New poll: Fiorina 41, Campbell 21, DeVore 16

posted at 7:11 pm on May 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

In case you were wondering whether last night’s hotly debated Survey USA numbers were outliers, wonder no longer.

It’s hard to build name recognition in a state as big and expensive as California, and Fiorina is the only one of the Senate candidates who’s known to more than half of Republican primary voters. 46% have a favorable opinion of her to 17% with a negative one and 37% having no opinion. By comparison 54% of voters have no opinion about Campbell to 28% with a positive one and 19% with an unfavorable one, and DeVore is even less well known with 62% having no opinion about him to 24% with a favorable one and 14% with a negative one.

A look insider DeVore’s numbers in particular show some promise for his campaign that will likely never be fulfilled. Among voters who know enough about him to have an opinion- whether it’s a positive or a negative one- he trails Fiorina only 37-35. But with a 25 point gap in name recognition and without the money to close that gap it’s going to be very hard for him to have a serious chance to win this race at the end.

Among conservatives, Campbell’s actually third now with 15 percent; Fiorina leads with 47 percent and DeVore’s a distant second with 19. Palinistas are claiming this along with Haley’s surge as proof of Sarahcuda’s golden touch with the base, which is fair enough. But a smart friend who’s tapped into California politics e-mailed earlier per last night’s post to note that Fiorina’s been dominating Campbell and DeVore with TV advertising, which is obviously key in a state as big as Cali, and with mailers painting Campbell as a consummate RINO. It’s not just Palin’s endorsement that’s been helping her either: She got the nod from the National Right to Life and the California Farmers Bureau, which obviously helps in rural areas. The primary’s two weeks from today. Campbell and DeVore had better have a rabbit in the hat or else it looks like this is a done deal.


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blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM

I like Chuck.

Oil Can on May 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Received mailer from the Fiorina camp today. She is not running away from Sarah Palin. She’s got two pictures of Palin on it along with quotes from her facebook endorsement. I think that takes guts to do. We are in California.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Posted it on the other thread.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM

It was a perfect storm of WIN.

Palin endorsements
Money
ProLife endorsements
DeVore’s Attack on Palin & Fiorina.

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Fiorina all the way you haters.

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

That’s the power of Pine-Sol Palin!

I would trust Survey USA’s polls over everyone except Rasmussen.

SouthernGent on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

The female Romney. Marvelous.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

I know a lot of y’all aren’t huge fans of Carly, but she’s uber-better than Babs, and she can take her in elbow wrestling as well as on the issues.
I’m not a huge Carly fan either, but hey, an R win is an R win. You purists helped elect Obumbo, so quitcherbychin.

And although I still have a huge girl crush on Sarah…Carly??? Way too dyke-ey for Chewy.

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Sarahcuda is a significant contribution to Fiorina’s lead, in addition to her ground game there in CA.

ted c on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

IMHO, Fiorina is the only one that could beat one of the dimmest bulbs in the senate, Boxer. This is kalifornia.

jukin on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

The student has spoken.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

The female Romney. Marvelous.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

They do have the same haircut.

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM

OT: I just received one of those automated political calls…

… It was Newt, asking me to vote for Meg Whitman for Governor.

Vomit…!

Seven Percent Solution on May 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

She’s running great ads, too. Rising from receptionist to CEO of HP is pretty dang impressive.

John the Libertarian on May 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Carly for Cali, the message is No New Taxes and it works

ginaswo on May 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

I had the privilege of being Chuck DeVore’s driver this past Sunday for an out-of-state appearance. Re-read his bio beforehand, as I am not a CA resident/voter.

Also heard him speak and debate. – very impressive and intelligent guy.

It’s all about the media and $$$, not the record and ability.

Just ask Obama.

fred5678 on May 25, 2010 at 7:22 PM

How’s Mickey Kaus doing?

Jim-Rose on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

a state as big as Cali

Does anyone else from CA shudder when they hear it referred to as Cali? I don’t know why, but it annoys the hell out of me. Oh well, soon enough it’ll be called Marxylvania or Northern Mexico so I guess my complaint is moot.

Dead Hand Control on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

friend who’s tapped into California politics e-mailed earlier per last night’s post to note that Fiorina’s been dominating Campbell and DeVore with TV advertising

Fiorina’s TV ads started maybe a week ago, so that probably has something to do with it…. BUT DeVore and Campbell also started running ads. Last night during 24 I saw one Fiorina ad, and two DeVore ads.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Does anyone else from CA shudder when they hear it referred to as Cali? I don’t know why, but it annoys the hell out of me.

