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Rep. Marshall down by 13 points

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Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) is down 13 points, 37 percent to 50, against Republican Austin Scott, with 10 percent of likely voters undecided, according to The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll.

Ironically, voters give the four-term lawmaker high marks: Forty-five percent rated him favorably, compared to the 40 percent who rated him unfavorably. Scott had higher ratings, however, with 50 percent giving him favorable marks compared to 19 percent who didn’t.

Marshall is a conservative Blue Dog who’s indicated he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker next Congress. In an ad for Marshall, an announcer notes: “Jim Marshall doesn’t support Nancy Pelosi. He voted the same as Republican leaders 65 percent of the time.”

Incumbency could be a problem for Marshall, as 41 percent of those polled said his time in Washington is a reason to vote against him.

Marshall voted against cap-and-trade legislation and against the healthcare bill. The U.S. Chamber has endorsed him, but this doesn’t seem to be helping him in a district that has grown more conservative through redistricting.

The NRCC has spent almost $467,000 in this race, while the DCCC has spent about $31,000.

The Hill poll was conducted Oct. 19-21 by Penn Schoen Berland. The survey consisted of 400 phone interviews among likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

The Hill 2010 Midterm
Election Poll Stories WEEK 4

- Looming anti-Obama midterm vote may not carry through to 2012
- Likely voters throw a wrench into GOP budget plans
- This campaign is the nastiest, voters say
- Blowout: 50 or more Dem seats set to fall
- Endangered species: Longterm incumbents
- GOP tsunami ready to sweep the South
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- Editorial: Dems in deep danger

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The Hill 2010 Midterm
Election Poll Stories WEEK 3

- Pelosi ‘majority makers’ are facing electoral peril
- Only 1-in-4 see American Dream as still there for all
- Voters are not worried about ‘extreme’ label on candidates
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The Hill 2010 Midterm
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- Republicans are up in 8 of 10 open House seats
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The Hill/ANGA 2010 Midterm
Election Poll Stories WEEK 1

- Voters: Nancy Pelosi did not drain swamp
- Tea Party is firing up the Democrats
- Republican voters more ‘passionate’ about voting in the midterm election
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- GOP leads widely, Dems in danger but races tight
- Feelings about Obama make midterms a national election
- Independents prefer divided government, lean Republican
- Distaste for healthcare law crosses party lines
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