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Gallup Poll: GOP Contenders Neck-and-Neck with Obama

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GOP embracing the crazy? (MSNBC “The Last Word,” Aug. 22, 2011) — While some candidates ratchet up the wacky in the GOP presidential primary, one voice — Jon Huntsman — stands out as reasonable. (08:00)

By Steven Shepard

Aug. 22, 2011

The top four Republican presidential candidates are running neck-and-neck with President Obama in national general election matchups, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.

The poll, conducted last week as Obama’s approval rating cratered around 40 percent, shows Obama leading Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., 48 to 44 percent, and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., 47 to 45 percent.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry ties the president at 47 percent each, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads Obama, 48 to 46 percent. …

Read the full story at the National Journal



One Year Ago — August 23, 2010

‘Eyeballs’ — Tom Horner TV Ad

One year ago today, I reported that the Tom Horner for Governor of Minnesota campaign released a TV ad for the general election campaign, titled “Eyeballs.”


Two Years Ago — August 23, 2009

Afghan War: Obama’s Hard Choices

Two years ago today, on August 23, 2009, I reported that as public support for the Afghanistan war eroded, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said the security situation in Afghanistan was serious and deteriorating.


Three Years Ago — August 23, 2008

Campaign Against Michele Bachmann: Day 40

Three years ago today, on August 23, 2008 — the 40th day of my 2008 campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District — I continued my 50-mile walking tour across the Sixth District from Waite Park to Rockville, Cold Spring, Richmond, and Roscoe, stopping by the Rockville Rock-Fest festival and parade.

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