We got some great new polling this week in Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin, and Democrats are winning the fundraising war. Meanwhile, profit reports show Big Oil is doing just fine – we’re taking Republican candidates to task for continuing to support unneeded public subsidies for Big Oil while trying to gut programs like Medicare and Social Security that help the middle class. And the Republicans keep denying it, but the gap between the rich and poor is growing wider all the time. The New York Times has all the numbers on income inequality, and they aren’t pretty.
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Polls Show Sen. Brown Strong in Ohio
Lots of good polling news came out this week. In Ohio, a new poll shows that Sen. Sherrod Brown is in strong position to be re-elected in 2012. Sen. Brown is leading Republican opponent Josh Mandel 49-34. Meanwhile, Mandel has yet to explain or return a $1,000 contribution he received from former congressional candidate and Nazi re-enactor Rich Iott, who was lambasted for his offensive hobby during the 2010 Election.
Berkley Now Tied in Nevada
There’s great news for our great candidate in Nevada. Rep. Shelley Berkley has made up a 13-point deficit against appointed Sen. Dean Heller, leaving the race a dead heat. The poll also shows that Nevadans have soured on Heller since he was handed disgraced former Sen. John Ensign’s seat. Among Hispanic voters, Berkley is leading 74-16. Her margin with this population will probably only grow after Heller canceled a Vegas meeting with the Latin Chamber of Commerce.
Polling Shows Baldwin Strong In WI
In Wisconsin, Rep. Tammy Baldwin is statistically tied with any one of her likely Republican opponents. A deeper dig into the polling shows why. Voters are recognizing that Baldwin is the only candidate in the race who stands up for the middle class and puts the people ahead of Wall Street, and that is what Wisconsinites want. Meanwhile, the Republican primary is going to get very divisive in the months to come, as all of the four candidates pander to the most extreme Tea Party activists in the state. Tammy is well-positioned to win this one.
We’re Winning the Polls – and the Money Race
We’re not only winning the polls – we’re winning the money race, too. In September alone, the DSCC outraised our Republican counterparts by $1 million. Here’s a good read on why, and what we need to do to keep the momentum on our side. Full Article »
Big Oil Profits = Big GOP Liability
Here’s one example where we’re going on offense: Big Oil just posted multi-billion dollars in profits, and what are Republicans doing? Continuing huge oil corporation tax subsidies, filibustering jobs bills and refusing to make the wealthiest among us pay their fair share. It’s no surprise given how much money Republican candidates receive from Big Oil. We’re going to make sure voters know all about this on Election Day. Full Article »
It’s True: The Rich ARE Getting Richer
Does it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle and lower classes struggle to get ahead? It’s not your imagination. According to a new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the top 1% of earners has seen its income grow 275% in the past 30 years. In contrast, the poorest 20% of Americans only saw its income rise 18%. These are important statistics to keep in mind when Republicans accuse Democrats of “class warfare.” If there’s class warfare going on, the wealthy are clearly winning the fight. Full Article »
We’ve got three brand new Senate polls you have to see:
(D) Sherrod Brown 49%
(R) Josh Mandel 34%
(D) Shelley Berkley 45%
(R) Dean Heller 45%
(D) Tammy Baldwin 44%
(R) Tommy Thompson 46%
We have come from behind to statistical ties in NV and WI, and we are maintaining a lead in OH. This positive momentum means our plan is working. We are proving we can beat them. But the plan is only working because we’ve been able to fund it, month by month.
If we make our October goal, this momentum will continue. We can hold the Senate, stop a GOP takeover, and beat Karl Rove’s millions. But if we don’t meet it, and Republicans gain just four seats, all of Congress will be under their control.
This critical monthly deadline is in 36 hours. If we don’t raise $32,000, our momentum will vanish. In fact, it could mean unstoppable momentum for the GOP.
This is great news. But if we can’t maintain funding levels, it will all disappear.