Monday, December 20, 2010

10-man Everton beats City at the Eastlands...bwa hahahaha : United will spend Christmas 2010 on top.

Everton spent 30 minutes with ten men after Anichebe's second yellow. City had 33 (yes 33!) shots but only 5 on goal. Crushing defeat for City as they could have been top of the league. I predicted City would be 7th and Mancini fired by the Christmas break and I was wrong, but who would have put Chelsea 4th at Christmas after the start they had?

Go United - unbeaten and well rested!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Student who conned his way into Harvard says sorry and reminds us of Legally Blonde "What, like getting into Harvard is hard?"

Sir Alex Ferguson backs Carlo Ancelotti ahead of season definer - ESPN Soccernet

Sir Alex Ferguson backs Carlo Ancelotti ahead of season definer - ESPN Soccernet

Obama quickly signs tax bill; Obama-apologists: please explain this one....I need a good laugh http://goo.gl/EqTfA

Thank you Breitbart. 

"When there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you, the public, will have five days to look on-line and find out what's in it, before I sign it. So that you know what your government's doing." BHO

Here is the link where Obama makes yet another promise he left in Chicago when he moved to the White House:  http://www.breitbart.tv/flashback-obama-promised-5-day-public-review-of-bills-before-signing-signs-tax-bill-within-hours-of-house-vote/

Australia v England: England in tatters after Michael Hussey sets up Australia.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Australia v England, 3rd Test: Mitchell Johnson's six gives Australia advantage | Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day Report | Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo

Finally some good news for Australia. Now, close the deal Aussies!

Champions League first round draw: United to face Marseille : I'm ok with that

There are some BIG matches ahead in Bayern/Inter; Arsenal/Barca; Lyon/Real. Chelsea won the draw though....Copenhagen. This will only make their crash out more hilarious.

What is even more funny is Wenger saying "we wanted Barcelona." Riiiiight! Just like someone would want a kick in the nuts.

United have Marseille....tough team, but United should go through.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whitewash: NCAA says Auburn Tigers' Cam Newton eligible to play - the heights of hypocrisy -

What a joke.... The thought of TCU sneaking into the BCS title game was too much to take for the money-men in the NCAA - - Auburn, Cam and his Daddy are laughing all the way to the bank.......

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Obama gets 12 stitches after errant elbow to mouth: I know what you're thinking [lucky elbow].....shame on you!

Interesting story bit....even in this story in 2010, the press are still trying to devalue Reagan:

The story says, "Recent presidents have had a number of medical scares." It then lists choking on food (Bush), fainting (Bush I, Carter), tripping and falling (Clinton)....then almost in passing the story says, "Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest in a 1981 assassination attempt." Ho-hum, just another "medical scare."

They just can't help themselves,....to them, Ronald Reagan taking a bullet in the chest is just another "medical scare." They lump the courageous and heroic Obama, who took an elbow to the puss playing ball with his yes-men, to Reagan, who (yawn) was SHOT IN THE CHEST AND ALMOST DIED.

Order restored in the English Premier League - United back on top; Chelsea, Arsenal and City stumble again. #epl #mufc

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/tables/_/league/eng.1/english-premier-league

Ahhhh. A good week for United. Back on top with a 5-goal show from Berbatov and the goal difference made up; through to the Champions League knockout stage; Rooney is back and all is well (for now). Interesting stat-o'-the-day: United have scored a league best 35 goals with only 1 of those goals (a penalty) coming from Rooney.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Judiciary Chairman of U.S. House John Conyers busts out his porn waiting for his flight to take off!!! #idiot

bwa ha ha ha ha.... couldn't wait for an executive session of the committee to catch up on his porn I guess. Well now that he won't be chairman for the next session, he'll have plenty of time for the T&A.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Decoding the Sarah Palin Paranoia" GREAT article from Tunku Varadarajan @tunkuv

An excerpt from the article on why Sarah Palin scares the ruling elite:

"Typically, politicians who strut like peacocks on the national stage value experience, temperamental restraint (or constraint), knowledge, and dues-paying. Palin seems to be profiting from qualities—spontaneity, you-betcha folksiness, an anti-sophistication about issues, and, let’s face it, striking good looks—that the elite don’t have, and don’t easily endorse."