Dead Hand Control on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Yes. It sounds like something norcal folks would say.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Seven Percent Solution on May 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Yes. Proven conservative asking you to vote for promising Republican candidate – how revolting!

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM

The mailers featuring Palin’s endorsement were slick, targeted and expensive. Not only is the endorsement valueable, it’s treated so.

silverfox on May 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I would really appreciate it if you didn’t post that picture of Palin being hung in effigy again.

Are you really trying to say that “most” of CA is ready to lynch Sarah and that Carly is “gusty” just to acknowledge Palin’s endorsement?

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I don’t trust Campbell because my Atheist Libertarian pal keeps pushing him.

Kensington on May 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I’m glad to see that rat, Campbell down so low, just hypothetically, I would love to have known what a Palin endorsement of DeVore would’ve done. I think his numbers would’ve soared with both Palin & Huck behind him. Esp. since Fiorina has talked about curtailing the 1st Amendment.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on May 25, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Are you really trying to say that “most” of CA is ready to lynch Sarah and that Carly is “gusty” just to acknowledge Palin’s endorsement?

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I’m trying to say that most of the people I know, hardcore liberals in education, would be very pleased by this. Yes.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Does anyone else from CA shudder when they hear it referred to as Cali? I don’t know why, but it annoys the hell out of me.
Dead Hand Control on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Yes. I’ve lived in all parts of California and not one time have I heard a westerner call it Cali.

silverfox on May 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM

I’m trying to say that most of the people I know, hardcore liberals in education, would be very pleased by this. Yes.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

And what I’m trying to say is that you’re not helping anyone by keeping a meme like that going in any way, not even to point out its faults.

The political climate is bad enough right now without bringing any more violent images into it, thanks.

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM

One of the main reasons Sarah Palin supported Carly Fiorina was to stop Campbell who she called a RINO to be the nominee facing Boxer.

Fiorina and DeVore were splitting the vote and Devore was getting in the neighborhood of 15% consistently and not increasing his support. Palin calculated he could not win, but Carly could. Note what DeVore received in this poll: 16%.

technopeasant on May 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM

OT a comment i posted here is the subject line of a new DNC email blast attack

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM

I’m trying to say that most of the people I know, hardcore liberals in education, would be very pleased by this. Yes.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

BTW, I asked you if this view represented “most of CA” and guess what? It doesn’t.

You’re talking about union-goon NEA DemocRats.
Once you get out of L.A. and San Fran, I hear California becomes a lot more Conservative and Republican.
They *did* elect Reagan and Ahnuld as Governor.

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

OT a comment i posted here is the subject line of a new DNC email blast attack

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Oh Crikey! They’re gonna paint us all as cougar hunters!

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

The theory is right: Only Fiorina is on the air right now and they are in heavy rotation. I already voted for Campbell, but he has no money and I don’t mind if Fiorina out-slaps Boxer with money.

Apologetic California on May 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM

The student has spoken.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

People who denigrate students for the pure fact that they’re young are the biggest douchebags in the world.

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

The female Romney. Marvelous.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM
They do have the same haircut.

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Nuh uh! Mittens has more hair…and it’s easier to style, too.

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

OT a comment i posted here is the subject line of a new DNC email blast attack

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Congratulations. You get a BADGE!

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Oh Crikey! They’re gonna paint us all as cougar hunters!

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

lol chris good from the Atlantic emailed me about it

where’s my interview with Megyn Kelly?

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Yes. It sounds like something norcal folks would say.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM

F*ck NorCal. I’m a Socal Supremacist.

Apologetic California on May 25, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Listen, I get that Chuck DeVore has a Twitter/online army. If he had an army of Cali supporters, that’d probably be more helpful to his campaign…

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 7:37 PM

a comment i posted here is the subject line of a new DNC email blast attack

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:33 PM

What did you say?

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Fiorina lewinskied Mohammad.

Tav on May 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Listen, I get that Chuck DeVore has a Twitter/online army. If he had an army of Cali supporters, that’d probably be more helpful to his campaign…

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 7:37 PM

ROFL!!
I know that’s right!
Lawsy, those people are deranged!
Even the Libs can’t match them for being mean trolls!

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

BTW, I asked you if this view represented “most of CA” and guess what?

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:34 PM

I wouldn’t rule it out. I wouldn’t say most people would want to lynch her, but a general poll would probably find her near Bush levels here, not as low because she was never actually in power though.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Technopeasant -

I agree. Sarah waited as long as she could and calculated there was no way DeVore could win. She didn’t want Campbell (abortion), which leaves Carly.

bw222 on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Does anyone else from CA shudder when they hear it referred to as Cali? I don’t know why, but it annoys the hell out of me. Oh well, soon enough it’ll be called Marxylvania or Northern Mexico so I guess my complaint is moot.

