Generic Congressional ballots at Rasmussen, Gallup show wide GOP advantage

posted at 9:30 am on October 12, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

With three weeks to go before the midterms, both Rasmussen and Gallup have their final peek at the composition of the likely voters that will decide who goes to the 112th Congress, and … nothing much has changed over the last few weeks.  In fact, at Gallup nothing has changed since it started tracking likely voters in this cycle, with both of its two models showing the same wide Republican advantages as before.  This rebuts the meme that Democrats have rallied the forces and generated new enthusiasm for their candidates, and the models show why:

Republicans maintain a substantial advantage over Democrats among likely voters in Gallup’s generic ballot for Congress — in both lower- and higher-turnout scenarios — fueled in part by the GOP’s strong showing among independents.

Gallup’s latest election update shows that if all registered voters were to turn out, 44% of voters would favor the Democratic candidate in their district and 47% would favor the Republican candidate. The race has been close since the beginning of September, suggesting there has been little structural change in Americans’ broad voting intentions in recent weeks.

Among voters Gallup estimates to be most likely to vote at this point under either a higher- or lower-turnout scenario, Republicans maintain substantial double-digit advantages. In Gallup’s higher-turnout scenario, Republicans lead 53% to 41%. In Gallup’s lower-turnout scenario, Republicans lead 56% to 39%. These likely voter estimates are based on respondents’ answers to seven turnout questions, with the results used to assign a “likelihood to vote” score to each registered voter and, in turn, to create hypothetical models of the electorate based on various turnout scenarios.

In addition to turnout, independents’ voting intentions are a critical determinant of the midterm election outcome — particularly relevant, given that more than 90% of Democrats and 90% of Republicans say they will vote for their party’s candidate in the elections. At this point, independents tilt strongly toward the Republican candidate in their district, helping shift the race in the GOP’s direction.

The issue in this election is not that Democrats aren’t voting for Democrats.  It’s that independents have fled Democrats in large numbers and are motivated to come to the polls this year.  Independents give the GOP a ten-point gap in the broader registered-voter sample, but that turns into a gap of more than 20 points in either turnout model for likely voters — 54/33 in the higher-turnout model, and 57/32 in the lower-turnout model, the one that uses the normal 40% overall midterm turnout.

At Rasmussen, the numbers have changed a bit over the last three weeks, but in favor of the Republicans:

With just three weeks to go until Election Day, Republicans hold an eight-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Polling for the week ending Sunday, October 10, shows that 47% of Likely Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 39% prefer the Democrat.

The Republican advantage comes from a number of factors. One is the fact that midterm elections typically feature an older electorate with a smaller share of minority voters. Additionally, in 2010, there is clearly an enthusiasm gap favoring the GOP.

Due to these and other factors, the data projects that 35% of voters this year will be Republicans, while 33% will be Democrats. In the previous midterm election of 2006, the Democrats had a two-percentage point advantage. Unaffiliated voters strongly favored Democrats in 2006 and strongly favor Republicans this year.

Note that the composition of likely voters will not differ widely from the overall composition of the electorate.  Democrats have an advantage between 1-3 points in party affiliation in the general population, but that reverses to a two-point GOP advantage among those likely to vote in these midterms.  If that 3-5 point swing was the only difference in the electorate, Democrats wouldn’t face a wave of the magnitude we’re seeing.  The difference is that their radical agenda and profligate spending has thoroughly discredited them not with their base but with everybody else.

Given these numbers, an appeal for more Democrats to come to the polls may help make a couple of races a little more close, but it won’t help stem the tide.  In fact, as Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership become more strident and polarizing in their appeal to the base, they may wind up seeing that backfire as they alienate even more of the independents over the next three weeks.


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fueled in part by the GOP’s Tea Party’s strong showing among independents.

credit where credit is due.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Chamber of Commerce is the enemy!

muslim terrorists? Not so much.

