Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Media Trying To Pick 8th District Candidate.

I will not hold my nose in the voting booth like I had to in 2008! How soon do people forget the McCain debacle. Looks like the media is trying to pick our (conservative voters who are MAD AS HELL) candidate. From Marc Savards back door, the Door County Style Magazine.

"Polling Indicates McCormick Leads Republican Primary Opponents and Tops Rep. Steve Kagen in Wisconsin’s 8th CD

Posted on 26. Apr, 2010 by Stephen Kastner in News
Voters on both sides of the fence are as “mad as hell” and don’t want to take it anymore according to recent polls by Rasmussen, CNN, Pew… and Dane & Assoc. in the 8th CD.

Conservatives rage against what appears to be a creeping wave of “socialism,” while the opposite pole describes the shift in government as a steady move toward “facism.” Meanwhile, it seems that neither Republicans nor Democrats are minding the Treasury as billions of dollars are simply lost in what one writer calls the new American Kleptocracy… and voters are fed up.

This probably explains the rise of the Tea Party movement and the entry of a host of outsider candidates, like author and educator Terri McCormick in Wisconsin’s Eighth District. The political establishment on both sides has dug in their heels, trying to hang on by supporting loyal incumbents or launching their own select opposition candidates. It seems that voters are simply disgusted to learn that the only thing both parties seem to have in common is their contributions from Wall Street."
Polling Indicates McCormick Leads Republican Primary Opponents and Tops Rep. Steve Kagen in Wisconsin’s 8th CD | Door County Style

First, the tea party people have no leader, the tea party movement is here today to throw out liberals and RINO's. To put Terri McCormick in the same sentence with the Tea Party grass roots people is a travesty of journalism. I have not endorced any candidate as of yet but I will not be told who to vote for. Remember when the democrats choose the candidate in the last presidential election.
In Wisconsin’s 8th CD, eight Republican primary candidates have stepped up to oppose Democratic incumbent, Rep. Steve Kagen. Former WI State Assembly Rep., Terri McCormick, though not the establishment favorite, has emerged as the District’s current lead candidate – as evidenced by a recent Dane and Assoc. tracking survey. According to Dane results, McCormick leads the primary field among Republicans with 14% followed by Roth with 11.1%, Trager with10.3%, Ribble with 4.5%, and the rest of the field with a 9.9%. The key factor that remains in this race is the large number of undecided voters at 50.2%.

The telephone survey of high-propensity registered voters within the 8th Congressional District, conducted in March 23-24, 2010 may make old-school Republican favorites like Marc Trager and Roger Roth, as well as Congressman Kagen himself a little “dazed and confused.”

“The real advantage to the McCormick campaign is the anti-incumbent mood of the 8th district coupled with a 60% opposition to Obamacare, spelling disaster for liberal Democrat Steve Kagen,” says pollster Tony Dane. Kagen’s favorable rating stands at 35.7% and his unfavorable opinion is at 47.6% for a negative 12%.

Although McCormick is recognized as an experienced former Republican state legislator, she is perceived as an outsider even from within her own party from her reputation as a real “maverick,” one who reports and responds to her constituency first and her party second. Her grassroots loyalties and common sense message as expressed in her recent book seem to be resonating with disheartened voters of both major parties. In this crowded field, McCormick stands out as the only candidate with electoral name recognition, true leadership experience and a measurable track record.

McCormick perceived as a outsider? John McCain was a maverick? Don't insult the people of the 8th district. Who did they call in the district? Looks like the people in the Appleton area were only called. The people of the Wisconsin 8th do not need another me too Kagen candidate in Washington.
“These numbers clearly indicate that Steve Kagen is headed for retirement in this conservative district,” says polster Tony Dane. “From the Cap and Tax bill to a new economic stimulus bill, more bailouts for banks or businesses, and comprehensive immigration reform, Kagen is going to have a tough time,” says Dane.

The only true statement I see in this article is Steve Kagen is headed for retirement.
GOP Primary, Republicans
McCormick …. 13.99%
Ribble ……….. 4.53%
Roth …………. 11.11%
Trager ………… 10.29%
Other ………… 9.88%
Undecided …… 50.21%

Gen. Election Ballot Test
Kagen …………. 37.94%
McCormick …… 44.58%
Undecided ……. 17.48%

Kagen Vitals
Favorable ……… 35.77%
Unfavorable …… 47.56%
Undecided ……. 16.67%

The sample size of 500 yields a sampling error of less than +/- 4.5%.

Terri McCormick supporters say she is well positioned to become the outsider with the name ID and experience to oust “Obama’s Doctor.” She tops a large primary field primarily because she has a base and a strong conservative constituency.

“Although the primary is still months away, the smart money should be on McCormick,” concludes Dane.

Smart money, are they kidding? Did McCormick pay for the survey? The voters of the Wisconsin 8th cannot get hood winked by the left and the main stream media into sending Kagen back to Washington or sending a RINO to represent the people of the district in November.

It's only April and I still have not seen my candidate to run against the Obama, Pelosi puppet named Congressman Steve Kagen.


Dad29 said...

Umnhhh....that 'news story' reads like it was a release directly from McC's campaign, complete with quotes from her personal pollster.

That's what's called "journalism" these days.

Anonymous said...

Savard is incompetent. McCormick is the Tea Party candidate.

Paul - Berry Laker said...

Dad, I think you got that right. Seems a little fishy, doesn't it?

Have a GREAT week.

Anonymous, thanks for your comment but I think you have it wrong about Terry McC or maybe you work for her camp. That's right, John McCain is a maverick too.

I kind of feel sorry for you. Next time at least use your real first name and we can have a good conversation about the matter.

But hey, you take care of your self and have a GREAT week.

brvanlanen said...

Glad to see I wasn't the only one to find it fishy. Interesting as well that it was a polling firm out of Nevada as opposed to an in-state firm.