READ THIS! Whether you support Palin or not, this article is a very good analysis on why Palin scares the Establishment on the Left and Right. http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-23/palin-paranoia-deco...

Most People Oppose Scans: And how will the TSA propaganda ministers spin this?

Released: November 23, 2010

Frequent Fliers: 59% Oppose Enhancements and 43% Will Seek Alternative to Flying

The implementation of full body scans and pat downs by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as part of security enhancements at our nation's airports will cause 48% of Americans and 42% of more frequent fliers to choose a different mode of transportation when possible, a recent Zogby International Poll finds. 

Overall, 61% of the 2,032 likely voters polled from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22, oppose the use of full body scans and TSA pat downs.  Republicans (69%) and Independents (65%) oppose in greater numbers than Democrats (50%).

Of those polled, 52% believe the enhanced security measures will not prevent terrorist activity, almost half (48%) say it is a violation of privacy rights, 33% say they should not have to go through enhanced security methods to get on an airplane, and 32% believe the full body scans and TSA pat downs to be sexual harassment.  This is in line with frequent fliers (fly more than once every 3 months), as 53% say the enhanced measures will not prevent terrorist activity, 48% believe it's a violation of their privacy rights, 41% say they should not have to go through it to get on an airplane, and 35% believe it is sexual harassment. 

While roughly the same amount believe the full body scans and TSA pat downs are necessary to keep the country safe and prevent terrorist activities on airplanes (34% of frequent fliers vs. 29% overall), frequent fliers are more likely to feel that the enhanced methods are not needed because metal detectors and bag screenings are working fine (33% to 26%). Just 16% of frequent fliers say no one has an absolute right to fly and if people don't like the security measures, then just don't fly compared to 20% of everyone polled. 

The Zogby poll also finds when given a choice, likely voters will choose full body scan over the TSA pat downs (48% to 7%), but 42% would rather have neither.  Frequent fliers feel about the same.

Where does the TSA come up with their numbers saying most people "like" the scanners?

Slippery Slope: Full-body scanners popping up at courthouses #optout

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – Taking a trip during the holidays isn't the only time that people might get a full-body scan to pass through security. People heading to court to testify, get a restraining order, pay a ticket or answer criminal charges could also face a full-body scan at courthouses.

The U.S. Marshals Service, which is in charge of protecting federal judges nationwide, is exploring their use at federal courthouses. And two state courthouses in Douglas and El Paso counties in Colorado have already deployed full-body scanners that use radio waves to detect all objects on a person, including paper.

A guard in a separate room monitors the gray images with pixelated faces and genital areas, and the images aren't stored on a computer. officials said. All visitors to the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo., undergo full-body scans, while guards at the El Paso County Judicial Center in Colorado Springs use the scanners during peak hours.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Behold the propaganda ministers of the TSA; they have an answer for everything on their Blog

Look, I'm tying to be reasonable here. But this is very eery the way our government is cranking out the propaganda machine with blogs, polls, and official commentary that supposedly "debunks" the "small number" of complaints about the outrageous TSA searches at airports. The official TSA Blog www.blog.tsa.gov is more interested in trying to call everyone who complains either a liar or hysterical complainer than investigating the behavior. What is worse is that the government propaganda ministers ominously challenge those who would criticize by saying "aren't you concerned about your safety and the safety of other passengers?" It's almost as if they are saying, "you are either with us, or against us; and by the way, we have the power and we are doing this for your own good, so don't interfere, or else."

The standard response from the TSA is "well, there are such a low number of complaints, we must be doing something right." Is this good enough? I challenge you to go on YouTube or even Google and type "TSA strip search" and see the hundreds of postings of infuriating behavior by the Government agents at the airports. And yes, they are TSA Agents. Putting them in soothing blue uniforms does not change what they do or how they should be perceived. And them saying, "I'm just doing my job," doesn't make it right, either.

