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Daily Fix Poll: Who is the weakest GOP Senate candidate?

By Aaron Blake

If you believe Democrats, Republicans with glaring vulnerabilities are running in just about every major Senate race in the country.

From the business backgrounds of candidates like California's Carly Fiorina and Connecticut's Linda McMahon to the "extreme" ideology of tea party candidates Rand Paul, Sharron Angle and Ken Buck, Democrats say the Republicans' liabilities give them a chance to steal a seat or two in what is shaping up to be a difficult midterm election for the party.

Will McMahon's history in the wrestling industry sink her candidacy? Will layoffs and a huge golden parachute hurt Fiorina? Is Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) a liability because he isn't a good fundraiser? Are Rep. Mark Kirk's (R-Ill.) misstatements about his military record and teaching career game-changers?

So we turn it over to you and ask, of these seven candidates, who is the weakest?

(Note: The term "weakest" does not necessarily mean most likely to lose. Boozman right now looks like he could run a shell campaign and beat Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), and no matter Kirk's faults, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias certainly has his own to deal with. We are simply asking which of these candidates, on paper, is the least compelling.)

By Aaron Blake  | August 20, 2010; 4:30 PM ET
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