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Is Elizabeth Warren tanking? PPP poll shows Brown surge

Is Elizabeth Warren tanking? PPP poll shows Brown surge

I joked the other day about Elizabeth Warren’s Mike Dukakis Tank moment.

Maybe tanking was the right word, because a PPP poll just released shows Warren 5 points behind and Warren’s negatives rising dramatically (emphasis mine):

PPP’s newest poll on the Massachusetts Senate race finds Scott Brown opening up a 5 point lead, 49-44. This is the first time Brown has led in one of our polls since June of 2011. Our last poll, in June of this year, found a tie and the two before that had modest leads for Elizabeth Warren.

Brown continues to do well because of his personal popularity and because voters see him as different from the Republican Party as a whole. 53% of voters approve of the job he’s doing to 36% who disapprove. Incumbents with those kinds of approval numbers generally don’t lose. Brown’s approval has improved a net 14 points from March when he was at +3 (45/42). Warren’s numbers are headed in the other direction. On that poll her favorability was 46/33 and now it’s 46/43- her negatives have risen 10 points over the last five months while her positives have remained unchanged.

Got that?  Warren’s negatives have risen 10%.  I’m not about to take any credit for that.

Oh, hell, on an akin, breakin day like this, I need to cheer myself us, so I’ll take a small bit of the credit for helping to expose the truth, which necessarily would cause Warren’s negatives to rise.

I’ll leave it to others to see if there are any sampling differences which might explain the change from the prior poll by PPP.  I’m just going to take whatever good news I can get today without question.

And I’ll add this, from Cole DeLaune writing at Indian Country Today, accusing Warren of “spiritual genocide” and calling her a “pathological revisionist”:

In Warren’s model of ethnic distinction, neither practical experience nor community affiliation applies; one can simply appropriate the mantle of Cherokee lineage at personal discretion. Per this formulation, the disparities between discrete cultures are meaningless, and Professor Warren is effectively championing a subtle variety of spiritual genocide.

A November victory for this pathological revisionist will legitimize abjectly appalling notions about indigenous identity….

If you disagree with Professor Warren’s assault on the Indian landscape, please consider recording a brief statement on your mobile phone or laptop for the Natives United Against Warren campaign and submitting your message (warrendoesnotrepresentme@gmail) via e-mail. The professor’s actions demand a vigorous and unmitigated response lest her destructive and assimilatory species of racist ruse—an increasingly grotesque variant of intellectual blackface—prevails.

More to come.  Trust me on that.


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Personally, I think the ape-hangers…with Prada…did her in.

theduchessofkitty | August 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Oh I hope so!

“More to come. Trust me on that.”

Oh, we DO, Prof. We. DO!

I have truly hated this non-substatntive campaign that focuses on heritage rather than issues, but I take such joy in seeing her rejected. Even if it means that RINO Brown gets elected.

    IceColdTroll in reply to imfine. | August 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    ANY Republican is better than ANY Democrat at this juncture. I will gladly accept correction if you can offer one plausible exception.

      98ZJUSMC in reply to IceColdTroll. | August 22, 2012 at 4:21 am

      Not from me. I have never pulled the lever for a Democrat, but now, I wouldn’t do it at gunpoint. A RINO is better than a Marxist.


    Estragon in reply to imfine. | August 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    You can hold your breath waiting for a conservative to be elected to the Senate from Massachusetts.

    Brown has voted with the Party on all the Party-line (whipped) votes. That’s all the Party even asks. But instead of a reliable vote when it counts and a good 50%-er the rest of the time, the alternative to Brown is Warren.

    Isn’t this how Chis Coons got to the Senate to make his 100% Obama voting record?

The good Professor may not want to take credit, but I’ll gladly give him (all 31/32 honey badger of him) the credit for keeping this issue in focus.

Professor Warren committed ethnic fraud. She may also have committed academic fraud. She’s not worthy to serve in the Senate.

Someone has to point that out. Prof. Jacobson did. Well done, sir.

“… because voters see him as different from the Republican Party as a whole.”

Q: what’s the ONLY difference between RINO TRAITOR scott brown and a d-cRAT socialist?
A: one of them has a pick-up truck.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | August 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Steve King from Iowa said he’s never heard about a woman getting pregnant from incest or statutory rape.

The new Republican strategy appears to be that when a Republican makes a stupid statement, the Republicans “swarm” him to demand he step down, right? Then when he refuses he’ll be so damaged and compromised that the Democrats will just walk into office in a landslide. Awesome strategy.

I look forward to all the posts and comments about how he’s such an idiot, moron, etc. Get to work. Steve King is your new target.

Victory in November!

    IceColdTroll in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | August 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Actually he said that he had never personally met anyone with this situation, a big difference for those who are interested in the substance rather than the spin. But of course Demonrats making things up is nothing new; for pity’s sake, they made up a whole CANDIDATE to run for pres in 2008!

    IceColdTroll in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | August 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    PS – Biden still has the Gold for offensive and stupid remarks. Chains, anyone?

    I look forward to all the posts and comments about how he’s such an idiot, moron, etc.

    Oh, I see. Because Democrats say indefensible, stupid things, Republicans should be able to say indefensible, stupid things, too.

    And we should support them when they say indefensible, stupid things.

    Is that about right?

Yeah! Love the good news.

^^I just saw where King responded about context etc (see Right Scoop) but the thing with Warren is interesting.

I also happened to notice Obama is heading in the wrong direction with Electoral predictions.
But maybe thats in keeping with his new “policy” of smaller turnouts at campaign events.

