Skip to comments.Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress
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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I LOVE IT!!! Let the lower-echelon Dem voters be lulled into a sense of false security.....lower the feeling of the necessity to turn out and vote. This is good. Many stupid Dems will believe this and rest on their butts.
There are a lot of people that vote Republican but really consider themselves part of the Tea Party nowadays. Many/most Tea Party people disapprove of the Republicans which is why they are active in the Tea Party in the first place. So yeah, Republicans have a disadvantage on this thse sorts of poll questions now. It is amazing they actually stay competitive with Dems on the generic ballot at all.
I hate when people write something down like you did but gave nothing from the prior post. How am I supposed to know what you are talking about when you write some sentence that does not have anything about what I was discussing.
Meanwhile, in the real world:
Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 36%
June 14, 2010 ^ | June 14, 2010 | Rasmussen
"Republican candidates now hold a 10-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, June 13. That ties the GOP’s largest ever lead, first reached in April, since it first edged ahead of the Democrats a year ago."
I had to go back to my posts since you were so lazy....Who is this they you speak of. There was no “they” in my post. I did say I. Sorry you missed out on the stock market during that time....of course dealing with you in a short period of time like today explains a lot as to why you missed out. Sorry that you did not make any money in the 90’s....you certainly were one of the minority.
If AP says it, it must be so. I was motivated to vote, but I guess I just might as well stay home and not bother. /s
That is the purpose of skewed polls—they are political advertising.
were certain people given 6 votes in this poll?
This is a poll of randomly selected people — not registered voters and certainly not likely voters. Think of it what you will.
I guess that kid doesn’t remember the recession (internet bubble) Bush inherited and doesn’t realize the rats took over congress in 2007. They had to find a 23 y/o “warehouse worker” to get commentary that dumb.
Unemployment and inflation now equals good fiscal policy.
This poll is a joke.
“Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress”
Don’t get discouraged folks!!! when was the last time we could believe the MSM? Just another brainwashing tool to make us think we can’t boot the thug regime in power.
Sounds like the people polled don’t realize that dhimmies have been in control of congress since 2006. Apparently we need to educate some people.
True that. The internals on this one must be fascinating.
Discrete sampling most likely, hitting metro areas like NYC or LA (maybe even San Fran).
Administration Propaganda push poll. Look at the internals, this is NOT a serious poll, this is a push poll.
random telephone poll of 236 registered voters in Watts and South Central?
start with a push poll from a nowhere source.
wash it through a “larger” dinosaur media.
cit eeeeevil republicans and
Clinton was in office from 1993-2000.
The Republicans controlled Congress under Clinton from 1995-2000.
This 23 year old is a braindead moron.
You’ve GOT to be friggin’ kidding me. What kind of special sauce is this poll using?? Are they only polling media figures?
I don’t see the GOP taking the house. I see the Dems losing 30 seats. The Senate is a big maybe.
But for a few good members in the GOP like Ryan Pence and Cantor, the GOP is mostly usless and showing little or no viable alternative to the Dems.
yes we need to vote for the GOP for sake of gridlock, but dont hold your breath waiting for the GOP to get a clue as to what to do any time soon.
Try again Skippy.
Here's a free tip for you (which is worth every penny): Right below the date/time of the post is a link To #, which if you click on it, it will take you to the post they were replying to.
I don't want DEMS to retain Congress. I want them to die.
I think it is time for your nap.
These kind of polls are good in the sense that it will keep the Right motivated to go vote.
If the perception is the GOP in a walk....some people don’t vote.
You need momentum, but not too much perceived momentum. It works in reverse too with McCain/Dole/Bush 41...perceived malaise.
Well, that would make sense ... they probably called 1,044 randomly-chosen adults within the 213 (Los Angeles) area code ... primarily hispanics, I’m betting.
30, maybe even more.
Of course -- this is from the west coast department of the Democrat Party's Ministry of "Truth", the LA Times. When are these "news" papers going to realize that nobody believes anything they say when they publish political propaganda (lies) like this in order to save the Democrat Party. LA TIMES -- just hurry up and die and go away. Thinking people have no respect for anything you say.
Perhaps a bit of reality will enlighten the LAT writer? The following poll (link below) if from NPR and closely mirrors the findings of both the Gallup and Rasmussen polls which taken using input from LIKELY VOTERS instead of national adults (The very least accurate method of polling.
This is a poll of national adults. It is useless as a gauge of voter sentiment and is totally at odds with both the Gallup and Rasmussen polling, each of which poll LIKELY VOTERS, which days ago said the generic Congressional ballot was showing the REPUBLICANS leading by 8 & 10 points respectively
GOP has 178 seats in Congress, they need 218 to retake the House. GOP needs to win 40 or more seats. In the Senate the GOP has 41 seats, need 10 to take the Senate or 19 to have a filibuster proof Senate.
"Are they right? There's reason for skepticism. As Ambinder and Subday noted, 44% of those in the poll's voter sample were self-identified evangelical Christians, who tend to be conservative Republicans. In the last presidential race, evangelicals constituted 23% of voters -- about half the number used in the AP poll.
It's possible, I suppose, that evangelical turnout will be higher this year, but a jump from 23% to 44%? It's very unlikely. In fact, it's practically impossible, and rather foolish to assume as part of the basis for a national campaign poll.
Anyone getting too excited (or too depressed) based on this AP poll is probably making a mistake."
In CA? Sure.
Right. The LA Times. They probably polled ACORN and SEIU. Setup.
I don’t really care that you blast me or flame me or whatever, but I really wish you would add to the discussion too. You have this problem of calling people out but don’t provide your opinion on the subject. Is that because the subject matter is too difficult and unable to understand for you? Just wondering because this is your trend.
Let’s ask the question differently and skew the sample towards the Democrats to try to help them.
64% of budgets are ok with 10% unemployment, 17% underemployment. A stock market that is the same as it was 6 months ago, a national debt going up 160 billion a month.
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