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Poll says Emerson ahead of Sowers

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tommy Sowers has been called U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's first serious opponent in years, maybe ever. But poll results Emerson's campaign released earlier this week suggest her Democratic opponent still has a long way to go if he's looking for an upset Nov. 2.

The poll, conducted by the Virginia-based American Viewpoint, shows Emerson leading over Sowers 63 percent to 24 percent. The firm, whose clients include almost exclusively GOP politicians and organizations, conducted a survey of 400 likely voters Sept. 13 and 14. The margin of error is about 5 percent.

"Based from the feedback I've been getting from people, they like me and are supporting me," Emerson said Wednesday. "People are worried about issues. I think they're concerned that there's way too much government, and I think that's what has them engaged right now."

But those numbers aren't quite as good as an April poll by the same firm that showed Emerson leading 71 percent to 18 percent, suggesting Sowers has made inroads.

Sowers' campaign doesn't share the results of its polling, but campaign spokesman Jonathan Feifs said they're still confident.

"I think we focus a lot more on people than on polls," Feifs said. "That's why we've built this campaign from nothing. I guess playing these reindeer games with polls is not the path to victory for us. The direct path to victory is direct contact with voters."

They trust the message they're getting directly from voters, Feifs said.

"We're running polls every day, through thousands of phone calls, every hand that Tommy shakes and at every parade and coffee shop," he said. "We have thousands of informal polls every day and, based on those, we feel pretty good."

Emerson's campaign also points to other numbers in the poll that shows 68 percent gave her a favorable rating compared to Sowers' 22 percent. She said

those numbers come despite Sowers' negative ads and statements that portray Emerson as a supporter of taxpayer-funded bailouts.

Emerson said the numbers show Sowers' methods aren't working.

"You have to have credibility with the voters before you can go on the attack," Emerson said. "People like the job I have done."

But Feifs said Emerson's negative ads, which call Sowers "an Obama-Pelosi yes man" who backed the federal health care law, show Emerson recognizes Sowers as a legitimate threat.

"She's dropping, and Tommy Sowers is moving up," Feifs said.

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When will folks wake up and see that the Emerson train is derailed. She doesn't even live in our district anymore. She is just another inbred right winger with no desire to better the lives of the common people who keep shoring up her lies.

-- Posted by demopublican on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 2:46 PM

Emerson is NOT a rightwinger! She is moderate to conservative. I would've rather Parker was our candidate against left winger Sowers because Parker is 100% conservative. Liberals like demopublican are so far left, they think moderates right wingers. That's how far left the Democratic Party and their anti-American socialist/marxist/anti-traditional mral values party platform has become. Check out the platform and compare it to the platforms of socialist parties back in the 1930's. There is NO difference. The Demos have adopted socialism which is why many of their members of congress are members of Democratic Socialists of America http://www.dsausa.org/dsa.html

There is NO such thing as a conservative Democrat! If it looks like a donkey, walks like a donkey, and hee haws like a donkey, it is a donkey! That being said, we must keep Sowers out! His poll numbers are low, but never underestimate the "end justifies the means" tactics of the democratic party. The party lies, cheats, and distorts in order to win elections (and it has CBS, MSNBC, and CNN to do their beckoning), because alot of americans are gullible and fickle. Very few Democrats attend church more than once per week and it's usually at one of these mainline churches that have believed in the social gospel and modernism for more than 100 years now.

Now a question. Why was there media coverage of the Sour Democratic Headquarters and NO coverage of Russ Oliver/GOP Headquarters? Hmmm!

-- Posted by swift on Sat, Sep 25, 2010, at 10:33 AM

Check out the far left ex hippie socialistic class envy propoganda on the site I posted. The videos are hilarious! These are the folks I used to see protesting the Vietnam War and burning US flags in Southern California when I was a kid.

-- Posted by swift on Sat, Sep 25, 2010, at 10:39 AM

Sowers is a war veteran,an honorable, sincere person. it is scary all the names you are calling a man who served honorably,mocking the man's name even-basically spitting on an American veteran! The VAMC at Poplar Bluff is full of Democrat veterans, are you spitting on all those good people?

If all Democrats are the same,then that would mean all Republicans are the same as Log Cabin Republicans-you know swift says if it walks like a duck...

I have no hatred for those who oppose my viewpoints, and I could hardly call myself a decent Christian man if I didn't remember Jesus asking how can we claim to love God that we haven't seen,yet hate our fellow man we HAVE seen.

Swift,you seem to get carried away with your hatred of any ideals opposing your own, and you come off as hating those who oppose you.