SouthernGent on October 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

The Poll that counts occurs on November 2, 2010…

Gohawgs on October 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Maybe Biden can auction his old Botox needles in exchange for votes on behalf of demorats.

Bishop on October 12, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Independents give the GOP a ten-point gap in the broader registered-voter sample, but that turns into a gap of more than 20 points in either turnout model for likely voters — 54/33 in the higher-turnout model, and 57/32 in the lower-turnout model, the one that uses the normal 40% overall midterm turnout.

Do you hear us now, Nancy? This hurricane is gathering strength off the coast and those lil’ wooden covers over your windows aren’t helping this time. This storm is coming ashore and it’s going to make landfall right on top of you.

H-hour is set.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:34 AM

dems can clean my toilet anytime!

CH on October 12, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Good news. I work in a school surrounded by mostly lefties (PLEASE, conservatives, stop complaining about public education, become teachers/administrators, and REFORM it!), and November 3rd is going to be very interesting.

Bob's Kid on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Three weeks to Waterloo.

JammieWearingFool on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

It’s that independents have fled Democrats in large numbers and are motivated to come to the polls this year. Independents give the GOP a ten-point gap in the broader registered-voter sample, but that turns into a gap of more than 20 points in either turnout model for likely voter

You have to understand that this dynamic will flip again in a couple of months. Many people don’t understand the nature of our economic malaise and actually believe that there’s an easy and quick fix to the economy. Once Republicans win the House and it becomes clear that no one has a solution to lagging job growth, this advantage will vanish into thin air.

Given the massive capital destruction caused by the near economic collapse of 2007, it will take many years for businesses and households to unwind their debt and resume normal spending. And until a ‘normal’ level of spending returns, businesses have no reason to hire.

bayam on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Bill O’Reilly just said in an interview with Mike Gallagher that Obaka is under 40% in Ohio. HA!

ladyingray on October 12, 2010 at 9:38 AM

In fact, as Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership become more strident and polarizing in their appeal to the base, they may wind up seeing that backfire as they alienate even more of the independents over the next three weeks.

I’m sure that they’ll stem the backfire with the offer of a backstage pass or something… that’ll soothe them./

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Bill O’Reilly just said in an interview with Mike Gallagher that Obaka is under 40% in Ohio. HA!

ladyingray on October 12, 2010 at 9:38 AM

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyharnden/100058504/epitaph-for-barack-obamas-democrats-is-that-the-best-you-can-do/
Epitaph for Barack Obama’s Democrats: ‘Is that the best you can do?’

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Chamber of Commerce is the enemy!

muslim terrorists? Not so much.

SouthernGent on October 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Obama has shown this pattern many times already in his presidency. He’s the closest we’ve seen in our lifetime to Louis XIV, aka “L’etat, c’est moi.” He really thinks he is the state, so nothing is an enemy to the US unless it threatens him personally — but then, oh brother, is it ever an enemy!

Obama is really a very small man.

jwolf on October 12, 2010 at 9:41 AM

The Poll that counts occurs on November 2, 2010…

Gohawgs on October 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Let us not take anything for granted, and urge all of our like-minded friends and acquaintances to urge all their like-minded friends and acquaintances to get to the polls.

Snowball this thing, people.

Jaibones on October 12, 2010 at 9:43 AM

And until a ‘normal’ level of spending returns, businesses have no reason to hire.

bayam on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Extending the Bush Tax cuts for all and a Republican majority will jump start the markets and employers will begin to hire. Even better would be if we had some death bed conversions from those democrats who remain in their seats, the Congress might be able to override Zero’s Veto power..

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM

It would not surprise me in the least that when the dust settles after Election Day, and her party is left in total shambles and complete disarray, Pelosi will still be running around the landscape proclaiming “We won! We won!”
At that point, it will time to send for the nice young men in the white suits.

pilamaye on October 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Still, the ahole wing of the GOP is managing to eff everything up on a regular basis. What is it with douchebag Republicans failing to support their fellow Pubs who beat them fair and square?

