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Bill Thompson could be a spoiler in the U.S. Senate race in New York…..

Polling info that the Political Dog has sniffed out reveals something that political junkies know to be true…..That is…that Kirsten Gillibrand is in a very weak position …..

She was appointed to the U.S. Senate by New York Governor Paterson after Hillary Clinton went to Secretary of State job…..

A Siena poll just released has her ahead of Bill Thompson(who just lost to ‘Money Mike’ Bloomberg for NYC Mayor  by a hair ) by just 9%…and a Quininipac poll has her behind Thompson by 13%!.

I have been posting here that Gillibrand has never caught on in the downstate New York City region and this just cements that view…..

What is worst is Gillibrand loses to both Rudy and Pataki in both polls!

Now I don’t believe Rudy , or  Pataki are going to run….tThedemocrats in New York State have a problem that will affect their party nationally…Kirsten Gillibrand was a bad pick by a guy who isn’t going to be Governor in a little  more than a year from now…While Chuck Schumer might be happy with here and she is taking in money..she still is the wrong person for the job….

Me…I hope Thompson primaries her….

The Q poll…..

The Siena Poll…..

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

More on the Harold Ford vs Kirsten Gillibrand thing….

Glen Thrush of Politico has picked up the story on the Harold Ford vs Kirsten Gillibrand poll sampling….And that’s all it is now folks….

But Thrush and several of the people who comment on the story on his post correctly point out the Ford ran in Tennessee as a conservative democrat(well, he was running as a black democrat in the South)…and that may not go too well in New York…..

But I will also point out that New York State has had a republican Governor for 12 years until Spitzer, and Paterson showed up….aAlsoNew York City has had a republican Mayor for the last 20 years…….

Stay tuned for more…….

November 27, 2009 Posted by | Government, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

New Yorks don’t really know or like Kirsten Gilibrand…..

That’s the result of a new Marist Poll, and I’m not surprised…Kirsten Gillibrand really doesn’t fit the mold…being from upstate, and  a hard blue-dog democrat, who is trying to come across a bit more to the left….

While the democrats outside New York City have been able to swallow the idea of her as the junior senator from the Empire State…a whole lot of people in New York City haven’t…..

If you’ve been here before you know that I believe Pataki and Rudy are has been as New York republicans…but both, yes both, currently out poll Gillibrand….

My solution…..Schumer won’t like it (he sold her to Paterson)…but she should be premiered…she doesn’t belong in the spot…..

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments

New Yorks don't really know or like Kirsten Gilibrand…..

That’s the result of a new Marist Poll, and I’m not surprised…Kirsten Gillibrand really doesn’t fit the mold…being from upstate, and  a hard blue-dog democrat, who is trying to come across a bit more to the left….

While the democrats outside New York City have been able to swallow the idea of her as the junior senator from the Empire State…a whole lot of people in New York City haven’t…..

If you’ve been here before you know that I believe Pataki and Rudy are has been as New York republicans…but both, yes both, currently out poll Gillibrand….

My solution…..Schumer won’t like it (he sold her to Paterson)…but she should be premiered…she doesn’t belong in the spot…..

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Politics | , , , | 2 Comments