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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 03:56 PM
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PPP: Bad news for Congressional Republicans
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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PPP's newest national poll finds that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have fallen so far out of favor with the American public that it's entirely possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.


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43% of voters think that House Republicans are doing a worse job now than the Democrats did, compared to only 36% who think the GOP has brought an improvement. 19% think things are about the same. 62% of voters thinking that the Republicans have either made things worse or brought no improvement to an already unpopular Congress does not bode particularly well for the party.


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46% of voters say that if there was an election for Congress today they would vote Democratic, compared to only 41% who would vote Republican. That five point advantage for Democrats is only a hair below the margin Republicans won by in the national popular vote last year. A victory of that magnitude for the Democrats next year would at the very least result in the party taking back a large number of the seats it lost last year, and it could be enough to take back the outright majority- hard to say at this point without knowing how good a number the GOP can do in redistricting.


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These poll numbers also point to the reality that Republicans taking control of the House may have been one of the best things that could possibly have happened for Obama's reelection prospects. Although we found the President with slightly negative approval numbers on this poll, when asked whether they had more faith in Obama or Congressional Republicans to lead the country in the right direction 48% of voters picked Obama to only 42% who went with Congressional Republicans. Voters may not love Obama as once they did but they're finding him to be more reasonable than the alternative and that means it will be hard for the GOP to knock him off next year without a top notch nominee. One thing is very much for certain- it's not 2010 anymore.

http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/bad-new...


Oh Please! Please! Please! let this be an accurate forecast for 2012. And after the president's magnificent policy speech today, I think we're off in the right direction. :D

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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:06 PM
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1. I'd love to see Pelosi knock Boehner over the head with his large gavel/mallet
or just seeing Boehner cry as he passes the gavel back to her, would be a sight to behold.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:06 PM
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2. and they haven't created one damn job.....hey Boner where's the jobs.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:08 PM
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3. Yes, boner, while you've been busy trying to shove your busybody idea of "guvmnt" into my doctor's
office instead of creating jobs, WHERE ARE THE JOBS?
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Marsala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:11 PM
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4. Everybody do the Wave!
Wave election, that is. We'll probably get the House back in 2012, lose it again in 2014 and get it again in 2016. We've entered a period of Throw the Bums Out.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:15 PM
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5. It's looking good, and I'm cautiously optimistic. However, as the article states....
we have to see what all these newly elected Repukes and state houses do with redistricting. That will certainly be a determining factor.
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GameOn Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:18 PM
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6. Tweety just had a PPP poll w/ Obama losing PA to Romney and leading Santorum by only 2pts. NT
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fugop Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 05:26 PM
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9. PA: Still the GOP fantasy
Ah, remember the 2008 election? How all the commentators thought Pa. might finally go red and vote McCain? Gosh, that was scary.

And remember how close it was on election night? How much of a nailbiter it was?

Yea, me neither. But these media guys keep pushing the idea, hoping it will happen anyway. Whatever.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 07:40 PM
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11. "PA: Still the GOP fantasy"
You got that right! :thumbsup:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:18 PM
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14. NJ too. They may occasionally put in a douchebag Gov, but not going GOP in 2012 presidency.
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:10 PM
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12. Including Rachel Maddow. She had everyone, me included, convinced that PA would be close.
When he won by 10+ points I knew he would win the Presidency.
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:38 PM
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7. The President Will Pull 51.7% to 54.6% of the Popular Vote in '12
25 in '12
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MercuryRepeater Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 04:46 PM
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8. this makes me laugh and shake my head.
:)
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 05:45 PM
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10. Pay attention, for once, morans
:silly:
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:16 PM
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13. I regret
that I have but one "rec" to give for this article.
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