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Poll: Barber has strong lead in CD8

Voters have overwhelming negative view of Kelly

A poll released Monday said Democrat Ron Barber "appears to have the race pretty much locked up" as voters give him a 53-41 edge over Republican Jesse Kelly. Voters overwhelmingly—59 percent— have a negative opinion of Kelly, while 54 percent view Barber favorably.

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Jun 11, 2012, 2:23 pm
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Well of course Barber is going to win. We knew that all along. Tucson is filled with brain-dead voters that refuse to do their own research and their own thinking. Giffords scared voters into voting for her back in ‘10, and Barber cloned the same unethical-but winning-strategy. Why mess with a good thing, right?

If the voters around here actually thought for themselves, they would see the things that Kelly was actually saying about the long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare and about how the younger generation should be offered choices. They would see that Kelly is right. But, hey, why burden yourself with thinking when Barber will do it for you, right?

It has been quite some time since any district in Tucson has had a congressperson they could be proud of (if they were paying any attention that is). It’s a crying shame that we’re probably going to have to continue to wait for that.

Jun 11, 2012, 2:34 pm
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OK another comment…

I have an overwhelmingly negative view of Barber. The guy has based his entire campaign on smearing Kelly and lying to voters instead of talking about himself and what he wants to accomplish. On the rare occasions he doesn’t talk about Kelly, all he does is speak in generalities “protecting the middle class”? What does that mean? Protect them from what? How are you going to protect them?

And he’s so desperate at this point he’s pulling out Giffords as a prop. An ethical person would let the poor woman rest and recover…but no, not Barber. “Hey, Giffords got a lot of sympathy when the mass media was publishing stories ad nauseum about her daily until they finally got sick of it. But let’s see if she has just a few more miles on her…” Absolutely disgusting. What’s even more sickening is Barber using the “hero of nothing” quote even more out of context as Kelly’s Social Security sound bytes.

This guy is a scumbag. He needs a good ass-beating, not a job in Congress. I hope CD8 does the right thing tomorrow, but the Tucson electorate has a very poor track record for doing the right thing.

Jun 11, 2012, 11:35 pm
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Come Wednesday, will John Ellinwood be looking for work as a pollster? Sounds as though he’s got some ideas on how the business should work. Hahahaha!!!

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