Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Isakson among the Four most Vulnerable Republicans in the Country

Public Policy Polling is out with who are the most vulnerable republicans in the country & our own Johnny Isakson is among the top four. Here's the lowdown from PPP:

Right now it seems unlikely that any incumbent Republican Senators will lose for reelection this fall- just as no incumbent Democratic Senators lost in their party's strong years of 2006 and 2008.

But with the voters in an increasingly anti-Washington mood it's always possible incumbents of both parties could be in some trouble this fall- and of course it's also possible Democrats could be in much better shape eight months from now. With those things in mind here are the four most vulnerable incumbent Republican Senators, even if they're all favored for reelection as of now

Here's what it says about Isakson:

(3) Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Isakson has worse approval numbers than Vitter at a 36/38 approval spread but ranks lower on this list simply because he doesn't have a serious Democratic opponent yet.

At this time two years ago no one thought Democrats had any chance at Saxby Chambliss, but they pushed him into a runoff even with a pretty uninspiring candidate in Jim Martin. This is an opportunity for an ambitious Democrat to, worst case scenario, get ahead in line for a future statewide campaign by putting up a strong performance in a tough election year and best case scenario, pull off a shocker.

So far, RJ Hadley (D-Conyers) is the only democrat who's challenging Isakson for the U.S. Senate & recently Hadley was added to the DSCC's list of candidates (Democratic) to watch in up coming Senate Races.

PPP is no partisan polling firm.

The Wall Street Journal ranked PPP as one of the top swing state pollsters in the country last year. (11-6-08 WSJ)

Rounding out the list of Vulnerable Republican Senatore are: Richard Burr (R-NC), David Vitter (R-LA), & Jim DeMint (R-SC)

1 comment:

TANSTAAFL said...

Greetings All,

I feel it is necessary to point out that the 2008 US Senate race run-off was caused entirely by the efforts of Libertarian Allen Buckley. If he had not run, the result would have been a clean win for Saxby in the General Election.

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