Bishop on October 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM

FOX just showed where Obama’s approval rating in Ohio is at 33%.

His policies were blamed for the current economic conditions by 48% in Ohio and 46% percent in Washington State.

These are the only states they were talking about…but seeing this in a place as blue as Washington State certainly puts the Wapo’s story of support for Obama’s policies in a different light.

Especially when:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2010_Elections/abc-news-washington-post-pollanger-economy-fuels-republican/story?id=11826703

All told, 85 percent of Americans are either angry about the economy or at least dissatisfied with it, according to the survey, produced for ABC and Yahoo! News by Langer Research Associates. That makes economic discontent even higher than anger or dissatisfaction with “the way the federal government is working,” at 71 percent in an ABC News/Washington Post poll last week.

Obama promised prosperity but delivered despair.

Yes We Can!!!!

Baxter Greene on October 12, 2010 at 9:47 AM

bayam on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Agreed. Sadly our public education system has produced and electorate that hasn’t the faintest idea how a capitalist economy works. The majority of people think that spend/borrow = creation of wealth.

angryed on October 12, 2010 at 9:47 AM

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM

:D Thanks for sharing that article.

Now where are my back-stage passes?

ladyingray on October 12, 2010 at 9:50 AM

You have to understand that this dynamic will flip again in a couple of months. Many people don’t understand the nature of our economic malaise and actually believe that there’s an easy and quick fix to the economy. Once Republicans win the House and it becomes clear that no one has a solution to lagging job growth, this advantage will vanish into thin air.

Given the massive capital destruction caused by the near economic collapse of 2007, it will take many years for businesses and households to unwind their debt and resume normal spending. And until a ‘normal’ level of spending returns, businesses have no reason to hire.

bayam on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

I don’t buy all that. Voters understand that our major economic problems are caused by prolifigate spending. There may be some shift back over time, but if the GOP demonstrates fiscal restraint, most people will allow it time to work. Unemployment will begin to reduce once businesses understand what type of government hurdles they must overcome to begin expanding. Reduce those hurdles and they will hire. It isn’t a hard thing to understand.

a capella on October 12, 2010 at 9:52 AM

OT (perhaps not).

Q: WHY IS THIS MAN RUNNING? I see in today’s paper a Kenyan won the Chicago Marathon. He’s claiming his name is Sammy Wanjiru – although I’d like to see a birth certificate first. Just sayin’, that’s all.

alwyr on October 12, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Still, the ahole wing of the GOP is managing to eff everything up on a regular basis. What is it with douchebag Republicans failing to support their fellow Pubs who beat them fair and square?

Bishop on October 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Agreed. Although I “lean conservative” I have supported “big tent” Republicans in the past. But after this year I am going to insist on seeing the moderate Republicans walk the walk or I just won’t listen to them. Their hypocrisy has been laid bare and I for one am disgusted.

jwolf on October 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM

This reminds me of that movie Deep Impact where the asteroid hits the earth and Tea Leoni is on the beach with her Dad watching the Tsunami approach and then overwhelm them….hah!!

200 seat pick up or bust…

PatriotRider on October 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Now where are my back-stage passes?

ladyingray on October 12, 2010 at 9:50 AM

text “0h 0h 0hhbama” to 555-1212 and your account will be charged $3 and your name entered to win the “Recapture the Magic” contest. You, yes YOU, can go BACKSTAGE and meet THE President of the UNITED STATES, Barack Obama, and get a real time view of what being the most powerful and influential demagogue on the whole planet is like.

enter now to WIN!

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 AM

You have to understand that this dynamic will flip again in a couple of months. Many people don’t understand the nature of our economic malaise and actually believe that there’s an easy and quick fix to the economy.

As long as it doesn’t flip before November 2nd…..

I disagree somewhat on your premise. There is so much uncertainty now it’s causing businesses to sit on cash and some investors to sit on the sidelines. If the GOP can take the house (and the Senate)I personally think you’ll see a huge surge in investment and the idle case flooding back into the economy.

