View Full Version : This resembles Custer marching into the middle of

04-12-2010, 08:32 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republican candidates now hold a nine-point lead over Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, up from 46% last week, while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent, down a point from the previous survey. ...

Forty-six percent (46%) of voters not affiliated with either major party now prefer the Republican candidate, while 24% like the Democrat. ...

Two weeks after passage of the health care plan, 54% of the nation's voters still favor repealing it, unchanged since Obama signed the bill into law.

Obama continues to enjoy a modest bounce in support in the Rasmussen Reports daily President Tracking Poll. His support, however, is primarily due to increased enthusiasm among Democrats, while the views of GOP voters and unaffiliated voters remain largely unchanged. Positive media coverage of the president peaked in the week following passage of the health care bill, and it has been declining since. ...

Throughout the fall and winter of 2008, support for Democratic congressional candidates ranged from 42% to 47%. Republican support ranged from 37% to 41%. When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, Democrats enjoyed a seven-point advantage on the Generic Ballot. ...

Following passage of the health care bill, 53% say they trust Republicans on the issue of health care. Thirty-seven percent (37%) place their trust in Democrats. A month earlier, the two parties were essentially even on the health care issue.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters say they are more likely to contribute time or money to a political campaign this year compared to previous election years. Fifty-five percent (55%) think that media bias is a bigger problem in politics today than big campaign contributions. ...

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Obama. </div></div>

We all saw how many seats changed hands when the generic poll was +5 to +6 for the demokooks in 2008.

Perhaps a better analogy might have been that this is like watching lemmings march off the cliff to their death.

&gt;&gt;&gt;SAY IT AIN'T SO BARRY, SAY IT AIN'T SO&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot)