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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:52 PM
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WP: Independent Voters Favor Democrats by 2 to 1 in Poll
Iraq War Cited Most Often As Top Issue for Elections

Tuesday, October 24, 2006; A01

Two weeks before the midterm elections, Republicans are losing the battle for independent voters, who now strongly favor Democrats on Iraq and other major issues facing the country and overwhelmingly prefer to see them take over the House in November, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The new poll underscores how much of a drag the war threatens to be on Republican candidates in competitive races. With debate underway in Washington about possible course changes in Iraq, Americans cite the war as the most important issue in determining their vote next month more often than any other issue, and those who do favor Democrats over Republicans by 76 percent to 21 percent.

Independents are poised to play a pivotal role in next month's elections because Democrats and Republicans are basically united behind candidates of their own parties. Ninety-five percent of Democrats said they will support Democratic candidates for the House, while slightly fewer Republicans, 88 percent, said they plan to vote for their party's candidates.

The independent voters surveyed said they plan to support Democratic candidates over Republicans by roughly 2 to 1 -- 59 percent to 31 percent -- the largest margin in any Post-ABC News poll this year. Forty-five percent said it would be good if Democrats recaptured the House majority, while 10 percent said it would not be. The rest said it would not matter.

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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:16 PM
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1. Awesome
Can't get enough of this kind of great news.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:51 AM
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2. U.S. Republicans losing crucial swing voters: poll


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061024/pl_nm/poll_independ... ;_ylt=AtYb04DJ1OAllPnWzze4VfzMWM0F;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-


U.S. Republicans losing crucial swing voters: poll

Mon Oct 23, 11:58 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Independent voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 7 election and back them on major issues, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll said on Monday.


The independents surveyed said they plan to support Democratic congressional candidates over Republicans by a roughly 2-to-1 margin -- 59 percent to 31 percent -- the largest gap in the poll this year, The Washington Post said.

Forty-five percent said it would be good if Democrats recaptured the House majority, 10 percent said it would not and the rest said it would not matter, the newspaper reported.

With Republicans fighting to retain control of the U.S. Congress, the choice of independents may be pivotal because most Democratic and Republican voters said they plan to support their party's candidates, the newspaper said........

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dubyaD40web Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:38 AM
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3. This is BIG!
We really need the Indies on our side!
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:28 AM
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4. First the 50+ crowd, now independents
I can hear the fat lady warming up...
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:33 AM
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5. After November 2004 I no longer trust Polls. Nov 7th is the only poll that
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 08:33 AM by Fluffdaddy
Counts
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:02 PM
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6. I'm with you, Fluff
I don't want to get giddy the day before, then curl up into a fetal position the next day. One 2004 was enough for me.
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