There is nothing I read that you wrote above that would leave me to believe you are a church going Christian man. You have yourself wrapped up in the meanness and unkindness of this world, and you may want to choose your "enemies" more wisely, as that is whom you will become most like. I have never met you, but you may want to lose that baggage of hatred you spew on here-Heaven I hear doesn't allow carry-ons.

-- Posted by jimmywichard on Sun, Sep 26, 2010, at 5:01 PM

Hey jimmy, where is the so-called hate in swift's posts?

-- Posted by BonScott on Sun, Sep 26, 2010, at 11:08 PM

I noticed a photo of the Oliver headquarters on the last page of Sunday's paper.

Hey, Jimmy check out the Democratic Party Platform. there are some Democrats in Congress who voted against Obama-care. There are some Republicans who voted for the bailout. These are moderates who sometimes break with their party's platform. I don't hate those who have differing political or religious views than mine since none of us are perfect and have influences in our lives that tend to form our opinions. However, the Demcoratic Party is exactly as I described. Please check out its platform. I'm a supporter of many of the views of Tea Party Patriots and of Reagan/paleo-conservatism. But, I'm a pro-life Christian first. Aan old fashioned preacher once said, "I'm not a Demcrat or a Republican; I'm a Christian." That all being said, I consider you a brother in Christ from your profession of faith.

I do get somewhat carried away but, I'm much more mellow face to face! LOL

-- Posted by swift on Mon, Sep 27, 2010, at 4:48 PM

oh swift, when will the anger let up?

she's voted for an absurd amount of bailouts. tommy's undoubtedly conservative. i volunteer for the man. i know. i talk to so many people just like you all the time that have no idea what's going on. i'm just curious, sir. what exactly has tommy done that has written him off as a god-forsaken liberal in your eyes?

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 10:46 PM

oh swift, when will the anger let up?

she's voted for an absurd amount of bailouts. tommy's undoubtedly conservative. i volunteer for the man. i know. i talk to so many people just like you all the time that have no idea what's going on. i'm just curious, sir. what exactly has tommy done that has written him off as a god-forsaken liberal in your eyes?

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 10:48 PM

oh swift, when will the anger let up?

she's voted for an absurd amount of bailouts. tommy's undoubtedly conservative. i volunteer for the man. i know. i talk to so many people just like you all the time that have no idea what's going on. i'm just curious, sir. what exactly has tommy done that has written him off as a god-forsaken liberal in your eyes?

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 10:48 PM

Hey Samantha? Angry at what? It sounds to me like you're the angry one! As I stated above, never underestimate the "end justifies the means" campaign tactics of Democratic candidates. Yes, they will even pull up their opponents' highway signs and put up signs where they have no permission. They will lie and put ads on Christian stations telling folks they are pro life even when they promoted Obama and his heathcare program. Both are anti-prolife. I voted for Bob Parker in the primary because he is truly prolife and 100% conservative. An independent is running against both Emerson and Sowers but has no chance of being elected. Emerson has voted for several things that put her in the neo-conservative/moderate camp. Those votes concerned me and I have called her office numerous times to express my dismay. She has ALWAYS sent me a letter in reply. I haven't always agreed with her replies. But, Sowers is a liberal who graduated from London School of Economics, a school that teaches socialism. He supported Obama and his health care program. You cannot be prolife and support Obama. There is just know way you can ride the fence on this! The National and Missouri Right to Life organizations have both endorsed Emerson. So has the NRA. And by the way, I never called Sowers a "god-forsaken liberal". I called him a left winger because Jimmy called Emerson a right winger. If Emerson is a right winger then Sowers is a left winger. As I stated, Emerson is NOT a right winger! Unfortunately, she is a moderate with internationalist tendencies. Sowers IS a leftwinger!

Samantha, you will be very angry when your party loses November 2nd when the ultimate TEA Party takes place at the polls! I just have a feeling, your party is a sore loser! Anyway, I will not judge your Christian experience if you vote for Sowers. I'll just question your judgement as you will mine.

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Sep 30, 2010, at 4:08 PM


-- Posted by swift on Thu, Sep 30, 2010, at 4:16 PM

Emerson is a joke. Pseudo-conservative typical career politician. Phony and yes indeed, the train has derailed.

Sowers is a rubber stamp and will fall in line with Claire McCaskill (gawd she is fat and ugly), Harry Reid, Pelosi, and the idiot in chief.

