Oh my: McCain 52, Hayworth 37?

posted at 2:08 pm on April 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

Yeah, yeah, the poll was commissioned by Kos, but we’ve been over this before. Their pollster’s reputable, and if they were gaming the numbers here, some of their results would have tilted the other way. Hayworth beats all four hypothetical Democratic challengers? Obama’s net approval rating stands at -14? A plurality prefers a candidate who favors repealing ObamaCare to one who supports the law (44/39)? Not very Kos-y.

Despite the conventional wisdom that McCain could be vulnerable to an intra-party challenge, we find that McCain has a fairly solid level of favorability among Republicans. His current favorability among GOP voters stands at 76%, with only 19% expressing disapproval.

Hayworth, meanwhile, may well have some upside in the GOP primary, as he is still unknown to about a quarter of the electorate. And it is worth noting that among Republicans, he is well liked (a 61/16 favorability spread).

However, his upside might be limited to a GOP primary. In a general election, he is clearly a greater liability for the GOP. Hayworth is much less popular among both Democratic and Independent voters, and sports an net negative favorability (34/42) among all voters, joining only President Obama (41/55) and incumbent GOP Governor Jan Brewer (39/54) in minus territory.

McCain’s favorable rating stands at just 47/46 but it’s the grassroots’ misfortune, I guess, to be saddled with a “true conservative” champion who’s even less popular than he is. Incidentally, this is a poll of likely voters — just as Rasmussen’s polls are, of course. Except that when Rasmussen polled this same race two weeks ago, they found McCain’s lead to be just seven points. I don’t get it. What could have happened between now and then to rescue McCain’s sagging campaign and reinflate his lead?

Oh, right. That. More from Rasmussen’s mid-March analysis:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Arizona GOP Primary voters shows McCain ahead 48% to 41%. Three percent (3%) favor another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

Following the announcement that Sarah Palin would campaign for his reelection, McCain opened up a 53% to 31% lead over Hayworth in January. The two men were in a near tie in November.

Every time Palin enters the equation, Maverick gets a jumbo-sized boost. Which is great news for her — proof positive that she’s an influence on conservative voters — but not so great for McCain-haters who are hoping for a Hayworth upset. If this race gets close near the end, you’d better believe ol’ Mav will be on the horn to Wasilla asking for another quick whistle-stop tour of Arizona. And there’s no reason at all to think Sarahcuda will say no, especially if given such a plum opportunity to play Senate kingmaker. Exit question: Blame Sarah?


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The Daily Kos also has Obama with a 55% approval rating, which is off by more than 10 vs other polls, so how trustworthy can it be?

El_Terrible on April 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

McCain-Ryan 2012.

That’ll get things started on a sleepy Saturday.

SteveMG on April 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM

McCain’s favorable rating stands at just 47/46 but it’s the grassroots’ misfortune

His favorable ratings are positive… I heard Hayworth’s was negative…

But I also heard that the Dems are not putting up good people to challenge this seat…

ninjapirate on April 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM

CK post later as a supplement to this?

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:15 PM

SteveMG ,
heck Lets Go McCain/Romney 2012!

rob verdi on April 3, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Looking forward to a new 20 million sized voting bloc for the Democrats. John’s just itchin’ to reach across the aisle again on amnesty. It’s been way too long for him and Schumer is already in liplock with Graham on it. What could be better?.

a capella on April 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

not so great for McCain-haters

Well, hell, Allahpundit, everyone can play that game. Can’t we say that you are a Republican base-hater? A Christian hater? A “creationist” hater? A Huckabee- and Romney-hater?

Who else??

DaydreamBeliever on April 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM

CK post later as a supplement to this?

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:15 PM

My work here is done.

You wish.

BTW did you catch Paul Ryan cribbing from my “Real Progressive” posts?

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM

It never ceases to amaze me that people are upset/bewildered/disappointed in Palin for so heartily endorsing McCain.

Palin was his running mate! She explicitly endorsed him by joining his ticket in ’08. And if McCain hadn’t pick her, she’s still the Governor of Alaska, not a bestselling author, media personality and kingmaker.

