PPP: People disgusted with both parties favor the GOP by 20 points

posted at 10:55 am on March 18, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, Rasmussen reported that the GOP had moved out to a double-digit lead in generic Congressional balloting.  At the same time, Public Policy Polling reported a more modest three-point lead for Republicans over Democrats in its survey of registered voters, as opposed to Rasmussen’s survey of likely voters.  PPP found an interesting trend that may have something to do with turnout — and may indicate that PPP still is underestimating Republican chances in the midterms:

Voters across the country are continuing to lean toward the GOP for 2012, with Republicans holding a 46-43 lead on our latest look at the generic Congressional ballot.

There are two major trends driving their lead that have shown up in our polling for a while now. They have a 44-26 lead with independents, and their party is more unified with 87% of Republicans planning to vote Republican compared to 80% of Democrats who plan to stick with their party.

Congressional Republicans are actually less popular than Congressional Democrats with 60% of voters disapproving of them compared to 56% for the Democrats. But mirroring something we’ve found repeatedly in our polling voters with a negative opinion of both parties plan to support the GOP by a 49-28 margin this year, figuring that a shift in control brings at least the possibility of change.

Call it the referendum effect.  It’s a measure of displeasure with the party that controls all of the electoral levers of power in Washington.  Even though Republicans haven’t built as much of a positive following as the party would like, there is only one way to register discontent this November — and that’s either to vote against the Democrat or to stay home.  While 80% of Democrats plan to stick with their party, a number of them may not bother to show up at all for the midterms.

There are a few other interesting points in the raw data.  First, the sample is +10 for Democrats, with a D/R/I split of 43/33/24.  That both overcounts Democrats and undercounts independents.  Gallup puts the partisan gap at half of that in December, and Rasmussen followed with a March poll that puts the difference at 3 points, 35/32, with 33% independent/unaffiliated.  Even with that artificial advantage, Republicans still outpace Democrats, and Barack Obama can’t get above a 47/48 underwater approval rating.  Neither can his ObamaCare proposal, which is also underwater in this poll at 45/49.

In breaking down those approval numbers, it appears that a small margin of buyer’s remorse has set in with Obama voters.  Ten percent of Obama voters in 2008 now disapprove of his job performance, and 11% oppose ObamaCare.  Twenty-four percent of Obama voters disapprove of Congressional Democrats, although only 12% of them think Democrats in Congress are too liberal (26% say too conservative).  Thirty-one percent of McCain voters think Republicans on the Hill are too liberal, while only 20% think they’re too conservative.

Even in polls skewed for them, Democrats are stumbling.  Perhaps some of them should consider that when deciding whether to flip their vote on ObamaCare to pull Nancy Pelosi’s chestnuts out of the fire.


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They’re coming to take her away, uh hum

bluegrass on March 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

This is why they have to pass this HC POS now.

thomasaur on March 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

They are trying to pass this turd before the buzzer.

bye bye Dems.

portlandon on March 18, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Sure hope the voters stay fired up and angry.

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM

This is shocking news for the Dems.Also in the Oh my Dept.Rasmussen just reported McCain now holds only 48% to 41% lead over J.D. Hayworth.McCain down from 53% to 38% 2 weeks ago.

thmcbb on March 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM

thomasaur on March 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Car pool to DC this weekend?

Just heard on Glenn Beck show:

Steven King, Michelle Bachmann and Jim DeMint are calling for millions to come to DC on Saturday and swarm the Capitol building.
Permits are being requested now.

katy on March 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Schedule the vote for Monday November 1, 2010.

Election day is Tuesday November 2, 2010.

jeff_from_mpls on March 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Who let these people get into the crayons.

Brat4life on March 18, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Rasmussen followed with a March poll that puts the difference at 3 points, 35/32, with 33% independent/unaffiliated.

this is the dynamic that many pollsters, and PUNDITS, don’t wish to acknowledge.

When you have a two party system, yet 1/3 of the likely voting electorate does not feel represented by either party? You’ve got a very serious potential problem.

Almost all of the Conservative sites castigate anyone who mentions third parties… BUT…

If YOU are not representing these folks… then who will? Because Vote for us because the other guy is worse argument, is wearing very thin.

Romeo13 on March 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Yeah, I’m not gloriously in love with the GOP.

But I hate with every fiber in my being, the Democrat Party.

So this makes sense.

NoDonkey on March 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM

And the Democrats are doing all of this to themselves.

