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Poll after poll ... people disapprove both Republicans and Democrats

In a Associated Press-GfK Poll this month...

26% approve the way Congress is handling its job vs 73% who disapprove

 

68% frown on how Republicans are performing vs 60% disapprove of the job congressional Democrats are doing

 

64% are unhappy with the way the Republicans are handling the economy vs 59% are unhappy with how Democrats are handling the economy

 

47% would vote for a Democratic candidate (up - previously 43%) vs 47% would vote for the Republican candidate (down - previously 53%)

 

78% say they are happy with life in general vs 15% of those who are unhappy

 

49% approve of President Obama vs 50% who disapprove

 

64% believe Republicans are not doing enough to cooperate with Obama

 

55% believe Obama is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans

 

15% believe tax cuts should be allowed to expire for everyone

 

39% believe that we should allow the tax cuts to expire for people earning more than $250,000

 

44% believe tax cuts should continue for everyone

of the voters...

44% consider themselves as Democrat; 40% Republican

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44% believe tax cuts should continue for everyone

of the voters...

44% consider themselves as Democrat; 40% Republican

I thought the tax cuts from Bush were only for the rich? How can everyone continue to get tax cuts?

We'll see in November if the country supports the left or the right.

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We'll see in November if the country supports the left or the right.

There will be a wave of republican victory and democrat defeat.

People will be voting Republican/Tea Party primarily to protest Obama and the current bad economy...not because they support the republicans. The current polls concur with this. The wave will of course be spun by the right as a "mandate" of support for republican policy, but it's really not that.

Personally, I'm like most people and disapprove of both parties.

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It's sad that there is only a 'left' or a 'right' to support, quite frankly. Because I don't support either side and think they are both full of crap. And it makes me ill that people think (just like I used to) by voting one way or another some magical change is going to come. It's been Republicans and Democrats for how long now? I'm sick of it.

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there will be a wave of republican victory and democrat defeat.

personally, i'm like most people and disapprove of both parties.

i know you've felt this way for a long time now( and there are many, many who would agree) but i honestly couldn't see that really happening and certainly never to the extent that the most bloviating of 'r's among us seem to believe.

anyway, i was willing to perhaps see the potenial error in my thinking until this last summer wave of waaaaaaay right candidates they're now fielding. no way, never gonna happen. i don't begrudge the tea party the huge victories they've achieved in their own primary's at all. good on them!

but independents aren't exactly looking for that kinda' change either.

so was it twain? rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated? that's likely to be the chit-chat on the morning of nov. 3.

Edited by Miss Mab
forgot the drill

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i know you've felt this way for a long time now( and there are many, many who would agree) but i honestly couldn't see that really happening and certainly never to the extent that the most bloviating of 'r's among us seem to believe.

anyway, i was willing to perhaps see the potenial error in my thinking until this last summer wave of waaaaaaay right candidates they're now fielding. no way, never gonna happen. i don't begrudge the tea party the huge victories they've achieved in their own primary's at all. good on them!

but independents aren't exactly looking for that kinda' change either.

so was it twain? rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated? that's likely to be the chit-chat on the morning of nov. 3.

i had to look up "bloviate"...thanks for teaching me a new word. :)

but no, independents and even moderate republicans don't necessary want that whole conservative tea party agenda....but they also aren't happy with obama. they probably will be the deciding factor in the election. one can hope they come to their senses and over to the left. :)

with a dismall approval rating the republicans still need to win some people over before the "wave" happens.

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It's all a matter of perspective, IMHO. For example, Obama and his contingent are sooo far left that anyone even slightly to the right of them appears to be a wingnut......even Bill Clinton's presidency was conservative compared with this one.

It makes sense then, that the left is so terrified of the Tea Party and its candidates.

Reducing the size and scope of government? Unthinkable! Absurd!

Cutting government spending and making them stick to a budget? Impossible!

Using the Constitution as the defining instrument for lawmaking? Horrors!

Asking citizens to take responsibility for their own actions instead of playing professional victims? Ridiculous!

Bringing God and Judeo-Christian values back into the public arena? Oh, the humanity!

"Not happy with Obama" doesn't even begin to cover it. Some very reasonable people in this country (myself included) see an overall decline in our society that is no longer acceptable to us. Yes, in our efforts to bring this decline to a screeching halt, we may over-correct and elect a few candidates who may turn out to be every bit as extreme in their beliefs as the lefties are in theirs; if so, it will be no different than the way Obama came to power, and the voters will rightfully reject the Tea Partiers in two years.

Personally, I think a hard-right turn will be necessary to bring the pendulum back to the center-right, which is where the majority of Americans are on the political spectrum. But again, it's all a matter of perspective. :)

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Viva,

Have I told you lately that I love you? :redbeathe

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Viva,

Have I told you lately that I love you? :redbeathe

Oh dear . . . you are dumping Sheriff Joe? :confused:

Did you notice in that poll that 60% disapprove or "frown" on Dems too?

"The people" aren't happy with any of our representatives. The approval rating for Congress as a whole - is bad.

steph

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Yeah. What was their approval rating last week.........something like 18%?

I only wonder about the 18% that DOES approve of Congress' performance. Who are they, and what planet are they from??

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Oh dear . . . you are dumping Sheriff Joe? :confused:

I could never dump Sheriff Joe. I will always love him. :redbeathe:redbeathe:redbeathe

Isn't it amazing how many threads have a reference to Sheriff Joe?

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Reducing the size and scope of government? Unthinkable! Absurd!

Cutting government spending and making them stick to a budget? Impossible!

Using the Constitution as the defining instrument for lawmaking? Horrors!

Asking citizens to take responsibility for their own actions instead of playing professional victims? Ridiculous!

Bringing God and Judeo-Christian values back into the public arena? Oh, the humanity!

Um, are Republicans actually going to do any of these things? (Okay, probably the last, but the rest, the track record is not so good is it? And I don't feel so strongly about the last one since I don't think this country has ever truly been led by Judeo-Christian values.)

Until the Tea Party candidates refuse to be endorsed by mainstream GOPers, whether they beat Republicans in the primaries or not, I have a hard time believing they're unlike the rest of the Republican party.

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