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pooltchr
07-20-2010, 06:32 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/39809

Check the full survery results. One interesting thing is that while unemployment in the country hovers near double digets, in DC metro, is is slightly over half the national average...thanks to a government that has grown 50% in the last 10 years (and yes, that includes both Bush and Obama in the white house, although the congressional leadership has been split almost evenly between Reps and Dems)

Now, can anyone explain how our leadership can be so far out of touch with the rest of the country?

Steve

LWW
07-20-2010, 08:55 AM
IMHO the congress hasn't been in touch with reality since the 1990's and the WH since Reagan.

LWW

pooltchr
07-20-2010, 10:33 AM
And I notice our resident "washington elitist" insider seems to be avoiding any comment.

Steve

LWW
07-20-2010, 12:11 PM
My guess is that she's in deep mourning over the recent demokook poll numbers:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republican candidates now hold a nine-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, July 18, the widest gap between the two parties in several weeks.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for Republicans inched up a point from last week, while support for the Democrat fell two points.
While solid majorities of Democrats and Republicans support the candidates of their respective party, <span style='font-size: 11pt'>voters not affiliated with either party prefer the Republican candidate by a 47% to 21% margin.</span> </div></div>

&gt;&gt;&gt;JUDGEMENT DAY APPROACHES&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot)

LWW