Just imagine what the numbers would be like if the Republican Party made any effort whatsoever to give people something to vote FOR.

logis on March 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Well the fact that the Dems leaked an unsubstantiated CBO report won’t help them.

andy85719 on March 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Romeo13 on March 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Because our system does not allow for third parties.

A vote for a third party candidate is a vote for a Democrat.

So unless you want to put Democrats in office, why make any effort towards a third party?

NoDonkey on March 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM

I have found no one who likes what is going on, or thinks it is going to end well. They all feel their economic freedoms is being stolen in broad daylight.

Of course I have had little contact with Obama’s useful idiots.

Just remember, the Constitution is all about PROCEDURE. And reducing that to a silly little spat is the ultimate insult to same.

tarpon on March 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM

My daughter and two friends leave from Illinois this afternoon to go to DC…give em hell…hope she comes back with a hoarse voice and a victory against this POS.

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM

20 points! Have they evver had those kinds of numbers?

ORconservative on March 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM

House Majority Whip James Clyburn says he is all giddy about the possibility of B.O.care being passed. Let’s see how giddy this big steaming pile of monkeysh*t is the next time he’s up for re-election and the voters end up throwing his sorry rear end out of office!

pilamaye on March 18, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Some of the Dems who oppose this crap should just tell Empress Pelosi they will vote yes. Then she schedules the vote, and these Blue Dogs double cross and vote no, killing the bill. Then the Blue Dogs join with the GOP and vote to remove the Empress from Speaker.

Hey, a guy can dream, right?

rbj on March 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Even in polls skewed for them, Democrats are stumbling.

so, even in affirmative action polls designed to compensate for the philosophical, ideological, and flat out incompetence of Democrats, they’re still stumbling… That’s pretty good, Dems—the field is hugely tilted in your favor and you still can’t perform. Time to remove you from your perch.

ted c on March 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM

While the polling numbers reflect the attitude from coast-to-coast, they’re pretty much meaningless at this point in time.

Democrats – at the pleading of their esteemed leader – are prepared to fall on HIS sword Sunday, when they cast their vote FOR Obama’s DeathCare legislation.

After that – and knowing they’re going down like Monica Lewinsky on Prom Night – they’ll continue to cram through as much Socialism as they can between now and next January. They have NOTHING to lose!

GoldenEagle4444 on March 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM

This is the kind of slaughter I can support.

jennifernaz on March 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Words cannot accurately describe the joy that I will have when this filthy witch is removed from the Speaker’s chair. They will need to disinfect it thoroughly.

Jaibones on March 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Does anyone still cling to the notion that these people CARE about what we, the little people, think of them????? That’s hilarious.

search4truth on March 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM

It’s widely accepted now that the Democratic Party is disgusting. The real task is to make the GOP no longer disgusting.

exception on March 18, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Car pool to DC this weekend?

March On Washington Saturday!

It’s time to separate yourselves from the computer screen and make yourself known.

Personally, I feel that I must do something. While this doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, it may be the only thing I can do that has even a small chance of making a difference.

Anyone else out there willing & able?

Dorvillian on March 18, 2010 at 11:12 AM

OT: LMAO that the latest TV ratings show that the Cartoon Network beats out MSNBC….HAHAHAHAHA

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I hereby deem the democrats as a danger to America.

OmahaConservative on March 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM

The Spruce Goose sails on Sunday!
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http://diversitylane.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/careplane/

Deemonic
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http://diversitylane.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/deemonic/

canopfor on March 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM

it appears that a small margin of buyer’s remorse has set in with Obama voters.

Small? A recent poll taken about who you voted for in 2008 reveals that only 35% ADMIT they voted for Obama. That 17.2% DIFFERENCE is not ‘small’.

GarandFan on March 18, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Anyone else out there willing & able?

Dorvillian on March 18, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Dorvillian: I’ll be there is spirit!:)

canopfor on March 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Because our system does not allow for third parties.

A vote for a third party candidate is a vote for a Democrat.

So unless you want to put Democrats in office, why make any effort towards a third party?

NoDonkey on March 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM

First off, the “system” was put IN by the Dems and Repubs, to make their hold on power easier…

Second… there is no LEGAL reason a third party cannot exist, and in fact, many other political parties already exist.

Third… notice your IMMEDIATE reflexive response, that it would be all MY fault, because YOU pick sucky candidates.

Its clear from the numbers, that about 1/3rd of the electorate do NOT like the choices they are being given… and yet your only arguement is the same… vote for me because the other guy is worse…

Thankyou for making my point for me.

