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Duckworth has 10 percentage point lead over Walsh
Chicago Tribune ^ | Rick Pearson, Duaa Eldeib and Monique Garcia

Posted on 10/26/2012 7:21:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth has opened a double-digit lead over freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, an edge fueled by a huge advantage among female voters as women's issues have taken center stage, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.

With less than two weeks until the election, Duckworth had the backing of 50 percent to 40 percent for Walsh, the controversial tea party-backed incumbent. An additional 9 percent were undecided, which is significant this close to the Nov. 6 balloting, particularly for a highly visible contest that has been combative for months.

The poll results, however, indicate difficulties for Walsh in trying to rally and earn a second term in Washington. Walsh is not viewed favorably. The 8th Congressional District takes a dim view of Republicans in Congress. And independent voters are breaking for Duckworth.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: duckworth; election2012; walsh
Liberal womens' war on men and the "controversial tea party-backed incumbent" in evidence here.
1 posted on 10/26/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Internals, please. I don’t believe s**t until I see internals.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 7:27:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Watched one of the debates between Walsh and Duckworth. Her response to almost every issue was to get both sides to sit down and talk about it. She sounded like a complete box of rocks. Her ads are sleazy like you would expect from the Chicago/Illinois Democrat Party.


3 posted on 10/26/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: ConservativeStatement
OMG LOL. They don't even bother pointing you to the actual poll AT ALL.

The results could be inverse of what is reported, and we would never be able to even check.

PROPAGANDA FAIL

4 posted on 10/26/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I am SO SICK of the phrase "women's issues"! As if women's issues are not the same as men's issues. As if all women care about is consequence free sex! It is sickening! It is even more sickening that so many women are too dang stupid to see how insulting it is! I am so sick of Democrats and their divide and conquer politics!
5 posted on 10/26/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl
Whenever I hear someone say “Stop domestic violence against women,” I ask the person if he or she is in favor of domestic violence against men. At that point, I say that I am “against domestic violence period!” We have brainwashed society that some people are the victims and some people can never be the victim.
6 posted on 10/26/2012 7:34:41 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: KansasGirl
Probably nothing more clearly indicates the fantasy world of the Egalitarian Left, than their treatment of men & women as competing interest groups. Anyone who understands that human life--as every form of life--is a multi-generational phenomenon, which depends upon the complementary nature of human sexuality, should find this Leftist preoccupation as offensive & insulting.

It is, of course, totally counter-productive to the pursuit of happiness.

William Flax

7 posted on 10/26/2012 7:44:15 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Tammy is underperforming, it is a 58-42 Dem district.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 8:46:00 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Lazamataz

I’ll be seeing Joe at a townhall meeting tomorrow along with Pete Roskam. If no one else asks him about this, I’ll put it out there.

I commend Tammy Duckworth on her service in Iraq, but she is a typical bleeding heart liberal that was backed by good ole Blago (I wonder how he’s doing in prison?).


9 posted on 10/26/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: ConservativeStatement
I was a male victim of female-on-male domestic violence. I was raised to never strike a woman. I found I could take a chick punch pretty damned well.

When she picked up a knife one day, however, all deals were off. She got the Domestic Violence charge she was so strenuously seeking.

10 posted on 10/26/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: Lazamataz
You're among friends now, Laz.

Years ago, I lived with an ex-girlfriend who was borderline psychotic but hid those flaws for the most part until the end of the relationship. Nothing physical. But...she was bleeping nuts! Her former roommate, a female, contacted me after the relationship dissolved and told me she had sleepless nights thinking the crazed chick was going to do damage to one of them. Info I could have used before establishing a relationship. :-)

11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:09:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; InterceptPoint; BillyBoy; ...

Final We Ask America polls for all 6 competitive IL House races. Factoring out undecided I guess.

http://weaskamerica.com/2012/10/29/end-in-sight/

Link has some commentary for each race

CD 8

Rep. Joe Walsh (R) 45.4%

Perennial candidate milking her wounded vet status to a shameful degree Tammy Suckworth (D) 54.6%

CD 10

RINO Rep. Bob Dold (R) 53.6%

Obscure rat Brad Schneider (D) 46.4%

CD 11

Rep. Judy Biggert (R) 49.6%

Disgraced Former Rep. Bill Foster (D) 50.4%

CD 12 (Open D)

Rightfully elected LT. Governor Jason Plummer (R) 45.6%

Soviet Sleeper agent who rose to the rank of Major General in the US Army, “Red” Bill Enyart 50.6%

Green Party Woman (Green) 3.8%

CD 13 (Open R)

Rodney Davis (R) 50.2%

Perennial Candidate David Gill (D) 45.1%

Some guy who was a congressional aide for felonious Texas democrat Albert Bustamante (I) 3.9%

CD 17

Rep. Bobby Schilling (R) 52%

Rat Cheri Bustos (D) 48%

And for what it’s worth a poll from a week or 2 ago

CD 2

Rep. Jackass Jr. (D) 58%

Brian Woolworth (R) 27%

Marcus Lewis, a mailman with no campaign website (I) 15%


12 posted on 10/31/2012 1:44:28 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not buying this poll.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 1:50:31 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Impy

in journalistic reports of polls,there should be more discussion on the demographics of the undecided ... take the undecided and break them down based on the cross tabs.

I cannot believe I used to be a “poll star”.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 4:44:18 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (campaigning for local conservatives)
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To: Lazamataz

Ditto. Any poll the Trib does now I don’t believe.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 4:53:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Impy
>> Marcus Lewis, a mailman with no campaign website (I) 15% <<

He's got one: http://marcuslewisforcongress2012.org/

He's polling in double digits (despite having absolutely no money or ground game) for three factors:

1) He's black
2) He's not a Republican
3) He's not JJJ (who even other marxist RAT politicians don't want to be seen "endorsing" at this point)

16 posted on 10/31/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

If only we had a stronger candidate and the third candidate was more serious, we could have possibly won a 3 way race.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 4:24:46 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Condor51

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Walsh endorsed by 8th district’s largest private-sector union

Walsh 5Congressman Joe Walsh announced he’s received the endorsement of Local 150, an AFL-CIO member and the largest Local in the 8th congressional district.

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/11/walsh-endorsed-by-8th-districts-largest-private-sector-union.html


18 posted on 11/03/2012 8:57:06 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
That endorsement seems odd. Just because Walsh supports the Davis-Bacon Act they endorse him?? Ditto for Local 150 endorsing Biggert because of Davis-Bacon.
19 posted on 11/03/2012 9:52:42 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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