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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Republican Daniel Webster now holds a 7-point lead over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson

Via Sunshine News:

In one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation, Republican Daniel Webster now holds a 7-point lead over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in Central Florida's 8th Congressional District, according to a new Sunshine State News Poll.

Webster, a former state senator, leads the freshman congressman 43-36 in the survey of 559 likely voters conducted Sept. 25-27. TEA ("Taxed Enough Already") Party candidate Peg Dunmire drew 6 percent and NPA hopeful George Metcalfe garnered 3 percent, while 9 percent remained undecided (2 percent cited "other" and 1 percent refused to state).

Digging deeper, the numbers look even worse for Grayson as 51 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of the Orlando-area congressman.

"Grayson has real problems here," said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted the poll for Sunshine State News.

"He’s even more unpopular than the president, which is not surprising given how controversial he has been with his rhetoric, overall style and TV ads."

H/T to Hot Air for pointing out how Contessa Brewer from SNBC nails Grayson to the wall over one of those misleading attack ads.

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The real problem for Grayson is that, according to Open Congress, Grayson has voted along party-line (Democrat) 98 percent of the time and abstains 2 percent, and Democrats are facing a very toxic atmosphere going into the November midterms.

Perhaps avoidance of that very fact is why he has been trying to distract voters using ads like his Talinban Dan ad, despite finding it was misleading and distorting the actual facts.

Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar

The Florida Democrat manipulates video to make his opponent seem to urge wives to 'submit' to husbands. He didn't.


We thought Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida reached a low point when he falsely accused his opponent of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, and of not loving his country. But now Grayson has lowered the bar even further. He’s using edited video to make his rival appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said.

In a new ad, Grayson accuses his Republican opponent Daniel Webster of being a religious fanatic and dubs him "Taliban Dan." But to make his case, Grayson manipulates a video clip to make it appear Webster was commanding wives to submit to their husbands, quoting a passage in the Bible. Four times, the ad shows Webster saying wives should submit to their husbands. In fact, Webster was cautioning husbands to avoid taking that passage as their own. The unedited quote is: "Don’t pick the ones [Bible verses] that say, ‘She should submit to me.’ "

Often acts of desperation without thinking them through end up in disaster and Grayson may just learn that lesson too late.

Republicans are lucky this year, with the majority of Americans disapproving of Obama's job performance, Pelosi and Reid holding the highest unpopularity ratings of all congressional leaders and congress holding it's lowest favorability ranking, all Republicans have to do is point to Democratic incumbents actual votes and allow the connection to Obama's agenda and Reid and Pelosi to speak for itself.

Democrats cannot use their recently passed legislation as a platform to campaign on, because the majority of Americans opposed most of it before it passed and still do, so they have no other choice than to attack, lie and distort on things that have nothing to do with the actual issues.