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disenfranchised Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 11:58 PM
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Edwards is leading Bush in Kerry's home state.
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 12:07 AM by disenfranchised
By David R. Guarino/Herald Poll Sunday, February 29, 2004

"North Carolina Sen. John Edwards fares just as well against President Bush in Massachusetts as Sen. John F. Kerry - robbing the hometown front-runner of a signature issue heading into Super Tuesday voting, a new Boston Sunday Herald poll shows.

In general election match-ups, Edwards beats Bush by 23 points in the Bay State while Kerry bests the incumbent by 29 points, the poll found.

The results undercut Kerry's claim to electability, the centerpiece of his ride toward the nomination since a surprise Iowa caucus victory six weeks ago."

http://news.bostonherald.com/national/national.bg?articleid=1160


This proves my argument. The Democrats in the blue states will still vote for Edwards.
Unlike Kerry, Edwards puts red states like North Carolina in play.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:01 AM
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1. I think your title is
excessively misleading.
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disenfranchised Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:03 AM
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2. Sorry. Is it better now?
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:04 AM
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4. No.
Bush's home state is Connecticut.:)
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disenfranchised Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:07 AM
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5. One more try.
This is why I make my living working with my hands.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:15 AM
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11. Yes
thank you very much :)
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:03 AM
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3. I think we should
revisit this issue on Tuesday evening.:)
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:09 AM
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6. Don't fool yourself
I live in NC. Edwards doesn't put NC in play. He wouldn't even win his Senate seat back here.
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disenfranchised Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:11 AM
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7. That's funny.
He's leading Bush in the latest poll. If that doesn't put a state into play, I don't know what does.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:14 AM
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10. I don't care what that
Survey USA poll said. I know the tone around here. And he wouldn't win his Senate seat here. He barely won it the first time. Clinton couldn't even beat Dole in this state.
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disenfranchised Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:19 AM
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12. So Bush would see Edwards leading in a poll and ignore the state?
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Streetdoc270 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:35 AM
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13. Its more than just one poll....
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 12:36 AM by Streetdoc270
http://www.dcpoliticalreport.com/2004/NCPoll.htm

Also you have to be aware of the fact that winning a NC Senate seat by 51% is considered a landslide... In the last 8 Elections the winner was decided by 51% or less...

:on edit: Also note in this poll has Edwards winning his Senate seat over Burr by 9%
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atre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:02 AM
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14. You say your anecdotal experience disproves the survey results.
I say mine bears it out...
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Streetdoc270 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:11 AM
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8. Says who......
Edwards has done good things for NC. He stands a very good chance of winning this state in the Primary, and would most likley win his Senate seat back. I know that I'll vote for him!
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:14 AM
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9. I think you misunderstand.
Look at my avatar.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:46 AM
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22. It would be nice if we didn't dupe those who aren't paying attention.
They have all come to believe that Kerry is the most electable because they have this repeated again and again. We should have a true debate whether or not this is the case. Why should we halt debate?
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:27 AM
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15. Surprise Surprise
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 08:27 AM by fujiyama
A democrat wins Massachussets! Isn't this news!?

:silly:

Funny though, that in '96 Kerry only won reelection to his senate seat by some 8 points, while clinton won the state by 30 something points.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 08:43 AM
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16. The real headline is:
Kerry, Edwards both Bush beaters: Dixie underdog nearly as `electable' as native son

John Kerry is still 6 pts better than Edwards. What a non-story, really.
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Skwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 09:01 AM
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17. This polls is worthless
and proves nothing. How much do you think those polled really know about Edwards? Very little.
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bushwakker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:43 AM
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18. You are being spun by the RW Herald
The story here is that AWOL has no chance in MA and that is good. In addition how does Kerry beating AWOL by 6 more points than AWOL in MA prove electability for Edwards? The Herald will miss no ooportunity to try some anti-Kerry spin - this is absurd.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:47 AM
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19. Wow! A Democrat Would Beat Bush In MA.
The Question of importance... will Edwards beat Kerry in Massachusetts?
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tameszu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:31 AM
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20. Uh, so who was arguing that blue states wouldn't vote for
Edwards?

I'm pretty sure that Ham Sandwich would take Bush by at least 15 pts. in MA.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:36 AM
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21. Exactly!
Sen. Kerry does NOT put any red (ish) states into play, which Sen. Edwards DOES.

For all those 'do the math' folks, re: the race for the nomination, might I suggest that YOU do the math re: the GE?

:think:
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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:15 PM
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23. The Murdoch-owned Herald is not to be taken at face value.
It is a tabloid.
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