Romeo13 on March 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Just wait until Obama pushes shamnesty and cap & tax.

JammieWearingFool on March 18, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I can’t afford to fly to DC because the f*cking Democrats are taking all my money. I can, however, buy lots of ammo.

SirGawain on March 18, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Way to go Ed. How much longer is it going to take before the Demoncrates realize they are loosing? They are just showing how screwy they are and how they just want to rule not represent.

MSGTAS on March 18, 2010 at 11:21 AM

OMG.

Did you guys know there is an ANTI WAR RALLY scheduled for March 20th on the mall?

WASHINGTON MARCH WILL NOT WORK

Wow. This is unbelievable.

Dorvillian on March 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Romeo13 on March 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Sure, they’re legal. They’re just not viable. Not in the least.

Unless you completely overtake and destroy the other party.

So you think that our energies should be towards destroying the only viable political party, in place, that has a ghost of a chance of countering the lunacy and treason coming out of the Democrat Party?

No thanks.

NoDonkey on March 18, 2010 at 11:23 AM

MARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONMARCH ON THE CAPITAL THIS SATURDAY! 12 NOONSteve King-Iowa getting permits. We need Michele Bachmann to hit this hard. Millions will come out for Michele.

Western_Civ on March 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM

OMG.

Did you guys know there is an ANTI WAR RALLY scheduled for March 20th on the mall?

WASHINGTON MARCH WILL NOT WORK

Wow. This is unbelievable.

Anti-war rally? That ought to draw what, about 10 people?

JammieWearingFool on March 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM

car pool to DC this weekend?

Just heard on Glenn Beck show:

Steven King, Michelle Bachmann and Jim DeMint are calling for millions to come to DC on Saturday and swarm the Capitol building.
Permits are being requested now.

katy on March 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Also a good idea by Hugh Hewitt: If you can almost afford to go to DC but can’t, save some of the money you would have spent for donations to the candidates opposing those in the House who vote “yes” — AND LET THOSE TURDS (THE “YES” VOTERS) KNOW YOU WILL BE WORKING AGAINST THEM.

VoyskaPVO on March 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM

My, but that’s a lovely pic on the front page. Let’s be generous and take up a collection to buy Nan some Maalox.

Whether or not she manages to keep “her” seat, she’s gonna be needing a digestive aid come November.

hillbillyjim on March 18, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Imagine the lead Republicans would have if they had a couple of charismatic leaders with a little gravitas. They would take 100 House seats. I just wish more independents were voting for Republicans and not against the Democrats….although I guess we will take it for 2010. http://alecsavestheworld.blogspot.com

alecj on March 18, 2010 at 11:29 AM

If anything this just shows that contrary to Beck’s ramblings, the Tea Party movement is extremely partisan.

crr6 on March 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM

HAHA!!! Link please, need to print that out so I can rub it in someones face tonight!!!!

milwife88 on March 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Anyone else out there willing & able?

Dorvillian on March 18, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Arg! I wish I could go!
But now I need new tires.
There goes my chance.
Guess I’ll just blast away with phone calls & emails to Dorgan & Conrad.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Boxer got her first reality check today. She’s now officially behind in CA.

AnninCA on March 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Where in ND do you live? I am now living in Minot.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM

OMG.

Did you guys know there is an ANTI WAR RALLY scheduled for March 20th on the mall?

WASHINGTON MARCH WILL NOT WORK

Wow. This is unbelievable.

Dorvillian on March 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Dorvillian:Sounds like,Liberal Operatives,are deliberately
trying to have a confrontation with the Tea Party
Patriots!!

canopfor on March 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

A vote for a third party candidate is a vote for a Democrat.

NoDonkey on March 18, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Tell that to Joe Lieberman.

Seriously, the fundamental system is two-party but I’d be careful about throwing around absolutes. When it comes to campaigns for the Presidency, I don’t see how a third-party candidate would have the organization in each of the 50 (or 57) states to be successful. The only possible exception I can think of in recent history is Eisenhower who had such name recognition he probably could have won as a third-party candidate. Certainly, there is nobody of that stature in the current political scene and it is far better that conservatives work within the GOP to defeat the filthy lying coward in the White House.

highhopes on March 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

OT: & Breaking….via Drudge that the Paul Ryan confirms that the CBO has NO official score YET, they have not completed the healthcare score for this bill…so Nancy and Steny are lying and simply creating news….

