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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:16 PM
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Poll: Democratic candidates open large lead in congressional races
Poll: Democratic candidates open large lead in congressional races
Updated 10/9/2006 4:33 PM ET
By Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON Four weeks before congressional elections, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows Democrats hold a 23-point lead over GOP candidates. That's double the lead Republicans had a month before they seized control of Congress in 1994.

President Bush's approval rating was 37%, down from 44% in a Sept. 15-17 poll. The approval rating for Congress was 24%, down 5 points from last month.

The plummeting GOP ratings in the poll of 1,007 adults, taken Friday through Sunday, come after a series of dismal developments for the party. They include high levels of violence in Iraq; a National Intelligence Estimate that contradicted upbeat administration statements on Iraq; a new Bob Woodward book about internal White House disagreements over Iraq policy, and the Sept. 29 resignation of GOP Rep. Mark Foley hours after reports that he exchanged sexually explicit instant messages with teenage House pages.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-09-poll...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:23 PM
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1. Pople still vote for their own guy. The problem is everyone else's guy.
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:27 PM
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3. "Pray for President Bush: Pray for informed voters to come to the polls"
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:28 PM by kurth
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1716413/posts

"Informed" = "Brainwashed" in the GOP lexicon.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:28 PM
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4. Normally that holds true.
I'm not so sure, based on my observations and conversations, that it will this year.

I know we need to keep our eye on the ball, but this flat out looks like 1994 on steroids.
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:26 PM
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2. Won't matter, Repigs will still find a way to "win"
Since they control the vote counting. Sad but true.
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