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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:20 PM

CNN Poll: 75% say most Republicans in Congress don't deserve re-election

Washington (CNN) -- In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also found a majority saying that the Republicans' policies are too extreme. And according to the poll, Democrats have an 8-point advantage over the Republicans in an early indicator in the battle for control of Congress. But with more than a year to go until the 2014 midterm elections, there's plenty of time for these numbers to change.

The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, just after the end of the 16-day partial federal government shutdown that was sparked in part by an effort by House conservatives to dismantle the health care law, which is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.

A majority of those questioned blamed congressional Republicans for the government shutdown and said the President was the bigger winner in the deal to end the crisis.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/21/politics/cnn-poll-shutdown-re-election/index.html?on.cnn=1

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Reply CNN Poll: 75% say most Republicans in Congress don't deserve re-election (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2013 OP
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #1
indepat Oct 2013 #2
snooper2 Oct 2013 #4
ffr Oct 2013 #3
red dog 1 Oct 2013 #5
bullwinkle428 Oct 2013 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:52 PM

1. These are some bad numbers for the GOP, especially compared to the Dem numbers.

From the article:

Three-fourths of people questioned in the survey said that most congressional Republicans don't deserved to be re-elected, 21 percentage points higher than the 54% who say most Democrats don't deserve another term in office. Only one in five say most Republicans deserve to be re-elected; 42% say the same thing about Democrats on Capitol Hill.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:53 PM

2. What are the die-hard 25% thinking? That obstructing the functioning of government and nearly

causing it to default on its debt are good governance. Good grief. If this 25% were to permanently these shores, what a wonderful society we could become in a relatively short period of time. Good riddance and, please don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

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Response to indepat (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:15 PM

4. that's the 25% of fundies in the country, they want the federal government to be a church

 

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:05 PM

3. Bye-bye GOP! It wasn't nice knowing ya!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 04:31 PM

5. Thanks for posting.

According to the CNN poll, Dems now have an 8-point advantage over the Repugs;
which is, indeed, good news.

However, as the OP states,
"with more than a year to go until the 2014 midterm elections, there's plenty of time for these numbers to change."

The Repugs will be spending many, many millions of SUPERPAC dollars on keeping control of the House, mostly through viscous negative radio & TV ads aimed at Democrats who challenge the Congressional GOP candidates.

IMO, we all need to start doing whatever we are able to do NOW to help the Dems retake control of the House of Representatives, including donating whatever we can afford to the DCCC & the DSCC, as well as volunteering at our local Democratic headquarters, holding fund-raising events in our homes, and anything else that we might be able to do that will help put Democrats back in control of both houses of Congress.

An 8 point lead at this point is not that much; and we can't afford to become complacent, because Karl Rove, Kenneth Adelman, the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch and the rest will be formidable opponents next fall.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 04:34 PM

6. Let's hope the public has a reasonably long memory on this one.

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