YYZ on April 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM

McCain-Ryan 2012.

That’ll get things started on a sleepy Saturday.

SteveMG on April 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM

I’m assuming you mean Meghan?

kjl291 on April 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Palin is an exploitive walking contradiction. She is trying to hitch a ride on the tea party express, and at the same time loosening the ties on rails by endorsing McCain. Sarah please go back to Alaska.

Dilophos on April 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Well, hell, Allahpundit, everyone can play that game. Can’t we say that you are a Republican base-hater? A Christian hater? A “creationist” hater? A Huckabee- and Romney-hater?

Who else??

DaydreamBeliever on April 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Seriously, dude, switch to the decaf.

justkevin on April 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM

I say again: better to have an honest moderate than a corrupt conservative.

Problems with earmarks, Birtherism, Abramoff. McCain has none, Hayworth all three. He’d be a detriment to the Senate if he won in ’10. Maverick’s the best we can do, folks.

KingGold on April 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

McCain needs to be retired with the smidgen of decency he has left. If this arrogant man gets elected one more time he will be ruthless, against the conservatives. He’ll have nothing to lose, being old and this being the last time he’ll run.

Good people of AZ, for the good of your state, but especially the good or our land, please send him home to retire with a little decency.

If in doubt, seee Ryan article in the HA headlines.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Hayworth is much less popular among both Democratic and Independent voters

Gee, I wonder why McCain would be more popular with democrats?

farright on April 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Gee, I wonder why McCain would be more popular with democrats?

farright on April 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Oh yeah, that was such a plus for him in the ’08 election, wasn’t it?

DaydreamBeliever on April 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM

The only people who want McCain to win are Democrats.

They will have a permanent majority if he does.

tetriskid on April 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

The Daily Kos also has Obama with a 55% approval rating, which is off by more than 10 vs other polls, so how trustworthy can it be?

Is dyslexia covered under ObamaCare? :) Cut and pasted from that poll:

Barack Obama
FAV UNFAV NO OPINION
ALL 41 55 4

It’s a 55% DISapproval rating. His approval rating is 41%. He’s underwater in this one, too, right in line with other polls.

ExUrbanKevin on April 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

With a babe like that standing next to him, who wouldn’t vote for McCain?

joe_doufu on April 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

I think McCain will beat Hayworth … Damn.

HondaV65 on April 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Where the Saracuda smiles the sun shines. Where she frowns the skies darken. Be aware.

SurferDoc on April 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Palin owes nothing to McCain, and it undermines her Conservative credentials to be supporting him now. She could have stayed out of it and nobody would have blamed her. McCain is a RINO of the past and he needs to go.

In the end we all know he will cave on amnesty and in the aftermath of the health care bill that would be a disaster. We need all hands on deck supporting conservative principals. I would love the hear Palin’s opinion on amnesty but she hasn’t clearly delineated her position on it.

So for those who defend her by saying “she was his running mate, she has to campaign for him”, I say yeah, she was, and that is another strike against her.

To be honest, I was disappointed she accepted the VP nomination from McCain in the first place. In retrospect it was too soon for her, she needed to get some more wins in her column as governor and she wasn’t quite ready for the media onslaught. McCain’s team threw to the wolves early on and she is now tainted with not only being dumb (not justified in my opinion but it is what is is), she is also identified with the chief RINO of all time.

She should have seen the McCain offer for what it was, a desperate attempt to revive a failing campaign from a horrible candidate. Had she stayed in Alaska back then and really studied up on national and international issues, she would have been unstoppable in 2012. Now, not so much.

echosyst on April 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

*grin*

JetBoy on April 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM

My work here is done.
You wish.
BTW did you catch Paul Ryan cribbing from my “Real Progressive” posts?
CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I did not see that about Ryan, congratulations, seriously.

But why would you feel you have work to do here, and what does that work consist of exactly?

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Reading the comments in the McCain-related threads, it almost seems that the left may have a point about the republicans vs. conservatives civil war.

RachDubya on April 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Following the announcement that Sarah Palin would campaign for his reelection, McCain opened up a 53% to 31% lead over Hayworth in January. The two men were in a near tie in November.

