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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

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To: napscoordinator
No they weren't, but thanks for playing.
51 posted on 06/16/2010 7:37:16 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: autumnraine

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.


52 posted on 06/16/2010 7:38:22 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: autumnraine

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.


53 posted on 06/16/2010 7:38:57 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Owl_Eagle
It's proven time and time again that D voters are the dumbest, least informed segment of the electorate.

Alvin Greene.

54 posted on 06/16/2010 7:39:01 AM PDT by A message
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


55 posted on 06/16/2010 7:39:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: autumnraine; All
After this week, one more Dem, Congressman Bob Etheridge of North Carolina should be on the Dems Endangered Species List. Actually, he should be arrested and put in jail.
56 posted on 06/16/2010 7:41:16 AM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: autumnraine
This is a case of AP just "making things up."

Meanwhile, in the real world:

Battleground Poll: Democratic Losses Could Exceed 30 Seats

Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 36%

- JP

57 posted on 06/16/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: autumnraine
Reality:

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."
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2535195/posts

58 posted on 06/16/2010 7:42:17 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


59 posted on 06/16/2010 7:42:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MCOAvalanche
When clinton was in office terrorists were bombing our troops and we did nothing, and he had Ben L. , did nothing these events led to 9-11, clinton set woman's rights back decades, by his sexual discrimination behavior and lying about it under oath, did nothing about illegal immigration, and allowed our missile guidance systems to be sold to china. So while everybody was enjoying the “good years” listing to Bill play sax, he was setting our country on a course of destruction economic, security and moral. Its like being at a drunken party, might be fun at the time but certainly not healthy overall, and this is the democrats in a nutshell, they do not think or care for the future of this country.
60 posted on 06/16/2010 7:45:10 AM PDT by seastay
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To: autumnraine

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.


61 posted on 06/16/2010 7:45:57 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: autumnraine

were certain people given 6 votes in this poll?


62 posted on 06/16/2010 7:46:20 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: autumnraine

This is a poll of randomly selected people — not registered voters and certainly not likely voters. Think of it what you will.


63 posted on 06/16/2010 7:47:00 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: autumnraine
Is this poll of the people that are LA ,if so then they need to get out more often, and check with America Not with the black and Mexican city's like LA..If they got out they would really be surprised what real American( not illegals or welfare people) think of the idiot and chief..
64 posted on 06/16/2010 7:47:31 AM PDT by PLD (be)
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To: backhoe; BenLurkin

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.


65 posted on 06/16/2010 7:49:04 AM PDT by lwd
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To: autumnraine

Unemployment and inflation now equals good fiscal policy.

This poll is a joke.


66 posted on 06/16/2010 7:49:58 AM PDT by dforest
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To: autumnraine

“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.


67 posted on 06/16/2010 7:51:30 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: autumnraine

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.


68 posted on 06/16/2010 7:52:59 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

True that. The internals on this one must be fascinating.


69 posted on 06/16/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: autumnraine

Discrete sampling most likely, hitting metro areas like NYC or LA (maybe even San Fran).


70 posted on 06/16/2010 7:53:38 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: autumnraine

Administration Propaganda push poll. Look at the internals, this is NOT a serious poll, this is a push poll.


71 posted on 06/16/2010 7:54:10 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: autumnraine

random telephone poll of 236 registered voters in Watts and South Central?


72 posted on 06/16/2010 7:54:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: autumnraine
The question that is never answered..."WHAT PEOPLE?".

These reporters walk around their newsroom, or visit some DNC stronghold, get three people to agree on these skewed polls, and then feels justified in using the plural, "people", in a spin that insinuates majorities agree...it's all BS.

This Congress has the lowest approval rating in history, and have collaborated to nearly take down the United States financially, and they would have us believe we want them to stay in office?

Pulllleeeezzzzeeee.

It's like asking a home invader/looter to stay on as a house guest.
73 posted on 06/16/2010 7:54:49 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: autumnraine

push polling.

start with a push poll from a nowhere source.
wash it through a “larger” dinosaur media.
cit eeeeevil republicans and

PRESTO

propaganda delight.


74 posted on 06/16/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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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.

Genius alert!

75 posted on 06/16/2010 7:58:08 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: autumnraine; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


76 posted on 06/16/2010 8:04:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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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

Clinton was in office from 1993-2000.

The Republicans controlled Congress under Clinton from 1995-2000.

This 23 year old is a braindead moron.

77 posted on 06/16/2010 8:07:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: autumnraine

You’ve GOT to be friggin’ kidding me. What kind of special sauce is this poll using?? Are they only polling media figures?


78 posted on 06/16/2010 8:15:55 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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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,

LOL I'm 25 and had no skin in the game when Clinton was in office. I was a freshman in high school during his last year.

But if we are to use this logic and standard for age, I can say, "When Carter was in office, we got to where were and when Reagan took office, we began to do exceptionally well."


79 posted on 06/16/2010 8:16:22 AM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: autumnraine

I don’t see the GOP taking the house. I see the Dems losing 30 seats. The Senate is a big maybe.


80 posted on 06/16/2010 8:18:38 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Williams

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.


81 posted on 06/16/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: napscoordinator
Financially they were pretty good years if I say so myself. If you remember, they were for you too.
There was no “they”
in my post.

Try again Skippy.

82 posted on 06/16/2010 8:21:29 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: napscoordinator
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.

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.

83 posted on 06/16/2010 8:22:42 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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To: autumnraine
Goldfinger Poll

I don't want DEMS to retain Congress. I want them to die.

84 posted on 06/16/2010 8:24:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: napscoordinator

I think it is time for your nap.


85 posted on 06/16/2010 8:24:45 AM PDT by Ditter
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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.


86 posted on 06/16/2010 8:25:21 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Truthsearcher

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.


87 posted on 06/16/2010 8:27:41 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: Clemenza

30, maybe even more.


88 posted on 06/16/2010 8:33:14 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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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. And slightly more — now 64% — say their household budgets are in good shape."

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.

89 posted on 06/16/2010 8:34:48 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: autumnraine

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.

https://preview.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127834800&live=1


90 posted on 06/16/2010 8:38:22 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Nonstatist
"Say what?? Was this written by a third grader? The Democraps have a 7 point generic lead and the Republicans should be "encouraged" ?

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

91 posted on 06/16/2010 8:42:04 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Nonstatist

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.


92 posted on 06/16/2010 8:43:29 AM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: autumnraine

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93 posted on 06/16/2010 8:47:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: autumnraine
They have a history of crappy polling, like this gem before the election:

"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."

ABOUT THAT AP POLL

94 posted on 06/16/2010 8:56:36 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
64% — say their household budgets are in good shape.

ROTFL

In CA? Sure.

95 posted on 06/16/2010 9:00:24 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: autumnraine
"Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress"

Right. The LA Times. They probably polled ACORN and SEIU. Setup.

96 posted on 06/16/2010 9:59:47 AM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


97 posted on 06/16/2010 11:22:08 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: autumnraine

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.


98 posted on 06/16/2010 8:24:44 PM PDT by Steelers6
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