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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bernero Would Win Now

Now we know why candidate Rick Snyder refused to talk a lot about
what he would do if he was elected. That's because if the voters knew
then, what they know now, all of us would be covering the Virg Benero
That's the assertion in a new poll conducted by a North Carolina
firm which found that if there was a re-do on the November election,
50% of the female voters would have picked Bernero with 42% for Rick
Snyder. Half of the men are still for Snyder with 43% for Benero.
Bernero who never caught fire with many voters does much better now
with 60% of the 18-29 vote going for the Lansing Mayor with only 24%
for the Nerd. Bernero even captured the critical senior citizen vote
On the union front where Bernero under-performed, this time he gets
a more respectable 56% of union households to Snyder's 36%.
So que pasa?
What happened is Gov. Snyder, safely in office, has made some
tough decisions that have turned many voters off. This is usually the
case with all governors.
For example, he never hinted during the campaign that he would
consider a tax on senior pensions. Imagine if he had. The 50% that
Bernero got in this poll would have been off the charts and Snyder will
still be in Ann Arbor wondering why he wasted $6 million of his own
money on the campaign.
You are asking why didn't you know about all this stuff. Surely
the media is to blame.
That's partially correct. Some correspondents did try to pin down
Mr. Snyder but he turned out to be just like all the other career
politicians: If he didn't want to answer, you could ask the same
questions six ways from Sunday and he would still not budge.
He controlled what he said and that was that.
So even though Bernero would win now by a paper thin margin, it
means nothing. He's a dollar short and 4 months late.
The good news for Mr. Snyder is 49% of the voters refuse to recall
him while 38% would bounce him and 13% are unsure.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course this poll is of unquestionable validity. virg would not have proposed a budget that would offend any material voting block. The legislature and the people would still be rejoicing at the wonderful simplicity of the bernero budget.
SOM is in such good shape that only someone mean spirited would try to impose change upon the citizenry.

good grief!

March 23, 2011 at 8:36 AM 
Blogger PJSolarz said...

So, can we see the results of the poll and who the people were that were polled? Did they use the union contact list as their polling subjects?
I just conducted a poll here at work and 67% of the people would have elected Snyder while 33% were undecided.

March 23, 2011 at 9:59 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The D's shoulda nominated the other guy, he woulda won. Virg was a loser from the gitgo.

March 23, 2011 at 2:31 PM 

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