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM

SW corner btw Mott & New Leipzig on the Cannonball River.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM
HAHA!!! Link please, need to print that out so I can rub it in someones face tonight!!!!

milwife88 on March 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Story on Drudge…Cartoon Network apparanetly beat CNN too..

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Schedule the vote for Monday November 1, 2010.

Election day is Tuesday November 2, 2010.

jeff_from_mpls on March 18, 2010 at 11:03 AM

No, they will schedule the vote on December 1st, in a Lame Duck Congress.

barnone on March 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM

If anything this just shows that contrary to Beck’s ramblings, the Tea Party movement is extremely partisan.

crr6 on March 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Well… lets see…

The TEA Party movement… or Taxed Enough Already… is about fiscal Conservatism, and smaller Government.

The Dems are pushing LARGER government, and spending like there is no tomorow…

I could see how a Liberal Progresive who wants more government could see them as “Partisan”.

DUH!

Romeo13 on March 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM

This only matters if we ever have another election.

Obama creates an emergency between now and November. Elections are postponed for the good of the country.
Democrats remain in power.

AubieJon on March 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

SW corner btw Mott & New Leipzig on the Cannonball River.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

I moved up here at Thanksgiving and have had an interesting introduction to what winter really is. I have been out to the Roosevelt State Park and of course made the drive north up from Bismarck. I am hoping to see more of ND now that winter is ending.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM
—————-
HAHA!!! Link please, need to print that out so I can rub it in someones face tonight!!!!

milwife88 on March 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM

milwife88:Here ya go:)
==============================================
Cartoon Network beats CNN, MSNBC

http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/10808

canopfor on March 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

WASHINGTON MARCH WILL NOT WORK

Dorvillian on March 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Sure it will. The anti-war nutjobs are down on the mall and this rally is up on Capitol Hill. I pity Rangel, Ramsey Clark, or the rest of the ANSWER folks if they should happen to cross paths with angry Americans seeking to save America from radical socialist invasion.

highhopes on March 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Roosevelt National Park?

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM

OT: & Breaking….via Drudge that the Paul Ryan confirms that the CBO has NO official score YET, they have not completed the healthcare score for this bill…so Nancy and Steny are lying and simply creating news….

PatriotRider on March 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

PatriotRider: Lovely,I’ve been pawned!!Ugh:)

canopfor on March 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM

crr6 on March 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM

So liberals like paying exorbitant amounts of the earned income to the govt in taxes?
You have so much you don’t mind sharing your wealth with others who are not working for it?
You like shoring up mediocrity?
You think the govt can run anything better than the people?
OMG I already know your answers to those ?s.
This liberal mentality is absolute insanity.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Sure it will. The anti-war nutjobs are down on the mall and this rally is up on Capitol Hill. I pity Rangel, Ramsey Clark, or the rest of the ANSWER folks if they should happen to cross paths with angry Americans seeking to save America from radical socialist invasion.

highhopes on March 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

highhopes: I think its deliberate,community agitator
confrontation!!:)

canopfor on March 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM

If anything this just shows that contrary to Beck’s ramblings, the Tea Party movement is extremely partisan.

crr6 on March 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Wow! I don’t know what to say. Maybe we should get Beck cancelled or something … I mean, if you say it’s “extremely partisan”, then it is, right?

Thank goodness you’re here and not wasting your parents money by studying.

darwin on March 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Rats in the ‘rat hole

UltimateBob on March 18, 2010 at 11:48 AM

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Last year’s winter was worse.
We’ll see what kind of flooding this spring brings.
Badlands are nice. But the park is severely overgrazed.
Dorgan just got it approved to issue hunting licenses for cow elk in the park to people. Way too many elk.
I have lived all over the US (went to HS in Tyler,TX: JTHS) in the 80s.
I do like ND, but it is quite flat.
The W. side of ND is definitely the best side.
I live where the 30 mile creek dumps into the Cannonball.
It’s nice down here.
But I definitely need some spring weather!
The cows are getting crabby (going to calve soon) & they keep getting into the hay yard!
It makes me so mad!
Need spring BAD!

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Hey! I am from Athens, Texas! We are up here for the oil field.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:50 AM

The Tea Party movement hates government muggers and supports the taxpayer muggee, so yes, in that sense it’s very partisan.

RBMN on March 18, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Cartoon Network apparanetly beat CNN too.

The Cartoon Network is more credible.

Besides, Sponge Bob would be a better president than the Jughead we’re stuck with now.

