A Depressing Wednesday Morning (Plus Polls From PA and NC)
It appears the railroad tracks that the Republican Suicide train was on in early February have been fixed and the train is back rolling down the tracks….
There were a myriad of combinations that could have happened last night in Alabama and Mississippi. some better for Romney and some not. I think going into last night, the worst possible thing the Republican Party could see happen is Rick Santorum win both states. it just continues to boggle my mind that Republican Party voters who want more than anything to defeat Barack Obama, win a majority in the US Senate and keep their majority in the US House believe that making Rick Santorum the face of the Republican Party is the best way to do that. I am sure Scott Walker in Wisconsin is just relishing the idea of Rick Santorum being the face of his party as he faces his recall election in June….
I sometimes get asked by Republicans elsewhere in the country what is it like to be a Republican in Maryland where Democrats have absolute control over everything. I say make Rick Santorum the face of the Republican Party and it won’t be long when you can witness it for yourself on a national scale….
Quinnipiac University gives us a look at the state of Pennsylvania this morning showing Barack Obama ahead of the Republican field and Rick Santorum leading the primary. No surprise here.
PRESIDENT – PENNSYLVANIA – GOP PRIMARY (Quinnipiac)
Rick Santorum 36%
Mitt Romney 22%
Ron Paul 12%
Newt Gingrich 8%
PRESIDENT – PENNSYLVANIA (Quinnipiac)
Barack Obama (D-inc) 46%
Mitt Romney (R) 40%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 45%
Rick Santorum (R) 44%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 50%
Newt Gingrich (R) 37%
This poll was done March 7-12 among 1256 registered voters. Yesterday, Public Policy Polling gave a look at the gubernatorial race in their home state of North Carolina showing Pat McCrory with a double-digit lead no matter who is the Democratic nominee.
GOVERNOR – NORTH CAROLINA (PPP)
Pat McCrory (R) 48%
Bruce Blackmon (D) 33%
Pat McCrory (R) 46%
Walter Dalton (D) 35%
Pat McCrory (R) 46%
Bob Etheridge (D) 36%
Pat McCrory (R) 49%
Gardenia Henley (D) 29%
This poll was done 8-11 among 804 registered voters.