Good News! Specter's numbers tanking in PA

Rick Moran
Some good news to start off your weekend. Arlen Specter is in trouble with the voters in Pennsylvania.

Rasmussen:

A look inside the numbers shows the problem for Specter may be even more significant. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Republican voters in the state are less likely to vote for Specter. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, just 27% are more likely to support the long-time incumbent while 48% are less likely to do so.

These numbers are not surprising given the partisan response to the stimulus bill itself. Nationwide, support for the stimulus legislation increased following President Obama’s nationally televised press conference earlier this week. Still, the legislation is perceived as being what Democrats want rather than a bipartisan product.

In Pennsylvania, 69% of Republicans oppose the package while 73% of Democrats favor it. Those not affiliated with either major party are evenly divided. That partisan divide places Specter in a difficult position. Even though Specter has aligned himself with the president and other Democrats on the stimulus, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has announced that the Pennsylvania Republican is one of their top targets for the 2010 election cycle.

Now, I am still something of a romantic about politics so I will grant Specter the benefit of the doubt and say that he really thinks the stimulus as it will be presented to the senate is the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the yin and yang, the end all and be all of necessities.

That simply makes him stupid, not evil.

But Republicans need to come up with another candidate in Pennsylvania or ole Arlen is going to get his rear end handed to him on election day. The Democrats don't care if he is supporting Obama and Republicans care a great deal that he supports this monstrosity of a bail out. Add those two concepts together and it spells d-e-f-e-a-t.

Better he lose in the primary than the general election. So let's hope there's some bright, young, ambitious conservative in the Keystone state who will take this mossback on and send him into an well deserved (but far too lucrative) retirement.

Hat tip: Hot Air

 

 


Some good news to start off your weekend. Arlen Specter is in trouble with the voters in Pennsylvania.

Rasmussen:

A look inside the numbers shows the problem for Specter may be even more significant. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Republican voters in the state are less likely to vote for Specter. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, just 27% are more likely to support the long-time incumbent while 48% are less likely to do so.

These numbers are not surprising given the partisan response to the stimulus bill itself. Nationwide, support for the stimulus legislation increased following President Obama’s nationally televised press conference earlier this week. Still, the legislation is perceived as being what Democrats want rather than a bipartisan product.

In Pennsylvania, 69% of Republicans oppose the package while 73% of Democrats favor it. Those not affiliated with either major party are evenly divided. That partisan divide places Specter in a difficult position. Even though Specter has aligned himself with the president and other Democrats on the stimulus, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has announced that the Pennsylvania Republican is one of their top targets for the 2010 election cycle.

Now, I am still something of a romantic about politics so I will grant Specter the benefit of the doubt and say that he really thinks the stimulus as it will be presented to the senate is the cat's meow, the bee's knees, the yin and yang, the end all and be all of necessities.

That simply makes him stupid, not evil.

But Republicans need to come up with another candidate in Pennsylvania or ole Arlen is going to get his rear end handed to him on election day. The Democrats don't care if he is supporting Obama and Republicans care a great deal that he supports this monstrosity of a bail out. Add those two concepts together and it spells d-e-f-e-a-t.

Better he lose in the primary than the general election. So let's hope there's some bright, young, ambitious conservative in the Keystone state who will take this mossback on and send him into an well deserved (but far too lucrative) retirement.

Hat tip: Hot Air