Friday, October 8, 2010

This Would Be A Massive Coupe

Dingell Trailing Republican 39% to 44%

John Dingell was first elected in 1954 to a seat his father had held since 1932.

He's in trouble though.

-39% of voters support him. It is considered worrisome if an incumbent is below 50%. I'm not sure what it is considered if the candidate is below 40%.

-60% of the voters are at least mildly unsure of him.

-11% are undecided. Conventional wisdom holds that undecideds often break for the challenger. Dingell will have to get about 75% of these undecideds to erase the deficit he is in.

Now this is one poll and it has a margin of error of 5.6%, this not insignificant. Also, it did not have a large sample, 300 people. It is hard to explain away numbers this bad and the Congressmen himself has been telling people he is in a tough fight.

It would be no small irony for Dingell to get fired by the voters at the same time that the ex-President for whom he constantly called for impeachment of is starting to have a small resurgence in his popularity.

CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?


I'm thinking Bush will be around long enough to get the last laugh on a lot of his critics.

14 comments:

MK said...

So he hated Bush ey, ah comeuppance, a most enjoyable dish to serve to leftists.

Chuck said...

MK, agreed

George said...

Miss me yet?

Ticker said...

Dingle is becoming more of a dingle berry to the folks in his State.

Karen Howes said...

Why the hell has the same guy been in office since 1954? Stalin's reign wasn't this long!

Always On Watch said...

November 2 is going to be a "blood bath"!

Z said...

I hope AOW's right......
but we have fraud to worry about...big time. SO, we need EVERYONE TO VOTE.

I like the irony, Chuck......oh, man, wouldn't that be great!?

Chuck said...

George, more than you can know

Ticker, agreed

Karen, it's almost as if they are entitled

AOW, I think it is. I think it's going to worse than imagined right now.

Z, gotta love it

LASunsett said...

I cannot recall Bush ever blaming Clinton for the ills of everything that befell him and his administration. Some of the hardcore neo-con hacks did, at times. But George, himself, never whined about Clinton in the way this President and his administration has done with Bush.

Such a Cry-baby Crissy.

Chuck said...

LA, no and he refuses to attack Obama like Carter and Clinton did with him. It's a matter of class, the Dems don't have it.

Phill Senters said...
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Phill Senters said...

Reading that CNN poll, it seems all the Dems have to talk about lately is "What might have been" or what they inherited from GW...And what is a "generic Republican"?? Maybe we should vote for a bunch of those.
1954???...56 years. Maybe he can retire after November and give America a break.

Chuck said...

Phil, most of the Republicans are generic these days

cube said...

I used to think term limits were a bad idea because I had faith in the American electorate to vote out the bad apples. No more. I have come to my senses. You can't allow candidates to consolidate so much power that they can buy their office with promises and bribes.