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Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress
LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010

Posted on 06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT by autumnraine

There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll.

The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November.

The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And slightly more — now 64% — say their household budgets are in good shape.

In addition, people want Democrats to win control of Congress, by a 46% to 39% margin. That is the second straight month in which Democrats have held a delicate advantage on that question since April, when 44% preferred Republicans and 41% picked Democrats.

“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio, who wants Democrats to continue leading the House and Senate.

Even so, there's plenty in the poll to encourage Republicans, and nothing that contradicts many analysts' views that the current opposition party has a solid shot of capturing majorities of one or both chambers of Congress.

The public's anti-Washington mood remains robust, with 55% saying they want a new member of Congress — bad news for Democrats with more incumbents to defend. A low 24% approve of how Congress is doing its job, a hefty 72% still say the nation's economy is in poor condition, and 77% consider huge federal budget deficits a top concern.

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Skewed poll or do I just give up on the intellegence of the US and their ability to keep the US from self distructing?
1 posted on 06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

Not a person that I talk to believes this BS! RATs, Republicans, and Independents intend to clean the sewer that is DC. Count on it.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 7:21:08 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: autumnraine

LA Times...Mmmkay.


3 posted on 06/16/2010 7:21:14 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: autumnraine

lulz....I cal serious BS.

Btw, a liberal polling for liberals....who would have thought. =.=


4 posted on 06/16/2010 7:21:31 AM PDT by cranked
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To: autumnraine

LA Slimes...’nuf said.


5 posted on 06/16/2010 7:22:08 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: autumnraine

Yea right.only in L.A.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 7:22:28 AM PDT by puppypusher
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To: muddler

I can remember when AP was the gold standard of news gathering and not a “polling” organization.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 7:22:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: autumnraine

Nice try.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 7:22:36 AM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: autumnraine

Article quotes a 23 year old regarding how wonderful the Clinton years were...


9 posted on 06/16/2010 7:22:44 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: cranked

I love the quote from the 23 year old about the good old days under Clinton. He would have been 13 when Clinton left office. Of course life was good for him, his mommy was still putting his breakfast cereal in his bowl for him.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 7:23:16 AM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: autumnraine

Guide the economy further into the sewer?

Can you imagine how many dems they had to poll to get this number!!!


11 posted on 06/16/2010 7:23:50 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: autumnraine

Retain? When they called me, they said release.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 7:23:57 AM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: autumnraine; All
Skewed poll or do I just give up on the intellegence of the US and their ability to keep the US from self distructing?

Damn if I know- this?

“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23

Is so stunningly ignorant- not to mention partisan- that you have to wonder, is it atypical, or a ghastly trend.

13 posted on 06/16/2010 7:23:59 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: puppypusher

Or Detroit.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 7:24:17 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: autumnraine

Articles like this will be used to show that when the elections are stolen in November, that it is what the people wanted. Conversely, if the election is not stolen, then they can use an article like this to claim some GOP fraud.


15 posted on 06/16/2010 7:25:01 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (All hail "Princess Obama" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2531677/posts)
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To: muddler

LATimes reported, poll by AP.


16 posted on 06/16/2010 7:25:05 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: autumnraine
“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,”

A good example of how the ‘Rats have made dumbing Americans down a top priority.

17 posted on 06/16/2010 7:25:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: autumnraine

“The AP-GfK Poll involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,044 randomly chosen adults.”


18 posted on 06/16/2010 7:25:17 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: autumnraine
“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio, who wants Democrats to continue leading the House and Senate.

Um, no, actually Republicans started controlling Congress in Jan. 1995, not long after your buddy Clinton became President. It was a concurrent thing. This douche acts like Clinton and the Democrats ran everything from 1993 up until 2001, which is not true.

19 posted on 06/16/2010 7:25:19 AM PDT by library user
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To: autumnraine

An AP poll, eh. What next, using the Weekly World News to shape foreign policy?


20 posted on 06/16/2010 7:25:50 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: autumnraine
L.A. TIMES STORY WRITERS BREAK ROOM.
21 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:30 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Article quotes a 23 year old regarding how wonderful the Clinton years were...”

yeah i saw that too
dumb kids biggest worry when Clinton was in office was whether or not he would get a tickle me elmo doll for Christmas for crying out loud


22 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:32 AM PDT by DM1
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To: autumnraine

23 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:38 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: MCOAvalanche
I love the quote from the 23 year old about the good old days under Clinton. He would have been 13 when Clinton left office. Of course life was good for him, his mommy was still putting his breakfast cereal in his bowl for him.

I bet his mommy is still putting his breakfast cereal in his bowl for him

24 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:59 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: autumnraine
“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23

Uh, Danny? You were five years old when Clinton took office.

Your political analysis can be taken with a grain of salt.

It's proven time and time again that D voters are the dumbest, least informed segment of the electorate.

