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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Schmidt poll shows Schmidt ahead

The Rep. Jean Schmidt re-election campaign just put out their latest poll last night. And wouldn't you believe – it shows her in the lead.

Among likely registered voters, the poll shows the Miami Township Republican defeating GOP opponents Phil Heimlich and Tom Brinkman in the March 4th primary by wide margins:

Schmidt – 52%
Heimlich – 31%
Brinkman – 9%

The margin of error is +/- 4% for the poll, conducted by the Alexandria, Va.-based Tarrance Group on Jan. 9-10. The telephone survey includes 300 respondents.

“Obviously we are extremely pleased with the widespread support Jean is receiving from
all across the district. With just a few weeks to go it is shaping up to be a massive win,”
Bruce Pfaff, a spokesman for the Schmidt campaign, said in a release.

Pfaff told The Enquirer that the survey also quizzed respondents on name identification of the candidates, Schmidt's approval rating, whether she should be re-elected and what they think is the most important issue this election.

Those results, weren't immediately released, and according to Pfaff, won't come out "any time soon." Although, he added: "We may choose to do it next week."

So why release just part of the poll now?

Well, because the Hamilton County Republican Party is meeting tomorrow to decide which GOP candidate to endorse. At least that's what Pfaff said.

Now we'll all have to wait and see who they endorse.


at 5:55 PM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they won't say is how Schmidt rates next to Wulsin and what her chances are for re-election. "Hail-Mary!" may be the campaign slogan.

at 6:01 PM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmidt poll shows Schmidt in lead.

Heimlich poll would show Schmidt in lead.

Brinkman poll would show Schmidt in the lead.

Independent poll would show Schmidt in the lead.

Disagree? Then where is the Heimlich poll or Brinkman poll?

Almost sixty days until election no excuses now.

at 6:27 PM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, it's a sad thing when an incumbent can barely break the 50% margin. Rumors are that Brinkman will drop out if he doesn't get the endorsement; if he does, it's a whole new ballgame.

at 6:56 PM, January 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean Schmidt will beat COASTers Heimlich and Brinkman. And that should finally drive a stake through the heart of Finney and the rest of those COAST clowns.

As for the general election, want to guess how Ohio's most conservative congressional district is going to vote during a presidential election year? A: Schmidt will beat Wulsin by 15+ points. The scare tactics by the COASTers show how desperate and ill-informed they are.

at 12:54 AM, January 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


But I am having trouble believing Heimlich is more popular than Brinkman.

That tells me something funny is going on with this poll or the questions.

Nobody, and I mean nobody, likes Heimlich.

at 1:09 AM, January 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's natural to see the Schmidtheads attacking those who actually work to lower taxes. Considering how hard Schmidt has worked to raise taxes, such as her support of Bob Taft and Simon Leis' tax hikes, I can see why they have so much hostility to those who oppose Schmidt's liberal fiscal policies.

at 6:31 AM, January 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now, the US Presidential race is ripe for a third party candidate. There are no true front runners on either side of the ticket.

If a well known, well funded Independent who can half way intelligently state his positions decides to run for President, he might just have a chance. If a strong Independent candidate runs at the top of the ticket in the 2nd district, he or she just might win.

People are so tired of the politics as usual in America today. It's disheartening and actually, it's sickening.

at 9:23 AM, January 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not suprising to me that Jean is polling better than Heimlich and Brinkman. Both should just get out of politics and find some suckers in the private sector to fleece. Schmidt doesn't stand a chance in the general election. Just like our new president, most voters will be voting for Democrats only. Even us rich greedy folks in the suburbs have had enough of the GOP.

See you at Victorias victory party!

at 10:01 AM, January 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hope is for Jean to win in March, as this will give the Dem (whomever it may be) a greater chance of winning in Nov.

at 12:01 PM, January 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the Johnny-one-notes on this blog: throughout 2005 and 2006 when Congresswoman Jean Schmidt won four tough elections in a 17-month period, you folks chanted the same tired mantra--she's toast, she's had it, not a chance, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Now you're blithering the same inane prognostications.

Well, I have a prediction for you folks. Jean clobbers her opposition in the primary and wins the general by at least 6-8 points. It's going to happen just that way. But don't stop your pie-in-the-sky hoping. It's fun to watch Dems demonstrate their peculiar ability to deny real facts and cling to myths and talking points BS.

at 1:10 PM, January 20, 2008 Anonymous Raise my Taxes! said...

Those numbers aren't the polling results - it's the number of tax and fee increases supported by each candidate within the margin of error. Jean Schmidt is a great tax hiker who has worked very hard to give additional resources to the government. That's why she supported Bob Taft's massive Sales Tax hike, Bob Taft's big Gas Tax hike, and Simon Leis' big Sales Tax hike.

at 12:21 AM, January 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mean" Jean Schmidt (or those representing her) has already begun the phone bank push-polling versus the Republican and Democratic challengers!

at 12:50 AM, January 21, 2008 Anonymous Re-Elect Jean Schmidt said...

Jean Schmidt supports making President Bush's tax cuts permanent. Any reply to that, you COAST sockpuppet? Yeah, didn't think so.

Jean will crush your boys Heimlich & Brinkman in the primary. Then gay marriage supporter and loony liberal "Dr" Wulsin will be next on the chopping block.

at 1:28 PM, January 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 10:30 PM, January 22, 2008 Anonymous Vox Populi said...

Hey, it's an ALL CAPS angry liberal moonbat. Next time lay off the ALL CAPS, use spell check, and organize what little thoughts you have before you make a fool of yourself again!

at 10:04 AM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heimlich's gone. Brinkman should leave, too. But now that Tom's alone on the field with Jean, watch for dirty tricks from him and his brainchild, COAST. Jean will beat Tom by 10+ points on March 4th. Heimlich will return to politics in the future, a good thing. Brinkman won't. And good riddance!

at 1:05 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. Even if she gets the nomination, she will lose to the Democrat - probably Wulsin. The Republican voters have had enough of her and with everyone losing their retirement funds in the stock market as it continues to plunge, they are not going to be in a good mood by election day in November. Any incumbent is going to get killed over this economy. Schmidt is done for. As a once loyal Republican, I am voting on for new people. The incumbents have screwed up everything - especially the economy and I vote my wallet. Schmidt, win or lose the primary, you're out of here.

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