His home state moves to “toaa up” territory

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to jimzinsocal. | August 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    If we cared about context, or clarifying remarks, or explanations, the NRSC and Crossroads would have let Akin make a public statement before pulling his finacial support and ginning up sitting senators to very publicly denounce him.

    No, the new standard is to immediately pounce. We don’t need no stinking context. Republicans managed to destroy Akin’s candidacy with amazing speed. With that experience under your belts, I’m confident you can destroy King in record time.

    Time is wasting. Get after it.

^^whoops…Michigan not Ill.

Karen Sacandy | August 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The polls oscillate all the time.

November cannot possibly get here fast enough.

Brown’s been running some effective ads featuring past and present MA Dems endorsing him, former 3-term Boston mayor Ray Flynn among them.
I think Warren, like Coakley and Shannon O’Brien, has indelibly caricatured herself at this point and is simply too much of an embarrassment, even for MA.

The only criticism I’ve seen from the left on the PPP poll comes from a guy who is generally pretty honest about what is going on in the polls. He seemed concerned the PPP poll underepresented non-whites but he compared the sample to 2008 exits. This is not 2008 and Obama’s big problem is lack of enthusiasm among non-whites, younger voters etc. etc. This poll looks pretty legit so take a bow Professor – you deserve it.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to Mary Sue. | August 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    What is it with the PPP polls this week?
    They show Brown ahead. They show Akin still ahead. I think they are showing the Repubs ahead in WI, too.

    Have we gotten close enough to the election that they’ve switched over from counting “voting age adults” to “registered voters”?
    Will there be another gap-up in a month or two, when they convert to “likely voters”?

huskers-for-palin | August 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Breakiing: (AP) Romney calls Akin and asks him to leave the race.

TrooperJohnSmith | August 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

“So, when prominent public luminaries like Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic nominee for Senate from Massachusetts, popularize a problematic interpretation of racial legacy as an abstract constructs assumed at will, they hasten a Native cultural corrosion originally instigated by formal early twentieth-century American government policies of acculturation. Although Professor Warren has issued few public statements on the subject of her claims to Cherokee heritage other than to promote the validity of superficial racial profiling and improvise a dubious yarn about the circumstances of her parents’ marriage, she continues to simultaneously maximize and minimize the significance of her hypothetical roots.

“The professor’s actions demand a vigorous and unmitigated response lest her destructive and assimilatory species of racist ruse—an increasingly grotesque variant of intellectual blackface—prevails.”

Aw, hell yeah!

This kid’s words make my Indian blood rise way up into my head. Imagine if he could get the tribes to rise up over this.

He’s Kiowa, so who knows? 😆

I am getting skeptical about these polls, Rush pointed out the poll in MO showing Akin 1 pt. up. It was taken after Akin’s comments and the poll oversampled Republicans by 9%. So be aware of pollsters with an agenda – and they do have agendas!

Poll sample from previous PPP in MA was D/R/I-38/15/48, voted for Obama-58, McCain-33. This poll is identical D/R/I-39/13/48, voted for Obama-58, McCain-34. The only difference was last poll was of “adults” and this poll was of “likely voters.”

I wonder how much of this is from Warren trying to tie Brown to Akin’s rape fantasy? The Indian stuff has been around and didn’t seem to move the needle but maybe some of this more recent dirty business finally did the trick.

Henry Hawkins | August 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm

After all the ‘keep pounding the rock’ encouragement I’ve offered the Professor, I don’t quite know how to impart this bad news. I’ve determined that Warren does, in fact, have an Native American heritage. I’ve found a photo of her that proves it. It’s difficult to tell, but under photoshop enhancement, she’s there in the back of the photo:

That’s right. Warren is a member of the Heckowi Tribe of F Troop fame.


Scott Brown presses Republicans to be ‘more inclusive’ on abortion
Washington Post (blog)-3 minutes ago

About 55 million abortions since Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, how much more inclusive could they be?

Say Scott Brown wins. Say Todd Akins stays in ,the people of Missouri admire his stand on principle and he wins despite all smart money opposition. The GOP will then represent a very broad coalition where the dems represent fascism. Given what is ,that dream makes more sense than engaing in unfriendly friendly fire.

Prof… Don’t sell yourself short with regarding Warren’s exposure. I don’t think that anyone could successfully dispute your information and it is that information that brings us to the latest poll.

If this election were to be located anywhere in neutral territory, Warren would already be finished but in the land of the dumbed down MA electorate, being down by 5% is miraculous indeed.

Thank you so much for what you do be assured I do recommend this blog to as many as possible…

This may have been a not-so-good week for you Professor, but the last few days have been GREAT for Scott Brown.

Scott Brown is looking fan-frikkin-tastic to liberals right about now. All of a sudden Democrats in Massachusetts are being reminded that the country needs Northeastern Republicans in Congress (it is a shame that Olympia Snowe is retiring) in order to keep the entire party from tipping off the deep end.

Scott Brown is coming out well in this whole thing. He is looking like a man of principle, and he is standing up for his daughters. From the Boston Globe:

“Brown…was also among the first Republicans Monday to call on Representative Todd Akin to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race following controversial remarks about rape.”

This is leadership in action.

In another sign of her desperation, Senator Tonto has renamed her horse Scout to Scott.

However, her attempt to adopt the original Tonto’s exhortation to his horse, “Gettum up, Scout”, sounds more like a bedroom command whne you adopt the name change.

(you gotta be a geezer to get all this)

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