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    ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    The Repubs have a real opportunity now. How they use it will have much to do with 2016.

    ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Republican victories in the midterm elections have translated into an immediate boost in the party’s image, putting the GOP at its highest point in eight years, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.


    The spike in the party’s standing comes after Republicans picked up nine seats to take control of the Senate, raised their numbers in the House to the highest level in more than half a century and added new governorships to its already clear majority.


    In the new poll, 47 percent say they have a favorable impression of the Republican Party, compared with 33 percent in the month before the midterm elections. An equal percentage have an unfavorable view, which marks the first time in six years that fewer than half of Americans said they saw Republicans negatively.


    The improved standing reverses a lengthy period in which the public had given Republicans declining and, ultimately, historically low ratings. Successful elections often give political parties or candidates a boost, though sometimes those improved ratings prove to be a bounce rather than a sustained change.


    Public impressions of the Democrats are now a bit worse than those of the Republicans and overall more negative than positive. More people gave the Democrats favorable ratings than they did just before the midterm elections — 44 percent compared with 39 percent. But the percentage of those rating the Democrats negatively was essentially unchanged at 50 percent, compared with 51 percent earlier. . . .


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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Repubs have a real opportunity now. How they use it will have much to do with 2016.

    ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Republican victories in the midterm elections have translated into an immediate boost in the party’s image, putting the GOP at its highest point in eight years, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.


    The spike in the party’s standing comes after Republicans picked up nine seats to take control of the Senate, raised their numbers in the House to the highest level in more than half a century and added new governorships to its already clear majority.


    In the new poll, 47 percent say they have a favorable impression of the Republican Party, compared with 33 percent in the month before the midterm elections. An equal percentage have an unfavorable view, which marks the first time in six years that fewer than half of Americans said they saw Republicans negatively.


    The improved standing reverses a lengthy period in which the public had given Republicans declining and, ultimately, historically low ratings. Successful elections often give political parties or candidates a boost, though sometimes those improved ratings prove to be a bounce rather than a sustained change.


    Public impressions of the Democrats are now a bit worse than those of the Republicans and overall more negative than positive. More people gave the Democrats favorable ratings than they did just before the midterm elections — 44 percent compared with 39 percent. But the percentage of those rating the Democrats negatively was essentially unchanged at 50 percent, compared with 51 percent earlier. . . .


    Although I'd like to think otherwise, they probably are winning by default. The leadership of the GOP seems to think going dem light is the future, they bring little to conservatives except being better than democrats, but not much. They will roll like its cool at the earliest opportunity, already have in fact.

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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Although I'd like to think otherwise, they probably are winning by default. The leadership of the GOP seems to think going dem light is the future, they bring little to conservatives except being better than democrats, but not much. They will roll like its cool at the earliest opportunity, already have in fact.
    We shall see.
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Repubs have a real opportunity now. How they use it will have much to do with 2016.

    ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Republican victories in the midterm elections have translated into an immediate boost in the party’s image, putting the GOP at its highest point in eight years...
    From 8 years ago, they had nowhere to go but up. I still don't expect anything constructive from them.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    From 8 years ago, they had nowhere to go but up. I still don't expect anything constructive from them.
    I think McConnell is going to be a game-changer running the Senate.
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I think McConnell is going to be a game-changer running the Senate.
    Another Republican position that actually means something to be a Republican.
    Versus the lesser ones for show that are not mainstream GOP .
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I think McConnell is going to be a game-changer running the Senate.
    Yes, he is gong to alienate conservatives and set us up for a loss in 2016. yay

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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Another Republican position that actually means something to be a Republican.
    Versus the lesser ones for show that are not mainstream GOP .
    What in the world are you trying to say?
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Yes, he is gong to alienate conservatives and set us up for a loss in 2016. yay
    I think he may become the most effective Repub leader in the Senate since Everett Dirksen.
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    Re: ABC/WP Poll: Republicans Get a Bounce From Midterm Wins

    Yer full of pro-Republican OPs today aren't you?
    You knew exactly what I was talking about Jack ,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    What in the world are you trying to say?
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