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Daily Fix Poll: The ads of Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene

That we love polls is no secret to regular readers of this blog. That we love the "Dan Patrick" radio show -- a "well-listened-to national radio program" in the words of the host -- may be slightly more surprising.

One of the best features of Dan's show -- can we call someone we have never met "Dan"? -- is a daily online poll in which he encourages listeners to vote on a question cooked up by he and the Dan-ettes (the three four -- sorry McLovin -- guys who help him with the show).

Combining our love for polls with our love for Dan Patrick's show, today we debut our Daily Fix Poll in which we let you, the Fixistas, vote on a political hot topic. Every day between now and election day -- 98 days but who's counting! -- we'll have a poll question in this space. If you have suggestions for the best question on a given day, shoot an email to the deputy Fix Felicia Sonmez (sonmezf@washpost.com).

For our inaugural edition of the Daily Fix Poll -- let's hope it's more successful than the christening of the "Flying Wasp" -- we are turning to Florida and the Senate primary battle between Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) and investor Jeff Greene (D), in particular.

In the last 24 hours, each candidate has launched an ad slamming his opponent. Meek's commercial says that Greene helped "fuel the economic meltdown" and accuses him of "betting on suffering. Greene hits back with a commercial that asks "how corrupt is Kendrick Meek".

Watch both ads below and then vote on which is more effective.

MEEK AD

GREENE AD

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 27, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Fix Daily Poll  
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Comments

The Meek ad is more effective.

Posted by: robfield1 | July 27, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

"I'm glad I'm a Republican and don't have to speak up for either of these clowns."

Can you speak to the families of the Rumsfeld Cheney Legacy?

Posted by: shrink2 | July 27, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

"I am a republican and not a Democrat. Objectively, I must say that Jeff Greene has the better television"

Can't you do better than that?

Posted by: shrink2 | July 27, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Good question.

Greene's an outsider, not to mention a former -- HORRORS -- Republican.

Meek's a crook who has voted for every bad bill that ever came down the pike.

Call it a draw.

I'm glad I'm a Republican and don't have to speak up for either of these clowns.

Posted by: joelinpdx | July 27, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

I am a republican and not a Democrat. Objectively, I must say that Jeff Greene has the better television ad. Meek could be more effective attacking Greene, this ad just wasn't it. Greene had a more effective ad painting himself as good and Meek as crooked.

Posted by: reason5 | July 27, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

So let me see if I have this right, 12Bar .. you *read* 37ths's posts? Why in heaven's name would you do that? Or zouk's, or leapin's, or armpeg's?

Isn't that what memory is for? I mean, a bird eats a monarch, pukes, never eats another. Memory.

I figured everyone scrolled past all that nonsense.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 27, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

It's not only that Kendrick Meek's first TV ad is late, it's that it's not that good

http://bit.ly/csizM0

Posted by: peterschorsc | July 27, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

mm wrote: OK - everyone who thinks 37th has got a screw loose -- are we all racists, too?
-----------------------------------
If the question is: does 37th have a NEW screw loose? The answer is yes. Nearly every day, another screw gets loose. If you picked him up and shook him, his head would sound like a gourd rattle.

cha-cha-cha

I don't even TRY to understand him anymore.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 27, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

zouk tells another parable about himself!

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 27, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

The latest from the "do you know who I am" squad:

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID.

Bawney was owerherd waiwing about my dowwer, my dowwer.

Wemind you of anyone on this bwog?

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 27, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

OK - everyone who thinks 37th has got a screw loose -- are we all racists, too?

OR is it just people who think 37th has a WHITE screw loose that are racists?

Just asking

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Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 27, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

bsimon

Why don't you actually comment on the issues presented?

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 27, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

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EZ. Because you rarely do. You do have a few unhealthy obsessions, though.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 27, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

It is really astonishing - the democrats just want to throw out the false charges of racism - and then they don't want to talk about anything further.

Racism for the democrats has become nothing but a SMEAR CAMPAIGN.

Nothing about racial progress - action, not words - you don't hear that from the democrats.

The democrats just want an avenue to attack - a means to slam someone else.

You don't hear them talking about the charges - or examinating them further.

THE QUESTION REMAINS


If someone disagrees with Kendrick Meek, does that make them a racist ???

OR is that just people who disagree with Obama ???

The country is getting pretty sick of the democrats - their false charges - and mean-spirited words -

Because on closer examination, one sees it is all a deception - the democrats want the charges for the sake of the charges - not to improve any racial progress.


It is really a disaster - the damage to the country which the democrats have done is MASSIVE.


.

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 27, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse


OK - everyone who disagrees with Kendrick Meek - are they all racists too ?


OR is it just the people who disagree with Obama who are racists ?

Just asking.

.

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 27, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

http://www.citizensforethics.org/crookedcandidates2010

Interesting list. Meek is on there. Somehow, Alvin Greene makes the list too (they are the only D candidates on there)

CREW seems to have something against Florida Senate candidates. Crist and Rubio make the list as well.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 27, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps it is only amusing to me that a poster who shall remain nameless has the gall to argue that others remain on-topic while (s)he/it refuses to do so, after having been repeatedly banned and regularly singled out for disrupting the blog. Yeah, I'll come to you for advice on etiquette. Watch for my email.

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 27, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"Video of Democrats' campaign commercials?"

Of the 2 very Greene Democrats, at least one of them wasn't a Republican first.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 27, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Lou Dobbs always had the best internet polls. I've never seen such blatantly loaded polls in my life.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 27, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

bsimon


Why don't you actually comment on the issues presented


Instead of harassing other posters.

Seriously, if you engage in harassing other posters, you should be banned.

You are being uncivil.

And don't try to say that you really "care about the discussion" when you are making posts like that. It is all a pile.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 27, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Greene is just going to continue to dig through every ounce of Meek and bash him on any iota he can find to draw attention away from the terrible unethical and unmoral things he has done. People lost their homes so that he could buy a yacht!!!

Meek has been investigated for his "crooked"-ness. Nothing was found to be wrong! Why would he be endorsed by veteran and senior groups statewide if he was supposedly lobbying against him?

The fact of the matter is, Greene can try and mislead with Meek's voting record but we have no record to judge Greene by except that he ran as a republican, destroyed coral reef, paid for endorsements, had a convicted rapist be his best man, and of course, made his money from taking advantage of unsuspecting homeowners and irresponsible banks.

Posted by: WhatsLove | July 27, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

YouCanPostThis wrote
"[redacted for the sake of readers' sanity]"


Perhaps the Fix could update us on what happened to the long-promised new & improved troll-purging software.

thanks

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 27, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I'll vote in a second, but first a little humor...

"Tennessee’s lieutenant governor, Ron Ramsey...hopes to win the Republican nomination for governor in a primary next month with support from Tea Party activists, was asked by a constituent this month to explain his position on the “threat that’s invading our country from the Muslims.” As Jeff Woods of The Nashville Scene reported, a tape of the exchange posted online shows the lieutenant governor responding, “I’m all about freedom of religion,” before casting doubt on Islam’s credentials as a religion by saying:

"You could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion or is it a nationality, way of life or cult, whatever you want to call it." NYT

A cult? How about a lifestyle choice? Bwwwwaaaaahahaahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 27, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Video of Democrats' campaign commercials? Who are you, and what have you done with Chris Cillizza?

Posted by: Blarg | July 27, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

OK - everyone who disagrees with Kendrick Meek - are they all racists too ?


OR is it just the people who disagree with Obama who are racists ?


Just asking.

.

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 27, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

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