NoDonkey on March 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Hey! I am from Athens, Texas! We are up here for the oil field.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Piney woods girl!
I figured you were here for oil!
I see so many Texas plates in Dickinson all the time.
My daughter lives there w/ my new grandbaby!
Went to JTHS from 83-86.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

I want so much to go, but it is impossible. My brother is in the hospital with a severe heart attack, and no one knows what will happen.

Those of you going, make a lot of noise. We’re counting on you.

hachiban on March 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Husband works wells around the Parshall/Plaza area down to Killdeer. Company recommended we live in Minot, so here we are. I am not used to living in town, but Minot is no so bad. We’ll have to meet up some time if there is a tea party in Bismarck.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Congratulations on the grandbaby, by the way.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM

I repeat my interesting tidbit of the day. Boxer is BEHIND in the polls.

She’s not a Dem seat that should be “up for grabs,” or “vulnerable.”

This poll is very, very telling.

AnninCA on March 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM

We’ll have to meet up some time if there is a tea party in Bismarck.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Great idea!
My bro in law is the principal of the Stanley HS, not far from Minot.
Minot is a nice town.
And ‘big cities’ in ND really aren’t that big at all compared to Sa Antonio, Dallas, Houston, etc.
Out of all the ‘big cities’ in ND, I like Dickinson the best bcs the people there are normal.
I really hate Bismarck.
But that’s where Sam’s club is, so I go there!

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM

My brother is in the hospital with a severe heart attack, and no one knows what will happen.

Those of you going, make a lot of noise. We’re counting on you.

hachiban on March 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Your brother’s in my prayers. Take care.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM

All I want is some decent Tex/Mex. Bismarck has better restaurants.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:08 PM

All I want is some decent Tex/Mex. Bismarck has better restaurants.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:08 PM

The cuisine in ND sucks.
I love my Tex/Mex, too. I am a fanatic about it. I make my own torillas, etc.
The only place I have found in ND with ‘decent’ mexi food (no tex/mex I’ve ever seen) is El Sombrero in Dickinson by the mall off interstate.
It’s cheap & is pretty good since it’s run by real Mexicans.
My ND native hubby loves it there, but he has no idea of the TRUE yumminess of TX/MEX food.
Absolutely no clue.
My stomach misses TX.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:11 PM

My husband says he hasn’t had a decent restaurant meal since we got to ND. Even steak houses are lacking. Put some spice on that thing! I will have to visit Dickinson.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Assuming Nancy has any parts that can be accurately referred to as chestnuts I’d just as soon leave them in the fire.

Aviator on March 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I don’t know if this is good or bad. I would think people disgusted with both parties are probably more likely to stay home. And if they are more likely than other registered voters to stay home, then that means the PPP poll has effectively over-counted them, which would make their over-all result (the 3 point lead) overly optimistic for us.

But I could be wrong. Maybe being disgusted with both parties makes you more inclined to come out and vote, just because you are more likely to be angry, and therefore want to express your anger somehow.

Otherwise, either the PPP poll or the Rasmussen poll is way, way off. Which I guess wouldn’t be surprising given the difference in the partisan decompositions.

RINO in Name Only on March 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Some one explain to me why anyone pays a pollster to take a sample that is split 43/33/24? Who benefits and how? As long as there are analysts like Ed et al, and the stats are made available, how does a party benefit from a poll that obviously has not crediblity?

JimP on March 18, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Husband works wells around the Parshall/Plaza area down to Killdeer.

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you ain’t a countrygirl.
;-)

thomasaur on March 18, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you ain’t a countrygirl.
;-)

thomasaur on March 18, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I am nothing but.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM

All I want is some decent Tex/Mex. Bismarck has better restaurants
TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Your posting made me laugh. When we moved from San Antonio to Nebraska our first meal was Mexican food and it tasted like ketsup and green peppers, so we started calling it Neb/Mex.

How’s the snow? I had to buy a winter coat the first year we were here.( :

yoda on March 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Even steak houses are lacking. Put some spice on that thing! I will have to visit Dickinson.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:14 PM

You want good steak (besides my house, of course w/ my tasty grass fed beef! MMM!), go to Bismarck on the strip in Mandan: it’s called the Prime Steer.
It’s as good there as it gets here in ND. And really compares well to other steak places I’ve been in TX.
The NY strip is quite tasty.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:26 PM

How’s the snow? I had to buy a winter coat the first year we were here.( :

yoda on March 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Snow is melting fast. I am so excited! The river around our neighborhood is starting to melt. When we got the 26″ at Christmas, I was very excited, but that passed quickly.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Actually, isn’t there another inherent under counting of Rep chances in that the Democrats have many overwhelmingly Dem districts and states?

