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Poll: GOP Might Take Former Rep. Weiner's Seat (First time since 1921)

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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The New York 9th Congressional District has been in Democratic hands since Andrew Peterson served one term in 1921-23, winning on the coattails of President Harding who swept into the White House with a 26% lead of the Democratic challenger. It is the District which has given us several prominent Democratic names such as Geraldine Ferraro, Charles Schumer, and of course Anthony Weiner. Now for the first time since 1921, there is a very good chance a Republican can claim this District which is made up of Brooklyn and Queens.

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Democrat David Weprin holds a scant, six-point lead over Republican Bob Turner in a Sept. 13 special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., according to a new Siena Research Institute poll released Wednesday.

Weprin leads Turner among likely voters, 48 percent to 42 percent. Nine percent are undecided.
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By most measures, New York's 9th District is an unlikely electoral battleground between the two parties -- even in the volatile realm of special elections. According to data from the New York State Board of Elections, registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in the Queens- and Brooklyn-based district, 57 percent to 18 percent. The Siena sample is even more Democratic (61 percent Democrats, 17 percent Republicans, 19 percent independents). But while the district has a heavy Democratic registration edge, it gave Obama just 55 percent of the vote in 2008. Weiner beat Turner in 2010 by a wider, 22-point margin.


If the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, can manage to win an upset in an overwhelmingly Democratic Congressional District not won by a Republican since 1921 there is no denying anymore that our politics in this country are changing. In Wisconsin even, with all of the rage turned against Governor Walker and the Republicans the Democrats only managed to chip away 2 Republicans and by very close margins.




posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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This just shows that people are starting to step up and take responsibility, to stop listening to the liberal media, and think for themselves, and this is most evident that the average citizen is learning that Liberal politics dont work!
edit on 11-8-2011 by kellynap43 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Because that disctrict isn't filled with Progressive Liberals it's filled with Blue Collar Democrats. What they want is someone who will look out for the little guy, the worker, to work as hard for the middle class as they do for Liberal social agendas. Personally, once again, I believe they will get screwed by either candidate.. but hopefully it will signal a change as you say.

Progressives and Neocons need to go .. and Democrats need to stop looking out for just the underclass and dregs of society and for the hard working family man once again. We got Republicans looking out for the rich, Dems for the poor, and not a damn person looking for the Middle Class.



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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weiners set went gop sitting here wondering how the democrats are going to spin this.

is this a sign of things to come in 2012

stay tuned



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