This Just Might Be The Worst Poll Yet For Democrats

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  1. mocgator
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    But who knows what will happen... I have little faith in the dumb masses...

    http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-elections-republicans-democrats-obama-2014-5#!JvqEf

    The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades heading into midterm elections, according to a new Pew Research-USA Today poll, the latest daunting sign for Democrats ahead of campaign season.
    The GOP is at an even stronger point than in previous "wave" elections in 1994 and 2010 and looks poised to make major gains — and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.

    According to the poll, out Monday, Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That's a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by GOP blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll.

    As has been seen in other polls showing trouble for Democrats this year, the party is hampered by a lack of enthusiasm. For example, only 31% of Democratic voters say their vote is "for" Obama. In 2010, that number was 47%.

    Some of the other troubling signs for Democrats:

    • Obama's approval rating sits at 44%, compared with 50% who disapprove.
    • Although last Friday's jobs report showed the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level since 2008, most people (65%) say jobs are still difficult to find. And while 25% of voters think the economy will get better next year, about an equal number think it'll get worse.
    • The percentage of voters who disapprove of the Affordable Care Act (55%) is still tied for the highest in the law's history.
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    Has a sitting president's party ever done well in his final off cycle election?

    Enthusiasm is always down and the average voter age in offc ycles is usually mid-70s.
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    Midterm voters = voters knowledgeable, invested, and engaged enough to not need a Presidential beauty pageant to get them on the union bus to the polls with their instruction sheets.
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    Midterm voters = people who take time out from yelling at the kids to get off their lawn to saunter down to the polls in their '92 Crown Vics to vote.
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    The greatest generation... as long as they don't have the nerve to want their children and grandchildren to know the same prosperity and opportunity they did, then they are just senile old cranks.
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    Completely ignorant projection: Pubs make ground, maybe even win the Senate, but not veto-proof. Then the 2016 election is set up nicely for the "Stay the Course" and "The Rich are Taking Over" mantras and a Dem president. And a further entrenchment of the unions in the NLRB.

    Crazy Joe Biden, 2016!!
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    The greatest generation has largely died out. If you were 20 in 1944, you would be 90 today, which would be the younger edge of that generation. Most older people now are from the generation immediately after that generation (called the silent generation on wikipedia) and the older edge of the baby boomers, who are starting to hit their 70s. The remaining members of the "greatest generation" actually vote pretty heavily for Democrats.
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    I remember you predicting the Dem's would be in total control again by winning the House and getting more seats in the Senate.
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    Uncle Joe Biden? I have already booked Hilary.
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    One of the reasons the pubs don't win presidentials anymore is that their core constituency, people over the age of 70, keep dying and getting replaced in the electorate with young voters who have the nerve to not hate gays or people with darker skin.
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    Jeebus Shab. I'm starting to think you actually believe the screed you type....
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    Dems will probably take a beating this year. But that only improves the prospects for 2016. If we have 2 years of Republican-nut-controlled congress, 2016 gets a lot more winnable for Dems.
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    Hooray Team Corporate Interests! Winner, and still undefeated!
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    Must be the same voters who turned out in 58,74,86, and 2006 for the Dems
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    I would say, mostly ideologically invested

    See yourself as an example...
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    i know you guys are all excited about the prospect of taking the senate this year, but the combined polling represented on 'real clear politics' doesn't give such an automatic victory to you.
    http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/senate/


    it's still very much up in the air.
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    Funny, but I'm a white guy who opposed Carter's policies as much as Obamas. I guess I'm a mixed up racist. Fred, our opposition to "most things Obama" has nothing to do with race and everything to do with philosophical differences and the desire not to be constantly lied to.
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    Anyone who doesn't want to be lied to would never vote pub.

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    You know when a politician is lying to you right? When his lips are moving.
    You can't honestly believe politicians on one side of the isle have a monopoly on lying. You have to be the ultimate blinded partisan to believe this.....oh wait.
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