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    Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Republicans don’t love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Interesting read, but nothing really surprising here. They find all politicians distasteful, but still like their guy better than a Dem.


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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Republicans don’t love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Interesting read, but nothing really surprising here.
    They find all politicians distasteful, but still like their guy better than a Dem
    I like the room zooms better than a Dem.

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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Republicans don’t love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Interesting read, but nothing really surprising here. They find all politicians distasteful, but still like their guy better than a Dem.
    No surprise there, as that's pretty common no matter which side of the aisle you sit on.
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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    People hate Congress but love their Congressman.

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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Republicans don’t love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Interesting read, but nothing really surprising here. They find all politicians distasteful, but still like their guy better than a Dem.

    Both sides have their party-tards. These are people who put party above their political beliefs. These types of republicans would vote for Joe Biden if he switched is political affiliation to republican and these types of democrats would vote for Ted Cruz if he switched his political affiliation to democrat. This is how John McCain and Mitt Romney won the republican primaries during the presidential elections, people who claimed to be conservative voted for these libs.
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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Republicans don’t love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Interesting read, but nothing really surprising here. They find all politicians distasteful, but still like their guy better than a Dem.



    There are some strange conclusions being drawn on some scant polling data here.

    Since I covered my first municipal election in 1969, there has been what I call the "hold your nose" vote. So fed up with the status quo, the voter will turn to virtually any alternative.

    With 45% of all Republicans saying their congressmen deserve to be re-elected AND 18% of Democrats saying their Republican SHOULD be re-elected, this far from bad news for the GOP.

    If I were a Democrat, I would be looking at that 18% number and sweating. At the very least that is 18% who won't bother to show up election day....

    If that happens, the percentage of the popular vote plummets, what was 100,000 votes before are only 82,000.

    and the headline "Republicans don't love their candidates...." is dishonest....at best it should read, Republican vote barely tarnished by Congressional partisan bickering; Democrats the big loser."
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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    There are some strange conclusions being drawn on some scant polling data here.

    Since I covered my first municipal election in 1969, there has been what I call the "hold your nose" vote. So fed up with the status quo, the voter will turn to virtually any alternative.

    With 45% of all Republicans saying their congressmen deserve to be re-elected AND 18% of Democrats saying their Republican SHOULD be re-elected, this far from bad news for the GOP.

    If I were a Democrat, I would be looking at that 18% number and sweating. At the very least that is 18% who won't bother to show up election day....

    If that happens, the percentage of the popular vote plummets, what was 100,000 votes before are only 82,000.

    and the headline "Republicans don't love their candidates...." is dishonest....at best it should read, Republican vote barely tarnished by Congressional partisan bickering; Democrats the big loser."
    Well actually it said that Democrats have similar numbers in terms of "Will vote for them anyway" votes, and the turnout numbers weren't far off. Personally, as far as I'm concerned, ANY vote for ANY incumbent of EITHER party in the current group is just a vote for failure as usual.


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    Re: Republicans donít love their candidates. But they are going to vote for them.

    Personally, if any party brought forward a candidate worth voting for, I'd be happy.

    So far, all the contenders rate a 'meh'.
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