Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1120, Mar. 16th, 2010



One of the superstars of National Radio, former WABC jock Ron Lundy passed away yesterday. He was 75 and for those of a certain age he was one of those disc jockeys we listened to on that monster powerhouse 50,000 watt signal on frequency 770, WABC, New York. Also passing away this week were three more icons from my youth, the Dodgers Willie Davis, NBC sportscaster Merlin Olson and Actor Peter Graves. Saturday night in the 60s was must see TV for Mission Impossible.


Our regular feature 13 Questions is in Edition #1118, March 13th. Just plum forgot to empty the e mail bag.


Politics 2010 reporter and blogger Dan Hirschhorn reports that Pat Toomey is up 6 points on Senator Arlen Specter. Here’s that report:
Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey holds six-point lead over Senator Arlen Specter thanks to his strength with Republicans, likely voters and independents, according to a new poll. The survey, by the GOP firm Susquehanna Polling & Research, found Toomey winning 42 percent of likely voters, compared to 36 percent for Specter and 18 percent who are still undecided. The results cut against a couple recent polls that showed Specter retaking the lead against Toomey, but they’re in line with many other surveys conducted over the last several months. One key reason for the difference is Susquehanna’s specific selection of respondents; it polled only those who voted in general elections from 2005-2008, emphasizing off-year voters “to reflect likely turnout in a non-presidential general election.” A recent Quinnipiac University poll showed Specter up by 7, while a Research 2000 poll showed him leading by 6. Susquehanna did not poll the Democratic Senate primary, nor did it survey a general election matchup between Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak. In its poll of 700 voters, which has a margin of error of 3.7 percent, Toomey won 75 percent of Republicans and 40 percent of independents (a 10-point lead over Specter in that group). Democrat favor Specter 59 percent to 14 percent, with 20 percent still undecided. In an encouraging sign for Toomey, he leads Specter 43 percent to 33 percent among “super voters,” those who have voted in at least three of the last four general elections, according to the poll.
A few points on this:
1. It’s early.
2. Specter has born the brunt of a lot of negatives. No one has crafted a media message yet.
3. Never underestimate Arlen Specter.


At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whew yonk, your new gig must be pretty intense or the red head watch is increasing with the onset of the warm weather. forgetting 13 questions? straighten up and fly right.

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Susq/ Research poll does not take into account that there were people polled who will not vote for Arlen in the Primary but will in Novwember. The last thing wwe need is Toomey in the Senate.

Sestak i the Primary -- Any "D" in November.

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add Fess Parker to the list of luminaries from our childhoods who have passed away this week. King of the wild frontier . . .


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