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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:23 AM

Democrats Open Big Lead in Generic Ballot

Democrats Open Big Lead in Generic Ballot
Another interesting tidbit from the new Quinnipiac poll:

"Looking at the 2014 Congressional races, voters pick a generic Democrat over a generic Republican candidate 43% to 34%, the widest Democratic margin measured so far."

According to Politico, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) "has privately warned House Republicans that they could lose their majority in 2014 as a result of shutting down the government."


http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1958
http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/10/01/democrats_open_big_lead_in_generic_ballot.html
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/house-senate-government-shutdown-97557.html?hp=t1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:29 AM

1. Unless they polled each House district separately this is not relevant to

anything.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:34 AM

2. That margin will need to be much larger if we want to make inroads in the House

There are too many 80% Democrat districts in urban areas and too many 60% Republican districts in the suburbs and elsewhere to apply these results to the entire House.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:38 AM

3. As most of us said it would. This is just the beginning. Each day will hurt the GOP more. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:01 AM

4. Some of the details in that poll are devastating to Republicans.

 

American voters oppose 72 - 22 percent Congress shutting down the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Voters also oppose 64 - 27 percent blocking an increase in the nation's debt ceiling as a way to stop Obamacare, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
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Republicans support the federal government shutdown by a narrow 49 - 44 percent margin, but opposition is 90 - 6 percent among Democrats and 74 - 19 percent among independent voters.
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American voters disapprove 74 - 17 percent of the job Republicans in Congress are doing, their lowest score ever, and disapprove 60 - 32 percent of the job Democrats are doing.

"Americans are certainly not in love with Obamacare, but they reject decisively the claim by Congressional Republicans that it is so bad that it's worth closing down the government to stop it," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

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