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    Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues To

    A new survey of 25 GOP-held districts shows dwindling favorability for Republican members of the House in the wake of the recent government shutdown.

    The survey, conducted by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling and funded by MoveOn.org, is the third in a series of polls that indicate Democrats have a shot at taking back the House of Representatives in the 2014 election cycle.

    The results of the latest survey show that incumbent Republicans in 15 of the 25 districts polled trail generic Democratic candidates. When combined with the results of the previous surveys, the polls show that generic Democratic candidates lead in 37 of 61 GOP-held districts.

    When voters were informed their Republican candidate supported the government shutdown, 11 more districts flipped and one race became a tie.

    Democrats in the House only need to see a net increase of 17 seats in order to take back the majority. This poll indicates that Democrats could see an increase of as many as 49 seats.
    Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues To Drop: Poll

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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    I sincerely doubt it will happen this soon. If this mentality keeps up, this is perhaps the start of the overestimation of reach that plagued Republicans last time around and what plagued Democrats after 2003.
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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    "Generic Democrat" has never actually run for office.
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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Generic Democrat" has never actually run for office.
    He or she will look pretty good against the likes of actual tea partiers who tried to drive the US into default.

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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    Probably not going to happen. The districts are so gerrymandered and there's so many safe zones that the Dems would have to win the overall house vote by roughly 10 percent to win back the House. The chance of that happening is approximately zero.
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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    I hope it does. I'd like to see the mess they can make if they have total control. Last time, it was Obamacare shoved down people's throats. Caveat: I think Obamacare in some form was needed. They way it was enacted? The problems that will have to be speedily corrected? Therein lies the rub.

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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    He or she will look pretty good against the likes of actual tea partiers who tried to drive the US into default.
    The tea partiers aren't in the contested districts, really. They're in a lot of those heavy red zones and are so effectively gerrymandered that only a Republican can take them in a primary, the general election is basically spoken for already.
    Plus, "generic candidate" always comes with a rosy tint, because everyone envisions their ideal candidate. Real people don't usually poll as well.

    Democrats took more a million votes more than Republicans in the House in 2012. Republicans still held it by a solid majority. The gerrymandering they've done is just that good. To say "It's going to happen" is wildly premature at this point.
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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I hope it does. I'd like to see the mess they can make if they have total control. Last time, it was Obamacare shoved down people's throats. Caveat: I think Obamacare in some form was needed. They way it was enacted? The problems that will have to be speedily corrected? Therein lies the rub.
    Addressing issues with Obamacare requires Republican votes, and Republicans don't want Obamacare to work.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The tea partiers aren't in the contested districts, really. They're in a lot of those heavy red zones and are so effectively gerrymandered that only a Republican can take them in a primary, the general election is basically spoken for already.
    Plus, "generic candidate" always comes with a rosy tint, because everyone envisions their ideal candidate. Real people don't usually poll as well.

    Democrats took more a million votes more than Republicans in the House in 2012. Republicans still held it by a solid majority. The gerrymandering they've done is just that good. To say "It's going to happen" is wildly premature at this point.
    I'm an optimist and believe that the American people can take only so much knownothingism before realizing, "did they actually say that?"

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    Re: Democrats Have A Shot At Taking Back The House As Republican Popularity Continues

    they have no chance as unions are figuring out out ACA ****ed them on the great insurance they had. Democrats are losing the unions fast

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