Interesting. I thought Palin was absolute ballot-box poison.

ddrintn on April 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

He may be ruthless to conservatives if he wins again, but it will count for exactly – squat. He’s been a non-issue for Republicans and conservatives since he got his ass handed to him in’08. Oh, he trots out for the MSM as he always has, nothing new there. He’ll also tack back to the ‘center’ once the election is over. All that talk of troops on the border will be relegated to the You Tube graveyard come January 2011.

Nationally, he knows he’s lost any real influence on the base he may have had. But this isn’t a national election. The people of Arizona are gonna go with what they know. There are a lot of retirees in Arizona, a lot of military/ex-military, etc. and McCain appeals to them. Right or wrong, that’s how it is. And AP’s right, if McCain were to somehow get in trouble, all he’d do is call in SP to save his bacon and it’s game over.

Hell, I’d love for someone else to take him out too, along with almost every other incumbent in Congress, but it ain’t gonna happen. Someone better than Hayworth is needed and it ain’t gonna happen this time, so…

catmman on April 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Palin = RINO!!11ty!!

Heh.

Mord on April 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Was just kidding about Ryan cribbing from me. Barring hard evidence, I’ll assume he arrived in the same place on his own.

As for the work I have to do here, and of what it consists, you must already have some idea, since you brought me up. What do you think it is?

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Hayworth is probably the better conservative, but he has to appear mainstream to win there. McCain, for all his negatives, has a strong base in Arizona that will vote for him no matter what. For Hayworth to win, he has to do what Rubio has done in Florida…make himself the more reasonable of the two candidates on the issues most people (conservatives and independents) want to hear about. So far, he has not done that successfully.

neoavatara on April 3, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Exit question: Blame Sarah?

No, thank Sarah.
JD would get slaughtered in November.
I’m getting a J-Mac bumper sticker!

itsnotaboutme on April 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Problems with earmarks, Birtherism, Abramoff. McCain has none, Hayworth all three. He’d be a detriment to the Senate if he won in ‘10. Maverick’s the best we can do, folks.

KingGold on April 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Those are detriments to winning an election not being in the Senate. In the near future I believe the next important policy/legislative issue will be immigration, that’s what you should focus on when deciding who you’re going to vote for. In this case that seems pretty clear doesn’t it?

lowandslow on April 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM

I like the fact that Sarah Palin is fast becoming a Kingmaker more than anything. If she can claim that title it’s going to be a bloodbath for democrats in November.

I’d vote for her at the drop of a hat in any election, but I’m fine with her becoming the Republican party’s nominator-in-chief if that’s the best she can do.

Mord on April 3, 2010 at 2:54 PM

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Oh, thought you were serious, that would have been a coup of sorts.

As for your mission here, to be honest I’m not really sure, though recently it seems to center around McCain/Palin. I brought you up because you have had two recent main page topics on the both of them and nothing else.

I will have to defer back to you and your stated intent (apparently) to continue your “work”. So what did you have in mind when you wrote that?

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

ExUrbanKevin on April 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

DailyKos home page has Obama at 55% approval, 40% disapproval.

http://dailykos.com/weeklytrends

El_Terrible on April 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

If other polls start to show a bounce for McCain then watch the hate go through the roof for the tea party and Palin. Because if the polls are true the same could happen for Palin’s 20 targets and others and that is what scares the hell out of the leftist.

Palin can’t cast a vote in Arizona.. It all comes down to the voters. Will McCain stab Palin in the back again? Only time will tell. What the people of Arizona need to do is get McCain to promise that he won’t back any kind of amnesty. Borders first and nothing else until after 2012.

I am silent no longer and never cared about politics until Ms. Palin. There are millions of us out there that were just like me and will work 24/7 for Ms. Palin and help put her picks in office. Why can’t John McCain just retire. We don’t need this sh## and we need Ms. Palin.

oldyeller on April 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Arizona has a lot of older voters that generally are stable and reliable, but also hesitant to rock the boat. (McCain)

That said, I’m fighting for Hayworth to win.

