Friday, November 3, 2006

Pollsters: Kerry cock-up won't have much impact on elections

Reuters are reporting that "Sen. John Kerry's "botched joke" about the Iraq war riled fellow Democrats and temporarily energized Republicans, but it is unlikely to have much, if any, impact in Tuesday's congressional elections." They go on:

While a Republican backlash against Kerry could help determine the outcome of a few razor-close congressional races, it's highly unlikely to change enough votes to determine the battle for control of Congress, analysts said.
"The impact will be very, very minimal," said Stuart Rothenberg of the
nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report. "This election is not about John Kerry.
It is about George Bush and the war in Iraq."

Rothenberg said he doubted the flap would cost Democrats a seat in the Senate, though it could have an effect on a few tight House races.

2 comments:

  1. The backlash has barely lasted a day - what the American blogs are now far more interested in is the resignation of the Rev T Haggard (a Bush confidant and extreme homophobe) as President of the National Association of Evangelicals for 'allegedly' having a 3 year relationship with a male prostitute (an also alleged illegal drug use). For more do look at http://americablog.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you for that link Jon - yes we have to thank the heavens for that little event.

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