Two Republicans who are going to be Governors
There was a time when I thought about Nikki Haley’s campaign for governor every day. I’d scramble to find whatever polling I could get my hands on and read the news to try to explain any trends I might be seeing in the polls. Now, though, the South Carolina Governor’s race joins that of Republican Brian Sandoval’s in Nevada as non-competitive barring a major event | Read More »
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It Worked. NRA Not Endorsing Harry Reid.
I’m actually getting beat up a bit in email tonight from three different emailers saying, “See, I told you they wouldn’t do this.” The NRA is not endorsing Harry Reid. Two NRA board members emailed me today sending their congratulations to RedState members. Said one, “This is all you guys.” As the Wall Street Journal notes: Erick Erickson, founder of the influential conservative blog Redstate.com, | Read More »
The new normal in Nevada: Reid and Angle tied
When Sharron Angle came out of the Republican primary in Nevada, oddly enough she was vulnerable. She got no unity bounce, instead taking a stream of attacks from Republicans nationwide. As a result, Harry Reid went on the air for the knockout. He didn’t get it. Even the new Mason Dixon/LVRJ poll has stabilized.
Sharron says, “Apologize to Petraeus.”
I stole this line from Jim Geraghty, because it’s the perfect way to visualize this latest ad from the Sharron Angle campaign. In this one, Harry Reid is reminded that lying about how you treat our military personnel is a bad idea, and that he should apologize for it: Isn’t it nice to have a grown-up around who has some small hope of making Harry | Read More »
Battleground Senate Poll
From Unlikely Voter: In an open and credited aping of the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner House battleground polls, Public Opinion Strategies has conducted a massive Senate battleground poll. Politico has for us the summary and 150 pages of gory, numerical details. I’m going to see what sense I can make of it.
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I told you Sharron Angle is Okay
I told you yesterday that the internal numbers in the Rasmussen poll along with the other polling trends are good for Sharron Angle in Nevada. Well, Mason-Dixon is out now and also happens to be my favorite nonpartisan polling company in America with a high rate of accuracy. According to Mason-Dixon, Reid is losing ground and Angle is making up ground. The new survey by | Read More »
Sharron Angle is in a Good Position Against Harry Reid
Here is a not so secret dirty little secret. For the past month a lot of conservatives have been nervous over Sharron Angle’s Senate bid in Nevada. Her campaign seemed uncoordinated and unprofessional — amateurishly caught off guard by the hell unleashed on her. Behind the scenes, Sharron Angle recognized she needed to regroup and reassess. For the past couple of weeks there has been | Read More »
Reid leads, or Mason Dixon understating Angle again?
In the runup to the Nevada GOP primary, Mason-Dixon and the Las Vegas Review-Journal understated Sharron Angle’s support by 8 points, and cut her 14 point win almost in half to 8. Now the pair releases their first post-primary poll. Are they gauging Angle’s support accurately this time?
Illegal immigrants invent invisibility!
…at least, that’s probably going to be Harry Reid’s excuse today for his rather bizarre claim that illegal immigrants aren’t part of the Nevada construction industry. When a local reporter pointed out that American citizens were out of work because it’s currently easier in many ways to hire illegal immigrants, Reid replied: “I think that any information you have in that regard is absolutely without | Read More »
NRA Openly Floats A Harry Reid Endorsement
The NRA is now openly floating, or at least allowing to be floated, its endorsement of Harry Reid, a man who voted for the Brady Gun Bill. In a New York Times puff piece on the NRA that largely gives the NRA credit for things it tried to undermine (more on that later), there is this: A point of contention on both the left and | Read More »
Did Harry Reid Know The Surge Was A Military Strategy?
Over at Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan notes something very peculiar about Harry Reid. Back in 2007, Harry Reid declared Iraq “lost”. On Friday, in a Las Vegas Sun interview, reporter Jon Ralston asked Harry Reid about that comment. Reid’s response? Reid said his comments were “blown way out of proportion,” pointing out Petraeus said the war in Iraq could not be won militarily. Then | Read More »
More on the NRA’s Harry Reid Endorsement
I’m getting a lot of emails from people saying the NRA has not endorsed Harry Reid in Nevada. As I said in the original post: no, the NRA has not endorsed Harry Reid. But they are planning to unless we bring pressure to bear on them. But here’s the other thing: Sharron Angle has been a true patriot on 2nd Amendment issues in the Nevada | Read More »
NRA Now Leans Toward Endorsing Harry Reid
Multiple sources tell me the National Rifle Association is planning to endorse liberal Harry Reid against pro-gun champion Sharron Angle. Two weeks ago, I told you about the carveout the NRA received in exchange for their support for the DISCLOSE ACT deal. Then this week, RedState broke the story of the “gag order” the NRA issued to members of its Board on the Kagan nomination. | Read More »
Could None of These win in Illinois?
Elections in Nevada give the voter the choice to vote for “None of These” candidates listed. Every poll I see of the Illinois Senate race suggests to me that if Illinois put that option on the ballot, None of These would win. The next bit of evidence for the pile: PPP’s latest poll of the race.
Republican Senators Declare Themselves Gutless Wonders
The Politico has a story about Republican Senators running away from Sharron Angle. It includes this gem of gutless wonderdom: Several Senate Republicans told POLITICO that they don’t favor privatizing Social Security, as Angle has supported. Small government conservatives said it doesn’t make sense to eliminate the Energy and Education departments – as she’s called for in the past. And some recoiled at the thought | Read More »