Samantha hasn't paid a cent of income taxes, hasn't provided for a family, hasn't produced anything. For most of these kids, their biggest concern is what to wear to a high school dance or frat party. They are not concerned about taxes, they are not concerned about healthcare, they are not concerned about the runaway levels of federal spending that will one day put their grandchildren at an incredible disadvantage. They show up to Obama and Sowers rallies and cheer because it is the cool thing to do. The biggest leveraging point on young people is that the Republicans are going take away their change! What they don't know is that Obama himself is poised to take away a lot more than that.

It is one thing to support a candidate. To put your faith in a ruler who is fundamentally changing the United States as he promised and whose reign has been one failure after the next is another thing. Sowers rubber stamp Obamabot. Emerson a typical fat cat phony politician. GREAT examples of how screwed up BOTH parties are. Also, would have been a wonderful place for a tea party candidate to step in and really stir the political waters. HOON still on the fence with this one.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Oct 1, 2010, at 11:18 AM

In 2008, I voted for the constitution Party candidate for this seat. I wish Smith would have run again. Parker had the support of the Tea Party Patriots in the primary back in August. He got a fairly good vote but the support was too little too late to have changed the majority of conservative voters. Thank God for men like Hoon who are at least trying to educate people on what is really going on.

Samantha is typical of most Democrats. She puts all conservatives in the same camp, doesn't know a moderate from a libral or a moderate from a conservative. I hope she will check out the facts from now on. At least she is sincere, just sincerely wrong.

-- Posted by swift on Sat, Oct 2, 2010, at 10:17 AM

Holy cow, London school of Economics espouses Socialism....LOL Typical thought processes of narrow minded right wing know it alls...

Hoon and Swift...politics is about who gets to spend the money...period....If you believe that dividing the country in to rich and poor classes with no middle class is the way to go, then by all means vote Repubican/tea party. This was exactly what happened during the 8 years under BUSH. You didnt see the Repubs decrease spending; you saw the repubs INCREASE spending; with tax cuts for the rich. Bush then created this mess on purpose.

If you believe in fairness in our tax system; that all should have access to healthcare; and education is a right for anyone, then you should vote Democratic.

Now we hear the Tea Partiers actually believe God is cheering them on; not the God I grew up believing in...

-- Posted by Wildcat67 on Mon, Oct 4, 2010, at 5:47 PM

Wrong kittykat. If you believe in big government, socialized medicine, stimulus handouts, bailouts, pandering to teacher's unions, labor unions, amnesty, and redistribution of wealth, by all means vote for Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Hussein Obama and Co. And man, all of their legislation is really doing a great job of getting our economy going. Oh, and unemployment is really falling fast.

If you believe in taking a country back, keeping tax rates where they are, acknowledging a little something called a Constitution which has been ignored for 2 years, it won't be hard to find a Conservative or Tea Party candidate who will differ in big ways from the Socialist-Marxist-anti-capitalist rulers running the show now.

There is a reason this Congress will be known as a fired-Congress after Nov. 2nd comes and goes.

Your ASSessment of Bush's spending problems are accurate and they are minute compared to your beloved idiot in chief. Saying Bush created this mess on purpose shows your unbelievable bias as well as an uninformed melon as to how we got in this mess. And to say we had either a rich or poor class under Bush also shows bias and/or ignorance.

Love it when liberals use the word Fairness. As if the rich paying 70+% of all taxes in our nation is not "fair" enough.

Lower taxes

Spending freeze or reduction

Congress pay cut

Congress term limits

Do away with Congress pensions

Enforce AZ type immigration laws in all 50 states

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution...no mention of an energy, ag., ed., conservation, labor departments. Would make for a bunch of beautiful savings.

I got more.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Tue, Oct 5, 2010, at 1:59 PM

Roddey King once said can't we all get along? that goess for all of the politicel parties you all have mentioned in this newspaper article. my buddy george said that.

-- Posted by bearcat1forall on Tue, Oct 5, 2010, at 2:44 PM

Don't know who Roddey King is and don't know your buddy george, and will gladly refuse to get along with anyone who thinks the failed policies of liberals should continue to be tried. And if Repubelicans think that what is going to happen 4 weeks from yesterday is a mandate for their side, their political glory will be and should be short lived. This country is fed up with politicians from both sides and our political system needs a continual shakeup.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 8:46 AM

Is Roddey King a former pro wrestler?...No, that was Rowdy Roddy Piper. My bad.

-- Posted by BonScott on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 11:11 AM

Roddey King was a man that waz triing to get people to get along and he got a brooklyn beating from some people for telling them to get along. i don't know nothing aobut wresslin at all, although my cousin once got in the ring with a big giant ape and lost once time.