Dead Hand Control on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I know what you mean…I live in St. Louis and there’s a huge trend afoot to begin calling it, “The Lou.” I get the Lou Brock, Louie Armstrong reference…but I hate having the town I adore being an acronymn for a toilet. As an ex-marketing/p.r. person…I’d have strongly discouraged this trend.

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

And I’ll add that I’m not in LA or SF. I’m in conservative part of the state.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:41 PM

What did you say?

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM

i found the badge crap on the new GOP website to be lame

and so the email used about 10 comments from that thread as well

im the next jonathan krohn wow, can you believe it

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Yes. Proven conservative asking you to vote for promising Republican candidate – how revolting!

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM

No one is up for your crapola any more.

katy the mean old lady on May 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Maryland Heights resident here. I hate that term too. Think it might have been Nelly that started that?

stldave on May 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Go Carly Go!

SeniorD on May 25, 2010 at 7:44 PM

I classify as a Palinista and even I doubt she had a hell of a lot to do with this. Fiorina wanted until the most opportune time to carpet bomb her opponents with ads and it’s paying off.

Palin is probably helping some with uncommitted conservatives, but I have to disagree with C4P on her influence here. But, it does show her solid political instincts. She knows the most conservative candidates who can win and knows when to speak up for them when it will do the most good.

SCSoxFan on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

I wouldn’t rule it out. I wouldn’t say most people would want to lynch her, but a general poll would probably find her near Bush levels here, not as low because she was never actually in power though.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Are you dense?!
Cut out that kind of talk about any political figure!
It doesn’t belong in the public arena!

And it’s not even true.
There is no rational reason for anyone anywhere (even the whacko Left Coast) to “hate” Sarah Palin with such vehemence or even GWB, either, for that matter.
Bush was POTUS for 8 years but Sarah’s a private citizen who has never done one thing to these people to be hated for.

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

With a second datapoint, it’s looking pretty legitimate. I can’t believe Carly made such a strong surge, but I’m glad Campbell is apparently on thin ice. Dying to see Erickson’s comments on it – surprised he didn’t comment on the first poll earlier today.

stldave on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

i found the badge crap on the new GOP website to be lame

and so the email used about 10 comments from that thread as well

im the next jonathan krohn wow, can you believe it

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Oops. I was extra snarky in that thread. Hope they didn’t quote me. =(

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

I didn’t say it was rational. I call it like I see it.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:48 PM

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:47 PM

lol probably did then

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I’m not a huge fan of Fiorina, but I share Palin’s philosophy: the most conservative candidate that can win. We need the biggest Senate majority we can muster and if Boxer goes down it will be mighty, mighty sweet.

Missy on May 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

HAH! Palin is speaking out against the one and for the left that’s enough to hate her.

boomer on May 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM

The female Romney. Marvelous.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Until she masters the poignant, patriotic, and presidential faraway look evidenced here, here, and here…she’s no Romney. :)

Bee on May 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM

People who denigrate students for the pure fact that they’re young are the biggest douchebags in the world.

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Agreed.

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM

I know what you mean…I live in St. Louis and there’s a huge trend afoot to begin calling it, “The Lou.” I get the Lou Brock, Louie Armstrong reference…but I hate having the town I adore being an acronymn for a toilet. As an ex-marketing/p.r. person…I’d have strongly discouraged this trend.

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I lived in Lemay for a year and I have family in Oakville.
Q.What do you call a driver in St.Louis who’s using his turn signal?
A. An out-of-stater.
Q.When visiting St.Louis where should one go to find good pizza?
A. Chicago.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 25, 2010 at 7:53 PM

I didn’t say it was rational. I call it like I see it.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:48 PM

I don’t think that’s what I see if I came to California.

And “you call it like you see it,” to what end?
For what purpose?
If you post that picture again, I’m going to ask Ed and AP to take it down and maybe ban you and I’ve never done that before about anyone.
It’s inflammatory for no good reason and the country doesn’t need anymore of that right now.

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:53 PM

People who denigrate students for the pure fact that they’re young are the biggest douchebags in the world.

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Right.

Shouldn’t you be in school?/

portlandon on May 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

ABC baby.
Anybody but Campbell

jjshaka on May 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Power to the Palin!

Key West Reader on May 25, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I don’t think that’s what I see if I came to California.

