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Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:27 PM

New NBC/WSJ poll: Voters want a Democratic Congress over a Republican one, 47%-41%

Tonight, a NBC/WSJ poll showed voters want a Democratic Congress, not a Republican one, by 6 percent (47 percent to 41 percent). This lead is double the advantage Democrats had in the last NBC/WSJ survey from December.

On Tuesday, a National Journal poll found that 48 percent of voters prefer Democrats to take control of the House while 37 percent want Republicans to stay in control. In October, the same poll showed a statistical tie.

In January of 2010 before taking the majority, Republicans led in an NPR poll by 5 percent and by 3 percent in a CNN poll.


http://dccc.org/blog/entry/breaking_new_polling_shows_voters_want_a_democratic_congress/

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Reply New NBC/WSJ poll: Voters want a Democratic Congress over a Republican one, 47%-41% (Original post)
TheWraith Jan 2012 OP
Jennicut Jan 2012 #1
tridim Jan 2012 #2
LynneSin Jan 2012 #3
sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #4
tallahasseedem Jan 2012 #5
Sinistrous Jan 2012 #6
Motown_Johnny Jan 2012 #7
Sinistrous Jan 2012 #14
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #8
valerief Jan 2012 #9
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #10
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2012 #11
caraher Jan 2012 #12
AlinPA Jan 2012 #13
arely staircase Jan 2012 #15
nanabugg Jan 2012 #16
TheWraith Jan 2012 #17
MineralMan Jan 2012 #18
gulliver Jan 2012 #19
jimlup Jan 2012 #20

Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. Too much Republicanism in your face will do that.

These debates are good...for the Dems.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:37 PM

2. We need to improve this number significantly, it's too easily dieboldable.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:39 PM

3. I would rather have root canal without painkillers than a Republican congress

Seriously!

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:42 PM

4. Then let's make it happen!

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:55 PM

5. We have a lot of work to do between now and November!

It's about time that the general public is waking up to the fact that these people are freaks...

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:01 PM

6. In my district

we dems can't even field a candidate to oppose or republican rubber stamp representative.

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Response to Sinistrous (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:17 PM

7. then you should run

what could it hurt?

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

14. Too old. Too sick.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:19 PM

8. That's good (it's roughly the break-even point)

We ned a substansial lead in the genreric congressional ballot question to actually be ahead, but 6% is about the break-even point, IIRC

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:33 PM

9. Well, duh. I can just imagine what the REAL percentages are, too. nt

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:39 PM

10. Yes that would be great along with a second term

also hopefully Scalia and Thomas would do the country a favor and have a heart attack and die, so Pres. Obama could appoint a couple more decent Supreme Court justices.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:40 PM

11. K & R

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:54 PM

12. The problem is that we have to win district by district

Polling usually shows a low opinion of Congress as a whole, but in general voters send their incumbents back time and time again.

One thing that is different this time is that so many of the current incumbents are not the long-serving members who have years of name recognition, lots of seniority and a long track record of bringing pork back to their districts, but Tea Party folks swept in by blind rage in a low-turnout off-year election. Couple that with their proud obstructionism and thinking voters should be poised to sweep them right back out.

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Response to caraher (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 03:56 PM

13. Exactly. It's hard to get them out once they get in.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 08:23 PM

15. this is true but

when the generic nation-wide party preference for congress is really lopsided it (the election) usually mirrors the poll. when it is just a few points, it is meaningless and you have to look at the districts individually.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 08:25 PM

16. The margin is wayyyyyyy too close. It should be three to one. Who are these people? nt

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:22 PM

17. 6 points is a lot more than it sounds like.

This same poll, at this same point in 2006, had it as Democrats plus nine. That resulted in a net 61 seat swing.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:28 PM

18. And it's up to all of us to help that happen.

In every district, DUers and like-minded people should step up and work hard to help Democratic candidates win their district's election. It can be done. Let's just do it!

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:33 PM

19. We need to encourage more straight-ticket voting.

I never see an ad that includes that, even in a subtle way. "I don't want to risk the Republicans getting their hands on the economy and wrecking it again. I'm going straight-ticket Democrat this election."

If we have a lead in the generic, we could use straight-ticket to simplify voting for that preference. If you don't like the Republican Congress vote straight-ticket to make sure they are ousted.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:47 PM

20. This is actually our key poll...

What I mean is that we will succeed in re-electing Obama. But we need to give him a true blue democratic congress!

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