So what happens when some idiot terrorist blows up a mall, or a theater or a building with a car bomb? Does the TSA extend its authority to any form of transportation? Are we then going to have armored TSA vehicles roaming our streets and highways randomly pulling people over to search us and our vehicles in the name of "security."

People say it could never happen, but did we ever think we would live to see the day when flying to North Dakota to hunt ducks automatically subjects you to a TSA strip search, naked scanner AND a civil fine of $11,000 if you do not "cooperate?"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rooney returns, Man United win; Chelsea and Arsenal lose: a great day!

This is a good day for United. When United hit full scoring potential now that Rooney is back, the EPL title is theirs to lose. All this was done without Rooney. The rest of the league should be very afraid. Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

@Spurs 3 - @Arsenal 2 ; for those not paying attention, Tottenham are for real. @epl

They were down 2-0 at halftime and came back to win. Although I'm a United fan, I love watching Spurs play. I hope they finish top 4 (but not above United)
Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

Thursday, November 18, 2010

AL Cy Young voters are fantasy-league losers! 13 wins? What a joke.

Will somebody please give me a valid, sane reason a pitcher who managed to win only 13 games (yes, I said a 13 game winner) wins the American League Cy Young Award? And fantasy league nerds please do not respond. This proves that ESPN has a choke hold on stuff like this. I am watching all their stat-nerds on their network gushing over how great this is for baseball. Yuck, they can have it.
Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

Sunday, November 14, 2010

There terrorists have won! Read this encounter of a guy who just wanted to go to North Dakota.

http://www.johnnyedge.blogspot.com/2010/11/these-events-took-place-roughly-be...

What is particularly chilling about this encounter is the man in civilian clothes trying to get information in the name of "trying to help" the traveler. Then threatens him with a civil lawsuit if he left the airport.

Obama White House Hands Out 111 Obamacare Waivers- Hides It on Website

Typical - Democrats fight for and pass a healthcare law that the majority of America didn't want, then their leader starts handing out waivers to help corporations and unions friendly to Obama be exempt from that very law. Those without access or $$$ to afford the waiver process are out of luck.

Sunderland defeat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge....shock result, but good for United and Arsenal

Pelosi: ‘We Didn’t Lose Because of Me--- Elvis told me so’ and other crazy comments from the former speaker

One of the most delusional political statements of the year --- "The reason they had to take me down is because I’ve been effective in fighting special interests in Washington, D.C.,” Ms. Pelosi said, citing the health insurance and financial services industries. “I’m effective. They had to take me out. I’m also the most significant attractor to support for the Democrats.”

No longer a minority - in California, Latino kids make up 50.4% of state's public schools - White kids now at 27%

Latinos now make up a majority of California's public school students, cracking the 50 percent barrier for the first time in the state's history, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Education.

Almost 50.4 percent of the state's students in the 2009-10 school year identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up 1.36 percent from the previous year.

In comparison, 27 percent of California's 6.2 million students identified themselves as white, 9 percent as Asian and 7 percent as black. Students calling themselves Filipino, Pacific Islander, Native American or other total almost 7 percent.

The full report can be found at the California Department of Education website at sfgate.com/ZEFD.

Statewide

Total students 6,191,655
Hispanic or Latino 3.1 million
White 1.7 million
Asian 526,878
Black 424,518
Other 335,173
Not reported 112,408

E-mail Will Kane at wkane@sfchronicle.com.

This article appeared on page A - 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Friday, November 12, 2010

The CIA is looking for a few good people to be spies ---- probably to replace the ones captured in Russia. Any takers?

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Newspaper writer endures waterboarding agony---- umm why? Another slow news day in London.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In 2005, 7,420 Federal employees made $150k per year, since Democrats took control of congress that number blew up to 82,034 - that's the Obama change!

