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Democrats' own mood poll scares them
Washington Times ^ | 6/29/2005

Posted on 06/30/2005 10:29:00 AM PDT by StoneGiant

A poll on the political mood in the United States conducted by the Democratic Party has alarmed the party at its own loss of popularity.

Conducted by the party-affiliated Democracy Corps, the poll indicated 43 percent of voters favored the Republican Party, while 38 percent had positive feelings about Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: democracycorps; democrat; dnc; fearfuldems; poll
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1 posted on 06/30/2005 10:29:00 AM PDT by StoneGiant
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To: StoneGiant
Schadenfreude bin gut.
2 posted on 06/30/2005 10:31:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: StoneGiant

You probably have to give it another 3 points on top of those numbers just because of the bias of who was doing the polling.


3 posted on 06/30/2005 10:32:26 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: StoneGiant; All

MORE ABOUT THIS POLL . . .

"The country is just in a foul mood," says Democratic strategist James Carville. He cites a new poll from Democracy Corps in which 56 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction. Democracy Corps provides public opinion polling and strategic advice to Democrats. It was cofounded by Mr. Carville and Stanley Greenberg, who served as President Clinton's pollster.

THE LATEST DEMOCRACY CORPS SURVEY, CONDUCTED JUNE 20-26, FOUND THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE "NOT DOING VERY WELL," Mr. Greenberg said at a Monitor breakfast.

Some 43 percent of voters said they had warm feelings about the Republican Party, while only 38 percent had positive feelings about Democrats. "Republicans weakened in this poll ... but it shows Democrats weakening more," Greenberg said. He attributes the decline to voters' perceptions that Democrats have "no core set of convictions or point of view."
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0629/p02s01-usmb.html

You read correctly, Carville and Greenberg's own poll indicates that, yes, Republican job approval ratings are down (including the President's) BUT the Democrats' ratings are down MORE!!!!

POSITIVE (WARM) FEELINGS
48% (Mean 50.0%) President Bush
43% (Mean 49.8%) the Republican Party
41% (Mean 47.6%) the Republican Congress
38% (Mean 48.9%) the Democrat Party

NOTE: The President and Republicans outpoll the DIMS despite the fact that this poll grossly oversamples Democrats and Democrat-oriented constituency groups, e.g., women, minorities, and adults over the age of 60!

THIS IS WHY THE DIMS AND THEIR MEDIA ENABLERS ARE HYSTERICAL . . . THEY ATTACK THE PRESIDENT RELENTLESSLY AND STILL CAN'T EXCEED HIS APPROVAL RATINGS AT THE POLLS!


4 posted on 06/30/2005 10:32:58 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: StoneGiant
"The country is just in a foul mood," Carville said. He noted within the same poll, 56 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

That's because the Republicans allow the Democrats to get their way too often. The country moves in the wrong direction, while people wring their hands and say "Why don't the Republicans get a spine?!"

5 posted on 06/30/2005 10:32:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: StoneGiant

This is bad news-we don't want the Democrats to change a thing, least of all the DNC's chairman Screamin' Dean. I prefer it when they're fat, dumb and happy.


6 posted on 06/30/2005 10:33:26 AM PDT by Spok
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To: StoneGiant

You mean they were surprised by the results of the poll? What a bunch of losers and dunderheads.

And let's hope Howard Dean remains as chairman of the DNC for a loooooooonnnnnngggggg time.


7 posted on 06/30/2005 10:33:42 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: StoneGiant

Well, good grief, if the face you show to the public is both as mendacious and as relentlessly negative as the Dems have been of late, you have to expect people to react in kind. This should be news to nobody.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 10:34:39 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They will redouble their efforts to malign the troops and slander the President!

Clearly the message is not being received by the American People. Probably Fox News is using their mind control beams again to block Howard Dean's sane message of Truth to Power!


9 posted on 06/30/2005 10:34:46 AM PDT by borkrules
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ist der nicht ein Demokrat? Ja ist der ein Demokrat! Ist die nicht
eine schmutzige Ratte? Ja ist die eine schmutzige Ratte!


10 posted on 06/30/2005 10:36:08 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: StoneGiant

Strategery + Schardenfreude = Stratenschardenfreudery


11 posted on 06/30/2005 10:38:11 AM PDT by spokeshave (Strategery + Schardenfreude = Stratenschardenfreudery)
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To: ClearCase_guy

> "Why don't the Republicans get a spine?!"

I dislike the Republicans. But I dislike the Democrats even more. Especially Carville :-)


12 posted on 06/30/2005 10:38:48 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: johnny7
Ist der nicht ein Demokrat? Ja ist der ein Demokrat! Ist die nicht eine schmutzige Ratte? Ja ist die eine schmutzige Ratte!

Babelfish says:

Isn't that a democrat? Is the one democrat! Isn't those a dirty rat? Is the one dirty rat!