And “you call it like you see it,” to what end?
For what purpose?
If you post that picture again, I’m going to ask Ed and AP to take it down and maybe ban you and I’ve never done that before about anyone.
It’s inflammatory for no good reason and the country doesn’t need anymore of that right now.

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 7:53 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/27/the-tolerance-of-the-left/

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Does anyone else from CA shudder when they hear it referred to as Cali? I don’t know why, but it annoys the hell out of me. Oh well, soon enough it’ll be called Marxylvania or Northern Mexico so I guess my complaint is moot.

Dead Hand Control on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Yes, as a lifelong Calfifornian, the son of two native Californians, I much prefer Kali. Or Aztlan. But mostly Kali.

CK MacLeod on May 25, 2010 at 8:02 PM

People who denigrate students for the pure fact that they’re young are the biggest douchebags in the world.

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM

I denigrate a person who once said “Trust me. I’m a student.”

No joke.

Oh…and I’m 27, and a college grad. Try again.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/27/the-tolerance-of-the-left/

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 7:59 PM

That was reporting on the news when it happened.
Now, it’s almost 2 years later and it’s just inflammatory.

Don’t push me anymore.
Using this type of visuals and language that incite others to hate and be violent is wrong.
Or have we been hammering on the radical Muslims about this for nothing?

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Oh…and I’m 27, and a college grad. Try again.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM

And somehow managed to miss the day they talked about Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Germany.

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 8:08 PM

“Does anyone else from CA shudder when they hear it referred to as Cali? ”

It just exposes that the person who says it is not from California. Sort of like someone calling Virginia, Virgi. It’s sort of the same thing as people who call San Francisco, ‘Frisco. They are names generally created by people from other states tying to be “cool” or something.

Aronold Schwarzenkennedy can get away with it due to his accent but he still tries to put the final syllables on it.

crosspatch on May 25, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Jenfidel on May 25, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Not inciting anything. Just pointing out what kind of attitudes exist in California. I think its relevant for the general election.

El_Terrible on May 25, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Oh…and I’m 27, and a college grad. Try again.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 8:03 PM

So you know what it’s like, yet you still do it.

Brilliant.

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 8:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 25, 2010 at 7:53 PM

And a stop sign in South City is just a suggestion.
The reason everyone you meet who is a native St. Louisian asks, “Where did you go to high school?” is because it’s the biggest small town in America. The answer to the question tells you oddles about their family, financial status, educational background…plus you can always, always find a connection where you know someone in common.

Also, I plead tiredness…I said acronymn…I should have said homophone.

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM

stldave on May 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Just listed a great house in your municipality today. Like I said, small town!

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Sarahcuda is a significant contribution to Fiorina’s lead, in addition to her ground game there in CA.

ted c on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Nah. Carly is filling the air with ads, Chuck none, Campbell’s are weak like him.

I classify as a Palinista and even I doubt she had a hell of a lot to do with this. Fiorina wanted until the most opportune time to carpet bomb her opponents with ads and it’s paying off.

Palin is probably helping some with uncommitted conservatives, but I have to disagree with C4P on her influence here. But, it does show her solid political instincts. She knows the most conservative candidates who can win and knows when to speak up for them when it will do the most good.

SCSoxFan on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Agreed.

The female Romney. Marvelous.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Better than the female Boxer.

peski on May 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Until she masters the poignant, patriotic, and presidential faraway look evidenced here, here, and here…she’s no Romney. :)

Bee on May 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Why the photos of wax sculptures? I don’t get it. :P

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 8:30 PM

So you know what it’s like, yet you still do it.

Brilliant.

nickj116 on May 25, 2010 at 8:17 PM

I know enough not to declare myself intellectually superior due solely to my registration status with a secondary school. Narutoboy does not.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 8:32 PM

And somehow managed to miss the day they talked about Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Germany.

Narutoboy on May 25, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I missed where I claimed that he didn’t.

MadisonConservative on May 25, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Despite being an a die-hard Cubs fan who turned 36 in Lemay the day before the Birds won the Series-I actually love So. County.
We’ve been back in the Chicago area for 3 years now and I’ve wanted to escape for all of them!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 25, 2010 at 8:34 PM

“your mom goes to college”

blatantblue on May 25, 2010 at 8:43 PM

I understand somewhat why AP and some others are having some difficulty accepting the strength of Palin’s influence. Endorsements aren’t normally in themselves game changers.

So it’s not normal AT ALL, but in fact, it is real (Haley, many others doing well too when arguably they shouldn’t), and it is amazing.