The number of federal workers earning more than $150,000 has soared in the last five years

As expected, when the Democrats took over congress in 2006, they did exactly what the Republicans said they would---go on a spending spree that would make Paris Hilton jealous...

By the way, the 'tolerant' state of Pakistan has the a-bomb; just in case they need to wipe out a bunch of Christians for 'defaming Mohammed'

Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan 'for blasphemy against Mohammed'; 3 days after Obama calls Islam a religion of tolerance

"Mrs Bibi has been held in prison since June last year. The court heard she had been working as a farmhand in fields with other women, when she was asked to fetch drinking water. Some of the other women – all Muslims – refused to drink the water as it had been brought by a Christian and was therefore "unclean", according to Mrs Bibi's evidence, sparking a row."

Obama, meanwhile, had announced a few days earlier that the Muslim religion was one of "peace and justice and fairness and tolerance." www.mediamatters.org/research/201011080055

Sunday, November 7, 2010

World Series of Poker final table down to two players - ESPN - Will play tomorrow for $8.94 million title.

Your tax dollars at work: University of New Hampshire scientists get $700,000 federal grant to study cow burps.

Doing her best Animal House impression http://goo.gl/RWvd3 ; Pelosi declares "all is well" and will seek to stay as House Dem leader

WHAT, ME WORRY?

Bwah ha ha hah.

Think American sports press is tough? British press is already writing off 3rd place Arsenal with 27 matches still to play!

Ok, I don't like Arsenal, but sometimes you have to laugh at the British sports press when they start writing off teams with more than 2/3 of the season to play. Arsenal are 5 back...come on. They do the same with all the teams, including United. Realistically, with a good run of wins, any of the top 5 have a shot at the title. That is, except for City, who (to the delight of anyone with a job and a pulse) will choke and crash by January after firing Mancini. P.S. NEWCASTLE (Toon!) is 5th on goal difference.

Liverpool beats Chelsea.... United now 2 pts back and still undefeated. #mufc #epl

Two of the top three lose this weekend. Manchester United, even sputtering along at the moment, are 2 points back with favorable stretch of games coming up.

The terrorists have won.... "TSA Fondles Women and Children Refusing Airport Naked Body Scanners"

This is what our taxes pay for - it now appears going on a flight has become more invasive and humiliating than getting booked into a state prison.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Boot Bodiford" - Ha! - This is what happens when you piss off a person with some tech skills. www.bootbodiford.com

NEW UPDATES! Recent Lawsuit Filed Against Judge Jim Bodiford in Federal Court. Plaintiff Seeking a Minimum of One Million Dollars

Posted on Oct 31, 2010 in Breaking News | 0 comments

If you have already read the Lisa Woods story on this site, you will soon learn that Ms. Woods experiences with Judge Bodiford closely parallel those of Jay Phillip Grund. A former Cobb County resident now living in Hawaii, Grund did not take Judge Bodiford’s abuse of power lying down.  He has filed a big fat lawsuit against Bodiford and some named accomplices in the United States District...

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The question is, who did the website and do they even have to disclose the site creators?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Nevada Senate Race: Angle pulls ahead of Reid by 4 points. Is this the end of Harry Reid?

Race Analysis

10/29/10 -- Angle has managed to pull into a fairly steady four-point lead here, with some pollsters seeing an even larger lead among those who have already voted.  Either candidate could win here, but Angle is the favorite going into the closing weekend. 

Three Pollsters have Angle ahead by the same margin and showing a mini-surge at the right time.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Barracuda jumps into kayak, bites woman in chest, Coast Guard says "next time do not kayak topless."

