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08/10/06 FOX News Poll: 2006 Election Anti-Incumbent Fever; Job Ratings (Not Good for Republicans)
Fox News ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2006 | Dana Blanton

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 Bush’s 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...

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006election; 2006polls; bullzogby; election2006; makingitup; mediabias; polling; polls; zogbyism
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If this trend doesn't turn around, and the news out of Iraq doesn't improve dramatically, at least one (and maybe both) House of Congress will change hands in January, giving Democrats subpoena power which they will surely use "liberally".
1 posted on 08/10/2006 7:53:48 PM PDT by UncleJeff
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To: UncleJeff
Fox News Poll Not Good for Republicans

I guess Republicans should then stay away from Fox News polls.

2 posted on 08/10/2006 7:55:30 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("Now if you'll excuse me, I have some idea balls to remove from a manatee tank.")
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To: UncleJeff
Will you guys ever stop with the hand-wringing?

Washington Whispers: GOP voters like a rock

3 posted on 08/10/2006 7:56:14 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: Howlin

BUMP


4 posted on 08/10/2006 7:56:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: UncleJeff
voters say they are much more likely to support a challenger over the incumbent candidate,

We already did. We voted against the RINO incument and replaced him with a conservative candidate in our safely GOP district.
5 posted on 08/10/2006 7:56:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: UncleJeff

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.


6 posted on 08/10/2006 7:57:07 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: UncleJeff

These polls have been the same in 2000,2002,& 2004


7 posted on 08/10/2006 7:57:22 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: UncleJeff

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.


8 posted on 08/10/2006 7:58:04 PM PDT by andre573
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To: UncleJeff

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.


9 posted on 08/10/2006 7:58:37 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: UncleJeff

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!


10 posted on 08/10/2006 7:58:46 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Democratic Party Agenda ------> Emasculate America)
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To: cripplecreek
We already did. We voted against the RINO incument and replaced him with a conservative candidate in our safely GOP district.

That's the way to do it.

11 posted on 08/10/2006 7:58:50 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: UncleJeff

Old news. Let them poll now after the al-qaeda has attempted to take out the five planes.


12 posted on 08/10/2006 7:59:06 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: PackerBoy
I really don't mind the Republicans getting their butts kicked.

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.

13 posted on 08/10/2006 7:59:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: UncleJeff

"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.


14 posted on 08/10/2006 7:59:20 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: UncleJeff

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...


15 posted on 08/10/2006 7:59:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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To: UncleJeff
With all due respect, the Opinion Dynamics Polling Organization has one of the worst records in the business.

I always consult Rasmussen. Admittedly, the GOP still lags in his, but by less than 10 points.

16 posted on 08/10/2006 8:00:25 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: UncleJeff

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.


17 posted on 08/10/2006 8:00:29 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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To: UncleJeff

Harry Reid, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Oshma Bin Laden.

What do they have in common?

They want you to vote DemoRat in November.


18 posted on 08/10/2006 8:01:12 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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Oops, meant November 2006.


19 posted on 08/10/2006 8:01:27 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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To: PackerBoy
Except for the threat of an impeachment of W, I really don't mind the Republicans getting their butts kicked.

You like Trotskyite Democrats kicking butt don't you.

20 posted on 08/10/2006 8:01:29 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: UncleJeff
If this trend doesn't turn around, and the news out of Iraq doesn't improve dramatically, at least one (and maybe both) House of Congress will change hands in January, giving Democrats subpoena power which they will surely use "liberally".

Iraq is going VERY WELL. The news coming out of there is tainted by the lerftist media. Unfortunately, even some "conservatives" are buying into this crap about the war not going well...

21 posted on 08/10/2006 8:01:46 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Democratic Party Agenda ------> Emasculate America)
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To: UncleJeff

I was at DU and it looks like Karl Rove has everything fixed ..he got 50 Al Qaeda Muslims to try to hijack planes in Engand...He is smart.


