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November 01, 2011


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Do you poll this time Snowe against someone competitive (Democrat or Republican)?

Don Folkers

Public Policy Polling has an affiliation with the Democrat Party. Professional polling outfits use a "grid" and call the same people time after time. Since Olympia Snowe is a Democrat in disguise, of course the PPP slants their grid in favor of her. Actually it is worse than that. Ms. Snowe belongs to the anti-Constitutional Council on Foreign Relations. That borders on treason. Write me for documentation. DonFolkers@gwi.net Newcastle, Maine.

Dustin Ingalls

Don, I don't even know what you're talking about. If you'd like to come find this "grid" in our office, be our guest.


Could it be that Snowe's chances of winning the primary are higher because like the rest of her party she's just more conservative?

Matthew Berg

Look at the Congressional Quarterly studies. Snowe had a party unity score of 39% in 2008. The most recent score was 69% in 2010.

Fewer people feel the need to replace her with someone more conservative because she's /become/ more conservative. (Or at least is voting that way.)


I noticed that Dustin didn't deny PPP's affiliation with the Democrat Party.

Dustin Ingalls

We are a Democratic firm--in that we work for Democratic candidates only. But the accuracy of the polls we release on this site and to the media speak for themselves.

Ken Arnold

Do you have any numbers comparing her against potential Democratic opponents, or is that even at issue here?

Vote For Obama

Tea Party fever dwindling would be a very good thing for the Republican Party ... obviously in a case like this (where Snowe winning the primary looks like it also means the Republicans keeping this seat) ... it would probably also be good for America in the long run as maybe some Republicans would start to vote in a more sane manner (rather than just voting NO on everything) .. but in the short run I'd actually like the Tea Party fever to stick around as I think it could help lots of Democrats get elected next year (including Obama)

Gabby Johnson

I lived in Maine a dozen years before moving to Montana. I think Mainers are experiencing what we did out here.
Those of us who have had our state legislature taken over by the TEA party have gotten to see what they're all about, and it ain't pretty.
Out here they were openly racist, separatist, you know, confederate. In their legislation they managed to attack women, veterans, sportsmen, seniors, cops, firefighters and all other public employees, and tried to reverse two popular referendums.
Luckily Montana has a Democratic governor to veto all this hateful legislation.
Maine's not so fortunate.

Self Deprecate Political Humor

It is in their best interest to stick with Snowe. She votes along the GOP party line more often than many think.


Yes we need more of the same!

Don Folkers

It is less than a year after all these pro-Snowe types above said how good she was. It is my belief that she polled and found that she was going to lose to Constitutionalist Scott D'Amboise in the primary -- hence her about-face and quick departure. One less member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to "conspire" against our Constitution. See "Memoirs" by David Rockefeller, page 405.

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