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    Republicans: Still Happy Campers
    by Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center
    October 23, 2008

    Chin up, Republicans. Despite the imploding stock market, the looming recession, the unpopular president and the dismal political polls, there's very good news in the one realm of life that's always been a special sanctuary for you.

    Personal happiness.



    Some 37% of you say you're "very happy" with your lives, compared with just 25% of Democrats who feel the same way, according to a new nationwide Pew Research Center survey conducted from Oct. 3 through Oct. 19 -- a period that's witnessed a race to the bottom between John McCain's poll numbers and the public's 401(k) account balances.



    This big GOP edge in life's happiness sweepstakes is not a new phenomenon. Ever since the General Social Survey1 first asked the question in 1972, Republicans have always been happier than Democrats. But the current gap is among the largest on record.

    What accounts for it? And how has it been able to withstand this fall's avalanche of unhappy political news for the GOP?





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    A cursory look at any one day on the DUmp reinforces that fact.
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    The DUmp wouldn't be happy if they had 99% of DC.
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    I wonder what that survey would look like if the DUmmies took it the day after Obama loses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    I wonder what that survey would look like if the DUmmies took it the day after Obama loses.
    I wonder what it will look like 2 years from now, particularly if Obama wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
    I wonder what it will look like 2 years from now, particularly if Obama wins.
    They would be just as miserable. They would be pissed that Obama did not live up to their Marxist dreams, and even if he did, they woulkd hate us for not drinking the Obama kool-aid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perilloux View Post
    What accounts for it? And how has it been able to withstand this fall's avalanche of unhappy political news for the GOP?
    Simple, for most Conservatives, our lives don't revolve around politics.

    We are able to find pleasure in things other than destroying our political opponents, as opposed to democrats. Assuming, arguendo, the Democrats take over Congress and the White House, take the same poll a year down the road. I guarantee you will see almost the same results. The democrats might even be more unhappy because they would be forced to acknowledge the failures of their Messiah (although they'll probably still be blaming Bush 10 years down the road).
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    Republicans believe they can control their lives

    Democrats believe that their lives are in control of them
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