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Old 06-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gallup Poll shows largest Republican lead ever

"With five months to go before the general election, a new poll finds that Republicans have opened their widest lead yet when it comes to which party voters prefer this fall. Gallup's generic congressional ballot finds that the number of voters who say they will vote GOP has jumped to 49 percent, compared with 43 percent for Democrats. That's not only the biggest lead Gallup has recorded for the GOP this election cycle, it's the largest lead Republicans have ever had in the poll, which Gallup has run since 1950.

Why are Republicans surging?

According to Gallup, the GOP gained 3 percentage points in the poll over the last week, while Dems fell 4 points. All of this happened as President Obama's approval rating took a hit, especially with his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Gallup puts Obama's approval rating at 46 percent — not exactly in George W. Bush territory, but low for this White House.

No doubt critics will question how much a generic poll really reveals about what might happen in November. After all, it's often better to break down races locally for a more comprehensive picture of how the midterm elections might go. But generic ballots are very good at telling us where voter sentiment is nationally and how enthusiastic people are — or aren't — about the political parties.

One number that Democrats are surely not pleased about is what poll experts call the "enthusiasm" gap. According to Gallup, 39 percent of Republicans are excited about the 2010 elections, compared with just 24 percent of Democrats. That's one of the leading measures of how likely it is that voters will turn out to vote, and if Democrats can't find a way to close that 15-point gap, November could be a painful month for President Obama and other party leaders."


damn the largest lead EVER?!
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so stubborn morons have a lead over indecisive idiots?!?!?!




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Yeah, he acts like it matters.
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When the time comes, it won't matter who's in office.

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Good. This democratic majority has destroyed about 25 years worth of republican gain with a single election... AND LOOK WHERE IT GOT US! The country has been up shit creek without a paddle for 3 years.
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if elections we're to be held tomorrow i'd vote for whoever could fix that goddamn leak
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Good. This democratic majority has destroyed about 25 years worth of republican gain with a single election...
Lol...which '25 years worth' of gain did the democrats ruin? Republicans had control of congress between 1995 and 2005, and I sure wouldn't call any of it definitive 'progress'
Edit: Shit you can't even see the majority of effects someone has in office till they're out of it.
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Edit: Shit you can't even see the majority of effects someone has in office till they're out of it.
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damn the level of depression on here sucks, be glad that people who want freedom and entrepreneurship and private enterprise and the ability to create a great life in america and all those things that are gonna be comming back now...

...how have the last 3-4 years when dems were in control of congres been so good that your all sad to see it go?
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Lol...which '25 years worth' of gain did the democrats ruin? Republicans had control of congress between 1995 and 2005, and I sure wouldn't call any of it definitive 'progress'
Edit: Shit you can't even see the majority of effects someone has in office till they're out of it.
come on now. you know we've seen SWEEPING changes at least since the democrats took the senate majority. and once they took the white house, all bets were off. not since FDR have we seen new legislation with such dramantic effects passed with such slippery ease.
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I hope the Republicans bring some more war.
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More of the same shit, different letter.

Don't you think it'd be nice to have more than two options/two parties running this whole place? It really divides us horribly.
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Priority number 1 for the GOP: Empower private business and get people working again. Tax breaks, tax breaks, tax breaks!!!
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Was I living somplace else when the republicans were the majority?
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Eh, I think Rev said it best though. Everyone's angry at everyone right now. The party in charge is the party in trouble. In no way should some poll be interpreted as some mandate for the GOP.
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i agree i agree, and a part of me kinda hoped that obama would make our country better and make people get along again so im actually fairly dissapointed it didnt work out that way.

i personally feel a lot of it was obamas fault because he acted like a moderate during the campaign and after getting elected he basically let reid and pelosi run america for the first year...alienating all the moderates.


i dunno if it will historically be seen as a huge missed opportunity to fix historical problems or just one more in a line of dissapointments, but even i am kinda dissapointed obama wasnt able to bring our country together better.
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I'd say that Obama actually is a moderate in foreign policy. After his campaign pledges, his stances on Iran/Afghanistan/Gitmo have devastated a lot of liberals. But you don't hear the GOP give him much credit there.

It's on domestic policy where the Obama administration is liberal. And at times I think Obama is more of a pragmatic liberal than a ideological one. I think some of the worst parts of healthcare or the climate bill are more due to the Pelosies and Kuciniches in Congress than Obama. Ultimately I sympathize more with Obama's "Healthcare is broken, let's try to fix it" approach than the GOP's "The only thing we need is TORT reform; anything else is COMMUNIST!" strategy.

The worst part of the Obama administration for me so far was the first half of 2009, when he used fear and badgering to get much of the financial aid stuff pushed through. In doing so, though, i think he squandered much of the energy and good vibes that his campaign and election began with. Since then his has done a pretty good job of treading water, with much of his legislative success being attributed to Pelosi.
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I say with voter turnout at all time lows and the two party system really a one party system of over paid fat asses doing nothing but trying to get re-elected so they don't have to work for another four years, we make it a real two party race.

A race to the death!

Stick 'em all in the reflecting pool with clubs and sharp sticks, if more Republicans come out alive, they get the office, if more Democrats live through it, they can run the fucking place.

Watch how quickly the Independents are running things, granted it'll still be into the ground, but at least we'll have different names to tack slurs on to.
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let's keep it on topic, guys. if your only response to someone who holds a different view than you is crying alt, it's definitely not worth saying.
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