Laxalt Leads By 1% in NV, Budd Leads By 3% in NC

    The race in Nevada continue to represent one of the Republican’s best chances of a pickup in the US Senate according to a new poll from Emerson College.

    US SENATE – NEVADA (Emerson)
    Adam Laxalt (R) 42%
    Catherine Cortez Masto (D-inc) 41%

    This poll was done September 8-10 among 1000 likely voters. Meanwhile in North Carolina, a new poll from East Carolina University has Republican Ted Budd in his bid to keep this seat in Republican hands.

    Ted Budd (R) 49%
    Cheri Beasley (D) 46%

    This poll was done September 7-10 among 1020 likely voters.

    Posted by Dave at 10:24 pm
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    64 Responses to “Laxalt Leads By 1% in NV, Budd Leads By 3% in NC”

    1. Cash Cow TM says:



    2. Cash Cow TM says:


      NH and other states…

    3. NYCmike says:

      Lindell should have said he left his phone under one of his pillows……..those 87,000 extra IRS would have been transferred to the FBI within the hour.

    4. Phil says:

      The more I think about it that Lindell stuff couldn’t possibly be true. Got to be more to it than that. A warrant to seize the phone of a prominent Trump supporter like him? Insanity. Couldn’t possibly be true. Could it?

    5. Bitterlaw says:

      He promised me that My Pillow would give me the best sleep of my life. Liar.

    6. Tina says:

      The justice department is acting this way politicized and out of control.

      The gop e is silent on these 1st amendment matters.

    7. NYCmike says:

      I just saw something about Lindsey Graham and other Republicans pushing legislation to have abortion banned after 15 weeks……has anyone else seen this?

      Why would Graham and/or any other Republican-federal-office-holder look to nationalize abortion policy?

      Let it be a states issue.

    8. Wes says:

      Hey, Mikey, you should be thrilled. Schumer got his preferred candidate–Don Bolduc–in NH. You and Aaron Day can now pop champagne corks since Maggie the Moonbat will have no problem winning reelection.

    9. NYCmike says:

      Wes, I’m thrilled to see your still a doofus.

      As for NH, I would prefer a Republican win the general election, as I always have. We shall see if the Republican primary voters chose the right person or not.

    10. Wes says:

      You mean if Schumer chose the right candidate since Chucky S funneled $6 million into the race to help Bolduc win.

      Sure, Mikey. The NHGOP gave Schumer the exact candidate he wanted. Schumer wanted him because Maggie the Moonbat would be likely to lose to him.

      You really are a goddamn idiot pretending we can’t see your fascination with your senior Senator.

    11. Wes says:

      I don’t think Chuck Schumer (D-NY) should be choosing GOP Senate candidates. He did exactly that in NH. Mikey will now say I oppose the primary system because I think Republicans shouldn’t be giving Schumer the candidates he explicitly wants.

    12. NYCmike says:

      You are weird. That’s ok, we have a big tent.

      We will set up some massage chairs for you.

    13. Wes says:

      I’m weird? The guy who claims I oppose the primary system become don’t think Republicans should be sending Schumer early Christmas presents in the form of his preferred Senate candidates calls me weird?


    14. NYCmike says:

      “become don’t think”

      -Stick to NC, Wes. You make sense when you speak about your home state.

      Your silly ramblings about me wanting Schumer to ever be successful makes you type too fast.

    15. NYCmike says:

      How is Tink and the kid doing? All of you doing good? Hope the home front is good. Stay well.

    16. Wes says:

      It was supposed to be “because I,” Mikey. I should have proofread to insert the pronoun and correct the Autocorrect change.

    17. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      It needs to be remembered that Putin claims Ukraine is part of Russia, and is only independent because a bunch of Nazi thugs have taken over. Is Putin going to nuke his own country? Also, given the often prevailing winds, radiation from a nuclear strike in the Ukraine is very likely to blow over Russia, including Moscow.

      And a final point made often, use of nuclear weapons is not just Putin pushing a button. It is a process that goes through many people — Putin’s order to use them may result in Putin receiving a bullet in the head.