Marijuana Delivered To Woman's Doorstep - Snoop Dogg offers reward for "misplaced package"

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An Orange County woman was shocked when the post office delivered a package to her doorstep that was filled with marijuana. The marijuana was tightly wrapped in a large container and delivered to her house on Saturday. The homeowner does not want her name revealed because she is afraid drug traffickers will come looking for the pot. She handed the package over to the sheriff's office. "I looked at it and backed up, and I immediately pulled my cell phone out and called 911," said the woman. The U.S. Postal Inspection Office says cases like this one are on the rise. Traffickers pick random addresses, send drugs through the mail and pick up the deliveries before residents have a chance to open them. via wftv.com

There were actually 2 packages, but she only reported one, citing the age-old "finders-keepers" rule. She promptly made brownies and burned a big fattie in the back yard.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CHICHARITO!!! United 3 - Wolves 2 Hernandez saves United again in closing minutes http://es.pn/LwM9Y

Javier

Javier Hernandez scores another late goal for a weakened United side to seal the win over Wolverhampton.

http://es.pn/LwM9Y

GA Governor Race- Another poll (Rasmussen) shows Deal leads Barnes by 10 points

Republican Nathan Deal holds a 10-point lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in Georgia’s gubernatorial race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Deal earning 49% of the vote to Barnes’ 39%.  Libertarian candidate John Monds is a distant third, picking up just five percent (5%) support.  Another five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while one percent (1%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here).

This race moves from Leans Republican to Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Monday, October 25, 2010

World's Largest Gummy Worm: Over 2 feet of gummy goodness. [Words fail me]

"[I]t really looks as if Barnes is just the wrong candidate running in the wrong year." RealClearPolitics.com

From RealClearPolitics.com

"10/10/10 -- Sure enough, Barnes' numbers have remained mired in the low 40s, while Deal is starting to approach 50 percent.  This isn't over by a longshot, but it really looks as if Barnes is just the wrong candidate running in the wrong year."

http://bit.ly/9LL1NM

GA Attorney General Race: Republican Olens leads by 13 points over Democrat Hodges- SurveyUSA Poll

Republican Sam Olens enjoys a 13 point lead over his Democrat opponent Ken Hodges with 8 days to go- many are predicting a Republican clean sweep next week.

Link: http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=eda68933-1358-4a07-afc7-70807d4d41a7 (sent via Shareaholic)

GA Governor Race: Republican Deal leads Democrat Barnes by 10 points in SurveyUSA poll

In the new SurveyUSA Georgia Governor’s poll, former Congressman Nathan Deal is leading significantly with 49% of support while his Democratic challenger, former Governor Roy Barnes, trails with 39%. The Libertarian candidate John Monds received 8% of the vote which is just enough to keep Deal from winning the election without a runoff.

For more details and statistics on this poll, click here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

$200 Billion in Ads, Mr. Biden? That's Real Money

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$200 Billion in Ads, Mr. Biden? That’s Real Money

Vice President Joe Biden said there were "$200 billion" worth of anti-Democratic ads. Apparently he is so caught up in his own fantasy world, he actually thinks he is correct.

Randy Quaid and wife seek asylum in Canada from 'star whackers'

via ctv.ca

------------ Words fail me. I think the plate in cousin Eddie's head rusted.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rooney signs 5 year deal with United - whew!

Ok, now everyone can exhale. Rooney has come to his senses and once again Sir Alex has shown why he is the boss. http://m.espn.go.com/soccer/index?w=1a02o&i=BB11

Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pelosi Renounced by Candidates in Her Own Party - otherwise known as "Abandon Ship!"

The phrase "abandon ship" comes to mind seeing all these Democrats distancing themselves from their party leaders...."I'm a Democrat, but I'm not like Obama, Pelosi and Reid." All through the South...look at the tightrope Roy Barnes has to walk by trying to be a Democrat but renounce the policies of his own party.

Premier League Table - Ok, United are unbeaten -but 5 draws? #MUFC must do better!

I understand it's kind of cool to be the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, but 5 draws out of 8 games is NOT good. C'mon, we can do better, United. At least Chelski aren't running away with it, but anytime City is above you on the table, it's time to start getting serious.

New owners for Liverpool - same losing results - now firmly in 19th place!

It doesn't matter who owns the team...the owners don't get on the pitch!!! Liverpool are bad because they are playing terribly. Silly Scousers!

