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ORP: THE OREGON REPUBLICAN: July 16, 2010

The Oregon Republican
July 16, 2010

New Poll Shows Huffman Prospects Good To Unseat Wyden In November

Tigard, Ore. – A recent survey of Oregon voters reveals that Senator Ron Wyden is vulnerable to a challenge from Republican candidate Jim Huffman.  Here are key findings from the survey.

–  A GOP candidate for U.S. Senator is favored by 37%, while a Democrat is favored by 36%, with the remaining 28% undecided.  This is despite an 11-point Democrat edge over Republicans in voter registration.

–  Just 44% believe Ron Wyden deserves reelection today, while 45% prefer a new person and 11% are unsure if they favor Wyden’s reelection.

–  After hearing a series of statements about the candidates’ backgrounds and views, Huffman moves into a 47-38% lead over Wyden.

The reelection of a long-term Democrat incumbent in Oregon is not a foregone conclusion – Oregon voters mirror national voter attitudes on a variety of key issues.

–  Oregonians are pessimistic about the direction of the country and looking for change; 59% believe the country is on the wrong track, while only 29% believe things are generally headed in the right direction.

–  President Barack Obama suffers from a negative image in the state; 45% approve and 50% disapprove of his performance.

–  A plurality of Oregon voters support repeal of the Obama health care legislation (45-40%) and six-in-ten voters support Arizona’s immigration law (60-34%).

Wyden is vulnerable today not only because he is an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election year where many voters are demanding a change in congressional leadership, but also because his voting history is at odds with Oregonians on a variety of issues, including federal spending and the deficit, Cap and Trade, health care reform, handling terrorists and illegal immigrants.  Huffman is in a position to retire Senator Wyden because his views on these issues are more in-line with the mainstream of the Oregon electorate.

The survey was conducted for Huffman for Senate on July 9-10, 2010 among a representative sample of 500 likely voters in Oregon.  The potential sampling error is plus or minus 4% at the 95% confidence level.

Click Here to visit the Huffman Campaign website!


In The News
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Oregon Republican Party Launches Historic 2010 Victory Program
with Record Breaking Numbers

Oregon Governor’s Race Heats Up

Huffman’s Prospects Good To Unseat Wyden

Teachers Unions Pour Cash Into Oregon Ballot Measure Fights

Initiatives Requiring Tougher Sentencing,
Changes In Medical Marijuana Program Make Ballot

Mapes on Politics – The Legislative List: The summer version

Obama Fiscal Commission Co-chair Pans Health Bill’s Impact On Costs

GOP Senators Float Amendment To Stop Arizona Lawsuit

Video: What Level of Government Maximizes Growth?

Click here to read more news and views on the ORP website!


Vote in ORP Poll on “Kitzhaber’s Legacy”

Click Here to see past ORP poll results!




Kitzhaber v. The Oregon Public School System:
A Promise Made Is A Promise Broken


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U-Choose has scheduled another great issues forum you will not want to miss!

Illegal Immigration and Radical Islam

Thursday July 22, 6:30PM- 9:00PM
Beaverton Resource Center Community Room
12500 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton, OR

Speakers:
Jim Ludwick, Oregonians for Immigration Reform
oregonir.org/

Andre Wang, Immigration Attorney & Candidate for House District 50
www.electandre.com

Brian Mauldin, Act for America Local Chapter Lead
www.actforamerica.org

Bring a friend who is fuzzy about the illegal immigration issue,
get informed and up to date on this issue,
voice your opinion and mobilize!

Please join us!
Click Here for more details


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