    18. Country Dick Montana says:

      After Graham introducing abortion legislation, anyone who thinks that he and the gop-e want to lose the mid terms to keep the base candidates out, are simply not paying attention. Like their dem brethren they play the long game. And still get to keep their perks.

    19. Country Dick Montana says:

      Don’t want to lose.

      Why do something that stupid if you are truly trying to win.

    20. Gordon Allen says:

      #17. The problem with replacing Putin is the new guy may be worse.
      Putins main opposition comes from the right,complaining he isn’t forceful enough and using all the tools necessary; sort of be careful of what you wish for.
      Nobody knows really the internal politics at the Kremlin level. It is totally opaque to westerners.
      Similar to China.

    21. jason says:

      I see NYC got his wish and the deadender won the NH primary by 2000 votes.

      Send a message!

    22. jason says:

      Morse had a good chance at unseating Hassan. A wasted opportunity.

    23. jason says:

      Schumer spent $5 million to get the 2000 votes that separated a candidate that could win from the deadender.

      Money well spent. NYC cheering from sidelines and gets another coffee mug from Schumer.

    24. Phil says:

      Yeah, in the case of NH that’s another Democratic seat now off the table.

    25. Bitterlaw says:

      NYC only votes in NY. He did not vote for Schumer to be Senator. This line of attack making him responsible for Deadender candidates in other states when he did not send money to or vote for those candidates is old and absurd.

      NYC to attack me for the FBI or Tucker or something else in 3…2…1…

    26. Country Dick Montana says:

      This line of attack making him responsible for Deadender candidates in other states when he did not send money to or vote for those candidates is old and absurd.”

      I agree with BL on this. If people can be swayed against voting for their self interests by a bunch of commercials, then perhaps the problem lies with the voters.

      These so called deadender candidates, are to many people, the ones that do represent their views so they vote accordingly. They see little difference between the Dems and the national level GOP. The deadenders, rightly or wrongly, are a reaction to the disgust that many people have with both parties. One just gets to corporate facilitated total government control a little faster than the other.

    27. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I believe that Trump avoided endorsements in the New Hampshire primaries.
      If blame is to be cast, Gov. Chris Sununu should take the hit.
      His popularity among NH Republicans is questionable since he received under 80% of the GOP primary vote.
      Second, Republicans were likely to carry the NH-1 Congressional seat, but the redistricting plan was repeatedly vetoed by Sununu so he could fit his buddy, Hansel, into NH CD-2. Ironically, Hansel lost in his primary yesterday.
      Sununu is the worst type of GOP-e.

    28. Phil says:

      Agree on Sununu.

      Also, the Senate seat was his for the taking. Republicans could have used that seat to take the Senate.

    29. Wes says:

      Chris Sununu is a jerk. He literally had the chance to rebuild the NHGOP but went out of his way to remake the party in the mold of the HIGOP. Honestly I don’t see why John Sununu, Sr, hasn’t disowned his RINO son at this point.

    30. Wes says:

      Of course Schumer got his handpicked GOP Senate candidate out of the deal, so it’s all right, I guess.

    31. Phil says:

      Chris Sununu is indeed a jerk, and Wes is exactly right. He had a chance to rebuild the NH GOP. He had no interest in doing so. Couple that with going out of his way on multiple occasions to make Never Trump statements the guy is a useless RINO. Want more proof? Look what he did on redistricting. Pathetic.

    32. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      I thought that Oz trailed by 21 pts. in the PA Senate race. Well, he’s made-up a lot of ground since a new CBS Poll says that Oz trails by 5.(Mastriano is -11.)
      If you read the article accompanying the poll, it reads like an article about the abortion issue!

    33. Bitterlaw says:

      When I left my office last night, I saw one person in Fetterman’s office down the hall. It is the first time since they moved in a few weeks ago that anybody was there after 6:00. Things are getting serious.

    34. Phil says:

      Shapiro is not up 11 points in the governor’s race. That is the reason I’m not buying the CBS Senate numbers in Pa. That was a very rosy Democratic CBS article.

    35. Phil says:

      From what I’ve read, Mastriano has run no ads in Pa. Completely dark on tv. No money.

