1. GeorgiaValues says:

    1) The Mellman group will publish a poll stating whatever you want if you are willing to pay for it.

    2) If Saxby were in trouble, the DSCC would do more than put up a YouTube ad attacking Saxby on gas prices.

    3) Martin emerged battered and broke from his primary, after pulling a come from behind victory over Vernon Jones who beat him on the 15th. Hardly awe inspiring.

    Jim ‘s lackluster primary campaign made more headlines for its missteps than anything else – falsified Lanier endorsement, late FEC reports, falsified Commissioner Irvin endorsement, dodged forums and campaign debates, and most disappointing – Jim’s failure to raise the 2.5 million he said he would for the primary.

    He started the General off by reading a press release to reporters who braved the 100 degree heat only to be denied the opportunity to ask questions while he ducked back into his basement Campaign HQ. Since then he hasn’t been heard from.

  2. John Konop says:


    You make all valid points, with that said this election will be tight. Jim Martin is better than sleeping pills. Yet Saxby support is not strong and if Obama turns out non-traditional voters game on. I also think Buckley could do much better than expected as independent voters become more frustrated with the current options. The lesser of two evils sales pitch may not work as well this time with independents.

  3. JamesStratfield says:

    I’ve gotta agree with GA Values on this one. The Mellman group has been with him since he announced and this poll should be taken with less than a grain of salt. Its highly likely they manipulated their set of what constitutes likely voters and still couldn’t get him over 36%. Thats pretty sad for him and the Mellman group

  4. odinseye2k says:

    It does nicely balance out the Strategic Vision poll in the Pollster.com trends, though. It probably brings the trend into line with with it actually out there. Saxby may be a couple of points higher than it shows right now.

    And I think everyone is going to have some interesting hindsight when the difference between “likely” and actual voters happens. We’ll see how effective Karen Handel is for the GOP this year.

  5. GOPGrassroots says:

    I don’t care about some stupid poll, what I’m pissed about is Jim Martin’s opposition to increasing domestic supply and reducing our dependence on foreign oil!

    Jim Martin – Opposed to drilling in ANWR

    Jim Martin – Opposed to offshore drilling

    Jim Martin – Opposed to increased nuclear production

    The DSCC, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama and Jim Martin need to get their heads out of their tail pipes and allow us to drill!

  6. odinseye2k says:


    Do you really want to nationalize this election?

    Because I’ll take the performance of Pelosi, Reed, Schumer et al. against the performance of Bush, Tom Allen, Hastert, and Boehner any day.

    McCain can run for Bush’s third term all year long for what I care.

    Also interesting how you have so little of good things to say about Saxby that you are already out to make this election about the challenger rather than the incumbent.

  7. Three Jack says:

    konop, i’m not betting on somebody i oppose. but the outcome will be overwhelminly in favor of saxby just as cagle defeated martin by 12 pts last go ’round.

    gopgrassroots is right about martin and his ties to the do-nothing dems. saxby has over $4m to get that message out

  8. Icarus says:

    “Because I’ll take the performance of Pelosi, Reed, Schumer et al. ”

    Would you care to articulate some of thier accomplishments?

    I must say they did a damn fine job of getting rid of that pesky $2/gallon gas like they promised.

  9. Common Sense says:

    Yes this is a partisan poll, and yes Martin has a tough race…but

    Georgia Premium is clearly directly connected to Chambliss, and shouldn’t be taken any more seriously than a press release.

  10. odinseye2k says:

    Considering that the Repub minority is blocking anything and everything thrown out in the Senate, it has been tough.


    -The new GI bill that enhances the educational benefits going to veterans.

    -Minimum wage increase.

    -Increase to CAFE standards (one small step in the battle against high gas prices).

    -Increased alternative energy research (including CO2 sequestration) and for improved power grid.

    -Gave us all $600 back (although I’m a little skeptical of the long-term wisdom of this one) to keep economic shocks from cascading.

    -Increased Pell grants and slashed interest rates on college loans (meaning more people get to enter college).

    and I’m done wiki’ing.

  11. odinseye2k says:

    I present you two case studies: Oregon and Eastern Washington / Idaho. Feel free to look it up.

  12. odinseye2k says:

    Um, that’s an opinion piece, not a case study. Look for studies conducted about three or four years after the implementation of Oregon and Washington wage increases.

    Oregon saw little to no change in employment while Washington emptied Idaho of worthwhile workers.

  13. Icarus says:

    Um, that opinion piece is based on your Speaker’s refusal to extend the minimum wage benefit on the basis that it would destroy jobs.

    Feel free to look up the various news accounts when you google “Pelosi Tuna Minimum Wage”

    (I would strongly suggest not trying google images for that, you never know what might turn up)

  14. odinseye2k says:

    “Um, that opinion piece is based on your Speaker’s refusal to extend the minimum wage benefit on the basis that it would destroy jobs.”

    Yes, but the only evidence data provided in said article are the predictions of the author of the article and the governor of the place. In fact, if anything, it is implied that Pelosi’s exception was not due to ideals but lobbying by the local tuna multi-national.

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