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October 19, 2010
Will the Republican wave drown Dennis Kucinich?
Say it ain't so, Dennis. Say it ain't so:
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained the results of a private poll conducted last night in Ohio-10, the Cleveland-area district held for seven terms by Democrat Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich has been widely viewed as safe-even though he fell short of 60 percent of the vote in 2008, and the district has a Cook PVI of only Dem +8.Corrigan has very little money - but so does Kucinich. The liberal nutcase has the rough integrity of all radicals, which makes he and his ilk impossibly dangerous. Believing one is right despite all evidence to the contrary is the hallmark of the true believer and this, Kucinich has proudly been for his entire political career. He will go to his political grave insisting that he knows what is best for you, and take pride in standing on that principle.
The poll (based on a small but respectable 319 person sample, with a margin of error of 5.6 percent, weighted to eliminate gender bias) shows Kucinich ahead of his opponent, Peter Corrigan, by only 4 percent. The profile of undecided voters suggests they may break for Corrigan by about 3-2. And Corrigan's 4 percent deficit turns into a 4 percent Corrigan lead when voters are given information on Kucinich's ties to corrupt local Democratic leaders, and on Kucinich's support for illegal immigration. These are signs that undecided voters could be pushed to go Corrigan's way. Furthermore, Corrigan is running even with Kucinich among those who've already requested their absentee ballot, as early voting has already started in Ohio.
Corrigan's website is here.