The only thing we here can do is donate money to his campaign.

scotash on April 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Is Sarah Palin expected to wipe McCain’s ass too? Until McCain publicly says his advisors are lying morons who would sell out their own moms for MSM time, I wouldn’t do jack squat for him.

Speedwagon82 on April 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM

As for the work I have to do here, and of what it consists, you must already have some idea, since you brought me up. What do you think it is?

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Whoever knew that CK MacLeod was so creepy?

DaydreamBeliever on April 3, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Speedwagon82 on April 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM

nice try

El_Terrible on April 3, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Oh my: McCain 52, Hayworth 37?

To win, Hayworth will have to gain almost as much as Brown in Massachusetts did.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Hayworth is not Rubio, he has some baggage from his own past that probably holds him back.He was not a fiscal conservative and he was tied to Abramoff. He is not a fresh face.

I have no idea who will win this, but no matter who it is the important thing is to keep in the hands of Republicans and out of the Democratic column.

Terrye on April 3, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Palin owes nothing to McCain, and it undermines her Conservative credentials to be supporting him now. She could have stayed out of it and nobody would have blamed her. McCain is a RINO of the past and he needs to go.

She owes nothing to McCain? Sure, his campaign may have screwed up her chance to hold an elected office again but she also got moved into the national spotlight despite that and is now a king maker and thorn in Obama’s side.

In the end we all know he will cave on amnesty and in the aftermath of the health care bill that would be a disaster. We need all hands on deck supporting conservative principals. I would love the hear Palin’s opinion on amnesty but she hasn’t clearly delineated her position on it.

Yes, but he was still a better option than The Won.

So for those who defend her by saying “she was his running mate, she has to campaign for him”, I say yeah, she was, and that is another strike against her.

Because by not campaigning for him the narrative would never be pushed that this is another Right on Right battle or the extreme right fighting moderates, etc.?

To be honest, I was disappointed she accepted the VP nomination from McCain in the first place. In retrospect it was too soon for her, she needed to get some more wins in her column as governor and she wasn’t quite ready for the media onslaught. McCain’s team threw to the wolves early on and she is now tainted with not only being dumb (not justified in my opinion but it is what is is), she is also identified with the chief RINO of all time.

So which is it, in the first place or in retrospect?

She should have seen the McCain offer for what it was, a desperate attempt to revive a failing campaign from a horrible candidate. Had she stayed in Alaska back then and really studied up on national and international issues, she would have been unstoppable in 2012. Now, not so much.

Maybe she had a stronger desire to stop the socialist/extremist candidate rather than only think of her political fortunes?

echosyst on April 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

I have to wonder, did you vote for McCain/Palin or are you one of those who thought we should teach the GOP a lesson or let America get screwed by liberal extremism so it would supposedly shift back to conservatism enough to undo the harm.

If you’re not a concern troll, try not to make the perfect the enemy of what is possible.

aikidoka on April 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM

McCain made Palin politically famous and rich, as it turns out. If she didn’t campaign for him she would be an ingrate and the Palin haters would be blasting her for that too.

SurferDoc on April 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Yeah, yeah, the poll was commissioned by Kos, but we’ve been over this before. Their pollster’s reputable

If their pollster is reputable then why does their pollster have Obama at +15% approval while RCP averages has him at +1.4%?

