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Part Two affords you the opportunity to
help air NRL Educational ads on the radio. Part
Three brings you up to date on "web-cam" abortions in Iowa.
Part Four lays out why ObamaCare will play
a pivotal role next week. Over at National Right to Life News Today (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org),
I write about how angry it makes pro-abortionists when pro-life
African-Americans compare abortion to slavery. We link you to a video of
Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke taking about educating Catholic voters.
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By Dave Andrusko
The closer we get to November 2, the
more the wheels seem to be coming off the Obama bus. And as much as they
wish otherwise, many of the passengers--Democrats who voted for ObamaCare--are
along for the ride. On Tuesday 37 Senate seats, all 435 House seats, and 37
of 50 state governorships are at stake.
· ABC's George Stephanopoulos, a
partisan Democrat, tells us that if we want to look at one number coming out
of yesterday's New York Times/CBS News poll, it is the startling turnaround
among women. From Democrats enjoying an advantage of 7%, the latest numbers
show Republicans up by 4%, an incredible turnaround of 11% in one month!
"If women choose Republicans over
Democrats in House races on Tuesday, it will be the first time they have
done so since exit polls began tracking the breakdown in 1982," explain Jim
Rutenberg and Megan Thee-Brenan in the New York Times story about the poll.
But the reversal is far more
widespread. "Republicans have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in
recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans
and independents," they write. "All of those groups broke for Mr. Obama in
2008 and for Congressional Democrats when they grabbed both chambers from
the Republicans four years ago, according to exit polls."
No wonder the headline on the Times'
story is "Obama Coalition is Fraying, Poll Finds."
· The same poll tells us that
"Overall, 46 percent of likely voters said they would vote for Republicans
and 40 percent said they would support Democrats." (Most crucially, 47% of
independent likely voters say they plan to vote Republican, as compared to
just 32% who say they plan to vote Democratic.)
· "President Obama's approval rating
is 43 percent among registered voters and that." Worse yet, from the
Democrats' point of view, asked "if Barack Obama supported a candidate for
political office in your area, would that make you more likely to vote for
that candidate, less likely to vote for the candidate, or wouldn't it affect
how you voted," twice as many said it would make them less likely (29%) as
more likely (14%).
· There is more about the Obama affect
from a Democratic-leaning polling company, referencing a congressional race
in Wisconsin. "The problem for [the Democratic candidate] is that despite
the fact that Obama won the district by 9 points in 2008, his approval
rating there now is a 42/54 spread [42% favorable, 54% unfavorable] ,"
writes Public Policy Polling. "So if the race ends up being a referendum on
Obama [the Democratic candidate is] going to lose. And there are dozens of
other districts across the country where voters really know nothing about
the candidates and are going to vote for the House based on their feelings
about the President--for the most part that's going to be bad news for
· According to Stuart Rothenberg,
"With a week to go until Election Day, House Democrats face the potential of
a political bloodbath the size of which we haven't seen since the presidency
of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." But as Reuters' Jim Whitesides notes, "Dozens
of races in both chambers are too close to call, and party committees and
outside groups have poured millions of dollars into last-minute advertising
buys to sway an electorate that has been in an anti-Washington mood all
year." That is true, but what he omits is the effort of grassroots
pro-lifers, which will be a key ingredient in many close races.
· There are countless other pieces of
data that could be mentioned, but let me end with the latest out of
Pennsylvania and Washington. Pro-Life Pat Toomey has regained the advantage
he's enjoyed for months over pro-abortion Joe Stestak ( the range is +5% to
+8%] while pro-life Dino Rossi is ahead by 1%, according to Rasmussen
Reports, over pro-abortion incumbent Senator Patty Murray.
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