BacaDog on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

I wonder if we can knock that smirk off Pelosi’s face using that ginormous gavel that she used when she mocked the Nation with her health care bill.

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Once Republicans win the House and it becomes clear that no one has a solution to lagging job growth, this advantage will vanish into thin air.

bayam on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

This will no more happen than the Republicans being “banished to the wilderness” happened as promised by liberals like yourself.

Just like liberals ranted day after day that “this happened on Bush’s watch” when it came to any problem or crisis that presented itself during his Presidency….these problems will be on “Obama’s watch”.

Obama will still probably have the Senate by a slim margin and will also spend the next couple of years opposing everything that is put forth by the Republican House…..like this:


Boehner: A Republican majority would propose spending cuts weekly

By Jordan Fabian – 10/11/10 01:55 PM ET
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/123669-gop-will-introduce-spending-cuts-every-week-boehner-says?tmpl=component&print=1&page=

Should they take control of the House in the midterm elections, House Republicans would propose a spending cut every week, their leader said Monday.

….cutting spending is just one of the many issues that Republicans will push that is popular with the public but strongly opposed by liberals.

Obama is the one who promised bi-partisanship and bringing people together…..if it does not happen….the buck stops at the President desk.

Democrats have made fools out of themselves trying to blame everything on Republicans while they held filibuster proof majorities……the public is not going to want to hear the blame game two more years.
If the ship is not righted…they will blame the captain…not the deck hands.

Baxter Greene on October 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM

I wonder if we can knock that smirk off Pelosi’s face using that ginormous gavel that she used when she mocked the Nation with her health care bill.

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

I’d like to see a bill and gavel bonfire once it’s repealed.

it’d be cleansing for the nation.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM

It’s simple…who do American’s want representing us?
Obama or the Chamber of Commerce…

“The greatest campaigner of all time”, seems to have forgotten how to campaign.
He can only campaign on despair, he succeeded in giving us that…

right2bright on October 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM

“The greatest campaigner of all time”, seems to have forgotten how to campaign.
He can only campaign on despair, he succeeded in giving us that…

right2bright on October 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM

I heard once that God does something interesting with people sometimes. In order to bring them down low, he elevates them to extraordinary heights…..in order to give them some perspective on where they are headed.

We may be witnessing that.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 AM

If Obama and Democrats keep playing the race card in flogging their turnout, that will certainly alienate more independents as you say.

And Obama is playing the race card: http://wannabeanglican.blogspot.com/2010/10/obama-plays-race-card.html

WannabeAnglican on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Really thought that Obama might lay low and not stoke the GOP fires.
It lasted about 2 weeks but then his ego got the better of him and his pathological need to blame others for his own policies.
The Chamber of Commerce rant just drove home the need to put checks on our little Hugo.

jjshaka on October 12, 2010 at 10:11 AM

More than 4 of 10 likely voters who say they once considered themselves Obama backers now are either less supportive or say they no longer support him at all, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted Oct. 7-10.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-12/obama-losing-supporters-in-poll-as-joblessness-prompts-voters-discontent.html

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM

This is great. I’ll never dance in the end zone…but Boehner scares me. I see him as a “my friends across the aisle” type. Get a guy with some balls in there.

Col West would be a good speaker.

Yeah I know, he has to win first.

LtE126 on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM

It would not surprise me in the least that when the dust settles after Election Day, and her party is left in total shambles and complete disarray, Pelosi will still be running around the landscape proclaiming “We won! We won!”
At that point, it will time to send for the nice young men in the white suits.
pilamaye on October 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM

More like she will be running the halls with the gavel screaming “No, My Precious, My Precious!”

bluemarlin on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Count it!

/crr6

fossten on October 12, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Bill O’Reilly just said in an interview with Mike Gallagher that Obaka is under 40% in Ohio. HA!

ladyingray on October 12, 2010 at 9:38 AM

I saw this earlier. I think his approval in OH is 33 to 38%, while his disapproval is something like 56 to 58%.

