The National Republican Senatorial Committee is going up with a new ad in Colorado that casts appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D) as the “deciding vote” for Democrats on the health care law and the economic stimulus package and aims to link the incumbent to President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.).
“One vote makes a difference,” says the ad’s narrator before hitting Bennet for supporting “Obama’s stimulus that wasted billions” and the “the trillion dollar health care bill that slashed Medicare, hurting seniors”.
As an image of a smiling Obama and Pelosi is shown on screen, the narrator says of Bennet: “He’s been their vote, not Colorado’s.” […]
In a poll conducted late last month for the NRSC by Whit Ayres, 44 percent approved of the job Obama was doing while 51 percent disapproved; that same survey showed Buck with a 50 percent to 42 percent lead over Bennet.
That poll is slightly more optimistic for Republicans than most other data out there; the Real Clear Politics average of polls in the race puts Buck up four points.