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Saxby Chambliss Vulnerable To Primary

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Guess who trounces him in a hypothetical?


Chambliss vulnerable in a primary…

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss is theoretically very vulnerable to a primary challenger in 2014: it’s just a question of whether any of the folks interested in taking him on can run a strong enough campaign to take advantage of that vulnerability.

Only 38% of Republican primary voters say they want Chambliss to be their nominee next year, compared to 43% who would prefer someone more conservative. But Chambliss stomps most of the people who’ve shown the most interest in taking him on. He leads Congressman Paul Broun by a 57/14 margin in a head to head, has a 50/22 advantage over Congressman Tom Price, and leads former Secretary of State Karen Handel 52/23.

By far and away the Republican who would pose the greatest threat to Chambliss in a primary, if he changed his mind about running, is Herman Cain. Cain would lead Chambliss 50-36 in a hypothetical match up. Cain has a 68/20 favorability rating with GOP primary voters, which compares quite favorably to Chambliss’ 45/36 approval spread. Other long shot candidates we tested against Chambliss were Allen West, who trails 47/26, and Erick Erickson who trails 51/22.



  1. jus helpin yo

    December 5th, 2012

    NOTHING like gettin HUMPED on a wednesday:


    CAIR tired of infiltrating Democratic Party; now going after Republican Party
    By Shoebat Foundation on December 4, 2012 in Blog, General
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) appears to be attempting to capitalize on the Republican Party establishment’s desire to have a bigger tent when it comes to embracing minorities. After losing the election, there is a debate within the Republican Party about what needs to be done to get more minority votes. CAIR’s leadership apparently wants a piece of that action and is pointing to what they think is a carrot for Republican politicians in the form of a large percentage of Muslims who voted for Barack Obama.


    American Muslims to Ask GOP to Reassess Relationship
    Coalition to announce full-page ad inviting better GOP-Muslim relations

    (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/4/12) — On Wednesday, December 5, a coalition of American Muslim organizations will hold a noon news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to call on the Republican Party to reassess and improve its relationship with U.S. Muslims.

    WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, Noon
    WHERE: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, csaylor@cair.com

    The coalition will also announce the publication of a full-page advertisement in the conservative Washington Times newspaper outlining the need for that reassessment.

    (plenty more to read – hey, tell all your friends)

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  2. thirdtwin

    December 5th, 2012

    Wonder what Erick Erickson thinks of that?

    Ok…say Cain wins the primary. Do the Dems run Hank Johnson or John Lewis against him?

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  3. norman einstein

    December 5th, 2012

    Run, Herman, RUN!

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  4. bitterclinger

    December 5th, 2012

    Price, Broun and Handel are considered worse than Chambliss? WTH? Could some GA folks weigh in on this?

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  5. jus dreamin yo

    December 5th, 2012

    Saxby Chambliss John Boehner Vulnerable To Primary

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  6. topdawg

    December 5th, 2012

    For Broun, it’s because other people believe he’s gaffe-prone. No idea why Price and Handle are so far behind though.

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    December 5th, 2012

    Go Herman Go !!!!

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  8. MrsGilbertCracker

    December 5th, 2012

    Saxby is not so great. He is a RINO. I would vote against him if primaried. Herman would be great! :D

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  9. jclady

    December 5th, 2012

    I would vote Herman in a heartbeat!!!

    Tom Price is very conservative and has served my district admirably as our Rep. I just don’t think he has enough statewide name recognition at this point. I think that can easily change, though, should he decide to go after Chambliss.

    Karen Handel is coming off a failed run for governor (lost in the primary to Nathan Deal — part of the “good ol’ boy network). Add to that the bad publicity she got over the Koman/PP fiasco.

    Don’t know where to start with Paul Broun. Yes, he is way too gaffe-prone and the Dems would eat him alive.

    Erick Erickson. Was driving down the road listening to him on the radio a couple of weeks ago when he first mentioned the possibility. Seriously, I almost wrecked!!!!! He has since, wisely, announced that he will not seek the seat. Whew!

    My choice would be Herman first, then Tom Price, then Karen Handel. At best, we get Chambliss out and a true conservative in. At worst, we’re stuck with Chambliss for another 6 years, which would be slightly better than having a dem take the seat.

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  10. jclady

    December 5th, 2012

    Just making a comment to see if there’s any interest in pursuing the topic.

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