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    Congressional Democrats on the Comeback in the Polls

    The Tea Party is obviously turning off mainstream America. Hard to believe at a time
    of such bad economic times that the Party in power of 2/3's of govt would be making
    a comeback in the polls.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2...ls.php?ref=fpa

    Congressional Democrats On The Comeback In The Polls
    Kyle Leighton | August 12, 2011, 10:11AM


    It's been a fractious summer for Congress: the United States came close to the prospect of defaulting on our debt for political reasons instead of economic ones, there's another looming budget crisis when they return, and Americans hate the legislative body more than ever. So it's not a huge surprise in this era of lightning quick political reaction that Americans are swinging back to the party they just kicked out of the House, according to new Gallup data released Friday and a PPP(D)/Daily Kos survey from earlier in the week.

    Both polls showed Democrats taking the lead in the Generic Congressional Ballot, a metric showing who voters generally feel they want to control the House and Senate. Gallup consistently measures it, and Democrats held a healthy lead throughout 2007 to the end of 2009, when the GOP started making gains and eventually led. The Republican high water mark was around election time in 2010, but it didn't last very long: early into 2011 Democrats surpassed them again, the data shows, and have opened up a lead. The newest rating is 51% in favor of a Democratic candidate versus 44% for a Republican one.
    Gallup identified a possible reason for the drop in support for GOPers. From the report:

    Gallup also asked registered voters how a Tea Party endorsement would affect their likelihood of voting for a congressional candidate. The effect is nearly 2-to-1 negative, with 42% saying they would be less likely to vote for such a candidate versus 23% saying they would be more likely. About a third say it would make no difference or are unsure.
    A PPP(D)/Daily Kos poll showed similar results in a national poll conducted from August 4th to the 7th. That poll showed a 47 - 40 break for Democrats, including a slight advantage with independent voters, 39 - 36.

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    Havakasha is offline
    A really surprising poll. Wouldnt you say?

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    Why would this be happening if the economy is in such a bad situation? What's your analysis Mr. Expert.
    Could it be that your economic policy prescriptions and those of the Tea Party are too extreme for most Americans?
    Last edited by Havakasha; 08-14-2011 at 12:48 PM.

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    At the most basic level, the Liberal is anti-God. He is an intellectually dishonest, unprincipled, mentally immature, spoiled child who is forever in search of a world without moral consequence. That is why the Liberal makes "The State" his god. The Liberal worships THE STATE. The Liberal attempts to use his god (government) to eliminate all moral consequences for immoral behavior. In the name of "Justice," the Liberal also pretends to make his god (The State) "level" all peoples so that the wise or the beautiful or the genius will have no advantage over the unwise, the ugly and the simpleton in the marketplace. The Liberal calls this tyrannical State of Government, UTOPIA.

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    How disappointing. Brain freeze again. Do you usually listening to EST tapes?

    I know its a little painful to think that your extreme positions are turning Americans back to the middle. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havakasha View Post
    How disappointing. Brain freeze again. Do you usually listening to EST tapes?

    I know its a little painful to think that your extreme positions are turning Americans back to the middle. Sorry.
    Middle what? Ages........

    Democrats are liars, Republicans are stupid

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30228

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    Who you rooting for President these days? Come on you can tell me. lol

    FiNALLY you admit your positions are stupid. There is hope for you afterall.

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    You didn't read the link above.

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    Who are you favoring for President these days?

    The key to the nature of progressivism is the realization that the size and scope of government and the freedom of the individual do not stand in diametrical opposition, as conservatives and libertarians would have one believe. Instead, the progressive vision of government is simple: government is the entity most responsible for ensuring equality of opportunity. The children of the rich will always have a leg up on the children of the poor: they will often be sent to the best private schools. Their parents will be able to afford to send them to the best universities, regardless of a scholarship. When they graduate from college, they will have easier access to employment because of the connections that so often come hand-in-hand with money and prestige. The government can never mandate equality, but it can at least offer an opportunity for advancement. Our tax dollars fund public schools to ensure that everyone has a chance. Our tax dollars fund scholarships and grants to ever so slightly reduce the unfairness that makes one child unable to go to a good university while another with no better qualifications can go, owing to nothing but the fortunate circumstance of parentage. The same principle is at the core of a progressive mindset regarding the relationship between a government and its people. For instance, government can promote equality for women by creating regulations and laws that ensure equal pay for equal work, but it can do the same for the LGBT community by eliminating the regulations that discriminate against them. People should similarly be free to breathe clean air, and free to feel sure that their employers have taken adequate precaution to ensure that as employees, they will not get maimed at the workplace.

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