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    Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009


    Republican candidates have now matched their biggest lead over Democrats of the past several years on the Generic Congressional Ballot.




    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.




    The level of support for Democratic candidates is unchanged this week, but backing for GOP candidates rose one point from a week ago. This is now the eighth straight week Republicans have led on the Generic Ballot
    ARTICLE: Generic Congressional Ballot - Rasmussen Reports
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Rasmussen.... what a joke. Let's get an average of all polls done by many pollsters and then talk. I find it funny that you righties will praise a poll if it agrees with you.
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Rasmussen.... what a joke. Let's get an average of all polls done by many pollsters and then talk. I find it funny that you righties will praise a poll if it agrees with you.
    And I find it hilarious that you'll dismiss the best polling organization out there because it doesn't produce results that make you happy inside.

    See how that works?
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Rasmussen.... what a joke. Let's get an average of all polls done by many pollsters and then talk. I find it funny that you righties will praise a poll if it agrees with you.


    Yeah, you lefties never do that.
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    People are now waking to the fact that Obama is just another politician and not *gasp* the savior of the universe like we all thought!!! He lied about ending wars, he lied about lowering taxes, he can't get health care reform passed with a majority in the House and Senate (which is a good thing but speaks to his political ineptitude), he lied about immigration reform, and the list keeps growing daily. My only concern with this development is that people will go running right back to the GOP and elect Romney or Guiliani or God knows who else in the hopes that "they will change this country for the good, blah blah blah". The downfall of Obama is a real chance for a strong third party (*cough* Libertarian Party *cough*) to emerge and try to bring about real change and reform in the US, not just catchy slogans and "hopes and dreams and rainbows and stickers and butterflies....".

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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Question is if the righties will correct themselves when the poll goes the other way? I doubt it.
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Question is if the righties will correct themselves when the poll goes the other way? I doubt it.
    Won't matter, because the Lefties will beat them to it, anwyay.
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    So what does everyone think this indicates? I feel some people may be waking up somewhat and recognizing the new boss is the same as the old boss but in the end there is still a ways to go.

    Personally I prefer opposing forces in the branches. History shows the more they push through the more they screw up.
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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And I find it hilarious that you'll dismiss the best polling organization out there because it doesn't produce results that make you happy inside.

    See how that works?
    Yeah, kind of like Research2000's poll showing what a bunch of racist Republicans there are in the south huh?

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    Re: Republicans Now Ahead By Five on Generic Ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    Yeah, kind of like Research2000's poll showing what a bunch of racist Republicans there are in the south huh?
    When did Research2000 become the best polling organization out there? I'd never even heard of them until this year. Oh, nevermind, I forgot to inject your hyper-partisan vitriol into your "thinking process" - that explains it.

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