Sunday, October 29, 2006

Idaho's impending blue shift

I can't pick any choice paragraphs from this article because it's all amazingly good news. Jerry Brady, Larry Grant and Jana Jones are all statistically tied with their Republican opponents in their races for governor, congress and state school superintendent, respectively. Polling indicates that far more people disapprove of the Republican candidates in these races than disapprove of the Democratic one. Check this out:
Twenty-seven percent of voters say they have an unfavorable opinion of Otter; Brady's negative figure is 14 percent. Luna is viewed unfavorably by 22 percent, while only 6 percent see Jones that way. Twenty-six percent say they have an unfavorable opinion of Risch; LaRocco's figure is 16 percent.

Worst of all is Sali, who famously has been called an "absolute idiot" by Idaho House Speaker Bruce Newcomb, whose words star in Grant TV spots. Sali's unfavorable rating is 33 percent, the same proportion who see him favorably. Grant's ratio is very positive, with 34 percent viewing him favorably and 13 percent unfavorably. With voters hungry for change, those perceptions of the standard-bearers of the party in power are damaging.

It's coming down to those four letters - GOTV. If you live in Latah County and want to volunteer on election day, email me at saraeanderson(at)gmail(dot)com so I can sign you up with the Latah County Democrats. If you live elsewhere, contact your county party and see what you can do. Ask for a few hours off on election day, tell everyone you know to vote, bring at least five people to the polls.

This is possible!

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