Scozzafava Drops Out – Sweep Possible

Politico is reporting that Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the NY-23 special election race, clearing the way for real conservative Doug Hoffman to take the race from Democrat Bill Owens.

We could have a sweep on Tuesday.

New Jersey Senate Race: Chris Christie versus incumbent John Corzine

From the latest Rasmussen polling data:

Republican Chris Christie continues to hold a three-point advantage over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in New Jersey’s down-to-the-wire race for governor.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state, conducted Thursday night, shows Christie with 46% of the vote and Corzine with 43%. Those numbers are unchanged from earlier in the week and little changed from polling conducted the week before.

The Real Clear Politics average of polls in this race calls it a tie.  I always lean towards Rasmussen because of his clear record of past accuracy.

If Corzine survives in New Jersey it will only be because he has spent tens of millions of dollars of his own money in the race.

Virginia Governor Race: Bob McDonnell versus Creigh Deeds

The Real Clear Politics average of polls has McDonnell leading Deeds by an impressive 14.3%!

Ney York 23 Special Election: Doug Hoffman versus Bill Owens

Doug Hoffman has to feel good about his chances here.  From the Watertown Daily Times:

Ms. Scozzafava told the Watertown Daily Times that Siena Research Institute poll numbers show her too far behind to catch up – and she lacks enough money to spend on advertising in the last three days to make a difference. Mr. Owens has support from 36 percent of likely voters in the poll, with Mr. Hoffman garnering 35 percent support. Ms. Scozzafava has support from 20 percent of those polled.

One has to assume that the majority of Scozzafava’s supporters will support the truly-conservative Hoffman.  I hope that the GOP is listening to this… and I think that Newt may have really damaged himself with his support for Scozzafava in this race.

It will be somewhat entertaining to watch the spin attempts by people like Robert Gibbs and Charles Gibson on Wednesday.

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