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    Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    So. It looks like thus far the effects of the shut-down have equaled out the effects of the Obamacare debacle. Going forward, mind you, the only thing driving the numbers will be the continued Obamacare debacle....

    ..... until we find a way to do something else stupid.

    Worth noting, however, is that the poll is of registered rather than likely voters, which will lean slightly D, and that "hoping the opposition really screws up" is not a terribly good strategy. Gonna be funny to watch Democrats begin to swing against ole O-Care.

    In just six weeks, Republicans have completely erased a 9-point deficit in a generic congressional ballot question and are now running even with Democrats.

    Thirty-nine percent of registered voters say they would vote for a Democrat in their district — and the same percentage say they would vote for a Republican — if elections for the U.S. House of Representatives were held today, according to numbers from a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.


    Last month, Democrats had held a nine-point advantage on the same question, 43 percent to 34 percent.


    Independent voters favored Democrats in October, 32 percent to 30 percent, but now favor Republicans by a 37 percent to 26 percent margin....

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So. It looks like thus far the effects of the shut-down have equaled out the effects of the Obamacare debacle. Going forward, mind you, the only thing driving the numbers will be the continued Obamacare debacle....

    ..... until we find a way to do something else stupid.

    Worth noting, however, is that the poll is of registered rather than likely voters, which will lean slightly D, and that "hoping the opposition really screws up" is not a terribly good strategy. Gonna be funny to watch Democrats begin to swing against ole O-Care.

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    Obama has been working very hard to change the Democrats' standing and it seems to be having an effect.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So. It looks like thus far the effects of the shut-down have equaled out the effects of the Obamacare debacle. Going forward, mind you, the only thing driving the numbers will be the continued Obamacare debacle....

    ..... until we find a way to do something else stupid.

    Worth noting, however, is that the poll is of registered rather than likely voters, which will lean slightly D, and that "hoping the opposition really screws up" is not a terribly good strategy. Gonna be funny to watch Democrats begin to swing against ole O-Care.

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    I think the fact that Obamacare has been such a failure... that it was not, and probably will not ever be, ready for prime time and that was precisely [ as well as in general the imprudence of the damn thing ] what those in the conservative tea parties wing of the Republican party were trying to emphasize, highlight, to warn and rail against... and that when it comes to a real down-the-line accounting, who was for, who was against and who was truly confrontationally against this super clunker, people will finally understand whose hearts were in the proper place.

    Folks like McCain have marginalized themselves... they are just the buffers which the other team uses to pass these things on to the American people... we needed someone to stand up finally, to say, "STOP!!!" ...to risk a little, to draw a REAL line in the sand... to actually start the battle...not just appease.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Not shocking at all. As I suggested after posting the Nate Silver piece, reports of the Republican's death were greatly exaggerated. We're a year away from the election, freaking out majorly over polls during a controversy as they relate to something a year away is idiotic.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    What the polls over the last few months show us is that a party can fall rather fast depending on events of the day..... the GOP with the shutdown and their role in it and the Dems with the Syria fiasco and the health care registration debacle. It also should remind us that it is a very long way until the next election cycle and lots of events will change the fortune of both parties during that time. So I would not read too much into the latest polls either way as to what they may mean for 2014 or 2016.
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    Republicans have always been much better than Dems in the game of politics.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Republicans have always been much better than Dems in the game of politics.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So. It looks like thus far the effects of the shut-down have equaled out the effects of the Obamacare debacle. Going forward, mind you, the only thing driving the numbers will be the continued Obamacare debacle....

    ..... until we find a way to do something else stupid.

    Worth noting, however, is that the poll is of registered rather than likely voters, which will lean slightly D, and that "hoping the opposition really screws up" is not a terribly good strategy. Gonna be funny to watch Democrats begin to swing against ole O-Care.

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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    If that were true we wouldn't have a welfare state. Don't fool yourself.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    Not shocking at all. As I suggested after posting the Nate Silver piece, reports of the Republican's death were greatly exaggerated. We're a year away from the election, freaking out majorly over polls during a controversy as they relate to something a year away is idiotic.
    I agree with you to extent. Obamacare isn't a typical scandal that will eventually fade off the major news cycle. People will get a monthly reminder of this catastrophe from now until November. You don't forget a 50-400% increase in a monthly bill. And I'm sure as the employer mandate looms, employers will likely start implementing well before the deadline.

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