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Oh my: McCain 52, Hayworth 37?posted at 2:08 pm on April 3, 2010 by Allahpundit
Share on Facebook | printer-friendly Yeah, yeah, the poll was commissioned by Kos, but we’ve been over this before. Their pollster’s reputable, and if they were gaming the numbers here, some of their results would have tilted the other way. Hayworth beats all four hypothetical Democratic challengers? Obama’s net approval rating stands at -14? A plurality prefers a candidate who favors repealing ObamaCare to one who supports the law (44/39)? Not very Kos-y.
Despite the conventional wisdom that McCain could be vulnerable to an intra-party challenge, we find that McCain has a fairly solid level of favorability among Republicans. His current favorability among GOP voters stands at 76%, with only 19% expressing disapproval.
Hayworth, meanwhile, may well have some upside in the GOP primary, as he is still unknown to about a quarter of the electorate. And it is worth noting that among Republicans, he is well liked (a 61/16 favorability spread).
However, his upside might be limited to a GOP primary. In a general election, he is clearly a greater liability for the GOP. Hayworth is much less popular among both Democratic and Independent voters, and sports an net negative favorability (34/42) among all voters, joining only President Obama (41/55) and incumbent GOP Governor Jan Brewer (39/54) in minus territory.
McCain’s favorable rating stands at just 47/46 but it’s the grassroots’ misfortune, I guess, to be saddled with a “true conservative” champion who’s even less popular than he is. Incidentally, this is a poll of likely voters — just as Rasmussen’s polls are, of course. Except that when Rasmussen polled this same race two weeks ago, they found McCain’s lead to be just seven points. I don’t get it. What could have happened between now and then to rescue McCain’s sagging campaign and reinflate his lead?
Oh, right. That. More from Rasmussen’s mid-March analysis:
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Arizona GOP Primary voters shows McCain ahead 48% to 41%. Three percent (3%) favor another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
Following the announcement that Sarah Palin would campaign for his reelection, McCain opened up a 53% to 31% lead over Hayworth in January. The two men were in a near tie in November.
Every time Palin enters the equation, Maverick gets a jumbo-sized boost. Which is great news for her — proof positive that she’s an influence on conservative voters — but not so great for McCain-haters who are hoping for a Hayworth upset. If this race gets close near the end, you’d better believe ol’ Mav will be on the horn to Wasilla asking for another quick whistle-stop tour of Arizona. And there’s no reason at all to think Sarahcuda will say no, especially if given such a plum opportunity to play Senate kingmaker. Exit question: Blame Sarah?

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The Daily Kos also has Obama with a 55% approval rating, which is off by more than 10 vs other polls, so how trustworthy can it be?

El_Terrible on April 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

McCain-Ryan 2012.

That’ll get things started on a sleepy Saturday.

SteveMG on April 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM

McCain’s favorable rating stands at just 47/46 but it’s the grassroots’ misfortune
His favorable ratings are positive… I heard Hayworth’s was negative…

But I also heard that the Dems are not putting up good people to challenge this seat…

ninjapirate on April 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM

CK post later as a supplement to this?

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:15 PM

SteveMG ,
heck Lets Go McCain/Romney 2012!

rob verdi on April 3, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Looking forward to a new 20 million sized voting bloc for the Democrats. John’s just itchin’ to reach across the aisle again on amnesty. It’s been way too long for him and Schumer is already in liplock with Graham on it. What could be better?.

a capella on April 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

not so great for McCain-haters
Well, hell, Allahpundit, everyone can play that game. Can’t we say that you are a Republican base-hater? A Christian hater? A “creationist” hater? A Huckabee- and Romney-hater?

Who else??

DaydreamBeliever on April 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM
Well, if the KOS pol is correct, then I will believe that Americans have the memory of a pissant. If being against McCain means I’m a hater and being against Obama means I’m a rascist, then I’m in deep doodoo.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM

I have argued in conversations , not comments, that Palin is indeed a kingmaker. I said that since the special election in 2008 right after the general. Obama and the democrats fought and lost and Saxby Chambliss won I believe.

Once Plain said she would help John, the challenger was toast.
I doubt she would be as effective in the 17 she targeted since they are democrats,but if she get 12 out of 17 defeated she will have the creds as a kingmaker in both democrat and republican campaigns. That means she has long coat tails and Obama has none.

RAH on April 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM

As for the work I have to do here, and of what it consists, you must already have some idea, since you brought me up. What do you think it is?

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM

I don’t think anyone really cares, unless you’re going to be reading up on Emily Post or taking some basic writing classes.

Knucklehead on April 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

The McCain-Palin endorsement debate fit within some larger themes that I’ve been exploring for a while now.

I hope to have a GR post up on Ryan’s speech soon. Maybe it would be better to continue this discussion there, assuming you haven’t joined the proudly closed-minded group promising to boycott my further efforts.