22 posted on 08/10/2006 8:02:43 PM PDT by woofie
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To: UncleJeff

I guess FOX thinks that Americans are pissed off and in an impeachment mood. We'll see. I'm just not buying it. I think Americans are a little smarter than that and a hell of a lot smarter than the media.


23 posted on 08/10/2006 8:03:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Before you respond to that poll, imagine flying coach and Abdul just became your new pilot.)
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To: SaveTheChief
I guess Republicans should then stay away from Fox News polls.

LOL

You are so right.

24 posted on 08/10/2006 8:04:33 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: UncleJeff

National polls can not predict the outcome of individual races. I do believe Republicans need to fight like they've never fought before but what I think these polls reflect more than anything is the increasing polarization not voting trends. It is hard given the hyper politicization to get a representative sample of the public. If this were a Presidential election then this would be a problem but this is not.


25 posted on 08/10/2006 8:04:59 PM PDT by Ma3lst0rm
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To: UncleJeff
Earlier this week on his radio program, Limbaugh read article headline after article headline with the same sentiment and tone of the one you posted suggesting that the GOP was in grave danger and in an all but hopeless position for the upcoming election in about 3 months.

All the articles were written prior to November.........2004

26 posted on 08/10/2006 8:05:25 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: PackerBoy
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.

Of course, there is the small matter of the Democrats waiving the white flag in the war on terror. But who cares. Buy stock in a burka factory, sit back and get rich.
27 posted on 08/10/2006 8:06:22 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What the hell kind of question is "If you didn't know anything about the candidates, would you be more likely to vote for the challenger, or the incumbent?"

Only imbeciles (the Democrat voter-base) would even answer such a question. Their vote is ALWAYS "D", and they don't care or know anything about the issues or the candidate's positions, they just know they always vote Democrat.

28 posted on 08/10/2006 8:06:52 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: Mr.Smorch
Old news. Let them poll now after the al-qaeda has attempted to take out the five planes.

Bingo!

29 posted on 08/10/2006 8:07:05 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: UncleJeff
Democrats (63 percent) and independents (51 percent) are much more likely than Republicans (22 percent) to say they would vote for the challenger

How many of those indy's are really dems?

30 posted on 08/10/2006 8:07:28 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: UncleJeff

So why do incumbents get reelected 98% of the time? In the House, there are less than 40 competitive seats. Gerrymandering has made most races non-competitive. The only most incumbents leave is through retirement. Then they have their kids run for the seat.


31 posted on 08/10/2006 8:07:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: UncleJeff


but how many actually said they'd go vote?


32 posted on 08/10/2006 8:08:13 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: kabar
So why do incumbents get reelected 98% of the time?

But, but maybe only 97% will get reelected this year.

The MSM sure can try.

33 posted on 08/10/2006 8:11:38 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You don't really think that 95% of GOP voters will follow through and turn out in a midterm election do you, or any election for that matter? But yes, the problem despite what you read on FR, is not so much with GOP voters, except in a few places. It is with the "independents."


34 posted on 08/10/2006 8:11:44 PM PDT by Torie
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To: UncleJeff

"President Bush’s job rating is unchanged this month holding steady at 36 percent approval"

What's Congress' job approval rating?


35 posted on 08/10/2006 8:13:14 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: UncleJeff

Cynthia McKinney was an incumbent, and so was Joe Lieberman. Democratic incumbents seem to be having a hard time themselves, LOL.


36 posted on 08/10/2006 8:13:52 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: UncleJeff

Let's see what the polls say in a few days. Today's activities could change them drastically!


37 posted on 08/10/2006 8:15:46 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: UncleJeff

John Kerry was winning by 20 points on election day in many battle ground states, until they started counting votes.....


38 posted on 08/10/2006 8:16:25 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: weegee
The assessment of the job Congress is doing continues to be abysmal, as more than twice as many Americans say they disapprove (58 percent) as approve (24 percent).

