Skip to comments.POLL: GOP could lose House in 2014
Posted on 10/07/2013 4:53:25 AM PDT by granada
Obstructionism may play well for House Republicans in safely red districts, but a poll done this week suggests that the government shutdown may actually hurt Representatives in competitive districts. In a poll conducted in 24 House districts over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by Public Policy Polling, registered voters in 17 of those districts favored a generic Democratic challenger over the incumbent Republican. The Democrats would need to win 17 seats in the 2014 midterm elections to take control of the House. Republicans have felt the brunt of the publics anger for the standoff over the government shutdown. Polls released last week by CBS and Fox showed that Americans blame Republicans for the shutdown by a wide margin. Progressive organizations like MoveOn.org, which paid for the PPP poll, are already preparing to make a push to retake the house, although the general election is still more than a year away.
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What do you think of it?
Paid for by Moveon.
From MSNBC.... Yeah...
Rock on lefties.....more to come your way in the near future.
When pigs fly...
MSNBC citing a PPP poll saying that Republicans are doomed.
My only response is to yawn and say “How original!”
You’ve inspired a new term!
It is meant to scare the wussy Republicans on the CR and debt ceiling. The MSM is getting real scared as the clock keeps ticking on Obummerâs most recent âred line.â
That “generic Democratic challenger” would have to defend Obama’s policies. As soon as they get identified with keeping grandpa out of HIS war memorial, “generic” has a face and will lose.
This would be the same Public Policy group that did a poll on the Colorado statehouse critter that showed she was going to be recalled, but they withheld the poll and did the mea culpas?
I think there is some truth in this poll.
This happens when you lose your base.
Especially the shutdown stuff. Some of it is just silly and the average American is well aware of it. Shutting down viewing stands so people don't get a roadside view of Mt. Rushmore? Shutting down parking at Mt. Vernon?
But I think the bigger deal long term is gonna be Ocare. Sticker shock is setting in and even lefties are coming to the conclusion that this might not be such a hot idea and this is gonna cost the average American a LOT more bucks for a lot fewer services between now and the 2014 election. I think it's gonna blow up on the progs REAL bad! And they cant blame the right wing for it either, It's all the left wing that's costing them money and jobs for far fewer services.
And there's a silliness component to OCare as well. Men required to sign up for plans that have Maternity care? OB care? Abortion coverage?
In politics you can get away with being a tyrant. You can even get away with being stupid. But being a laughing stock is usually fatal.
....and MSNBC will lose more viewers.....
Because the Republicans are now clearly identified as having opposed it, the 2014 mid-terms will be the Democraps biggest defeat in history.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
I followed the links until I got the same answer as you. MoveOn.org...really unbiased if you aks me/s.
The other thing I found equally disgusting was the fat assed 79 year old ‘lady’ with the placard telling Congress to “do it’s job” and emblazoned with the Obama sunrise mark of the Devil. The bitch couldn’t even protest standing up...had to have her own lawn chair to ‘protest.’
The problem now is that the Democrats have met their worst nightmare: Republican Leaders that are now deathly afraid that the Tea Party can unseat them in their own primaries for 2014. They are scared to death of this because it forces Boehner, et al to have to stand up to Obama and take this shutdown farther than Obama and crew want.
A poll from MSNBC (obomaville) says the Republicans will lose in 2014 if oboma isn't happy.
Must be true. (/s)
Yeah. Seriously. What did they do? Poll themselves?
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Poll taken during work days.
Agree...just like Candy’s poll she showed Cruz yesterday.....total bias.
Guess what? Democrats could lose House in 2014 too
A PPP poll payed for by moveon.org pushing to remove the republicans next year and reported by msnbc? What could possibly be wrong with such a poll? Rolls eyes.
I’m inclined to agree with you on that.
The insane ugliness and absurdity of the Dems words and actions right now is IMO a sign of panic setting in. I could be wrong, we are dealing with an organization of sadistic sociopaths and pathological liars, which does muddy the waters somewhat.
It's like polling in the ghetto and axing how obama is doing his yob.
MSNBC touts this unreliable poll but ignores the Gallup poll showing Obama at one of his lowest favorable ratings ever.
I see lead in their future. Lots of lead.
They COULD lose the House. If they cram amnesty down our throats in some “grand bargain” and cause every last one of us to stay at home on the couch next November.
Scary that these clowns rank as one of the Top Five Sources for news amongst Millennials (just behind Jon Stewart and Comedy Central)
There will be no amnesty (at least before the 2014 election). Current events have taken care of that. There won’t be enough time left and then we are off to the 2014 races.
The dilemma is: do we anger the big money donors and have less money for attack ads and robo-calls, or do we anger the base and have no votes at all.
I understand through a little bird, that the REPS are sitting on quite a bit of Benghazi and IRS information until after the first of the year. They want to make sure they have the full attention of the people leading into the fall election, making these issues front and center. Don’t know for sure but sounds pretty reasonable.
The communists are scared to death that they may win the House in 2014 and America will become just like North Korea, Cuba and the old Soviet Union. There will be no one around to prevent them from destroying the country.
What are these idiots smoking ??? The journalistic right arm of the 0bama regime predicts hallucinations of grander . Now that’s some powerful stuff !!!!
I think it’s time we drove home the point that big money robocalls can’t force us to get out and vote, don’t you?
Benghazi is pretty much irrelvant at this point. It’s been too long and there were “only” four deaths. That combined with how the MSM will carry the Administration’s water in it means any attempt to sway undecided voters isn’t going to go anywhere.
The best that can be hoped for is that a Democrat in the 2016 primaries might be able to damage Hillary with it.
Same is pretty much true with the IRS. The public just doesn’t care, and won’t care. The potential upside tho is that it can probably be leveraged to tick off and motivate the base, including the various Conservative orgs that were targeted.
MSNBC is reporting this? Well this would be their wet dream. But really win or lose the house, this stand must be taken.
Anything put pout by MSNBC is the worst kind of smelly waste material.
If they said the sun would come up tomorrow I would start doubting it.
and the Senate (can’t a girl dream?). Now that the Democrats are showing their true colors middle America I hope America wakes up and kick Harry Stinky Reid and his cronies out.
ppp... maddy albright
If reigning in the tyranny of an increasingly rogue government is too offense for the sheep, then are they worth representing, anyway.
Sometimes... the right thing must be done, politics be damned. We’re all screwed for the most part anyway, so at least make a stand.
LOL...Public Policy Polling is the Democrats’ polling service. And this is published by msnbc, for crying out loud. Any Republican who thinks these enemies of freedom are going to give helpful advice to the GOP needs to switch parties immediately. They are stupid enough to be Democrats.
Cruz just had a tele-town meeting with 104,000 people, yet he’s a loser.
Yes. I think the robocalls actually hurt the candidate. Attack ads do not work on people who already made up their minds.
If that's the case, it shouldn't have sat on anything pertaining to Benghazi or IRS. The further away from the time at which these issues were hot, the less the public will care. Most Americans barely understand what a "Benghazi" is, much less glean anything as to why it matters. As for the IRS issue, the old self-preservation attitude is in play here. So long as the IRS is only targeting the hated "teabaggers," they don't feel any sense of danger. Sorry... I just don't have the same level of confidence in voters some do, anymore.
Indeed polls are propaganda you can get any answer you want it’s how you ask the question the dems have mastered that scam for years.
Dream on Dems.