-- Posted by bearcat1forall on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 1:44 PM

Still not sure who Roddey King is. Also, sorry your cousin once got in the ring with a big giant ape and lost once time.

Still wish someone worth a crap was running against JA Emerson. Anyone even close to a moderate would truly stand a chance.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 1:50 PM

U do not still know who Roddey King is? what u talkin bout willis? He was on the teleivision a long time ago bucko.

-- Posted by bearcat1forall on Wed, Oct 6, 2010, at 7:32 PM

I'm confused. Are you now talking about Buck Rogers or Different Strokes?...I can't keep up with you bearcat1forall.

-- Posted by BonScott on Thu, Oct 7, 2010, at 12:13 AM

i am a fast spaceship and I am not suprised that you cant keeep up with me bonscott. can you beem me up? it is hard to beleive that there are people that do not know who Roddey King is, that is just crazy like coooter of off Dukes of hazard.

-- Posted by bearcat1forall on Thu, Oct 7, 2010, at 6:41 AM

People dumb enough to not know who Roddey King is must only be a tad bit smarter than those who think Roddey King is the same person as Rodney King.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Oct 7, 2010, at 12:14 PM

Wildcat, you may want to know that the Tea Party Movement is a large grass roots movement that is not beholden to any one party. Boston Tea Party was organized by Ron Paul supporters and Campaign for Liberty back in '07. It has endorsed more candidates from the Libertarian Party than from any other party. Tea Party Patriots endorsed Purgason for Senate and Parker for 8th District representative in the Republican Party. But it has also endorsed candidates from the Constitution Party. Tea party Express generally supports non establishment Republicans. That being said, the Tea Party Movement is revitalizing the Republican Party.

As I've stated before, never under estimate the "end justifies the means" tactics of the Democratic Party. They will lie, distort facts, demonize conservatives, etc. Case in point is the paid letter to the editor in yesterday's paper. Ms Howard says that Republicans and Tea partiers don't want any mosques built in the U.S. That is a lie. Then there is the class war demonization of conservatives. The "Christian Party" doesn't care about the poor and needy so they opposed obamacare. Fact is, conservatives do care about the poor and needy; they just believe churches and charity organizations do a better job than federal government programs. Those programs implemented by Democratic presidential administrations and Democratic controlled congresses have NOT eliminated poverty. Those programs are a failure. On the other hand, churchesand charity organiztions, made up largely of conservatives have gone a long way in helping the poor and needy. Pregnancy Crisis Centers, run by pro-life conservatives have helped women make the choice to bring to term their unborn babies. They provide food, shelter, nursing care, and much more! Church run day care centers, Christian schools and home-schooling orgsniztions help our children and young people succeed in life. Most of her letter was spent bashing the previous Bush administration and offered NO ideas!

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Oct 7, 2010, at 3:31 PM

Who the hell is Ms. Howard? Not surprised a liberal has NO ideas. How many in this heated campaign season are running on this mantle: I voted for Obamacare, stimulus, bailouts, and small business jobs bill? NONE.

Pretty good assessment Swiftee.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Oct 7, 2010, at 4:33 PM

Who are you to say what I've done?

Who are you to say what I care about?

I am as involved in this government, if not more than you are. I haven't had the time to reply to several of these because I've been doing real things, like registering people to vote, getting a job for when the campaigns over, being a productive member of society. I know that must be hard for you to believe. Oh, and Swift, considering I'm a member of one of the most rigid, conservative, Christian religions, I'm more than aware of how bad being pro-choice is. Which is why I support Tommy. Obviously Obama's healthcare plan was supported by people that weren't supporting it whole-heartedly. you have to mmake big change to get things done sometimes. It can be regressed, but things needed to be done with our healthcare system, and arguing about it got us nowhere.

I have homework to do. Good night.

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Mon, Oct 11, 2010, at 9:41 PM

Please tell us more of what you like about Obamacare? And also what other pieces of legislation you approve of. Note that not one Dumocrat in the country is running adds bragging on any votes aligning themselves with Obama. Also note how all Dumocrats up for re-election run when he comes to town.

I didn't realize you support Tommy because he is pro-life, an issue that virtually means nothing in the state our country is in.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Tue, Oct 12, 2010, at 10:10 AM

Aw, that's cute. You misspelled it to insult me. People up to age 26 I believe can stay on their parents' health coverage. Pre-existing conditions don't matter anymore. Do you understand what that means? The healthcare bill clearly needs reform. The intentions were good. In what sense can you say that those things are bad. and those are just the 2 i know offhand.