39 posted on 08/10/2006 8:16:44 PM PDT by UncleJeff
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I just posted the following on the DOSE:
[EEE: click on the link for a DETAILED overview of the poll cited at your link!]

IGNORE ALL POLLING DATA FROM THE MSM (including OpinionDynamics/FoxNews and Rasmussen -- OD oversamples Democrats by 5-8 points and Rasmussen is now oversampling Democrats/Democrat-leaning Independents by 4 1/2 points vs EVEN at the beginning of the year).

The following information is all you need to know!
[Thank you Howlin, ohiowfan, et al, for pinging me to a related FR thread!]

BASE MOBILIZATION SURVEY FINDINGS & CONCLUSIONS

. . . Overall support for President Bush and congressional Republicans from the Republican base is very strong.

The generic congressional vote from Republicans is an overwhelming 84% to 6% within sampling error of what we found for the 2004 election. An equally impressive 88% to 11% majority of Republicans approve of the way the president is handling his job!

You can read a very detailed analysis of this poll at
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060809/RNC_memo.pdf


40 posted on 08/10/2006 8:17:08 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: KoRn
"Old news. Let them poll now after the al-qaeda has attempted to take out the five planes."

"Bingo!"

Between Lieberman and this September 11, Part II, it's a whole new ball game.

Dick "toesucker" Morris was on O'Reilly and said the same thing.

41 posted on 08/10/2006 8:17:11 PM PDT by Sooth2222
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To: weegee

. . . According to this poll, "24%".


42 posted on 08/10/2006 8:18:06 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: FreeReign

Here in Ohio I have heard more than one Republican talk about not voting for that RINO DeWine. He votes with the Dems most of the time anyway - "So what is the difference?" -some are saying... Wish there were a good alternative to vote for instead of DeWine.


43 posted on 08/10/2006 8:19:03 PM PDT by Martins kid
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To: Theresawithanh
"Polls, shmolls. We'll see what happens in November 2008."

That is the only poll that counts, after all! Well said!
44 posted on 08/10/2006 8:19:16 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: UncleJeff

I think the events around the plane bombing plot will change the dynamic. We used the wire tapping and other tehcniwues the dems detest to help the Brits uncover this plot.

The dems will sound foolish bitching about this.


45 posted on 08/10/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT by Leto
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To: PackerBoy
Just asking...but, you think the Democrats are going to be more fiscally responsible...offer more support to the President...openly and eagerly support the war effort?

You also think the Dims will not waste time supporting things like flag amendments...but, will get right down to really serious business...like maybe raising taxes and oh, that one little worrisome matter of impeaching the President?!? Now, did I understand you correctly, just checking?

46 posted on 08/10/2006 8:21:55 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (To the enemy in Iraq..."Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand!" President Bush)
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To: Torie

As was discovered in 2000, 2002, and 2004 the percent of truly Independent voters is a mere 5-7% . . . Just as it was in 2004, the 2006 election will be determined by the effectiveness of the Republican and Democrat 'Get Out the Vote' (GOTV) efforts!


47 posted on 08/10/2006 8:23:33 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Martins kid

Here's the difference:

ACU lifetime ratings
80% DeWine
08% Brown

. . . 'nuf said!


48 posted on 08/10/2006 8:25:08 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Martins kid
Here in Ohio I have heard more than one Republican talk about not voting for that RINO DeWine. He votes with the Dems most of the time anyway - "So what is the difference?" -some are saying... Wish there were a good alternative to vote for instead of DeWine.

Several months back DeWhine won his primary against a good conservative challenger. DeWhine got ~76% of the vote. The conservative challenger got about ~15% of the vote.

Maybe you heard two?

49 posted on 08/10/2006 8:25:57 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: DrDeb

I suspect you are exactly right, and don't share the general glee around here at the Lamont/Lieberman Primary. A LOT of people turned out for what was, after all, just a Primary.


50 posted on 08/10/2006 8:26:07 PM PDT by UncleJeff
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