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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:21 PM
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2006 for the GOP could be worse than how 1994 was for us
"In the October 1994 NBC/WSJ poll, 39 percent of voters thought the country was headed in the right direction, compared with 48 percent who said it was on the wrong track -- a nine-point lead for wrong track. In the recent poll, just 26 percent said right direction and 61 percent said wrong track; a net difference of 35 points, significantly worse than 1994.

The October 1994 poll gave Clinton a job approval rating of 48 percent and a disapproval rating of 43 percent, a five-point difference. This month, just 38 percent approved of President Bush's performance compared to 57 percent who disapproved, a net disapproval of 19 points. Again, it's significantly worse than 1994.

In the poll taken 12 years ago, 24 percent approved of the job Congress was doing and 67 percent disapproved, a net disapproval of 43 points. In last week's poll, just 16 percent approved of Congress and a whopping 75 percent disapproved, a 59-point net disapproval.

At this point in 1994, the GOP had moved into a six-point lead in the generic congressional ballot test (44 percent to 38 percent). In the latest poll, the Democrats have a 15-point lead -- 52 percent to 37 percent. Once again, much worse than '94."

http://www.cookpolitical.com/column/2006/102406.php
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:23 PM
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1. one can hope ...
:thumbsup:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:23 PM
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2. The worst in a century IMO.
They will crawl into caves and hope no one subpoenas them over the next few years! Bye bye Boss Hogg.
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Grebrook Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:24 PM
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3. Probably. If gerrymandering screws us, the backlash against the GOP would be permanent
and historical.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:26 PM
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4. All very good points
These sort of trends are a sign of the disaster for the incumbent party. We might see bigger gains than predicted.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:31 PM
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5. We know it, the press seems to know it, but in 1994
HAVA had not done its "magic"..

Keep your fingers crossed, folks..
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