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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:52 PM
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OMG! Not one TWO devastating polls for BushCo. and all other GOP morons...
ABC News/Washington Post poll finds the Democrats with a 54-41 percent lead. That's the biggest Democratic lead this close to Election Day in more than 20 years.

More here:

Seventy-nine percent of those polled including 61 percent of Republicans say GOP leaders were more concerned with politics than the well-being of the teenage pages.

Fewer Republicans, though, now say they are enthusiastic about voting in November, and fewer expect their party to win the most seats this year. Overall, 59 percent of voters, including 41 percent of Republicans, expect the Democrats to pick up seats in the House in November.

By more than two to one, Americans see Republicans as more corrupt.

A separate CBS News/New York Times poll finds Mr. Bush's overall job approval is down to 34 percent, a drop of three points from last month.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:57 PM
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1. Add Newsweek with 33%
And that was the good news for the GOP. More worrisome still, the Foley fiasco is jeopardizing the partys monopoly on faith and power. For the first time since 2001, the NEWSWEEK poll shows that more Americans trust the Democrats than the GOP on moral values and the war on terror. Fully 53 percent of Americans want the Democrats to win control of Congress next month, including 10 percent of Republicans, compared to just 35 percent who want the GOP to retain power. If the election were held today, 51 percent of likely voters would vote for the Democrat in their district versus 39 percent who would vote for the Republican. And while the race is closer among male voters (46 percent for the Democrats vs. 42 percent for the Republicans), the Democrats lead among women voters 56 to 34 percent.

The pace of the news on the Foley scandal is making it difficult for Republicans to stop their slide. On Thursday, House Speaker Dennis Hastert declared that mistakes were made in handling the Foley case and that he would remain in his post to make sure the misdeeds were thoroughly investigated. Almost immediately, ABC News reported that three more former pages had come forward to say that they had received suggestive e-mails and instant messages from Foley. And just as Republicans were attempting to form a united front to paint the timing of the Foley revelations as Democratic dirty tricks-What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?-the Republicans got a fratricidal shot out of the dark-on Iraq. Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner declared that the United States had 90 days to quell the violence in Iraq, or risk losing the war. To top it off, on Friday an aide to Karl Rove resigned over the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling and corruption scandal.

Meanwhile, the presidents approval rating has fallen to a new all-time low for the Newsweek poll: 33 percent, down from an already anemic 36 percent in August. Only 25 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while 67 percent say they are not. Foleys disgrace certainly plays a role in Republican unpopularity: 27 percent of registered voters say the scandal and how the Republican leadership in the House handled it makes them less likely to vote for a Republican Congressional candidate; but 65 percent say it wont make much difference in determining how they vote. And Americans are equally divided over whether or not Speaker Hastert should resign over mishandling the situation (43 percent say he should, but 36 percent say he shouldnt). /

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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:08 PM
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2. I am very surprised, I always thought half on the independents would
stay with Bush for same reason as the core group...Looks like ALL independents have decided what side they are on...
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INdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:57 PM
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3. Its amazing how some right wing talking heads declare that
the Democrats dont show any real sign of "breaking out" with a clear cut lead..Fineman said this on Tweety's show while the banner on the screen read Democrats favored by 54%...Isn't that something
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