And the guy has been here so often Ohio’s Department of Taxation should be considering whether he should be filing a nonresident income tax return here.

BuckeyeSam on October 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM

We may be witnessing that.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Why would god do that to himself?

right2bright on October 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Do you hear us now, Nancy?
ted c on October 12, 2010 at 9:34 AM

..nah, that’s just a perfidious, back-room astro-turf campaign. Nothing to see here; move along.

The War Planner on October 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM

they alienate even more of the independents over the next three weeks.

GUARANTEED! The more they talk the worse it will get…look for the republican lead to widen…the gig is up…back to the hood uhbuhma…

winston on October 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM

I wonder if we can knock that smirk off Pelosi’s face using that ginormous gavel that she used when she mocked the Nation with her health care bill.

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

…not to mention, cut her salary by $30,000 a year.

slickwillie2001 on October 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM

The Poll that counts occurs on November 2, 2010…

Gohawgs on October 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Exactly. To me, these “generic” polls don’t mean squat.

UltimateBob on October 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Oh crap! They’ve run out of people to attack.

Chris of Rights on October 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM

No they haven’t.

Karl Rove is their newest punching bag.

UltimateBob on October 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM

I wonder if we can knock that smirk off Pelosi’s face using that ginormous gavel that she used when she mocked the Nation with her health care bill.

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

…not to mention, cut her salary by $30,000 a year.

slickwillie2001 on October 12, 2010 at 11:13

..chill, fellow droogies. She’ll get her come-uppance when she has to trade in that luxo giant biz jet for the economy-class seat in transit to Frisco each week. She’ll have to beg the stew for drinks instead of having her own overstocked bar and I can’t wait for the first time the cabin depressurizes and her Botoxed puss explodes.

..oh, the humanity!

The War Planner on October 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM

While I’ll be happy to see the back of Aunt Nancy, do we HAVE to have Mr. Boner as a replacement?

mojo on October 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Maybe Biden can auction his old Botox needles in exchange for votes on behalf of demorats.

Bishop on October 12, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Not enough. He needs to throw in a bag of unsuccessful hair plugs.

Extrafishy on October 12, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I wonder if we can knock that smirk off Pelosi’s face using that ginormous gavel that she used when she mocked the Nation with her health care bill.

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Key West Reader: If that doesn`t work,whip out Pelosi`s
‘Its going to take a Women To Clean Her
Corrupt House Broom’,and continue the de-
smirkation!!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Too bad they can’t do a poll of high turnout Republican/Independent and low turnout of Democrat voters, which is the most likely scenario.

txmomof6 on October 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Too bad they can’t do a poll of high turnout Republican/Independent and low turnout of Democrat voters, which is the most likely scenario.

txmomof6 on October 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM

..and that’s the dirty little secret. They can’t seem to poll “show-up-ability” accurately, so they’re confined to the rather static, “scalar” numbers they are getting. This is a good thing because it has a placating effect on the Demo-drones and whips us into a religious fervor.

The War Planner on October 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM

WARNING TO CONSERVATIVES:

Our war is not with the INDIVIDUAL DOTUS. It’s about battling Progressivism. If Obama becomes the face of damaged goods then the Progressives will send him the memo and change the face, but continue to move THE AGENDA FORWARD. The DOTUS got Federally controlled Healthcare through so he’s done his deed.

And let’s just not get all hot and bothered about this because the GOP IS NOT GOING TO REPEAL OBAMACARE.

Name one…….Name one…..politician that has the steel spine to do what it takes (and BELIEVES) to repeal Obamacare?


>>>>>crickets chirping<<<<<<

PappyD61 on October 12, 2010 at 12:55 PM

THREAD WINNER…………….

This reminds me of that movie Deep Impact where the asteroid hits the earth and Tea Leoni is on the beach with her Dad watching the Tsunami approach and then overwhelm them….hah!!