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Tue, Oct 12, 2010, at 9:03 PM

Yeah, and like, I wish they could stay on Mom's tit until they were like, 30, because, I mean, that is so nice of our tax payers to foot the bill for some of my friends who don't understand, you know, like, personal responsibility.

And as for the, like, pre-existing conditions? I mean, it makes sense to force companies to cover someone who, well, like, waits around and doesn't take out policies that cover certain ailments or diseases, but then, like, gets those very diseases and then like, well, gets coverage anyways because the rest of those silly taxpayers and responsible people can foot that bill too.

And I bet insurance premiums and costs won't go up a bit, at least they shouldn't because this bill is so, like, full of, like good intentions.

This good intention liberal thing is just, you know, too cool. I say we spread some more wealth around. I mean, like 47% of Americans are moochers and don't pay any taxes while the rest of those silly people send in their money to the imperial government so that they can, like, well, send it to the moochers so the moochers can, like, vote for the government looters and in return, the government looters can take from the producers and, like, give to the moochers.

And those evil rich people. Those people need to, like, pay more taxes because they didn't earn any of their wealth and they already have enough money anyways. And those mean greedy rich people don't create jobs, Barack Obama, like, does that.

I am shannonhoon and I approve taking our country back starting November 2nd.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 11:49 AM

Hoon, you are right. I'm glad I never worked for an employer who wasn't rich enough to have money in the bank to cover my payroll check each week. Tax the rich owners of businesses who are the producers, and the consumer has to pay more. Higher taxes mean higher costs.

-- Posted by swift on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 4:28 PM

I'm done. This has been more than fun, really.

As soon as your actual name is Shannonhoon, I'll talk to you. I can't have any respect for an anonymous person that spends their time yelling at a teenager. Not that I expect any respect from you, you seem a lot like the type of person that thinks I have no idea what's going on in the world. It's fine.

I am Samantha Long (No, Really, I am!), and you are a waste of my time.

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 11:25 PM

No yelling sweetheart. I wouldn't want to debate conservative constitution ideas either, and I sure wouldn't want to defend our incompetent under experienced anti-capitalist ruler.

Good luck on finals and remember, if you truly wish to get involved, bring some substance and don't whine behind your age. Can you vote? Alrighty then, fair game.

Now for some fresh ideas.

Start by convincing me why Tommyboy is the man on Nov. 2nd.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 7:47 AM

since wen is Tommyboy running for an office on noveber 2nd? I thought he was on a movie and his daddy had a mufler busness and tommyboy took it over and then whent on a road trip with david spadey. I could be wong though, but saw it on hbo the other night!

-- Posted by bearcat1forall on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 8:50 AM

Dear Spelling Teacher:

Thank you for teaching myself and others how to spell. We appreciate the work you do.


-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 10:41 AM

you have yet to address your identity crisis.

-- Posted by samantha_long2011 on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 10:01 PM

Not required darling. Still waiting for any substance to be added.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 9:46 AM

now that I thank about it, my spelling teacher wasnn't so great because we had a bunch of little animels running around and not much spelling being tought. samantha, do u have as screw loose with all that there arguing?

-- Posted by bearcat1forall on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 10:41 AM

Sam has no screws loose, just a young gal with no real world experience. I even bet she won't (that is short for will not)fall into the 85% crowd discussed below, assuming we only have 4 years of this horseturd arrogant incompetent fool we call a president.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Getting a degree used to be a stepping stone to limitless career opportunities. Now it's more of a hiatus from living under your parents' roof.

Stubbornly high unemployment -- nearly 15% for those ages 20-24 -- has made finding a job nearly impossible. And without a job, there's nowhere for these young adults to go but back to their old bedrooms, curfews and chore charts. Meet the boomerangers.

"This recession has hit young adults particularly hard," according to Rich Morin, senior editor at the Pew Research Center in DC.

So hard that a whopping 85% of college seniors planned to move back home with their parents after graduation last May, according to a poll by Twentysomething Inc., a marketing and research firm based in Philadelphia. That rate has steadily risen from 67% in 2006.

"It's peaking at levels we have not seen before," said David Morrison, managing director and founder of Twentysomething.

Mallory Jaroski, 22 graduated from Penn State University in May but has been living at home with her mother while looking for a job in press relations. "It's not bad living with my mom, but I feel like a little kid. I have a little bed, a little room," she says...

They voted for Mr. Obama.

Now they have to lie in it.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 11:36 AM

Man, that yelling at a teenager comment really made a good case for all the camel dung that has come out of Washington the last two years.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Oct 18, 2010, at 12:46 PM

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