Congressman Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., has just one donor from his district

With a potentially competitive race developing back home in Minnesota’s 8th District, Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar collected a contribution from just one resident of the district between June 22 and Sept. 30, according to a federal election report filed Wednesday.

Jane Robbins of Pine City gave Oberstar $500 on Aug. 22.

Other than that, all of his contributions came from political action committees, Native American tribes or individual donors in other districts and states.

In all, the veteran Iron Range Democrat, first elected in 1974, collected just $233,102 in receipts over the time period. By comparison, fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, a Republican firebrand, pulled in $5.4 million between July 1 and Sept. 30.

Read more at The Weekly Standard.

 


 


He manages to get only one person in his district to contribute to his campaign (he raised $232,500 from those outside his district). And these people act surprised and confused when they see the frustration of the voters. By the way, he has been there 36 years....

Rasmussen Predicts GOP Gain of 55 in US House

Newport Beach, Calif.—Nationally-recognized pollster Scott Rasmussen last night predicted that Republicans would gain 55 seats in races for the U.S. House of Representatives November 2—much more than the 39 needed for a Republican majority in the House for the first time since 2006.

But the man whose Rasmussen Reports polling is watched carefully by politicians and frequently quoted by the punditocracy said that whether Republicans gain the ten seats they need to take control of the Senate is in question.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Georgia Elections: Deal still leads Barnes by 8; Olens and Cagle have comfortable leads -

The latest InsiderAdvantage survey shows the Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in Georgia all are enjoying substantial leads.

In the race for governor, Nathan Deal leads former Gov. Roy Barnes by eight points – 49 percent to 41 percent. The Libertarian has dropped to 3 percent, and 7 percent are undecided.

In the race for lieutenant governor, incumbent Casey Cagle has a 50 percent to 36 percent lead over Democrat Carol Porter. The Libertarian is receiving 3 percent and some 12 percent are undecided....

GOVERNOR

Nathan Deal continues to enjoy a reasonably strong lead over Roy Barnes. However, as I indicated last week, the poll does show improvement from our last poll among independent voters. The problem for Barnes is that independent voters are now making up their minds and they have reached nearly 50 percent for Deal with only 10 percent undecided and Barnes at 36 percent. For Barnes to have a chance to win this race or force a runoff, the Libertarian must hold to at least 3 percent and Barnes must improve his numbers among independents and male voters, where he is now trailing 56 percent to 34 percent.( Barnes leads among female voters 46 percent to 43 percent.) This explains why we have seen so many commercials recently in which Roy Barnes is surrounded primarily by white males in delivering his message. Republicans should be careful to not be overly confident, in that any movement among male voters in Barnes’ direction would likely also be a shift in independent voters, making the race much closer. However, the results of the other two races tell us something about the mood of Georgians with regard to Republican nominees versus Democrats in this very tough year for Democratic candidates....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fabio Capello’s duds turn in another stinker | And he makes $9.5 million/year

This is quite possibly the luckiest man on the planet. He takes great talent, turns them into mediocre players, and gets paid $9.5 million dollars to do it. This guy should be running General Motors

Sharron Angle raised $14 million in 3rd quarter - echoes of South Dakota Daschle's disaster

That a challenger in the Senate Majority Leader's backyard can raise so much is astounding....this has all the earmarkings of the South Dakota Tom Daschle debacle for the Democrats.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Election 2010: Nevada Senate - Angle hits 50% - Reid starting to fade

Republican challenger Sharron Angle has now moved to a four-point lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada’s bare-knuckles U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Angle hitting the 50% mark for the first time since mid-August, while Reid earns 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) more are undecided. (To see question wording, click here.)

This marks the widest gap between the two candidates since late June, but the race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Just over a week ago, the race was virtually tied, with Reid at 48% and Angle at 47%. The two have been separated by a gap of three points or less since Reid came charging back in June with a series of blistering attack ads on Angle.

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Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers from the Nevada governor’s race later this week.

