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Could 2010 be 1994?

Asks Gerald Seib.  In getting to an answer he lays out many interesting facts, figures, and possibilities.  Worth a read, even though the answer is "no", the GOP doesn't have a chance.  Yet...if they hold tough on health care, get a few Dems to come with them....and note this, according to Gallup: "Americans' approval of the job Congress is doing is at 21% this month, down significantly from last month's 31% and from the recent high of 39% in March."
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2010 could be a great year to be a GOP candidate. Remember that the GOP has made these polling gains without a person in a position of conservative leadership.

Obama has so badly mis-read his 'mandate' to change the country that He is driving his party out of office. Team Obama is now madly trying to figure out how to stop the skid in His poll numbers, but the only thing they have come up with is to stop the information flow about proposed legislation. That doesn't matter to Democrats - especially after it was proven that Democrats who supported the Stimulus Bill didn't read it. The GOP has a shot to re-take the house thanks to leftist ineptitude.

Actually the GOP being in disarray might be what helps it out in 2010. The Tea Party/Town Hall protests are not really a right-wing/conseravative base phenomona but rather popularist/popularist-right/libertarian/reformest independant/working-class-Hard HAT-democrats... and its this wave will hit lots of incumbats, and given that the Democrats are the governing party and its the governing party this group is mad at.. the Dems will take a very big hit. As for the GOP, they might get captured by this movement, given how weak the leadership is currently.

I think things are worse than you imagine. Only 20% of Americans can even admit to being Republicans at this point:

http://blog.beliefnet.com/crunchycon/2009/10/only-20-percent-claim-to-be-re.html

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