Surprise Surprise

It looks like Saxby will cruise to victory.

If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Saxby Chambliss, the Republican or Vernon Jones, the Democrat?
Saxby Chambliss 57%
Vernon Jones 27%
Undecided 16%

If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Saxby Chambliss, the Republican or Dale Cardwell, the Democrat?
Saxby Chambliss 57%
Dale Cardwell 25%
Undecided 18%

If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Saxby Chambliss, the Republican or Rand Knight, the Democrat?
Saxby Chambliss 58%
Rand Knight 23%
Undecided 19%

If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Saxby Chambliss, the Republican or Josh Lanier the Democrat?
Saxby Chambliss 58%
Josh Lanier 22%
Undecided 20%

Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Saxby Chambliss’ overall job performance?
Approve 53%
Disapprove 34%
Undecided 13%

Huckabee and Hillary are leading in Georgia, with 23% and 34% respectively.

The data on President Bush is somewhat interesting. He has a 45% disapproval rating, and 39% approval.

A majority view him favorably on one issue–the war on terror–and even then, only 53% of those polled approve.

The rest of the poll is worth reading.

33 comments

  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    haven’t been following the Saxby race because, well, it just doesn’t interest me. I mean, either way, Saxby is screwed; back bencher or out of office. Anyway, I remember reading in CL about some “conspiracy” theory involving Jones and Saxby in which Jones would run in the Dem. primary and scare off any other potential Dem. candidates in exchange for some plush federal appointment. Sounds out there to me, but is anyone else familiar with this?

  2. Mike Hauncho says:

    It is funny that no matter who the Democrats put in there they have tabout the same support as the others. I don’t know if that is because Saxby is that strong, the Dems are that weak, or that no one with any political power is in the race on the Democrat side?

  3. GodHatesTrash says:

    Saxby Chickenhawk Chambliss’s big ace-in-the-hole is the abject stupidity of the Georgia electorate.

    Morons elect morons.

  4. GeorgiaValues says:

    Funny how the Democrats on here love to criticize Georgians…maybe that’s why they can’t seem to find a candidate who can actually win in this great state.

  5. Jace Walden says:

    And GodHatesTrash continues to be original and shocking with every post!

    Thanks for the entertainment, GHT. Even though you don’t really believe the crap you write and you’re just here for shock value, the stuff you write is generall pretty witty. Thanks.

  6. GodHatesTrash says:

    Seriously, though, folks – is there any other region of the country that elects such stupid ineffectual blowhards as the American South?

  7. Jace Walden says:

    LOL, GHT YOU ARE THE FUNNIEST PERSON ALIVE. OMFG YOU ROCK SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROFLMAO, ROFLMAO, ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

    To answer your question…”Yes”. The West Coast. And Vermont.

  8. Jmac says:

    Never mind that the quality of living, education levels, poverty rates, etc. are are substantially better in those states …

    Democrats have a long road to get back, but I’m surprised that Saxby is only at 58 percent with 20 percent undecided. In this red state, I would think he’d be slamming the door with 60 percent-plus. He should win re-election, but a well-run race by a competent candidate (i.e. not Vernon Jones), could make it interesting.

  9. CobbGOPer says:

    “Seriously, though, folks – is there any other region of the country that elects such stupid ineffectual blowhards as the American South?”

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been doing it for years. And New York. I mean give me a break, are there any bigger blowhards than Chuck “Dagger to the Heart” Schumer and Hillary Rodham? And let’s not get started on the communists they elect in California…

    And I must ask, GHT: do you live in the South? If you don’t like it, Delta is ready when you are, jerk.

  10. CobbGOPer says:

    And if you don’t live in the South, then you’re just commenting on this site so that YOU can be a blowhard and make fun of people about whom you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

  11. Jace Walden says:

    Jeez,

    You guys need to give GHT a break. The dude comes on here and says outrageous crap he doesn’t even believe just to get a rise out of everyone. I used to do the same thing under 3 different pseudonyms. Given how much fun it was, and how much reaction GHT is getting, I might start doing it again!

  12. EAVDad says:

    In order to lose to any of these candidates, Chambliss would have to snort cocaine off the stomach of a 12-year-old male prostitute while wearing an “Osama for Life” T-shirt … IN PUBLIC.

  13. IndyInjun says:

    The poll indicates Chambliss does well against Democrats, but he is vulnerable on the right should someone in the GOP grow a pair and challenge him on principles.

