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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    The 2016 election very well could be a repeat of the 2008 election...with the Parties reversed.
    The Left is pissed because the American public (complete imbeciles in their opinion) rubbed their collective faces in the dirt for trying to foist perposterous policies upon them. All I have to say about it is, we told you your policies sucked. But you knew better. Now they're trying to be really smug about the whole thing, and predict the 2016 election outcome. They think that the public can't wait to put the likes of Harry Reid back in power, after the complete gridlock he created as the Senator of NO. They think that the public can't wait to feel more insecurity under Leftwing foreign policy.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The Left is pissed because the American public (complete imbeciles in their opinion) rubbed their collective faces in the dirt for trying to foist perposterous policies upon them. All I have to say about it is, we told you your policies sucked. But you knew better. Now they're trying to be really smug about the whole thing, and predict the 2016 election outcome. They think that the public can't wait to put the likes of Harry Reid back in power, after the complete gridlock he created as the Senator of NO. They think that the public can't wait to feel more insecurity under Leftwing foreign policy.
    Well, there's that, but I was thinking more of the way the general dislike for Bush lowered the ability of almost any Republican to win an election in 2008. Heck, it pretty much turned Colorado totally blue.

    I can see the same thing happening in 2016, except it'll be Obama dragging down the rest of his Party.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Not soon after his media-enabled reelection, when President Obama's poll numbers almost immediately began to crater, the media narrative shifted to the steady drumbeat of, "But the approval rating for Congress is much lower." That spin was obviously directed at Republicans, who controlled Congress. Although "congress" can mean both the Democrat-controlled Senate and the House, this was a nifty rhetorical trick the media used to argue that the GOP was in worse shape than Obama.



    That lie was not only laid bare in last week's midterm elections, where Republicans at every level of government crushed Democrats (and their media cheerleaders) in a tidal wave that hit blue and purple states, but also in new polling numbers from Gallup that shows GOP lawmakers currently enjoy a higher approval rating from the American people than President Obama.

    cont... Gallup: GOP Congress More Popular Than Obama
    They just got elected a week ago, and in fact haven't even taken office yet. Obama was pretty popular in between his election and his inauguration also.


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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Well, there's that, but I was thinking more of the way the general dislike for Bush lowered the ability of almost any Republican to win an election in 2008. Heck, it pretty much turned Colorado totally blue.

    I can see the same thing happening in 2016, except it'll be Obama dragging down the rest of his Party.
    Colorado is run by a bunch of potheads, it was blue already.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Well, there's that, but I was thinking more of the way the general dislike for Bush lowered the ability of almost any Republican to win an election in 2008. Heck, it pretty much turned Colorado totally blue.

    I can see the same thing happening in 2016, except it'll be Obama dragging down the rest of his Party.
    Tends to happen after you've had a two term President. It's very rare for a party to hang on to the White House after 8 years. Bush I was an anomaly. Look at 2000, 1960, 1968, 1976....almost any election with a two term incumbent leaving office.


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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Tends to happen after you've had a two term President. It's very rare for a party to hang on to the White House after 8 years. Bush I was an anomaly. Look at 2000, 1960, 1968, 1976....almost any election with a two term incumbent leaving office.
    Yeah, but the Gallup poll showed what it was under Clinton and Bush. None has been beat by such a margin. Just another First for BO, huh?

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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Colorado is run by a bunch of potheads, it was blue already.
    No...it really wasn't blue. At best one could say the State was trending purple.

    But, as a result of the 2008 election the Democrats had total control of the State government...a reflection of the conditions in the federal government, mainly thanks to Obama.

    btw, Colorado never has been, and is not now, run by a bunch of potheads.
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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Not soon after his media-enabled reelection, when President Obama's poll numbers almost immediately began to crater, the media narrative shifted to the steady drumbeat of, "But the approval rating for Congress is much lower." That spin was obviously directed at Republicans, who controlled Congress. Although "congress" can mean both the Democrat-controlled Senate and the House, this was a nifty rhetorical trick the media used to argue that the GOP was in worse shape than Obama.



    That lie was not only laid bare in last week's midterm elections, where Republicans at every level of government crushed Democrats (and their media cheerleaders) in a tidal wave that hit blue and purple states, but also in new polling numbers from Gallup that shows GOP lawmakers currently enjoy a higher approval rating from the American people than President Obama.

    cont... Gallup: GOP Congress More Popular Than Obama
    Obama's approval rating is not cratering unless you go by just one poll, maybe. On Election day president Obama's approval rating was at 42.0%, RCP's average, as of 12 November it is at 41.6%.

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    Using Gallups own numbers Obama was at 42% on election and yesterday he is at 41%. I call that normal fluctuation. As for the GOP congress, it hasn't even been seated yet and won't be until January.

    Here is the actual Gallup poll:

    Democratic Party Favorable Rating Falls to Record Low

    Yet on ABC's exit polls it had this:

    44% of voters view the Democratic Party favorably, 53% unfavorably
    40% of voters view the Republican Party favorably, 55% unfavorably

    National Exit Poll Reveals Major Voter Discontent in Midterm Elections - ABC News

    The above results underscores the importance of averaging polls and no to rely on just one poll. Myself I am waiting for the party affiliation numbers and will compare them to what they were prior to the election.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Obama's approval rating is not cratering unless you go by just one poll, maybe. On Election day president Obama's approval rating was at 42.0%, RCP's average, as of 12 November it is at 41.6%.

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    Using Gallups own numbers Obama was at 42% on election and yesterday he is at 41%. I call that normal fluctuation. As for the GOP congress, it hasn't even been seated yet and won't be until January.

    Here is the actual Gallup poll:

    Democratic Party Favorable Rating Falls to Record Low

    Yet on ABC's exit polls it had this:

    44% of voters view the Democratic Party favorably, 53% unfavorably
    40% of voters view the Republican Party favorably, 55% unfavorably

    National Exit Poll Reveals Major Voter Discontent in Midterm Elections - ABC News

    The above results underscores the importance of averaging polls and no to rely on just one poll. Myself I am waiting for the party affiliation numbers and will compare them to what they were prior to the election.
    Fair enough, I dont disagree that this was one poll (article headline) but its an interesting development still.

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    Re: Gallup: Gop congress more popular than obama

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Fair enough, I dont disagree that this was one poll (article headline) but its an interesting development still.
    As I said, I am still waiting on party affiliation numbers. Actually those numbers from ABC are quite good compared to what they were a month ago. I mean for the Republicans. Back in September the Republicans were at a 33% approval rating. A lot changed in October for what ever reason. From a 50-50 shot at taking over the senate to a 75% chance of winning it on election day. I for one do not have the faintest idea why.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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