    36. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      #33- Bitterlaw
      I did a quick fisk of the PA Senate Poll and noted that 5% of Democrats will vote for Oz and 13% of Republicans for Fetterman. The PID is R+1. Most importantly, Indies are 49/49, whereas in 2020 Biden carried PA Indies by 9 pts according to exit polls.

    37. Phil says:

      13% of Republicans voting for Fetterman is completely consistent with what Baris found in his polling two weeks ago.

      No, I don’t get it either.

    38. Bitterlaw says:

      All the Republicans I know are voting for Oz. I am curious where the posters found the “Independents.” If they were from Philadelphia, 99% are really Dems.

    39. Bitterlaw says:

      I always vote straight ticket GOP. I do not understand why somebody would vote for Oz but not Mastriano or vice versa. In every election, the Democrat is worse.

    40. Gordon Allen says:

      Ignore all MSM/College polls until at least 10 days before the election( and perhaps even then). They are relentlessly narrative setting.

    41. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      For all the Putin toadies who say Russia had to invade Ukraine to prevent Ukraine joining NATO. The argument is total BS:

      “PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s chief envoy on Ukraine told the Russian leader as the war began that he had struck a provisional deal with Kyiv that would satisfy Russia’s demand that Ukraine stay out of NATO, but Putin rejected it and pressed ahead with his military campaign, according to three people close to the Russian leadership.”

    42. Robbie says:

      Yesterday was clearly a rough day for the Republican Party. Lindsey Graham’s decision to introduce a 15-week abortion ban defied reality. The whole point of overturning Roe vs. Wade was to return the issue to the states just as we have the death penalty. Yet for some reason, he chose to inject more life into an issue that has become an electoral problem for Republicans. And on a day when the markets were way down because of inflation no less.

      And then there was Hew Hampshire. It was a jubilant moment for NYCmike and the “send a message” crowd, but a disaster for the party. Bolduc is a certified lunatic. But we shouldn’t just lay this mess at the feet of the moron brigade. Sununu deserves criticism as well. It was one thing not to run, but his refusal to endorse a candidate until it no longer mattered was the whipped cream on top.

      If Republicans want to take advantage of the very favorable Senate map in 2024, they’re going to have to be willing to intervene in the primaries on behalf of the candidates who can actually win general elections. Just sitting back and hoping the mouth breathers won’t chose the most idiot person is not a strategy. And by all means, never let Rick Scott have a leadership role of any kind ever again.

    43. Bitterlaw says:

      Robbie refers to Republicans as “they.”

    44. DW says:

      Bitter, you still read Robbie’s posts? One of the best design features of HHR is the listing of the poster’s name FIRST. Its been a long time since I have read any of the posts from that Democrat trying thinly to disguise himself as a Republican.

    45. DW says:

      The National Park Service has released a statement regarding one of the most iconic symbols of American liberty. “No longer will park officials refer to the Statue of Liberty as ‘Lady Liberty’ as this description is now deemed offensive and harmful. The statue will now be called ‘non-binary liberty'”

    46. DW says:

      John Fetterwoman, who attacked Dr. Oz for owning lots of real estate, failed to properly disclose 8 properties he owns.

    47. SanDiegoCitizen says:

      The irony is it was Trump who told the Germans not to become dependent on Russian natural gas, and to use U.S. LNG instead. This is now happening:

      “Germany, for example, has replenished its gas reserves at break-neck speed and is close to squirrelling away enough to get it through the coming winter. European natural gas prices have already halved from their recent highs…”

    48. Gordon Allen says:

      Barris tweeted today he sees as of now 52-48 GOP Senate after November.
      Sounds a familiar number

    49. Dylan says:

      So the democrats have more of soon to be totally worthless US Dollars than the Republicans have to spend on their campaigns. Meh. . . .

    50. jan says:

      I’ve only recently begin to focus on the NH race – the outliers being Bolduc, someone who rose up thru the ranks from private to General, and a 25 year old girl who entered the race with a 2% following, eventually winning by 8 points. Somehow, I wouldn’t label anyone doing 10 tours of duty in Afghanistan, or a young woman feisty and determined enough to take on the establishment money bags as “Deadenders” either. Perhaps there was something about their earnest message that was particularly appealing to the Granite state, especially in an era of so many dishonest political actors. For those reasons, when I heard this morning they won, I smiled, and will hope for the best in their succeeding, despite the David vs Goliath odds facing them.

