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Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« on: January 30, 2014, 06:29:38 PM »
http://tbo.com/news/politics/crist-leads-scott-by-8-points-in-latest-q-poll-20140130/

Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager

 By William March | Tribune Staff William March on Google+
Published: January 30, 2014   |   Updated: January 30, 2014 at 01:42 PM

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TAMPA ­­— A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Charlie Crist with a larger lead in the governor's race than other recent polls at the same time the Crist campaign is leaking news he has hired a campaign manager with strong Tampa ties.

The poll shows Crist up 46-38 percent over Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a contrast with two other recent polls that showed Crist clinging to narrow leads. He held a 2-point lead in a Public Policy Polling survey two weeks ago, and a 4-point lead in University of North Florida survey in October.

Crist's campaign manager will be Omar Khan, a veteran Florida political operative and Obama administration appointee, and a former University of South Florida student body president.

Khan, 33, has been president of the Florida Young Democrats, has worked for Democratic parties in Florida and other states, and was associate political director for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign.

Khan replaces Bill Hyers, another Democratic rising star, who signed on with the campaign in November then left abruptly for reasons the campaign never explained before actually starting work.

Recently, Khan has held appointed jobs in the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force.

He's well-liked among Florida Democrats.

“He is one of the brightests political minds in the country,” said Tallahassee lawyer, former mayor and former state Democratic Party chairman Scott Maddox, who knew Khan at USF and worked with him during the 2004 campaign, “He is a field genius, and our fortunes lie in whether we can mobilize a field operation.”

A campaign spokesman said Khan was not available for interviews.

The poll shows Crist up 46-38 percent over Scott, a substantial drop from his 50-34 percent lead March 20, but little changed from his 47-40 lead in November.

Scott led Nan Rich, competing with Crist for the Democratic nomination, by 41-37 percent in the poll. The Republican governor got a negative job approval rating, 41 percent favorable and 49 percent unfavorable.

By margins ranging from broad to narrow, voters in the poll said Crist would be better at handling education, protecting the middle class, health care and the economy — his narrowest win — and said he was more trustworthy.

Crist had strong leads among poll respondents who identified themselves as independents — 48-32 percent — and among women, 50-34 percent.

Scott won among white voters, 46-39 percent, and tied among men, with 42 percent to Crist's 43 percent.

The Jan. 22-27 Quinnipiac poll included telephone interviews with 1,565 registered voters, for an error margin of 2.5 percentage points. Error margins for partial samples, such as no-party voters, males or females, are larger.

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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 06:31:29 PM »
All those people who fled New York and Illinois for low tax Florida are ruining Florida voting for Democrats.......   :#@$%: :#@$%: :#@$%:

And this is one of the tricks they used to turn Colorado blue.

Medical marijuana ballot called 'plan' to help Crist beat Scott
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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 06:35:52 PM »
People under 30 seem to only care about 3 issues.

Abortion/Birth Control
Homo "marriage"
Pot
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 06:40:52 PM »
Yes, there is a very big push to turn many so called "purple" states solidly blue, Florida and Texas (as odd as that may sound at the surface) included.

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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 06:43:00 PM »
Pot is not a winning issue in Texas outside of the already liberal strongholds and neither are abortion and the homo agenda.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 07:16:18 PM »
I think in Texas the plan is to overwhelm the state with dem voting immigrants.

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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 07:20:11 PM »
I think in Texas the plan is to overwhelm the state with dem voting immigrants.

Yes and Boehner is helping them, that way he gets rid of Cruz and the GOP congressmen from TX who give him so much grief.
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Re: Crist, 8 points up on Scott, names campaign manager
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 11:26:50 PM »
[[ Yes, there is a very big push to turn many so called "purple" states solidly blue, Florida and Texas (as odd as that may sound at the surface) included. ]]

Indeed.

Florida is "turning".

So is Virginia.

New Mexico and Colorado have pretty much turned.

Texas will be the prize. How many illegals are in Texas? Probably the second largest cohort, after California. Legalize them, and how will that change Texas' voting demographics? (Aside: look at the birth rates, and it isn't going to be much longer before Texas becomes Tejas, anyway....)


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