Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
O'Leary Report skews pretty far right, seeks to peel off independent voters; New Jersey polls showing shift among indies from Dem Corzine to Repub Christie for Gov -- keep watching implications for midterms...
  • Independent Voters and Small Business Owners Will Vote Against Congressmen Who Support a Second Stimulus - According to Breaking Zogby/O'Leary Report Poll (O'Leary Report Press Release) According to a recent Zogby International/O'Leary Report poll, three out of four Independent voters (74.3 percent) oppose a second stimulus, and 55.2 percent "strongly oppose" it. Only 18 percent of Independents favor a second stimulus package, and 7.7 percent are not sure.
  • Poll suggests Corzine in trouble (From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser-CNN Political Ticker) The GOP candidate also holds the edge among independent voters, 64 percent to 28 percent. Christie's showing among independents has increased since last month's poll.
  • Commentary: Stimulus is too low, too slow (By Julian E. Zelizer, Special to CNN)

OPEN PRIMARIES
Most Californians support open primaries -- the nation's primiere third party ballot access expert Richard Winger parses the type of primary we're talking about...

BLOOMBERG 09
Dems playing politics with unemployment?
  • Report: Unemployment high among black New Yorkers (AP - Newsweek)

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