    51. Sheeple,Jr. says:

      Quinnipiac is releasing a GA Poll today. As a reference, in the middle of October in the 2020 cycle, it has Ossoff +6 against Perdue(R) and Warnock +19 against Loffler(R).

    52. Bitterlaw says:

      We don’t know if their message has broad appeal beyond primary voters. Deadenders always appeal to some voters. Until they show they can win the general Election, they remain Deadenders.

    53. Gordon Allen says:

      Until he won,many thought Trump was a deadender in 2015- 2016.
      It doesn’t say much for the GOP establishment in New Hampshire that the Governor supporting the Senate Majority leader got a candidate with what 30% of the Primary vote??
      Maybe they’re not that popular with the rank and file??

    54. Gordon Allen says:

      #51. I believe at one point Quinnipiac had either Trump or DeSantis down in Florida by 11 in 2018 or 2020.

    55. Chicon says:

      52 – a deadender is anyone who has yet to win a general election. So, Trump was a deadender in 2016. Bitter is a deadender. Desantis was a deadender four years ago. First time candidates need not apply. Outsiders need not apply.

      Makes sense…..

    56. Jan says:

      In 2010 the Tea party backed several candidates who captured the label “dead Enders.” I agreed, at the time, that people like Christine O’Donnell were light weight, more symbolic of a movement attempting to gain significance, than a candidate having experience and qualities deserving of the job. However, these NH newcomers seem way above the grade of the 2010 novice contenders.

      Leavitt was a former WH aid who caught the attention of Elise Stefanik and gleaned other conservative endorsements for her NH run. She is also extolled in the youthful TPUSA clan run by Charlie Kirk. They call her a “rising star,” rather than a dead ended, part of gen Z who seem to be evolving into a more conservative generation.

      Bouduc gave an outstanding interview today after his narrow win. He was impressive and seemed genuine in his intentions to represent and work for the people of NH. I would be grateful to have such a man say the same thing here about CA, rather than Newsom.

    57. Wes says:

      I don’t know, Jan. I take this position:

      If Chuck Schumer is literally going to spend money to help a certain Republican win a primary, then the GOP should go with a different candidate. Schumer is not exactly known for having a history of helping Republicans win Senate seats. See all his ads attacking Evan Jenkins and boosting Pat Morissey in West Virginia in 2018 as an example.

    58. Bitterlaw says:

      Zzzzzzzzz It takes more than just losing an election to be a Deadender. It requires an obvious inability to win a General Election because of a desire to send a message that appeals to the primary voters but does not appeal to swing voters or independents needed to win the GE.

      Christine O’Donnell was the perfect example of a Deadender. It also depends on the electorate. In New York, AOC is not a Deadender. In Alabama, she would be.

    59. Phil says:

      Quinnipiac poll in Georgia?

      I have no idea what they will come up with, but they have a history of not having a clue how to poll that state.

      Just as a point of reference, they polled the presidential race in Georgia twice in 2020 Their first poll the beginning of Oct had Biden +3. Their final poll in mid-October was Biden +7. That’s really a bad, bad miss for that state.

      Just saying….

    60. DW says:

      Johnson for Wisconsin!

      Marquette Law School
      49% Ron Johnson (R-Inc)
      48% Mandela Barnes (Communist)

      In August, among likely voters, Barnes was supported by 52% and Johnson by 45%.

    61. DW says:

      Q-Poll (LIKELY voters)

      Warnock 52
      Walker 46

      Kemp 50
      Abrams 48

      Biden 44/53

    62. Wes says:

      So Biden is unpopular in a state he barely won, yet QU says GA is more Dem locally than in every other contemporary poll or in 2020.


    63. jan says:

      Ron Johnson is someone I’m heavily supporting! His opponent, Barnes, is the epitome of bad news!

    64. Wes says:

      New thread.