I think the proof indirectly is in her high favorables with GOP’ers, and most specifically, the polls about who best exemplifies the republican party and/or republican values. This seemingly doesn’t translate strongly into votes as a presidential candidate, but translates very strongly into political influence.

csThor on May 25, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Yeah, when she endorsed Carly and took a bunch of heat it didn’t matter to AP and his goons that these other groups endorsed her as well. No siree. But now Carly has pulled ahead, he conveniently mentions them.

Allah, it’s ok to be critical of Palin but to be so disingenuous is tiresome. Right to Life and those dang farmers unions also backed other candidate and I don’t think they ever had the same impact that Palin’s endorsements do.

By the way, where is your, ahem, reaction to Romney’s debacle in Utah where he was loudly booed and his candidate went down in flames?

promachus on May 25, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Anybody but Campbell

jjshaka on May 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Tom’s been running “I am Reagan” ads that make me want to vomit.

John the Libertarian on May 25, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I’m sure Carly thinks Palin helped her! Palin’s endoresement is the reason I decided not to waste my vote on DeVore… who’s reaction to Palin’s endoresement of Carly left a lot to be desired.

CCRWM on May 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Hahaha… Even a RedState blogger said Carly’s surge is due to Palin

Just give the full credit to Palin… AP

LurkerDood on May 25, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Let the Palin be with you…

I wasn’t too hot on Carly (the McLame factor) but I heard her on Hugh Hewitt a few weeks ago and she’s more than acceptable, not Chuck, but good enough.

phreshone on May 25, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Allah no one is claiming that this move in the polls was all Palin’s doing noe Haley’s move. what Palin supporters are claiming is that Palin provided the spark to allow supporters to take a closer look at these candidates. the candidates then were able to use their resourses to capitalize on Palin’s endorsement.

Palin supporters are also claiming that the story line from the DC GOp elites/media/and DNC for the entire year that candidates should run from Palin’s endorsement because it would be the death knell for them (this talking point was in full swing last year in VA,NJ, and NY23rd as well as Mass if you remember) is full of hogwash.

the DNC has even gone so far as to TRY to tie politicans to Palin. then when they do finally manage to tie a politican to Palin they wonder why that Politician 9like brown) wins.

these endorsements among others like Perry, Rand Paul, Tom emmer, col West, sean duffy show the big lie that that storyline is.

It also shows that Palin is now the gold standard of endorsements and every GOP in the running for a seat in Nov should run not walk and bend knee for that endorsement.

unseen on May 26, 2010 at 12:14 AM

It’s simply that people are making up their mind. Palin’s endorsement helped, obviously.

The agricultural assoc?

You are kidding. Right?

AnninCA on May 26, 2010 at 12:31 AM

AnninCA on May 26, 2010 at 12:31 AM

He’s not. That’s the problem with Allah. He’ll stoop to any levels to denigrate Palin.

promachus on May 26, 2010 at 1:51 AM

I classify as a Palinista and even I doubt she had a hell of a lot to do with this. Fiorina wanted until the most opportune time to carpet bomb her opponents with ads and it’s paying off.

Palin is probably helping some with uncommitted conservatives, but I have to disagree with C4P on her influence here. But, it does show her solid political instincts. She knows the most conservative candidates who can win and knows when to speak up for them when it will do the most good.

SCSoxFan on May 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Yeah, then Palin got very lucky to endorse just when Carly was beginning her ad blitzkrieg and just when she was having a major turnaround in polls.

promachus on May 26, 2010 at 2:15 AM

It’s not just Palin’s endorsement that’s been helping her either: She got the nod from the National Right to Life and the California Farmers Bureau, which obviously helps in rural areas.

No dice. Association with Palin was supposed to be so toxic that it would sink the chances of any candidate regardless of whatever other endorsements received, especially in a state like CA.

ddrintn on May 26, 2010 at 8:58 AM

And, thus, comes another six years of Barbara Boxer. Crap.

Pablo Snooze on May 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM

And, thus, comes another six years of Barbara Boxer. Crap.

Pablo Snooze on May 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Well, if the other two can’t beat Fiorina, how are they going to beat Boxer? Same deal as Romney in 2008.

ddrintn on May 26, 2010 at 10:58 AM

I’m still voting for DeVore, but I’ll be happy if Fiorina beats Campbell. As far as Sarah’s influence goes, the real test would have been whether she could have gotten DeVore the win by endorsing him.

JackOfClubs on May 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM

From PPP today:

Boxer (45%) Fiorina (42%)

technopeasant on May 26, 2010 at 4:20 PM