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Gayle in MD
07-13-2010, 10:10 AM
<span style="color: #FF0000">Sure doesn't sound like any republican landslide to me, and in fact, Repubs below Dems. </span>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The health-care debate galvanized the country to a remarkable extent. About a quarter of all adults say they tried to contact their elected representatives in Congress about health care in recent months, including nearly half of those who say they are "angry" about the changes. In general, opponents of the measure were more than twice as likely as supporters to say they had made the effort.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>But there are signs that Democrats have started to rally, with the party's base firming up after intense internal battles over a public insurance option and provisions covering abortion funding. Fifty-six percent of Democrats now "strongly support" the recently enacted health-care changes; last month, 41 percent were solidly behind the proposals. Eight in 10 Democrats now approve of the way Obama is handling health care, the most since last summer. </span>
Obama's overall approval rating is at 53 percent in the poll, about the same as it has been in Post-ABC polls in the past several months; 43 percent disapprove.

Obama has renewed his effort to sell the legislation to the public ahead of the November midterm elections, with more rallies planned this week. His success could be crucial to Democratic fortunes in this fall's midterm elections, with about six in 10 saying the congressional votes on health care will be a factor in their choice at the ballot box.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>At this point, Democrats hold a razor-slim edge (47 to 43 percent) on the "generic ballot," </span>the question about which party's candidate people support in their local districts. Independents, who swung solidly for Democratic candidates in 2006 and 2008, now divide 42 percent for the GOP candidate and 39 percent for the Democrat.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/28/AR2010032804094.html
<span style="color: #FF0000">Guess boehner need a drink! </span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

eg8r
07-13-2010, 10:21 AM
Another interesting Wapo poll...

Not so great for Obama... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/12/AR2010071205453_pf.html)

Link to actual pool questions and data... Poll data... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postpoll_07132010.html)

eg8r

LWW
07-13-2010, 10:41 AM
Wow ... dembots and Obamnatrons still support dearest leader.

How surprising is that?

LWW

pooltchr
07-13-2010, 10:42 AM
Not to mention, she had to go back four months to find a poll that suited her agenda. The article is from March.

Steve

Gayle in MD
07-14-2010, 12:56 AM
Repubs at the bottom of the barrel! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">3. How much confidence do you have in [ITEM] to make the right decisions for the country's future - a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

7/11/10 - Summary Table

-Grt deal/Good amt- ---- Some/None ----
Great Good Just None No
NET deal amt NET some at all opinion
a. Obama 43 24 19 57 28 29 *
b. The Republicans
in Congress 26 8 18 73 43 29 1
c. The Democrats
in Congress 32 12 20 67 35 32 1

Trend:

a. Obama

-Grt deal/Good amt- ---- Some/None ----
Great Good Just None No
NET deal amt NET some at all opinion
7/11/10 43 24 19 57 28 29 *
1/15/10 47 24 23 53 26 27 *
10/18/09 49 29 20 50 27 24 *
8/17/09 49 28 21 50 26 24 *
4/24/09 60 31 28 40 25 15 1
1/16/09 61 31 30 37 28 9 2

b. The Republicans in Congress

-Grt deal/Good amt- ---- Some/None ----
Great Good Just None No
NET deal amt NET some at all opinion
7/11/10 26 8 18 73 43 29 1
1/15/10 24 6 18 75 47 28 1
10/18/09 19 4 15 79 46 33 2
8/17/09 21 4 16 78 45 33 1
4/24/09 21 4 16 78 50 28 2
1/16/09 29 8 21 69 49 21 2

c. The Democrats in Congress

-Grt deal/Good amt- ---- Some/None ----
Great Good Just None No
NET deal amt NET some at all opinion
7/11/10 32 12 20 67 35 32 1
1/15/10 32 11 21 68 33 35 1
10/18/09 34 12 23 64 37 27 2
8/17/09 35 14 21 63 35 29 1
4/24/09 36 12 24 63 38 25 1
1/16/09 43 15 28 56 37 19 2


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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postpoll_07132010.html?sid=ST2010071300027


Made a mistake...sorry, posted wrong link originally.

The first number indicates Net number.

Pro repubs in majority, net 26

Pro Dems, net 32.