200 seat pick up or bust…

PatriotRider on October 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM

PappyD61 on October 12, 2010 at 12:58 PM

54/33 in the higher-turnout model, and 57/32 in the lower-turnout model, the one that uses the normal 40% overall midterm turnout.

21-25 point spread among Independents.

Oh my.

Any race within 10 points is possible, dare I say, even likely?

Why is this the “final peek” poll before election day for Gallup? There is still almost 3 weeks, lots can happen in that time.

I suspect a “final peek” nearly everyday now.

petunia on October 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Don’t call it a “Comeback”!

Mama said knock them out.

LL Cool J

connertown on October 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

I wonder if we can knock that smirk off Pelosi’s face using that ginormous gavel that she used when she mocked the Nation with her health care bill.

Key West Reader on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

She is still smirking now, an actual loss isn’t going to change anything. She has that smirk surgically affixed to her face.

I’m not holding my breath waiting to see Nancy cry real tears about anything, she has no actual heart to break.

petunia on October 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM

I heard once that God does something interesting with people sometimes. In order to bring them down low, he elevates them to extraordinary heights…..in order to give them some perspective on where they are headed.

We may be witnessing that.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 AM

I agree Ted but the picture is bigger than that so that the masses can share a fish. God says, “Stand human being.” This is what is happening with the Tea Party and all other groups across this nation whether the individuals see it or not. Do you hear that noise that has been rattling across this nation for over a year now? Just maybe an army is coming together in the form of some old dry bones. An interesting spin is that we had a Tea Party rally on Oct. 2 and my husband spoke of Ezekiel 37 and on the same day at the ‘One Nation’ rally Sharpton used the same reference in his speech. So once again your comment rings true as even the enemy knows or is subject to the truth.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Why-Big-Labor-couldn_t-match-Glenn-Beck_s-rally-1109946-104310813.html

sweet pea on October 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Given the massive capital destruction caused by the near economic collapse of 2007, it will take many years for businesses and households to unwind their debt and resume normal spending. And until a ‘normal’ level of spending returns, businesses have no reason to hire.

bayam on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

I don’t totally agree.

Much of the problem with the recovery is the anti-business attitude of the government. Case in point is the attacks on the Chamber of Commerce of all people!

When business feels they can predict the future… tax rates, healthcare costs, etc. they can do what it takes to make money.

Who in their right mind starts any risky project when the President of the United States is hell bent on punishing success?

I think the current stock market is showing signs that a Republican take over of Congress is going to go a long way toward the jump start that will begin the long trip back to normalcy.

The real trick is going to be not allowing Obama to take credit. He has done everything wrong. The economy may recover (it should have by now anyway, he is holding it back) but it will be in spite of Obama’s agenda not because of it.

Obama didn’t cause the down turn but he certainly has prevented recovery.

petunia on October 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Bayam you kill me . Your leader Obama failed miserably but hey whatever lets you sleep at night.

Go read up about Obama’s deficits. Enjoy paying for them too.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/05/past-deficits-vs-obamas-deficits-in-pictures/

The effect on future generations of tax payers and on business will be more than stifling. You blew it.

CWforFreedom on October 12, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Gallup’s latest election update shows that if all registered voters were to turn out, 44% of voters would favor the Democratic candidate in their district and 47% would favor the Republican candidate.

I like how they ignore the 9% who don’t want either the slimeball that the Democrats put forward, or the sleazebag that the Republicans propped up for the masses to vote for in their district.

I was called for a Gallup poll recently (maybe for this poll) and when they asked me who I was going to vote for they only gave me the Republican and the Democrat. They didn’t give an option of “other”, “neither”, or the other candidates who will be on the ballot in November. Pollsters get the data they’re paid to get.

Maybe in two years my local GOP will find a decent candidate to vote for.. until then the pollsters will just have to ignore me.

popularpeoplesfront on October 12, 2010 at 8:45 PM