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Ironduke
28 Sep 03,, 20:21
Poll: Davis in peril, Schwarzenegger strongman

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Voters in the California recall election might be poised to kick Gov. Gray Davis out and vote Republican Arnold Schwarznegger in, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Sunday.

When asked how they they would vote on recalling Davis, 63 percent of probable voters said they would vote yes, compared with 35 percent who would vote no.

In a separate vote to choose a replacement for Davis, Schwarzenegger was the choice of 40 percent of respondents.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante was the choice for 25 percent of voters polled, Republican state Sen. Tom McClintock received 18 percent.

The poll showed Green Party candidate Peter Camejo with 5 percent and syndicated columnist and independent candidate Arianna Huffington with 2 percent of the respondents' support.

The poll of 787 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. It was conducted over three days from Thursday through Saturday, following Wednesday night's debate among the five leading replacement candidates. (Full story)

The poll used a model for probable voters that assumes about half of the state's voting age population will vote on Election Day.

If the poll is an indication of what will happen in the October 7 election, Schwarzenegger could win even if his remaining major Republican rival, McClintock, stays in the race.

GOP leaders have been pressuring the senator to drop out to improve Schwarzenegger's chances of beating Bustamante, the only major Democrat in the field.

Sunday's results are the first CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll numbers in the California recall campaign.

Earlier polls conducted by other organizations have shown a much closer race between Schwarzenegger and Bustamante and less support for the recall.

Schwarzenegger and Davis have been invited to debate on CNN's "Larry King Live." Davis, a Democrat who formally challenged the Republican actor-turned-politician to a debate Friday, accepted. The Schwarzenegger campaign declined. (Full story)

Davis and Schwarzenegger are not running against each other. Voters will first be asked whether Davis should be recalled. They will then pick a replacement from a list of 135 candidates, including Schwarzenegger, who would take over if Davis were removed from office.

The recall was triggered by voter anger over the state's economic and energy situation.

A recent budget agreement between Democratic and Republican legislators in Sacramento eliminated the state's $38 billion deficit through cuts and borrowing, but it created an expected shortfall of at least $8 billion for the next fiscal year.

A former candidate in the race, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, financed much of a successful petition campaign to allow the recall election.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/28/recall.poll/index.html

Gio
29 Sep 03,, 00:38
YES!!! California's finnally taking out the trash!!!

Leader
29 Sep 03,, 03:25
Looks like the dems are going to get their ass handed to them again. :D :D :D

Gio
29 Sep 03,, 05:18
Originally posted by Leader
Looks like the dems are going to get their ass handed to them again. :D :D :D

LOL, Hiterly Clinton has just given a speech saying Arnold is part of the "vast right wing conspiracy" that's trying to take over this nation!! Telling Californians not to fall for it.

I just think it's funny she calls it a conspiracy, it's not like we're secereative about it.

phark
29 Sep 03,, 05:27
You're talking about Californians though, here... they are a pretty dumb lot. If Hilary said Moon Pies came from the moon and might be endangered because of reckless GOP election contributions, they might believe them.

I miss living in California, but not some of the people that live there... :dbanana

Gio
29 Sep 03,, 05:27
Originally posted by phark
You're talking about Californians though, here... they are a pretty dumb lot. If Hilary said Moon Pies came from the moon and might be endangered because of reckless GOP election contributions, they might believe them.

I miss living in California, but not some of the people that live there... :dbanana

LOL :p

Leader
30 Sep 03,, 01:44
Originally posted by Gio
LOL, Hiterly Clinton has just given a speech saying Arnold is part of the "vast right wing conspiracy" that's trying to take over this nation!! Telling Californians not to fall for it.

I just think it's funny she calls it a conspiracy, it's not like we're secereative about it.

So your going to be at the next meeting right? We going to discuss how we can use the CIA to steal election boxes in the next election. :D :D

Stinger
30 Sep 03,, 13:48
Originally posted by Leader
So your going to be at the next meeting right? We going to discuss how we can use the CIA to steal election boxes in the next election. :D :D Your ever so sharp wit wounds us all http://www.smilies.okipages.com/s/otn/funny/moon.gif:D

Ziska
30 Sep 03,, 16:01
Phark has the worst avatar I've ever seen.

*shudders*

bigross86
30 Sep 03,, 16:21
Do you not like Dubya or the fact that you can practically see up his nose?

:dbanana :LOL :dbanana :LOL :dbanana :LOL :dbanana :LOL :dbanana :LOL

Ziska
01 Oct 03,, 02:10
Lets face it. W doesn't take a good photo. He has the most vacantly happy face in that pic.

A president should look grave, serious, sombre, thoughful, etc.

W just doesn't have that look. He sure doesn't look like the guy I'd want to be following into war etc.

Stinger
01 Oct 03,, 13:54
I don't care if the man looks like a smashed raisin, just so long as he does things I like and doesn't do things I don't like. And on that score so far as I'm concerned Bush has done a superior job to the alternative.

bigross86
01 Oct 03,, 15:52
And he's NOT saying that cuz he's Dubya's neighbor and gets all the leftovers from supper...

Ziska
02 Oct 03,, 04:53
Originally posted by Stinger
I don't care if the man looks like a smashed raisin, just so long as he does things I like and doesn't do things I don't like. And on that score so far as I'm concerned Bush has done a superior job to the alternative.

Yeah, he might be a brilliant president (or not), it still doesn't make him aesthetically pleasing.