Monday, August 2, 2010

Is There Hope For New York?

I don't know if Carl Paladino (or Lazio for that matter) stands a realistic chance of becoming New York's governor. After all, this is New York where it's always the Democrats' race to lose, but can the national disaffection with the Democrats' grip on power possibly take hold here?

By the results of this poll, my firm answer is -- well, maybe.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of New York voters favor repeal of the new national health care bill, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely Voters in the Empire State, however, oppose repeal of the health care bill. These figures include 41% who Strongly Favor repeal and 31% who Strongly Oppose repeal.

Support for repeal in New York is a bit more evenly divided than the national average.

As it would be, of course, but this is good news. Republicans and disaffected independents will be motivated to turn out in November. The immigrant and minority Democrats the party machine depends on here probably will not. We might just shock the nation yet and join the growing red tide.

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