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Get ready for 2012: HuffPost/Pollster looks at U.S. Senate races two years out, calls Maria Cantwell vulnerable

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Nov. 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm with 1 Comment »
November 15, 2010 2:15 pm

What is more disturbing? That Pollster (via Huffington Post) has already started writing about the 2012 congresional electons or that I’m paying attention to it?

Don’t answer that.

Not wanting to wait for the 2010 vote to be certified (or the Alaska senate race to be decided), Pollster has done a race-by-race analysis of the U.S. Senate races that will be on the ballot in 23 months and two weeks.

Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

Based on some rather thin polling numbers as well as the closeness of the Patty Murray/Dino Rossi race, the writers predict a close election for Washington’s junior senator, Maria Cantwell.

This year, Democrat Patty Murray won a narrow victory over Dino Rossi for the state’s other Senate seat. The PPP poll in late October showed President Obama with negative approval ratings in the state, which suggests Washington might not be a friendly Democratic environment if that remains the case in 2012, but Murray’s victory last week shows that Democrats can still win in that environment.

Of course using the 2010 results as a predictor of 2012 is like using the 2008 results as a predictor of 2010. Still, here it is for you reading pleasure.

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  1. randydutton says:

    Cantwell FAILED as Chair of the Senate Energy Subcommittee that oversaw offshore drilling. She failed to oversee the MMS mismanagement, corruption, and collusion. She shares responsibility for the BP spill

    Cantwell’s founding of the Apollo Alliance, which is a George Soros funded organization, helps Soros in his attempt to collapse the American political system. Either Cantwell is doing this willingly, or she is a dupe. Either way, she has to go.

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