Very Bad Poll Numbers for Dems
Posted in Elections by Peter W. Schramm
When ordinary, well intentioned (read liberal) journalists/reporters like Chris Cillizza
in the WaPo can't find anything positive to say about Dems/Obama, you know things are bad. You can feel the attempt to circumnavigate the important things, to only allude to the depth of the problem. But then you get this from Gallup weekly tracking
, your know that some political worlds are collapsing. Gallup: "Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly
tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The
10-percentage-point lead is the GOP's largest so far this year and is
its largest in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot
for Congress." And then to add even more clarity, in case it's needed: "The Republican leads of 6, 7, and 10 points this month are all higher than any previous midterm Republican advantage in Gallup's history of tracking the generic ballot, which dates to 1942. Prior to this year, the highest such gap was five points, measured in June 2002 and July 1994."
4:46 PM / August 30, 2010
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Polling registered voters, as Gallup did, will undercount Republican preformance, especially this year. Rasmussen going with likely voters should be closer to the mark.
It's early ... people are expressing frustration in the relative anonymity of a poll question.
I do believe the Dems will take a hit, but I have my own personal suspicions about them losing control of either or both houses of Congress.
Frankly, at this point, I'm not sure having a Republican majority is a good thing. They'd simply resort to their old habits and Obama would have someone to blame. What we need, sadly, is something far worse than what we have now ... and that leading the utter and complete repudiation of all things progressives.
But that won't happen. It's a religion. They can't give up on their god.
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This "Captcha" thing has gotten out of hand. My first choice was a string of gibberish that's not represented anywhere on my keyboard.
Two real questions: 1) will we manage to avoid complacency long enough to actually win in November, and 2) if so, will the win be enough to start the repeal of all this progressive theft? I have some doubts on both counts.