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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reid, Conyers And Now Patrick Face Serious Challenges

I asked yesterday, after the news that Democratic Harry Reid trails in polls behind two possible Republican challengers and John Conyers faces a tough reelection, who would the next Democrats be, to pay for the unpopular push of Obama's policies.

Rasmussen answers that question today.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has an even longer way to go now if he wants to win a second term next year.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Massachusetts voters shows the Democratic incumbent trailing potential Republican challenger Christy Mihos 40% to 35%. Eleven percent (11%) like some other candidate, and 15% are not sure.

In June, Mihos had a statistically insignificant 41% to 40% lead over Patrick, so the bad news for the governor is that he is losing support.

Patrick has a one-point lead over another possible GOP competitor, health care executive Charlie Baker, 40% to 39%, with seven percent (7%) opting for some other candidate and 15% again undecided. In June, Patrick led Baker 41% to 36%.

Showing once again that Democrats rarely learn from their mistakes, news reports show they are still pushing Obamacare, with the public option, even harder... doubling down so to speak, and there is increasing talk about "going it alone."

I say they should go for it, and Republicans should stick to their guns and refuse to have anything to do with it. This way, when Democrats pass something opposed by the majority like the public option portion of Obamacare, as shown in poll after poll after poll, from multiple polling organizations, the people, the voters, know exactly who to blame for completely ignoring the majority.