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Mark DiCamillo Quotes

When all is said and done, there's no Democrat on the horizon who's the odds-on favorite and there are a lot of unknowns about the Democrats. So when you compare the governor with them, he's still competitive.
Mark DiCamillo
#Democrats

That's one option voters and non-voters embrace. It puts undocumented immigrants into some kind of accounting system.
Mark DiCamillo
#Accounting

Different groups of people view this issue very differently. Voters tend to be older, whiter and middle class, while unregistered voters tend to be young and immigrant.
Mark DiCamillo
#Class

The survey just looked at registered Latino voters. Had it included non-voters and non-citizens, the numbers likely would have been different.
Mark DiCamillo
#Citizens

As time passes, there is a greater acceptance of gay and lesbian rights and greater support of anti-discrimination policies. That's the key finding.
Mark DiCamillo
#Acceptance

When politicians try to move from negative to positive, it really is a two-step process. People don't go straight from negative to positive. They go from negative to undecided, and then maybe to positive.
Mark DiCamillo
#People

There's a clear consensus that we should give (undocumented workers) a path to citizenship. There's bipartisan support.
Mark DiCamillo
#Citizenship

This is a group that supports very basic government services like education and health care, and they see him as someone who was talking about cutting them back.
Mark DiCamillo
#Education

There are large-scale differences between voters here (on the coast) and voters inland. Within California's borders, there's a red-state region that looks a lot like the Midwest.
Mark DiCamillo
#Borders

That result looks very much like a partisan vote, with any Democrat grabbing that margin among Latinos. That's an obstacle California Republicans didn't have to face 10 or 15 years ago.
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#Democrats

As the special election has dragged on, one of the side effects have been greater voter cynicism about the reasons the governor called the election, ... The governor has never been able to sell them on the idea and have questioned his motives.
Mark DiCamillo
#Cynicism

The president, in our perspective, is in uncharted territory because he has a really long tenure left and yet he has very low job performance ratings in just his sixth year. Whether he is able to turn it around depends a lot on Iraq. But the events in Iraq seem largely out of his or U.S. control.
Mark DiCamillo
#Perspective

It's the increasingly partisan rancor that characterizes the Congress. The very partisan Republican orientation of the House is not very well received. The public wants compromises to be reached and they generally don't see many of those things taking place in Congress these days.
Mark DiCamillo
#Congress

So many seats in California are safe, and that's true nationally, too. So the opportunities for the out-of-power party to gain (seats in Congress) is really not that great. Most observers would say that only a few seats could change hands.
Mark DiCamillo
#Power

They were just about to be voted out of office, or in the case of Richard Nixon, he was about to resign. Bush still has more than two years to go, so I think we're in somewhat uncharted territory.
Mark DiCamillo
#Nixon

I think it's a two-step process and it looks like he's successfully getting people over in terms of step one to the undecided column. But there's a segment of voters who are withholding judgment. They know who Schwarzenegger is, but they are not sure.
Mark DiCamillo
#People

People have pretty much adjusted to the risk factor of earthquakes and go about their daily lives.
Mark DiCamillo
#People

There's not a lot of awareness of most of the down-ballot candidates. Generally speaking, the one who are better known are in the early lead.
Mark DiCamillo
#Awareness

It's a two-step process. First, people want to know who you are, why you're running, the whole nine yards. Then there's the second stage, where they ask the tougher policy questions about what you believe and what you'd do.
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#People

The governor has never been able to sell them on the idea and have questioned his motives,
Mark DiCamillo
#Motives

We've seen this before. It's like murder-suicide – both of them get voted down.
Mark DiCamillo
#Murder

Those are pretty rough numbers, the level of cynicism. He just has not communicated with voters in making his case.
Mark DiCamillo
#Cynicism

The governor's image is a negative drag and it is directly related to how people are going to vote on these propositions.
Mark DiCamillo
#People

The barrage of negative ads seems to be influencing voters and helping to defeat Proposition 79,
Mark DiCamillo
#Defeat

It's a tug of war between two different factions. This seems to indicate that the pro-choice side has gained an advantage.
Mark DiCamillo
#Choice

It wasn't meant to be a partisan reform initiative, but it is clearly perceived that way and I think that has to do with the governor.
Mark DiCamillo
#Reform

He's just not the right spokesman when it comes to communicating with Democrats and independents right now. That's contrasted with a year ago when he was considered a very credible spokesman and had very high approval ratings.
Mark DiCamillo
#Democrats

For Schwarzenegger himself, his ability to reach across the aisle has been taken away from him.
Mark DiCamillo
#Ability

Changes in the economy are relatively slow to hit the man in the street.
Mark DiCamillo
#Economy

These Democrats are not well-known to large segments of the California electorate, so we'll have to wait and see how they stack up,
Mark DiCamillo
#Democrats