    Chambliss is a lapdog for Bush, who scored miserably in the poll, the base has not forgotten his flirtation with the amnesty bill, and the man is a total impostor as either a Republican or a conservative, having voted for a 70% expansion in social programs over the last six years.

    He voted from Medicare D, NCLB, and a TON of other legislation that sends fiscal conservatives into fits of revulsion.

    Somebody should run. The people will throw him out in a heartbeat.

  14. Andre Walker says:

    I believe the Godhatestrash handle is a play on the sign that is frequently seen at gay pride events; that sign being “God Hates Fags”. Whether God actually hates fags is up for discussion, and God, be sure to weigh in here.

  15. Jmac says:

    Again … big fan of Georgia.

    Which is why I point out that …

    Infant Mortality Rates
    Vermont 5.0
    California 5.2
    Oregon 5.6
    Washington 5.6
    Georgia 8.5

    Percentage of Adults Having Attained Bachelor’s Degree
    Vermont 34.9
    Washington 30.9
    California 30.4
    Oregon 29.1
    Georgia 26.9

    Median Household Income
    California $53, 629
    Washington $49,262
    Vermont $45,686
    Georgia $45,604
    Oregon $42,944

    Percentage of Individuals Living Under Poverty Line
    Vermont 11.5
    Washington 11.9
    California 13.3
    Oregon 14.1
    Georgia 14.4

    Either these states consistently finish higher in this small sampling of these categories despite their more liberal governments or they succeed because of them and their policies.

  16. Icarus says:

    JMAC,

    Adjust any of your income statistics for a cost of living adjustment, and Georgia will be on top of every one of those lists.

    Can’t help you with the infant mortality rate, however. That’s why we need to get Erick and Paul Broun sworn in. It’s for the Children.

  17. Ok, now that Saxby’s back in, ask him to appropriate some of the billions going for Iraqi & Afghanistan infrastructure back to America.

    We got a Levee here in mid-ga that is a floating time machine, nightmare waiting to happen and all the U.S. Corp of Engineers do is waltz in, point their fingers and say do this, do that.

  18. SFrazier says:

    The honorable Erick, do you think it is appropriate for an elected leader to call a taxpaying citizen of your community a profane word

  19. GodHatesTrash says:

    Actually, SFrazier, many taxpaying citizens of Georgia are “dicks” – are you saying you want your politicians to lie to your dumb redneck self?

    The truth is always a defense against slander.

  20. Uncle Remus says:

    Ain’t nobody gonna challenge Saxby in the primary. He’s solidified his Washington support too much. Nobody else will get the funding. Nobody is going to beat him either, unfortunately. All of the Dems with statewide recognition are dead, retired, or retired and insane. Vernon Jones has no chance in hell. Why is he even being considered? The liberal African-American bloc in the Dem primary is now accustomed to winning handily with unabashedly progressive candidates (think Cynthia McKinney). In the last couple of years she’s done what? Punched a cop and told the country that George Bush was able to successfully accomplish something (I think that part is more insane than the fact that the successful accomplishment was blowing up the twin towers then covering it up). Jones could get the nomination solely on the basis of black support–the black percentages in the dem primary are near 50 percent I believe. If Mark Taylor couldn’t win as governor, then Vernon Jones is DOA.

  21. Uncle Remus says:

    By the way, JMAC, if you want to see what liberal economic policies do in southern states, look at Arkansas and Louisiana. It’s ridiculous to compare the northeast to the south in that context. Since the Republicans have gained more power in the south, the south has grown into the largest region in the nation. And I’m not even a Republican. It’s just the truth.

  22. Jmac says:

    Well, those are two interesting cases you cite.

    Arkansas experienced considerable growth and climbed up many spaces in a variety of statistical categories under the more progressive policies of Bill Clinton, but regressed somewhat under Mike Huckabee where some of those programs where underfunded or eliminated.

    Louisiana is a whole different animal. That political leadership of that state, from the top to the bottom, has been mired by corruption (largely Democratic corruption). Poor management has hindered that state more than anything else.

    The problem with merely citing economic growth is that it often overlooks gaps in wealth, concerns over general health and problems with education. So while Atlanta and Charlotte may be booming, places like Homer and Wood aren’t.

  23. JDP says:

    Nice to see all the friendly rhetoric about Chambliss.

    Fact is he is a responsible and admirable representative of GA interests.

    Good to see he’ll be in another 6 years.

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