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Having endured some of the McCain radio ads here in AZ when I’ve had the radio on, my question is “where the @#$% was that during the 08 election?” Truly, he attacks other Republicans with more vitriol and bile than he has ever attacked the other side of the aisle. Yeah, he’s been good on health care and the war, but those are his only 2 strengths. Tax cuts? Democrat Amnesty? Democrat Gitmo? Democrat Interrogation techniques? Democrat Cap and Trade? Democrat

Will continue to support Hayworth and hope he pulls it out; problem is that every 6 years, McCain comes home and plays conservative to get re-elected, then goes to Washington and yucks it up with Schumer, Kennedy, et al.

AZfederalist on April 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Right on!

Er…I think…ok to be honest I have no idea what the purpose of your post was supposed to be.

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Is dyslexia covered under ObamaCare? :) Cut and pasted from that poll:

Barack Obama
FAV UNFAV NO OPINION
ALL 41 55 4

It’s a 55% DISapproval rating. His approval rating is 41%. He’s underwater in this one, too, right in line with other polls.

ExUrbanKevin on April 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

The DKos poll has Obama + 15. Favorable 55%; unfavorable 40%.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM

+1

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM

As an Arizona resident, trust me on this, the more you get to know JD, the less you like him. He may sound good from afar, and he talks a good game, but the more you get to know him, hear him, see how he talks to people and treats people, the less you will like him. McCain is McCain, but at least he is real and he is honest and he cares. His positions and actions my frustrate us at times, but believe me JD is full of hot air.

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM

CK MacLeod on April 3, 2010 at 3:20 PM

No, I don’t plan on boycotting you as I read everything and then choose to dive in or not based on my general interest.

Still, the rebuttal sequence between you and Madison was odd to me, take that how you will, nothing negative meant by it just my opinion.

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Palin is an exploitive walking contradiction. She is trying to hitch a ride on the tea party express, and at the same time loosening the ties on rails by endorsing McCain. Sarah please go back to Alaska.

Dilophos on April 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

I think she rules from Alaska.

the_nile on April 3, 2010 at 3:26 PM

The power of incumbency. And The Sarah.

Michael Steele should enlist her services.

locomotivebreath1901 on April 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Is dyslexia covered under ObamaCare? :) Cut and pasted from that poll:

Barack Obama
FAV UNFAV NO OPINION
ALL 41 55 4

It’s a 55% DISapproval rating. His approval rating is 41%. He’s underwater in this one, too, right in line with other polls.

ExUrbanKevin on April 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

The DKos poll has Obama + 15. Favorable 55%; unfavorable 40%.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM

MB4,

Which poll are you looking at exactly.

Chudi on April 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

CK vs. MC

Round II

I love the photo for this post LOL

So funny

blatantblue on April 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

The Power of Palin.

weep you moderate dogs….weep

unseen on April 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Just listen to tapes of JD’s radio show out here on 550, he would talk to the listeners like Al Gore…he knows everything and you are all dumb…so he would talk to listeners like we were little kids. Sean, Dennis, Rush, Glenn, etc. don’t speak to us like we are little kids. Even the AZ GOP turned on him when he lost his election. Just think, how does a multi-term incumbent congressman lose re-election? How rare is that? That says a lot about JD. He comes off very very angry and bitter. Some people are angry about issues and the way the country is going, he is angry at losing…they are two different things. He on his show makes up mean and insulting names for politicians he disagrees with, like a school yard bully, he blames the AZ Republic for his losing and at the same time talks about how no one reads the paper. So if no one reads the paper, how did it cost him the election. He constantly rails against teachers unions in AZ, and yet we are a right to work state. We have no union and are getting pay cuts, 40+ kids in a room, no tenure, no seniority, etc….so what teachers union JD?

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Sarah please go back to Alaska.

Dilophos on April 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

yes every liberals wetdream. Not going to happen but you all can dream.

unseen on April 3, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Right on!

Er…I think…ok to be honest I have no idea what the purpose of your post was supposed to be.

Bishop on April 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM I guess the purpose of my post was to make a comment.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 3:32 PM

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:30 PM

but…but…but…he’s strong on immigration so the one issue voters could care less. Immigration and amnesty are the only thing drive JD’s poll numbers.

that’s it. that’s all he got. At the end of the day I don’t think a one issue candidate even with anti-amnesty being the issue has enough support to win.

