Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Polls open in NY 20th race

The polls have been open in the 20th district of NY since 6am this Tuesday morning. This will be a very close race and voter turnout a key. Latest poll from last Friday showed the Democrat Murphy had pulled ahead of Republican Tedisco.


I must admit to being confused by the results of the poll. Below is a quote from the article.

“While the percentage of likely voters supporting Murphy has risen about 3 points per week for the last four weeks, the percentage supporting Tedisco has dropped 3 points. In the last four weeks, Murphy turned a 12-point deficit into a 4-point lead,” said Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena New York Poll. “Murphy has sealed the deal with Democrats, leading 84-11 percent, while Tedisco has the support of less than two-thirds of Republicans, leading 64-27 percent.”
Independents are split, with Tedisco leading 45-44 percent. That’s an improvement for Tedisco, who had trailed with independents by 6 percentage points two weeks ago.

What seems obvious to me is that we Republicans are vascillating. We do not seem very loyal to our party. I've seen it and heard all the reasons at my local county level. It doesn't wash with me. We need to be able to close ranks once the voting day arrives. We have to learn to leave our ego at the polling place door.

The quote above is revealing. The Dems are at 84% in favor of Murphy, only 64% of the Republicans are behind their candidate Tedisco. Tedisco has lost 3% of his support. The Democrat has stayed even. Will this change in the voting booth?

Why is there that. I don’t know why Republicans are losing faith in Tedisco. I thought maybe it was issue related. The Independents however have started to go for Tedisco. They are the ones who are the issue people. So I’m conflicted as to why the Republicans are switching alleigiences. I think probably it is an indication of East coast politics and the RINO thing.

Whatever we better get our act together.
Polls open. Higher than expected turnout in the NY 20th race.


Two quotes from the field, will sum it up.

Bush’s fault Obama lovers, hang over from last election.

"Republicans haven't been too successful running the government," said Costa, a registered Democrat.

The other looking ahead at what the obama plan will do.

"A vote for Jim Tedisco is a vote against the out-of-control government that is going to rearrange all of American society from top-down," Sievers said. "To pick one point, the stimulus bill was written by (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi. It was a vote forced on people who didn't have time to read the

Are people still afraid to be associated with anything that could be thought of as anti-Obama?

The end of the day will tell. At least on the East Coast.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

PS. As the results come in I will keep adding updates.

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