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    For those who are expecting a widespread Tsunami at the polls to usher in Republicans, this poll is an ominous sign. I've said all along that Republicans will have to do something other than be obstructionists, and recite the same rhetoric of the last 10 years to gain the support of independent and disenfranchised democratic voters.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/us...l.html?_r=1&hp

    A case for Republicans: Voters are remarkably open to change, even if they are not sure where Republicans will lead them. Most Americans, including one-third of those in the coalition that elected Mr. Obama, now say he does not have a clear plan to solve the nation’s problems or create jobs. Democrats remain highly vulnerable on the economy.

    A case for Democrats: They are seen as having better ideas for solving the country’s problems. The public steadfastly supports the president’s proposal to let tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans. And far more people still blame Wall Street and the Bush administration than blame Mr. Obama for the country’s economic problems.

    Voters have a darker view of Congressional Republicans than of Democrats, with 63 percent disapproving of Democrats and 73 percent disapproving of Republicans.

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    How about a few more quotes from your linked article? Doesn't exactly look promising for the Dems either.

    "But with less than two months remaining until Election Day, there are few signs that Democrats have made gains persuading Americans that they should keep control of Congress."

    "The mood of the country is similar in many respects to the fall of 1994, when Republicans swept control of Congress. There is an overall low Congressional approval, large numbers of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track and soaring discontent among voters with their own representative."

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    “I really think we need to get some new blood in there,” ... “Get them all out.”
    "The Tea party... has yet to be fully defined for many Americans. Nearly half of voters say they are undecided or have not heard enough about the Tea Party to form an opinion, a sign that offers an opportunity for the movement to define itself to many voters and help shape their views of it before Election Day"
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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    For those who are expecting a widespread Tsunami at the polls to usher in Republicans, this poll is an ominous sign. I've said all along that Republicans will have to do something other than be obstructionists, and recite the same rhetoric of the last 10 years to gain the support of independent and disenfranchised democratic voters.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/us...l.html?_r=1&hp

    A case for Republicans: Voters are remarkably open to change, even if they are not sure where Republicans will lead them. Most Americans, including one-third of those in the coalition that elected Mr. Obama, now say he does not have a clear plan to solve the nation’s problems or create jobs. Democrats remain highly vulnerable on the economy.

    A case for Democrats: They are seen as having better ideas for solving the country’s problems. The public steadfastly supports the president’s proposal to let tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans. And far more people still blame Wall Street and the Bush administration than blame Mr. Obama for the country’s economic problems.

    Voters have a darker view of Congressional Republicans than of Democrats, with 63 percent disapproving of Democrats and 73 percent disapproving of Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    I've said all along ...
    Word.
    Dippity has spoken...

    Is anyone listening?
    Last edited by Julie R.; 09-16-2010 at 09:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    For those who are expecting a widespread Tsunami at the polls to usher in Republicans, this poll is an ominous sign. I've said all along that Republicans will have to do something other than be obstructionists, and recite the same rhetoric of the last 10 years to gain the support of independent and disenfranchised democratic voters.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/us...l.html?_r=1&hp

    A case for Republicans: Voters are remarkably open to change, even if they are not sure where Republicans will lead them. Most Americans, including one-third of those in the coalition that elected Mr. Obama, now say he does not have a clear plan to solve the nation’s problems or create jobs. Democrats remain highly vulnerable on the economy.

    A case for Democrats: They are seen as having better ideas for solving the country’s problems. The public steadfastly supports the president’s proposal to let tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans. And far more people still blame Wall Street and the Bush administration than blame Mr. Obama for the country’s economic problems.

    Voters have a darker view of Congressional Republicans than of Democrats, with 63 percent disapproving of Democrats and 73 percent disapproving of Republicans.

    Putting any credence in a NY Times poll is nothing more than wishful thinking on Democrats part. They are notoriously slanted in Democrat favor:

    http://www.fordham.edu/images/academ...20election.pdf

    http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articl...108022949.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    Word.
    Dippity has spoken...

    Is anyone listening?
    What is your counter argument, Julie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    What is your counter argument, Julie?
    For a counter argument see post #2, or simply read the article in #1. I was referring to the statement I quoted, but let me explain: if someone whose posts are collectively sorely lacking in credibility claims "I've said all along", it's not something I take seriously. Nor feel the need to respond to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Keep "HOPING," it's all you got!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    For a counter argument see post #2, or simply read the article in #1. I was referring to the statement I quoted, but let me explain: if someone whose posts are collectively sorely lacking in credibility claims "I've said all along", it's not something I take seriously. Nor feel the need to respond to.
    As is usual Julie, you add nothing of value to the discussion. Nothing in that post was my opinion. It was simply a poll from CBS etc. etc.

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