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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:36 PM
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FOX News Poll: Few Would Change Vote Due to Foley Scandal

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,220259,00.html

10/12/06 FOX News Poll: Few Would Change Vote Due to Foley Scandal

NEW YORK There has been little change in the past two weeks regarding intentions for the upcoming congressional election; by a 9-point margin, voters say they would vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress over the Republican if the election were held today, compared with an 11-point margin two weeks ago. Only 11 percent of voters say the congressional page scandal will be extremely important to their vote, although nearly half see the scandal as part of a larger pattern of Washington abuse of power rather than an isolated incident.

These are just some of the findings from the latest FOX News Poll.

The job approval rating of President Bush is down slightly compared with the previous poll. Currently, 40 percent of voters approve of his job performance and 56 percent disapprove. Two weeks ago, 42 percent approved of his performance.

About three in 10 voters approve of the job Congress is doing, while 63 percent disapprove. A majority of Republicans (54 percent) approve of the job Congress is doing, while the same is true of only 24 percent of independents and 14 percent of Democrats.

If the election were held today, 50 percent of voters would vote for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district, while 41 percent would vote for the Republican. Most Democrats and Republicans would support their partys candidates. Independents are more likely to vote for the Democratic candidate by a 48 to 33 margin.

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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:43 PM
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1. on FOX, only 40% approve of *'s job performance? hoo-ah!
and that's the koolaid drinkers elite.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:49 PM
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4. Foley is just added to the already reasons to vote Dem --
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:45 PM
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2. Few fox viewers would change their vote
then again, people who actually are informed might.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:46 PM
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3. I call bullshit...more fixed polls...
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:49 PM
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5. Where did they do this poll? The Fox Cafeteria???
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:24 PM
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15. On the back of their paychecks - they had them printed on the
endorsement line on the back:

Sign Here If You Would Vote Republican 2006

The other 60% must have been direct deposit or the number would have been higher
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:49 PM
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6. FAUX means the sheeple that watch Bill O'Reilly & listen to junior
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carzen Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:50 PM
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double post
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 01:50 PM by carzen
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carzen Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:50 PM
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7. Fox to the rescue! Spin that push poll, baby!
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:50 PM
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8. Faux News caught up in fantasyland
That's the lie they keep telling themselves to avoid the reality.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:01 PM
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9. BREAKING--New House polls will show looming Democratic landslide
I like this one better (posted in GP)

Thu Oct-12-06 01:46 PM
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BREAKING--New House polls will show looming Democratic landslide

Music to my ears.....

http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/10/12/14357/845
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:04 PM
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10. okay, that means that we have plenty of others reasons to vote GOP out
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:11 PM
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11. This is total bullshit. 14% of DEMOCRATS approve? There is
not one lucid democrat in this country who would approve of the job congress is doing. This is just another reason why Fox is faux.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:14 PM
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12. It's true. The Page scandal won't influence my vote. . .
and I doubt it will influence many votes -- if at all -- on this board. Even in the wider, national audience, I suspect most people had already made up their minds about how they'll vote in November before the curtain rose on La Cage aux Foley. If anything, this sordid "passion play" merely reinforces peoples' opinion about the current "leadership;" it doesn't set the opinion. So I see little if anything to contest in Fox's poll -- it's a Fox poll, and subject to their biases, but it's not too far from the truth, I suspect.
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pk_du Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:18 PM
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13. But they asked the WRONG QUESTION
they should have asked "Has the Mark Foley Scandal made it more or less likely you will vote in Nov. ?"

...THATS what will hurt the pukes.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:24 PM
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14. Of course not. Fox told them Foley's a DEM. Duh, already.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:49 PM
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16. I call bulshit too
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:51 PM
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17. That's funny, didn't Fox just announce a few days ago that...
...Hastert staying on as Speaker because he covered up for Foley could cost the GOP 50+ seats?
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:23 PM
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18. *snicker*
i think they've been well and truly debunked as a sources of honest poll data.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:38 PM
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19. Any votes that change will be good.
Anybody who decides not to vote over Foleygate will be good. Simple.
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:41 PM
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20. Keep dreaming, Fauxholes...
The Democratic tsunami is heading your way.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:41 PM
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21. Of course!
Just like Katherine Harris proved she's winning over Nelson in Florida with her poll, right?

:rofl:
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:50 PM
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22. There it is again, that old smell of desperation from fox
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