a generic opponent from the GOP by wide margins. In Dec. ’94, a month after his party was drubbed at the polls in the midterm elections, the generic GOP candidate led Clinton, 53-39%.

Great news, but it is still way too early to get all excited. Perhaps, we conservatives could show off a slight grin towards those on the Left. 🙂

As for the top five potential GOP candidates – according the poll- here they are:

  • Mitt Romney: 21%
  • Sarah Palin: 18%
  • Newt Gingrich: 15%
  • Mike Huckabee: 14%
  • Ron Paul: 10%

Personally, I would love to see Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels break into the top five potential GOP candidates for the 2012 presidential election. Maybe next time?

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s job approval after signing an immigration law that has sparked a national debate?

Answer: Her popularity increased… A lot!

Who would have every thought? Apparently President Obama, Al Sharpton, and the liberal mainstream media cannot stop this movement as much as they decide to rant on about it. Unfortunately for them, 70% of Arizona voters agree with new immigration legislation. Therefore, Gov. Brewer’s poll numbers have soared dramatically.

Rasmussen Report has the latest:

Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed an immigration law that launched a national debate. It has also at least temporarily helped her own chances of remaining Arizona’s governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.

The new figure includes 22% who Strongly Approve of the governor’s performance. That’s up from five percent (5%) before Brewer signed the law that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

The bounce in the polls is also evident in new numbers on the November election. If Brewer is the Republican nominee, she would get 48% of the vote while her likely Democratic opponent, State Attorney General Terry Goddard, would attract 40%. Two weeks ago, it was Brewer 44% and Goddard 40%. Goddard is an outspoken opponent of the new law.

Continue to pout and demonize the opposition Democrats and liberal mainstream media.  It doesn’t matter how many times you try to compare this immigration law to “Nazi Germany”, because the argument simply doesn’t hold any water. Hey… Couldn’t you make the same argument about Obama-Care and its federal mandate? The Obama Administration and IRS will eventually force every single American to provide proof that they have health insurance. What’s the difference? Well besides the fact that no where in the Constitution does it say we HAVE to purchase a product/service to be an American citizen, but it’s the job of the federal government to protect our borders. Let’s just ignore all that… Right liberals?

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Rasmussen Report poll regarding the Michigan GOP Primary for governor?

Answer: U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra continues to lead the group of Republican gubernatorial hopefuls in Michigan.

Rasmussen reports:

Source: Rasmussen Report.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey in the state shows nearly one-out-of-three primary voters (32%) still undecided.

Businessman Rick Snyder has 14% support this month, down four points from a month ago, while state Attorney General Mike Cox again earns 13% of the vote. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard edges up to nine percent (9%). Five percent (5%) of primary voters prefer some other candidate.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of GOP conservatives in the state favor Hoekstra, while 38% of self-designated liberals in the party prefer Snyder. Moderates have no clear favorite.

The GOP may benefit from the fact that a Democrat is currently Governor of the state at a time when just 6% rate the economy as good or excellent. According to a recent Associated Press report, Michigan has had the highest unemployment rate in the country for the past four years, with a 14.1 percent rate in March. Most Michigan voters also want to repeal the recently-passed national health care plan.

According to the latest Rasmussen Report survey (above) of 481 likely Republican Primary voters, it is clear that U.S. Rep. Hoekstra is currently the GOP favorite, but will his momentum carry into the month of August? It will be interesting to see since the U.S. Congress has an approval rating of 23% and – thanks to Democrats – many Americans seem skeptical about national politicians.

After finally making an appearance in the poll numbers in March – thanks to his ‘One Tough Nerd‘ Super Bowl advertisement – Businessman Rick Snyder‘s numbers appear to be falling back toward the rest of the Republican candidates (Mike Bouchard and Mike Cox).

Mike Bouchard – who Frisk A Liberal.com endorses – just released his first state-wide television advertisement last Thursday (April 22, 2010), so it will be interesting to see how it will affect his numbers in next month’s poll. Will it give him a boost of political momentum similar to Rick Snyder’s? I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, you can donate to his campaign by clicking here.

Overall, at the end of the day it will not be about the poll numbers… It will be about which candidate can grab the enthusiasm of Michiganders to get them out and vote in the August 3rd Primary?

As for Republicans versus Democrats though? Republicans still maintain a slight edge over Democrats according to the latest Rasmussen Report:

Source: Rasmussen Report.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Michigan finds an unnamed generic Republican candidate for governor picking up 41% of the vote, while an unnamed generic Democratic candidate earns 36% support. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while 18% of likely voters in the state remain undecided.

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Male voters favor the Republican candidate by 13 points, while the candidates break even among female voters.

Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties prefer the Republican by a 36% to 16% margin, but over one-third (35%) of these voters are still undecided.

Although the Republican Party still maintains the lead in Michigan, we cannot start slacking now. 2010 is the year to turn Michigan back into a red-state!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest CBS News poll?

Answer: President Obama’s approval rating hits a new low!

So much for Obama-Care helping out his approval ratings…

CBS reports:

Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law — but his legislative success doesn’t seem to have helped his image with the American public.

The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama’s handling of health care – and still worried about the state of the economy.

President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives. It’s down 24 points since his all-time high last April. Forty-one percent of those polled said they disapproved of the president’s performance.

Perhaps President Obama should stop trying to sell Obama-Care to the American public (after it has already been passed). After all, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it is not working out well for him.

As for the Republicans… REPEAL and REPLACE this monstrosity disguised as “health-care reform.” Click the image below to join the fight:

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In other polling news, Rasmussen reports:

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.

Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly feel closer to the Tea Party and most Democrats say that their views are more like Obama’s. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 50% say they’re closer to the Tea Party while 38% side with the President.

Can anyone say “political chaos”? I feel a storm brewing, and I am guessing that it will hit with full force in November. Mu-haha.

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