#1 Americans favor Dems for Congress: New AP Poll05-28-2010, 09:54 PM
45% favor Democrats
40% favor Republicans
People want Democrats to control Congress after this fall's elections, a shift from April, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday. But the margin is thin and there's a flashing yellow light for incumbents of both parties: Only about one-third want their own lawmakers re-elected.
The tenuous 45 percent to 40 percent preference for a Democratic Congress reverses the finding a month ago on the same question: 44 percent for Republicans and 41 percent for Democrats. The new readout came as the economy continued showing signs of improvement and the tumultuous battle over the health care law that President Barack Obama finally signed in March faded into the background.
Looks like people are happy about the economy.
The lead isn't large and we're still several months away...but it's interesting while every Republican pundit is screaming and cheerleading about a Republican Landslide this year....
05-28-2010, 09:57 PMCongressional Democrats win approval from only 37 percent, though congressional Republicans score an even drearier 31 percent. Democrats and Republicans are about evenly trusted to handle the economy, an issue Democrats once dominated and one that is crucial at a time when the country's job situation, though brightening, remains grim.
Only 36 percent said they want their own member of Congress to win re-election this fall, a noteworthy drop from the 43 percent who said so in April and the lowest AP-GfK poll measurement this year. Much of the restiveness seems to be among Republicans: While Democrats were about equally divided on the question, Republicans expressed a preference for a new face by a 2-to-1 margin.
even if the democrats hold onto congress, they'd better get their shit together, focus on workers issues, new energy policies including Nuclear power, and pass REAL health care and financial reform rather than these pacifying bills that did nothing at all
05-28-2010, 10:01 PMGeneric Congressional Ballot
Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 36%
Monday, May 24, 2010
Republican candidates now hold an eight-point lead over Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot, continuing the GOP's near year-long edge over the competing party but the largest gap between the two in over a month.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for Republicans rose a point from last week, while support for Democrats fell two points.
05-28-2010, 10:05 PM
Even Gallup is showing a more Republican slant.
While Dems have a one point lead in that, it's because those unlikely to vote are weighing it. Republicans are dominating "Ethusiastic Voters" which are more likely to show up at the polls.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
05-31-2010, 06:00 PMI predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
05-31-2010, 09:00 PM
What Americans don't favor is more of the same. Whether it's Repubs or Dems people intend to change the Congress."What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
"Liberals are the type of people who go on safari and wonder why they can't get out and pet the lions..."- warpig
05-28-2010, 10:37 PM
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Only a fool like WE We and an AP faus paus polls would believe that people are happy about the economy. They are worried shitless cause they do not know if they will be laid off. FYI, the unemployment rate went up to9.9%
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05-28-2010, 11:08 PM
Unless something major happens, I predict the Repubs will take back at least one house of Congress in November. That's enough to stop the insanity.
We're about one election away from disaster, losing our democratic republic to a socialist progressive thing. I hope the voters see, or sense it.The poster formerly known as chuck58 on the old board.
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