13 posted on 06/30/2005 10:39:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: StoneGiant
Democrats' own mood poll scares them

That headline is priceless!

14 posted on 06/30/2005 10:39:38 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: DrDeb

"THIS IS WHY THE DIMS AND THEIR MEDIA ENABLERS ARE HYSTERICAL . . . THEY ATTACK THE PRESIDENT RELENTLESSLY AND STILL CAN'T EXCEED HIS APPROVAL RATINGS AT THE POLLS!"

Shhhhhhh. . . They might figure out that all the attacking perpetuates their problem.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 10:39:51 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: DrDeb
He cites a new poll from Democracy Corps in which 56 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction.

That stat is ridiculous. I would say that this country is headed in the wrong direction because I feel that the left is taking over. Just look at the recent Supreme Court rulings and tell me that the country is headed in the right direction.

That stat tells me we need more conservatives running the country.
16 posted on 06/30/2005 10:40:56 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: johnny7

Is Democrat feminine, masculine, or neuter (die, der, or das)?


17 posted on 06/30/2005 10:41:25 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: Disambiguator
I think a Democrat is duh
18 posted on 06/30/2005 10:42:36 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: Disambiguator

Let's hop "Neuter."


19 posted on 06/30/2005 10:43:58 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Disambiguator

Let's hope "Neuter."


20 posted on 06/30/2005 10:44:07 AM PDT by dangus
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To: borkrules

>>>Probably Fox News is using their mind control beams again to block Howard Dean's sane message of Truth to Power!>>>

Yes. Why just last week I yanked out that filling that was giving them full access to my brain with their mind control beams. Whew, thank God that is over.

Got any Advil?


21 posted on 06/30/2005 10:49:14 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: StoneGiant

At long last some sanity in all this doom and gloom in the MSM about Bush, Iraq, and Bush. Things are not as bad as they may seem.


22 posted on 06/30/2005 10:50:19 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Spok

"I prefer it when they're fat, dumb and happy."

No worries about the dumb part, that'll never change.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 10:51:08 AM PDT by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate their country. Mohammad was a pig lover.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I use the 'Sherlock' translating software on my Mac. I've found it more reliable than 'Babelfish' on euro-translations.

What I translated was;

Is that not a Democrat? Yes that is a Democrat! Is that not a dirty rat? Yes that is a dirty rat!

24 posted on 06/30/2005 10:53:13 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: StoneGiant

25 posted on 06/30/2005 10:54:05 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Loyalty)
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To: StoneGiant
Democrats' own mood poll scares them

What about their ring? What does their mood RING tell them?

26 posted on 06/30/2005 10:54:27 AM PDT by SGCOS
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To: StoneGiant

How can you think positive about a group of people who have nothing positive to say. This is not rocket science.


27 posted on 06/30/2005 10:57:56 AM PDT by kempo
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To: DrDeb

""The country is just in a foul mood," says Democratic strategist James Carville. He cites a new poll from Democracy Corps in which 56 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction."

I think the country is going in the wrong direction also. But that is because of the leftists judges and school boards who are running things. Just because I feel this way does not mean I would have voted for sKerry or most any other demoncrat.


28 posted on 06/30/2005 11:00:10 AM PDT by hophead ("FRY MUMIA")
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To: DrDeb

This is BEAUTIFUL! It confirms what I had hoped amid all of the bad poll numbers of the past few months for the President and especially for Congress. Basically, a lot of people aren't happy with Congress, but this doesn't mean that they're going to be pulling the lever for the Dems in '06. If anything, a lot of the negativity directed at the government today is directed at the Dem obstructionists and the hysterical left who are STILL trying to drag the country to hell, despite the fact that we continue to refute their will at the ballot box. If this continues we will see the Dems reduced to third party status within a generation. Awesome news!


29 posted on 06/30/2005 11:00:53 AM PDT by Syco
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To: StoneGiant
2005: The Splintering of the Democratic Party
30 posted on 06/30/2005 11:03:18 AM PDT by Publius
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To: johnny7
I use the 'Sherlock' translating software on my Mac. I've found it more reliable than 'Babelfish' on euro-translations.

Für Sie erhalten, was Sie zahlen.

31 posted on 06/30/2005 11:08:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: StoneGiant
The official party of the polls, the Democrats aren't surprised at all by this new study. They've known of their party's down slide for years.

They're just letting something get published about it now because there aren't as many brain-stem-reflexive leftists left to vote for them.

2002:




32 posted on 06/30/2005 11:13:48 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Loyalty)
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


33 posted on 06/30/2005 11:15:30 AM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: DrDeb

Consumer confidence was at a three year high in the latest poll on that topic. Do you think that people are not is as bad a mood as CueBall thinks. Republicans are enjoying life and RATS are cry babies. It will get better for conservatives as teh Presidents agenda is passed before the next recess.


