GALLUP: "GOP lead unprecedented!!!"

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    Gallup: 'Unprecedented' GOP lead

    by Mike Memoli

    For the first time in history, Gallup finds that Republicans have a double-digit advantage in its generic ballot test.

    If the election were held today, 51 percent of respondents surveyed from August 23-29 say they'd vote for the Republican Congressional candidate, while 41 percent say they'd choose the Democratic candidate.

    Gallup has conducted this generic ballot test since 1942, and until this year Republicans never had an advantage of more than 5 points.

    The poll also finds that Republicans are twice as likely to be "very enthusiastic" about voting -- 50 percent say so, compared to 25 percent of Democrats.

    "The last Gallup weekly generic ballot average before Labor Day underscores the fast-evolving conventional wisdom that the GOP is poised to make significant gains in this fall's midterm congressional elections," the pollster says in its release.


    Girding for a tough November, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched its first TV ad of the cycle, targeting the open-seat contest in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. Rep. Dave Obey, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is retiring.

    The race is currently classified as a Toss Up by the respected Cook Political Report. Former "Real World" cast member Sean Duffy is the GOP nominee, targeted in this spot for his stated support for a budget blueprint from another Wisconsin Republican, Rep. Paul Ryan.

    Ryan today said that blueprint is not necessarily the course House Republicans would pursue, however, if they retake the majority. But he cited the presence of a new class of conservative members like Duffy who would help the party restore its record as responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.

    "We just didn't go far enough on controlling spending, on reforming entitlements, and we let discretionary get out of control, especially earmarks," Ryan said of the previous Republican majority. "We need to face up to it, own it, and make sure we never do it again. And I think what you're seeing is a new generation of conservative leaders coming into the Republican caucus that is basically making atonements for that and making sure that we don't repeat those kinds of mistakes."


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    Who else cant wait for this miserable nut's show on election night????


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    Ohhhhh..................its gonna be classic!!!
     
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    The American electorate does not like who ever is in power. Republicans gain power their popularity will plummet.

    Our politicians cannot provide what Americans want;
    low taxes and all the services.

    We want our cake and eat it too. The politicians promise we can have our cake and eat it too. But they cannot provide it.

    We are all spoiled and want the impossible from our politicians and our politicians do nothing but line their own pockets.
     
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    Speak for yourself. most of us get up off our asses and go out and work to provide for ourselves and our families, then we pay taxes and provide for those of you who are too damned lazy to get up off your asses and do for yourselves.
     
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    generic polling doesnt always transfer at the voting booth
    but this shows a bit of a trend
     
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    actually, i'd say he was pretty accurate
    what he said wasnt in support of either party, but the truth
     
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    I can't wait until the Republicans gain contol of both the House and Senate. By the time next summer arrives, everyone from the far right who posts here will have had serious amnesia, changed their handles to avoid "I-told-you-so" over and over again, or try to convince the rest of us that the additional mess they got us into was, in fact, all Obama's doing too. And if they can't blame Obama, they'll go directly back to Clinton and build their little stories from there.
     
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    Any other conservative minded members a bit shocked at how quickly the landscape has changed politically in just 19 months. I remember being highly, highly skeptical waaaaaaaaaay back in Feb of 2009 when Rush Limbaugh publically predicted an unprecendented political collapse..............things were looking rather bleak!!


    Now? Who knew as a conservative you'd actually look forward to watching "Countdown" on MSNBC? I tune it in several times a week as it has become an absolute hoot to see such a pronounced level of bitterness and anger!!! This guy is beside himself with misery!!! Its cant miss TV..........especially if you tune it in around 8:50 Eastern Time when he does his monologue!!!

    I think even the most optimistic conservative has to be surprised...............who woould ever guess you'd see hundreds of thousands of conservatives on the mall in DC???:eek::eek: I never did.............at least not this soon after 2008. I knew the left would over-reach but who could have guessed to this degree of radical that the whole country would flip out!!!
     
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    I thought they'd have carted you back to your rubber room by now, skooks.

    The primaries are long since done and certified, we know who's on all the ballots, wtf does a generic ballot mean at this point? We got names. :cuckoo:
     
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    Dive.......what is amazing though is the number of Democratic incumbents far below 50%........even in states that go traditionally Democrat. Its historical...........and they rarely win because undecided's virtually always go agaiinst the incumbent when they start paying attention in October!!!:lol:
     

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