Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wherein Nevada Is Positioned to Remain a "Blue State" in 2012, Part VI

How on earth did we miss this? Rasmussen is generally known as a pollster with a strong Republican "house effect", meaning Republicans do better in their polls than in most of the other polls and in the actual election. Typically, Democrats are the ones complaining about Rasmussen polls.

Now with that being said, take a look at the most recent Rasmussen poll on Nevada's Presidential vote.

President Obama is ahead of Rick Santorum by 16 points and leads Mitt Romney by six points in hypothetical Election 2012 matchups in Nevada.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Obama earning 50% of the vote to Romney’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while two percent (2%) are not sure.

Ouch. So Mittens can't even come close to President Obama in a Rasmussen poll? What a #FAIL!

Hmmm... I wonder why this is happening? Could it be?

On a conference call for President Obama’s re-election campaign, Reid criticized Romney for saying he would “get rid” of Planned Parenthood and for opposing mandated insurance coverage of contraception.

“I can’t make anything up so absurd as that,” Reid said. “What he said is women are on their own, they should shop around for life-saving breast cancer and cervical cancer screening.”

During a campaign stop in Peoria, Ill., last week, Romney said voters should “vote for the other guy” if they want “free stuff,” adding that women could go elsewhere for health care rather than expecting the government to keep funding Planned Parenthood, according to the Associated Press.

And Harry Reid is not the only US Senator criticizing Mitt Romney's extreme opposition to women's health care. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is the latest Republican to break away from the extreme G-O-TEA and their War on Women.

What the likes of Mitt Romney, Joe Heck, and Dean Heller don't seem to understand is that America's women deserve health care just as much as they do. They may all vehemently hate Planned Parenthood, but that doesn't change the fact that Planned Parenthood is often the only available health care provider for many American women and MEN (!!!) in need.

And now, these straight white G-O-TEA men just don't seem to understand why their poll numbers are falling.

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They just don't seem to understand that women don't appreciate being told what kind of health care they're allowed to access. And they don't seem to understand that Nevada, along with other critical swing states, are tiring of "TEH CUL'CHUR WARZZZ!!!" These "tea party" men may be pumping their fists over this crap, but Nevada women just want quality, affordable health care without any "CUL'CHUR WARZZZ!!!" gimmicks.

This is why the Affordable Care Act really is such a BFD. Again, here's Annette Magnus from Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood explaining how Nevada's women benefit from the ACA.

Why on earth would women choose candidates and a party seeking to take away their reproductive freedom and strip them of their right to make their own health care decisions? Instead, women can vote for continued progress, better health care, and more freedom. The choice is quite clear. And really, it demonstrates how Nevada Republicans are helping to ensure Nevada remains a "Blue State" this fall.

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