GOP poll shows Dems have advantage on key issues

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are widely viewed by the public as less competent than Democrats to handle issue ranging from health care to education and energy, according to internal polling presented to top GOP officials in Congress.

    The same survey found President Barack Obama holds the support of a significant minority of self-described conservative, independent voters.

    The Associated Press obtained partial results of the survey, which was conducted in late March by New Models, a firm with close ties to Republicans. GOP lawmakers in Congress have generally opposed Obama's early legislative agenda, voting with near unanimity against economic stimulus legislation and unanimously against a White House-backed budget that cleared Congress on Wednesday.

    The survey found the public holds greater confidence in Democrats than in Republicans in handling most of the issues that are involved in Obama's legislative agenda.

    Democrats were favored by a margin of 61 percent to 29 percent on education; 59 percent to 30 percent on health care and 59 percent to 31 percent on energy. Congress is expected to consider major legislation later this year in all three areas.

    Democats were also viewed with more confidence in handling taxes, long a Republican strong suit. The only issue among nine in the survey where the two parties were rated as even was in the war on terror.

    The survey found Obama's job approval at 62 percent, in line with other recent polls. Moderate Republicans disapproved of his job performance by a relatively narrow margin of 44-39 percent, and self-described conservative independents by a somewhat larger margin of 51-36 percent. Conservative Republicans overwhelmingly disapproved, 75-18.

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    The GOP has a lot of problems in that its policies are widely viewed as causing the economic mess and the huge debt.

    That is why the Murdoch outlets are doing their best to talk down the economy and destroy confidence. If they can keep the recession going, they'll be a good position to recoup losses in 2010. If the economy is rebouding nicely, they are toast. They know it.
     
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    That is absolutely rediculous.

    FOX news does just as well with dems as GoP in charge, they are not a wing of the GoP as a number of idiots have tried to claim. :lol:
     
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    Democwats cannot stand it that Fox's ratings are higher than all the msnbc, and cnn's combined.. it makes them say really really dishonest things.. but we just smile and nod.. don't we? cause we know from what they say they have heavily partaken of the juice errrrr kool-aid,,
     
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    Newsvine - GOP poll shows Dems have advantage on key issues

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    Details of the polls timing and margin of error were not available.


    I'm guessing that no one will ever be able to locate the details about the people polled either. My guess is the poll group was comprised of about 70 % Democrats and the other 30 % a mix of independents and Republicans.
     
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    It's just a startling coincidence that just about everything I'm watching or listening to it someone is cracking on Obama and the Dems
     
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    gop policies caused the economic mess....good lord the libs are brainwashed

    no matter how many times you tell them the truth, it does not matter, they believe the MSM...
     
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    When do you have the time with that 64 posts a day average you have here?
     
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    Best question all day.
     
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    No doubt, non stop from 8:00am til Midnight. Must spread the Oblah blah message. Just like Sealy and Chris/Kirk.
     

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