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New polls show 7% swing to Democrats


borntorum

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For months the Republicans have been strongly leading in opinion polls for mid-term elections to Congress, and their fanboys on p.ie haven't been slow to crow about it.

But it would appear that the tide may be turning, at least for the moment. According to Rasmussen, 45% would vote generic Republican, with 42% Democratic, the smallest gap in a year. According to the Washington Post, the Republicans have a 6% lead, but Democrats are seen as the party that will help the middle class most.

The question being asked by some pundits now is whether the GOP peaked too early?
 

imokyrok

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There's been a sea change in the tone of liberal websites in the US in the last week. It was all doom and gloom and infighting and suddenly it's every man to the barricades and upbeat determination. Perhaps it was that rally in DC that made a difference. It seemed to have such a positive ethos. Or maybe the dems have just faced the fact that when it comes down to it wire they just can't stand idly by and watch the people who put the country in hock come back to make things worse together with new loolas like Palladino, Angle and O'Donnell.
 

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If the GOP under performs in Nov civil war to follow. Beck V Rove, excellent. Enjoy it though, if Obama gets a 2nd term it could be so radical that the Dems may not see power for many a day.
 

owedtojoy

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Voters must have smelt a rat as soon as Glenn Beck took up the "hopey-changey thing"

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfuwNU0jsk0]YouTube - Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing Radio Duck[/ame]
 

Goober

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A good read on the meaning behind the numbers. Very interesting.
Gallup
 

Pauli

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Whilst this swing is welcome I hope the Dems continue to get the gap closed.
+1. Lets hope the Dems can pull it off and keep the lunatics of the GOP and the teabaggers at bay. I am just glad to see some sort of sanity return to US politics after months of psychiatric mayhem.
 

dalywise

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Maybe Americans are finally waking up to the destruction that the GOP will wreak if they get control of the country. If you think FF are guilty of treason here, just look at what the Republicans in the US are getting up to. They're into deliberate destruction of the US economy for political gain. At least FF destroyed the economy just through incompetence and corruption.
 

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Maybe Americans are finally waking up to the destruction that the GOP will wreak if they get control of the country. If you think FF are guilty of treason here, just look at what the Republicans in the US are getting up to. They're into deliberate destruction of the US economy for political gain. At least FF destroyed the economy just through incompetence and corruption.
huh?

who controls the presidency , the congress and the senate right now , with outright majorities?

hint : its not the GOP.
 

johntrenchard

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+1. Lets hope the Dems can pull it off and keep the lunatics of the GOP and the teabaggers at bay. I am just glad to see some sort of sanity return to US politics after months of psychiatric mayhem.
what would be that "sanity" in your view?

The overthrown of the American Republic and the imposition of a socialist state- that would be "sanity" would it?

You do realise that there is such a thing as the U.S. Constitution. And you do realise that some folks are mad as hell with the leftward drift of the Democrats and their attitude to the Constitution as being "living and breathing" (i.e. we can change stuff and not bother asking the american people about it)

You can call them "tea baggers" all you like , but that is what is going over there. Those folks live and breath the 1776 revolution.

And good luck to them.

I wish we had as much backbone dealing with the traitors in our government.
 

flavirostris

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I hope the swing to the Democrats continues. The Republicans had 7 years to fck up the US economy under Bush and a GOP-led House and Senate. It'll take a bit longer to clean up after them.
 

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Does it matter? Will Ben Bernanke still be chairman of the Federal Reserve? Will the unconstitutional institute still exist whoever wins?

The Feds postponed their FOMC meeting until the day after the elections. Why? Because they are going to unleash Quantitative Easing 2.

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1796

"The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. "

"Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."

- Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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I hope the swing to the Democrats continues. The Republicans had 7 years to fck up the US economy under Bush and a GOP-led House and Senate. It'll take a bit longer to clean up after them.
What difference does it make?

If McCain would have won in 2008,

1. Ben Bernanke would still be Chairman of the Federal Reserve - Monetary Policy Same
2. Timothy Geither would have still be Treasury Secretary - Fiscal Policy Same

What's left?
 

antiestablishmentarian

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what would be that "sanity" in your view?

The overthrown of the American Republic and the imposition of a socialist state- that would be "sanity" would it?
:roll: :lol::lol: So Obama's a socialist now is he?

You do realise that there is such a thing as the U.S. Constitution. And you do realise that some folks are mad as hell with the leftward drift of the Democrats and their attitude to the Constitution as being "living and breathing" (i.e. we can change stuff and not bother asking the american people about it)
And you do realise that the American Constitution is well over 200 years old: its out of date and probably needs a renewal.

You can call them "tea baggers" all you like , but that is what is going over there. Those folks live and breath the 1776 revolution.

And good luck to them.
'These folks' are idiots then to live in the shadow of something that happened 234 years ago.
 

valamhic

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For months the Republicans have been strongly leading in opinion polls for mid-term elections to Congress, and their fanboys on p.ie haven't been slow to crow about it.

But it would appear that the tide may be turning, at least for the moment. According to Rasmussen, 45% would vote generic Republican, with 42% Democratic, the smallest gap in a year. According to the Washington Post, the Republicans have a 6% lead, but Democrats are seen as the party that will help the middle class most.

The question being asked by some pundits now is whether the GOP peaked too early?
How can a swing to the Dems be a swing to the GOP? Errors happen,
 
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