Palin played this correct. The poll shows that McCain no owes her big and if elected in 2012 Palin will have a friend in the Seante pushing her agenda

unseen on April 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Yeah, yeah, the poll was commissioned by Kos

Why?

Usually, that just means “Why the heck would anybody be enough of a moron to take these freaks seriously.”

But in this case it’s: “Why did this even happen in the first place?”

The results are irrelevant. The simple fact that the psychotic wing of the Psychotic Party even CARES about this race in the first place tells everything that needs to be told.

logis on April 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM

If it hadn’t been for The Tea Party movement many Republicans in office would have walked across the aisle and compromised with the Dems. The awakening of the “sleeping giant” was truly a game changer. Things are different today. Who would have thought that Ted Kennedy’s seat would be held by a Republican. These (R) politicians know we are paying attention like never before and their feet will be held to the fire. Which is why I am putting McCain, Grahmnesty, Collins and Snowe on speed dial.

redridinghood on April 3, 2010 at 3:35 PM

MB4,

Which poll are you looking at exactly.

Chudi on April 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

http://www.dailykos.com

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

and what did JD do for immigration as congressman? Nothing…he wrote a book, went on TV, but as part of a majority republican congress with a republican president he did nothing. Again hotair!

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

It’s what we New Yawkaz call a shyster.

So it’s a battle of da’ schmucks: JM v. JD

blatantblue on April 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM

but believe me JD is full of hot air.

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM

he was also one of the biggest pork spenders during his time in Congress. I would support either one over a dem but McCain with all his faults is still IMO a better bet. If the GOP gains the Seante again McCain will have alot of power Jd would be a jr senator from a smallish state.

I don’t see McCain doing a Specter I can see him trying to reach across the aisle but then again I can see JD doing it too.

I wish we had a good primary candidate against Burr here in NC

burr is as bad as all the other Rino’s.

unseen on April 3, 2010 at 3:38 PM

I agree, never trust the daily kos.
doing so is counterproductive.
they lie a lot over there.
and stop using them as a reference, allah, for anything that’s important to we HAs.

jimmer on April 3, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Well…

… there is the upcoming amnesty fight. If McCain even hints at reaching across the isle, he is toast.

“My friends…”

Seven Percent Solution on April 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM

as a former New Yorker, I would say that is true for JD. McCain is frustrating but at least is consistent in his being frustrating. There is a honesty to McCain, whether you agree with him or not, and he is an honorable guy. JD is just angry. He spent most of his radio show being angry at losing his seat.

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

shhh don’t tell that to the supporters of JD and tom tancredo….they are their gods. You want to talk about a cult. I had a guy on free republic tell me that if Reagan ran today and campaigned for McCain he would not vote for Reagan. You know the man that signed the first freaking amnesty.

unseen on April 3, 2010 at 3:41 PM

MCCAIN-GRAMNESTY 2012! ROMNEY-MCCAIN 2012!
All losers.

nazo311 on April 3, 2010 at 3:43 PM

I will leave with this:

when i lived in Ny and would see JD on O’Reilly or hear him on Hannity I thought “wow this guy is great.” When I got to AZ, I saw and heard the real JD….and he is far from great. He is angry, bitter, and a bully.

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:43 PM

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Having heard him at the Tucson Tea Party, he did not come across as angry at all, just frustrated with the situation in Washington.

AZfederalist on April 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM

More Palin!

MORE LEATHER!

victor82 on April 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM

and what did JD do for immigration as congressman? Nothing…he wrote a book, went on TV, but as part of a majority republican congress with a republican president he did nothing. Again hotair!

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Whatever he did, and I don’t consider a book nothing, it was not what McCain has done in the opposite and wrong direction.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM

He is angry, bitter, and a bully.

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:43 PM

So he’s got a little McCain in him?

