Poll: McCain Could Lose Primary in Arizona

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Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

Rasmussen Reports finds Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) clinging to a two-point lead over a possible challenger, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.). Chris Simcox, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Project who’s already in the race, scores 4 percent. All of this puts McCain, who has never been seriously challenged since he came to the Senate in 1986, below the 50 percent mark with Republicans.

It’s a surprising poll because only 24 percent of state Republicans have a negative view of McCain. He’s suffering from a backlash against everyone currently in Washington. And it’s been two years since McCain broke with the GOP base and backed comprehensive immigration reform. If that comes up again in 2010, as many expect it to, McCain could face real problems with Arizona voters.

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victor2000
Comment posted November 20, 2009 @ 10:19 am

What do you expect he barely remember his name. He no idea and do not care what this reform will do to the country. On the good side, we would able to retire congress and move it to Mexico. At list that one cheaper.

I dont believe crap that say jobs that american will not do. They will not do it for minimum or bellow minimum wage. Also some of those jobs can be automated. But why businesses wont do it? It cheaper to hire illegal. By the way Great Britain and Greece did what mexico does now. They send poor people over the border to other regions of the world with hole purpose to low social burden. Well it is lowering social burden for Mexico and raises it for US. On the other side, mexico will no have any real changes or reform because many poor and unhappy moved in US. But there are much more left in poverty and they will continue to be in poverty until border shut and lows are enforced. In other words, these illegal immigration is hurtful for people of both countries. Of course most of illegals do not have education, and have no clue they got played.


brendanm
Comment posted November 20, 2009 @ 10:36 am

If you're going to take a nativist, anti-immigrant stance, and align yourself with people who spew vitriol about English-only and the like, you might want to learn your goddamn English. If English is your second language, you're a fucking hypocrite; if it isn't, you're a fucking moron.


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wandagb
Comment posted December 12, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

McCain is the best lobbyist Mexico has in the U.S. Congress since the death of Ted Kennedy. We can only hope he is replaced by a person who thinks the U.S. sovereignty is still meaningful.

Everything you need to know about immigration and what to do about it humorously told.

Amnesty Downfall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBw1nUlf38I

(Roy Beck and NumbersUSA are the “gumball” heroes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7WJeqxuOfQ


wandagb
Comment posted December 12, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

McCain is the best lobbyist Mexico has in the U.S. Congress since the death of Ted Kennedy. We can only hope he is replaced by a person who thinks the U.S. sovereignty is still meaningful.

Everything you need to know about immigration and what to do about it humorously told.

Amnesty Downfall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBw1nUlf38I

(Roy Beck and NumbersUSA are the “gumball” heroes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7WJeqxuOfQ


whitneymuse
Comment posted August 22, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

We are down to the wire for McCain; admittedly my friends still roasting in Phoenix and Tucson weren't wild supporters of Hayworth's challenge..(in the beginning); but, remind them of McCain's support of amnesty Kennedy-McCain bill in 2006 they want him gone as much as I, who hasn't a vote in AZ anymore. (Can see the Pacific Ocean as I type this note. My $$ went to Hayworth hoping to support some sanity in Government again and no more RINO pseudo conservatives like McCain progressive thinking anymore. .


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