Friday, October 8, 2010

Shock Poll: John Dingell (D-MI) Down 4 Points To GOP Challenger In... DETROIT! (Ann Arbor/Dearborn)

The resident fossil of the US House is in big trouble, something unfathomable in a city like Detroit where Dingell's district resides. In fact, Detroit's voting record indicates the most pro-Democrat record in the entire U.S:

2008 General Election results-DEM: 96.93% GOP: 2.65%
2006 General Election results-DEM: 95.05% GOP: 4.33%
2004 General Election results-DEM: 93.61% GOP: 5.93%
With that as a backdrop, from The Detroit Free Press: Poll: In House race, Rob Steele leads John Dingell by 4 points
A new independent poll has the dean of the U.S. House, Rep. John Dingell trailing his Republican opponent, Rob Steele, by 4 percentage points.

The automated phone survey of 300 people in the 15th Congressional District showed Steele getting 43.8% of the vote. Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress, got 39.5%. About 11% were undecided. The gap is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percentage points. The poll was conducted Monday.
If Dingell isn't safe in Detroit (and for that matter Ann Arbor and Dearborn), is any Democrat safe anywhere? I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate that Dingell did himself no favors with sad recent episodes like when he admitted on air that ObamaCare was all about 'controlling the people:'

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