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:46 PM

There is a honesty to McCain, whether you agree with him or not, and he is an honorable guy.

arizonateacher on April 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Oh yah, that’s why he’s pretending to be concerned about the border now.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Another thread to file away for when HotAirheads claim they lose elections because their candidates are “not conservative enough”.

crr6 on April 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM

http://www.dailykos.com

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

This thread was clearly talking about AZ. The poll was taken of AZ voters. Was that not clear?

Chudi on April 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM

McCains lucky to have SarahCuda,especially
how she was treated in the past!

So far,McCains palm-tree hasn’t been thrown over
the side yet!!(sarc).

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Hey arizonateacher, how far do your fiscal conservative ideals go? Earmarks? Let me clue you in, it isn’t earmarks that’s causing our deficits and debt, it the size and role of government. McCain’s been in Congress watching and participating in this fiscal train wreak for thirty years do you really think he’s going to change for the next six?
To be honest I don’t know if Hayworth is any better but McCain had his chances to do something positive, wouldn’t you agree?

lowandslow on April 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM

http://www.dailykos.com

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM

This thread was clearly talking about AZ. The poll was taken of AZ voters. Was that not clear?

Chudi on April 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM

The poll I have been referring to is their poll of Obama’s approval. Alahpundit says that their poll is reputable and I say, that based on their Obama approval being so far out from RCP averages, it is not.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM

I was wondering what happened to the other thread :)

Squid Shark on April 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM

I blame nit wit McCain for having to now deal with 4 years of Marxist Messiah – so forgive me, and with all due respect for his marvelous military record, just seeing this RINO creep makes me reach for the air sickness bag. I am all for Sarah 100% and I know she was painted into a corner by this jerk to come out in “support” for him – but he’s going to lose in the end anyway – it’s a long time between now and November and J.D. may not be perfect, but he’s “day old” sausage instead of month old rotten sausage McCain…………

Cinday Blackburn on April 3, 2010 at 4:13 PM

This thread was clearly talking about AZ. The poll was taken of AZ voters. Was that not clear?

Chudi on April 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM

This is a national poll, no?

http://dailykos.com/weeklytrends

El_Terrible posted it earlier in the thread.

JannyMae on April 3, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Looking forward to a new 20 million sized voting bloc for the Democrats. John’s just itchin’ to reach across the aisle again on amnesty. It’s been way too long for him and Schumer is already in liplock with Graham on it. What could be better?.

a capella on April 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Super glue on those lips…

Khun Joe on April 3, 2010 at 4:27 PM

comment: When Obama starts the amnesty push, I will be anxious to see how McCain reacts. Surely, he won’t change his mind.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Can’t say I’m terribly surprised, given Arizona’s past voting propensities. Not sure how much of this is directly attributable to Sarah Palin’s influence.

gryphon202 on April 3, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Where are all of the Levin supporters? Levin is pushing hard for J.D.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 4:33 PM

echosyst on April 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Great comment.

proof positive that she’s an influence on conservative voters fools

nottakingsides on April 3, 2010 at 4:38 PM

If McCain wins it strongly suggests our little country is simply too weak and sheep-like to resist the dirty socialist perversion of our little country.

Definitely not a hopeful sign, and that ridiculous woman has no clue at all what she’s doing on our little country.

She makes me sick.

happyfeet on April 3, 2010 at 4:39 PM

I will only say this Rasmussen McCain 47% Hayworth 41%.ALLA putting anything from the daily kos on this site you need to go look in a mirror and ask yourself .What am i doing????

thmcbb on April 3, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Sick like I might could throw up that’s how sick.

happyfeet on April 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM

The Daily Kos poll a reliable poll yell just like Sen Dick Durbin and Harry Reid are good reliable Conservatives .

thmcbb on April 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM

I predict that McCain will win the primary with a margin of victory closer to 20% than 10%. And I for one am very happy to see that. As I’ve mentioned here many times, McCain has long been the most important and one of the best Republicans in Congress.

DarkKnight3565 on April 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM

I will only say this Rasmussen McCain 47% Hayworth 41%.ALLA putting anything from the daily kos on this site you need to go look in a mirror and ask yourself .What am i doing????

thmcbb on April 3, 2010 at 4:40 PM
I agree.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM

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