Suppose there are three districts only. One traditionally goes Dem by 90-10, one is a tossup, and one traditionally goes Rep 60-40. If the traditional results hold, you’d find the Democrats favored 60-40 in the general ballot because the safe Democrat seat skews the average. If polling find the parties even, you would expect the Republicans to win 2 of 3 seats…

18-1 on March 18, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I’ll have to try that place out. Husband said there was a Texas Roadhouse in Bismarck, but last visit we went to Red Lobster.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM

we got the 26″ at Christmas, I was very excited, but that passed quickly
TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I thought about you when I noticed ND getting hammered with snow and cold weather. We have a lot of snow left, but it is melting quickly. Good luck to you TMof3!!!

yoda on March 18, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Texas Roadhouse in Bismarck, but last visit we went to Red Lobster.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Ick. PErsonally,my advice is to avoid TX Roadhouse. I love Willie, really, but that place sucks IMHO.
The only restaraunts I think are worth going to in Biz, ‘sides the Prime Steer, is Space Aliens(has better BBQ than Dave’s), Famous Daves (which is passable BBQ), & if you like lots of choices, the Golden Corral (kinda icky tho).
And Cracker Barrell has been good here for the past few years.
But Space Aliens is a local place & I like it.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Because Vote for us because the other guy is worse argument, is wearing very thin.

Actually I think the GOP is getting better. Its trending more conservative on the fiscal side and starting to take care of the gigantic mess were in by making cuts and so forth in places like New Jersey and Virginia. And yes there are RINOs like Lindsey Graham but it takes time to cull those types out and supplant them with an army of Marco Rubios.

JonPrichard on March 18, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I had to buy a winter coat the first year we were here.( :

yoda on March 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM

LOL!
Sand hills area?
We got friends living around Whitman that run a ranch for the Mormon church there. He’s a foreman there.
I like that country.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you ain’t a countrygirl.
;-)

thomasaur on March 18, 2010 at 12:16 PM
I am nothing but.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM

BTW-if you are ever in need of a horse ride & are going nuts, let me know.
I always need an excuse to ride my critters besdies always having to work cows.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM

The kids and I drove up here a couple weeks after my husband. I thought that starting in northern Nebraska it just got prettier and prettier. I love the hills.

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM

BTW-if you are ever in need of a horse ride & are going nuts, let me know.
I always need an excuse to ride my critters besdies always having to work cows.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Hey, find me on the Allah Pundit fan site on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/?page=1&sk=messages&tid=373155094423#!/group.php?gid=73590404687

TXMomof3 on March 18, 2010 at 12:51 PM

My family is crazy about Texas Mexican food.

I have to say, coming from So. Cal, it seems bland and a bit predictable to me.

But that’s probably just me.

AnninCA on March 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM

And the Democrats are doing all of this to themselves.

Just imagine what the numbers would be like if the Republican Party made any effort whatsoever to give people something to vote FOR.

logis on March 18, 2010 at 11:05 AM

The Republicans could start by walking out during the vote, every single one of them, and standing with the American people who will be gathered outside.

jimmy2shoes on March 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM

BTW-if you are ever in need of a horse ride & are going nuts, let me know.
I always need an excuse to ride my critters besdies always having to work cows.

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Seriously. You actually like ride horses and work cows?

AnninCA on March 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM

You actually like ride horses and work cows?

AnninCA on March 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Yes. I am only a HS science teacher/geologist by day for 180 days/yr.
By night & the summer, I am my hubby’s chore hog.
It is the most amazing life. :)

Badger40 on March 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM

The Republicans could start by walking out during the vote, every single one of them, and standing with the American people who will be gathered outside.

jimmy2shoes on March 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM

I think Americans will rebel, by not abiding by the mandate.

Let the IRS try to round up everyone.

AnninCA on March 18, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Badger40, TXMomof3, yoda

Please STOP! Ya’ll are making me soooooo hungry for some good ole mexican food….
I just moved up to western New York last July from Alvin TX (near Galveston). Ug….I’m dreaming of tortillas now…

Wish I could be in DC Saturday as well. Good luck to all able to go!

sicoit on March 18, 2010 at 1:01 PM

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