34 posted on 06/30/2005 11:16:53 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: StoneGiant

I suspect recent Supreme Court activities have shown the democrats that the "liberals" propensity to feed on their own is guaranteed to come around and bite them eventually. As such, the "true" democrats will attempt to separate themselves first from "liberal democrats" and then from "liberals" in general. In the short term it will fracture the party. But in the long term, watch for Hillary to redefine herself as a "democrat" (not a "liberal") and mend the fence as memories fade.


35 posted on 06/30/2005 11:22:07 AM PDT by so_real ("The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: DrDeb
What the pollsters seldom report is that half the people who say the country is headed in the wrong direction want the country to go in the opposite direction of what the other half of the wrong direction people.

Half of the wrong direction people want less spending. They want the nuclear option and no compromise by the 14 idiot Senators. They oppose prescription drug care and NCLB nationalization of local schools. That does not bode well for the Dems.

Bush is extremely popular in Blue Illinois, especially on the war in Iraq. Novak is right in observing that Durbin has gone Washington and is out of touch with Illinois and Mayor Daley had to spank Durbin because Dubin's idiocy was hurting other Dems here.

36 posted on 06/30/2005 11:22:51 AM PDT by NormalGuy
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To: StoneGiant

Everybody hates democrats. And with good reason.


37 posted on 06/30/2005 11:28:41 AM PDT by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: johnny7

Eine gute Demokrat is eine kaput Demokrat.


38 posted on 06/30/2005 11:33:26 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ist der nicht ein Demokrat? Ja ist der ein Demokrat! Ist die nicht eine schmutzige Ratte? Ja ist die eine schmutzige Ratte! Babelfish says: Isn't that a democrat? Is the one democrat! Isn't those a dirty rat? Is the one dirty rat!

It's a parody of the German drinking song, "Schnitzlebanc".

Better German would have been:

Ist das nicht ein Demokrat? Ja das ist der ein Demokrat! Ist das nicht eine schmutzige Ratte? Ja das ist eine schmutzige Ratte!

Der and Die have gender, but Das does not.

Translation:

Is that not a Democrat. Yes that is a democrat. Is that not a dirty rat. Yes that is a dirty rat.

39 posted on 06/30/2005 11:37:50 AM PDT by rock58seg (RINO"s make the Republicans MINO"s (Majority In Name Only)!)
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To: rock58seg

Thanks for the translation. I could pretty much tell what he was saying. I was just having fun with Babelfish, which really makes a hash of whatever language you are porting.


40 posted on 06/30/2005 11:39:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: rock58seg

Ja das ist der ein Demokrat! should read:

Ja, das ist ein Democrat'


41 posted on 06/30/2005 11:47:13 AM PDT by rock58seg (RINO"s make the Republicans MINO"s (Majority In Name Only)!)
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To: SGCOS
What about their ring? What does their mood RING tell them?

 

Perhaps their Ring was destroyed....


42 posted on 06/30/2005 12:00:57 PM PDT by StoneGiant
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nicht ist es die Wahrheit.


43 posted on 06/30/2005 12:15:48 PM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: johnny7
Nicht ist es die Wahrheit.

Sie können nicht mit Macintosh Eiferern argumentieren. Sie gerechtes Kopfnicken Ihr Kopf und Sagen "ja."

44 posted on 06/30/2005 1:29:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Alle, das wir sind Macintosh Benutzer zur Marke... sehr loyal gerade
um um Anstürme Limbaugh bitten!


45 posted on 06/30/2005 1:42:56 PM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: StoneGiant
Notice that 56% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Serpent head wants to slant it to mean the course that President Bush has charted.

I'd love to see the number of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction due to an out of control Judiciary.
10 commandments cases
gay marriage
confiscation of private property.

The wrong direction in education.

The wrong direction in PC everything.

The wrong direction in mainstreaming homosexuality.

The wrong direction on immigration.
46 posted on 06/30/2005 1:48:47 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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Alle, das wir sind Macintosh Benutzer zur Marke... sehr loyal gerade um um Anstürme Limbaugh bitten!

Babelfish hashes it again!

All, which are we Macintosh user to the mark... much loyal straight over for attacks Limbaugh ask!

Ich verstehe nicht ein Wort von ihm.

47 posted on 06/30/2005 1:49:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: StoneGiant
They need to redouble their Prozac!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

48 posted on 06/30/2005 1:51:11 PM PDT by bray (Did you buy a Soldier Lunch Today??)
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To: mhking; rdb3; tiamat; CHARLITE; Travis McGee; Darksheare; MeekOneGOP; RKBA Democrat; ...

I don't normally pay much heed to polls, let alone Dimpolls, but this is fun. (see threadheader and post4)


49 posted on 06/30/2005 1:59:01 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: Lady Jag

oh, that's CHOICE


50 posted on 06/30/2005 2:00:10 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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