Skip to comments.08/10/06 FOX News Poll: 2006 Election Anti-Incumbent Fever; Job Ratings (Not Good for Republicans)
Posted on 08/10/2006 7:53:47 PM PDT by UncleJeff
NEW YORK As the midterm elections approach, voters say they are much more likely to support a challenger over the incumbent candidate, according to a new FOX News Poll. In addition, "throw the bums out" is a popular choice when voters pick bumper sticker wording to describe the main reason for their vote for Congress this year. President Bushs job rating is unchanged this month holding steady at 36 percent approval...
If the election were held today, 48 percent of Americans say they would vote for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district and 30 percent for the Republican candidate. This 18-percentage point edge is up from an 8-point advantage in mid-July and a 13-point lead in June...
Among those saying Iraq will be very important to their vote, 48 percent say they plan to back the Democratic candidate and 31 percent the Republican candidate in the upcoming election...
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I guess Republicans should then stay away from Fox News polls.
Except for the threat of an impeachment of W, I really don't mind the Republicans getting their butts kicked. They have spent money like drunken sailors for several years, offer consistently weak support the President and war publicly, and waste their time on things like flag amendments. Maybe it is time for a little house cleaning.
These polls have been the same in 2000,2002,& 2004
If you're unhappy with what's going on, write, call, or do something to let your rep know. For God's sake don't vote for the other party. That's just plain stupid. If you want to get rid of someone like Arlen Specter then vote for his Republican opponent in the primary and oust him that way, don't vote for his democratic opponent. What idiots.
I stopped watching FOX in the evening after they went over the dark side after Israel Lebanon incursion. Polls are useless in general. And I suspect that any large terror attack that was thwarted today were to happen between now and election could change polling data considerably.
We are winning the war in Iraq. Although we have lost some very good men (I pray for each one of them), this campaign has gone very well. Unfortunately, the press and the Surrender Party (Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy) have repeatedly told the American people that the war is not going well. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is a HUGE political lie, and the Republicans unfortunately are either unwilling or unable to deal with it and get the truth out. THE IRAQ WAR HAS GONE VERY WELL! The Surrender Party is blowing smoke!
That's the way to do it.
Old news. Let them poll now after the al-qaeda has attempted to take out the five planes.
They are "getting their butts kicked." In the primaries. In MI the RINO just got tossed out on his behind. If you don't like RINOs vote them out of the primaries.
They have spent money like drunken sailors for several years, offer consistently weak support the President and war publicly, and waste their time on things like flag amendments. Maybe it is time for a little house cleaning.
Yeah, let's just vote in the Dims, who'll do far worse damage. Never mind that a good three-quarters of the GOP is solidly conservative. But you want to spite them because of the other 25% that's dragging down the party.
"giving Democrats subpoena power which they will surely use "liberally"."
So what? As we have been told the last five years regarding the Patriot Act, if a person hasn't done anything wrong, he has nothing to worry about.
Oh God, I'm feeling the exact same level of terror I felt when I read this poll in 2000, 2002 and 2004! Not again!!!! If only the Republicans could win one of these elections after these rock-solid polls...
I always consult Rasmussen. Admittedly, the GOP still lags in his, but by less than 10 points.
Polls, shmolls. We'll see what happens in November 2008.
If I was ever asked in a poll whom I would support, and I have not been, I would not be above giving an opinion which was not my own. I suspect I am not alone in this.
Harry Reid, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Oshma Bin Laden.
What do they have in common?
They want you to vote DemoRat in November.
Oops, meant November 2006.
You like Trotskyite Democrats kicking butt don't you.