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GA Gov Race: Deal extends lead - Barnes in trouble

Republican Nathan Deal now holds a nine-point lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race to be Georgia’s next governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Deal earning 50% of the vote, while Barnes receives 41% support.  Libertarian candidate John Monds is a far distant third with three percent (3%).  Three percent (3%) prefer another candidate, and just as many (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here).

This race remains Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

In surveys dating back to March, Deal has consistently held a modest advantage over Barnes, with support ranging from 43% to 51%.  In those same surveys, Barnes’ support has remained in the narrow range of 39% to 43%.  Monds was first included in late September and has failed to earn more than five percent (5%) of the vote.  Last month, Deal led Barnes 45% to 39%

Deal, a former nine-term congressman, is favored by 86% of Republicans in the state.  Barnes, who served as governor from 1999 to 2003, earns support from 88% of Democrats.  Deal holds a double-digit lead over Barnes among voters not affiliated with either political party.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of Barnes voters are already certain how they will vote next month, as are 86% of Monds supporters. Just 68% of those who back Deal say they've already made up their minds.  

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Georgia was conducted on October 6, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Barnes faces an electorate that trends conservative, enough so that the Democrat declined to even meet with President Obama when he visited the state in August. 

Twenty-seven percent (27%) of voters in the state consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement. This finding is double the level measured nationally.  Fifty-nine percent (59%) do not consider themselves members of that movement, but 15% more are not sure.

Most Tea Party members (90%) in Georgia back Deal, while 60% of non-members favor Barnes.

Eleven percent (11%) of all voters in the state rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent, but 54% describe it as poor. Thirty-one percent (31%) say the economy is getting better, while 44% say it's getting worse.

Barnes has an overwhelming lead among voters who say the economy is improving. Deal has an equally solid lead among those who think things are worsening economically. 

Forty-nine percent (49%) of the state’s voters have a favorable opinion of Deal, with 14% who view him Very Favorably. He is viewed unfavorably by 47%, including 22% with a Very Unfavorable view. 

For Barnes, favorables are 44% and unfavorables 54%, including 23% Very Favorable and 33% Very Unfavorable.
Monds is regarded favorably by 32% and unfavorably by 30%. This includes three percent (3%) Very Favorable and 12% Very Unfavorable. But 38% don’t know enough about the Libertarian hopeful to voice any kind of opinion of him.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of all Georgia voters think the policies of the federal government encourage illegal immigration, slightly lower than findings nationally. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree, and 21% aren't sure.

Fifty-two percent (52%) think it's better to let states enforce laws against illegal immigration rather than to rely on the federal government. Forty-three percent (43%) say it's best to let the federal government enforce those laws.

Eighty-six percent (86%) say immigration is at least somewhat important to how they will vote next month, including 50% who say it is Very Important. 

Current Republican Governor Sonny Perdue, who defeated Barnes in 2002, is term-limited.  Fifty-three percent (53%) of Georgia voters approve of the job Perdue is doing as governor, while 44% disapprove.

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In 2008, Rasmussen Reports projected nationally that Barack Obama would defeat John McCain by a 52% to 46% margin. Obama won 53% to 46%. Four years earlier, Rasmussen Reports had projected the national vote totals for both George W. Bush and John Kerry within half-a-percentage-point.

In Georgia, Rasmussen Reports polled on two races during the 2008 campaign. In the race for president, Rasmussen polling showed McCain defeating Obama 52% to 47%, and McCain won 52% to 47%. In the 2008 Georgia Senate race, Rasmussen polling showed Saxby Chambliss leading Jim Martin 50% to 46% in the general election. Chambliss won 50% to 47%.
In the 2006 governor’s race, Rasmussen polling showed Perdue beating Mark Taylor 57% to 32%. Perdue won 58% to 38%.

In the 2004 presidential race, Rasmussen polling in Georgia showed George W. Bush defeating John Kerry by 15 points, 54% to 39%. Bush won by 17, 58% to 41%. In the 2004 Senate race, Rasmussen polling just before Election Day showed Johnny Isakson leading Denise Majette 54% to 42%. Isakson won 58% to 40%.

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