25 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:03 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: autumnraine

I’m thinking you have to give up on the intelligence of about 40% of Americans.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:36 AM PDT by tiki
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To: autumnraine

AP/LA Times....Mmmkay


27 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:37 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: autumnraine

The Dems have spiked here and there, but that spike has already diminished. The LA times probably polled union workers.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 7:28:39 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: autumnraine
The AP-GfK Poll involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,044 randomly chosen [u]adults[/u] and was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from June 9 to 14. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

Not "likely voters", not "registered voters", not even "US citizens".

"Adults".

These adults "want" Democrats to control Congress sooooo badly that most (it's an off-year election) won't even bother to vote in November.

This poll smells worse than the elephant compound at the zoo.

29 posted on 06/16/2010 7:28:48 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: autumnraine
The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. .. In addition, people want Democrats to win control of Congress, by a 46% to 39% margin. ..

Even so, there's plenty in the poll to encourage Republicans

Say what?? Was this written by a third grader? The Democraps have a 7 point generic lead and the Republicans should be "encouraged" ?

A 7 point lead means there wont be much if any change in Congress and President EpicFail can continue along his merry way... I don't think so. This is one of the most blatant push polls Ive seen in recent years.

30 posted on 06/16/2010 7:28:57 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Truthsearcher

There is your answer. NOT potential voters.


31 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:13 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: autumnraine

It doesn’t matter. We have to get close to 50 seats to regain power and that is going to be a challenge....can be done but with gerrymandering on both sides so intense, it will be a great day if this occurs, but it won’t be easy.


32 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: autumnraine
“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio, who wants Democrats to continue leading the House and Senate.

Hey dumbshit, when Clinton took office, you were SIX. When he left office, you were 14. What the hell do you know?

33 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: autumnraine

That’s all fine and dandy but people don’t vote on control of Congress, they vote on their own members. And poll after poll show nearly every single House seat gained in 2006 as vulnerable and competitive this year, and a whole bunch more on top of that.


34 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:40 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I was 18 when Clinton left office. I always say he made a conservative out of me.


35 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:42 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: autumnraine

is there any polling data? i see no link to any poll....


36 posted on 06/16/2010 7:30:24 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: MCOAvalanche

FWIW I do remember Reagan and was younger under Reagan than this guy was under Klintoon, however, I actually PAID ATTENTION.


37 posted on 06/16/2010 7:30:31 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Financially they were pretty good years if I say so myself. If you remember, they were for you too.


38 posted on 06/16/2010 7:31:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: RockinRight

I am only old enough to remember the tail end of Reagan’s time. But I know my history too. This dim bulb obviously doesn’t.


39 posted on 06/16/2010 7:31:46 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: God luvs America

This is the same newspaper that had Gray Davis winning against Arnold by 20 points the morning of the election. Lost by twenty.


40 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:10 AM PDT by KT22
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To: autumnraine

WTF kind of people want democrats to retain control of Congress?

Is this all registered voters? Adults?


41 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:34 AM PDT by Williams
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To: autumnraine

This poll includes non-voter dopers

People that aren’t even registered to vote no doubt.

Look, it is at the bottom of the article:

“The AP-GfK Poll involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,044 randomly chosen adults and was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from June 9 to 14. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.”

That is a pretty wide margin too.


42 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:43 AM PDT by dila813
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To: autumnraine

I sometimes check out the comments on ABCNEWS.com to get a sense of the sentiments left of center Americans (conservatives goes to Foxnews.com and far left goes to MSNBC.com.) Looks like most people are really starting to hate BO.


43 posted on 06/16/2010 7:34:54 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: autumnraine

The fact that they’re spinning this as “People what Democrats to retain control of Congress” means they’re starting to fear the next election.


44 posted on 06/16/2010 7:35:02 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: autumnraine

The 23-year-old simply “knows” what his union teachers have propagandized him to believe.


45 posted on 06/16/2010 7:35:04 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: autumnraine

This was a largely unscientific poll of randomly chosen “adults” - not registered voters, much less “likely voters”, and in any event fails to measure voter intensity on the issues. Safe to ignore.


46 posted on 06/16/2010 7:35:41 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: autumnraine

People?

Not even ‘registered voters’


47 posted on 06/16/2010 7:36:06 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: autumnraine
1,044 randomly chosen adults
48 posted on 06/16/2010 7:36:17 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: autumnraine
They are just setting they stage so they can shriek "The elections were stolen" when the Republicans take over the House and Senate in November.
49 posted on 06/16/2010 7:36:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: napscoordinator
We have to get close to 50 seats to regain power and that is going to be a challenge....

Yes, but there are almost 90 seats with Republican majority voters that have Democrat reps. It will be a challenge, but the mother's milk of money would make this very doable. A lot of entrenched Blue Dogs "could be" in the mud, come November.

50 posted on 06/16/2010 7:36:39 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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