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James Carville pollster shows Democrats stumbling even further with electorate
Hotair ^ | 08/04/2010 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/04/2010 10:36:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

James Carville’s Democracy Corps commissioned a poll at the end of July to test the mood of the electorate, and Brian Faughnan of Liberty Central gleefully discovers that voters are furious at Democrats. Despite the “Recovery Summer” sales pitch by the White House, voters are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy, and increasingly inclined to deliver a protest vote in November. Brian points to a few of the charts included in the analysis from Citizen Opinion, Carville’s pollster, and this one seems most relevant:

Until Joe Biden started pitching “Recovery Summer,” voters seemed reasonably split on whether to cast votes in protest of the administration’s policies, and may have even closed the gap a bit since the beginning of the year. In June, however, the drop in economic indicators began to be too big to ignore or jolly over with a sales pitch. The extension of bad news on employment also became so obvious that the media mainly stopped pretending to be surprised by it. The poll shows a wide margin of people planning protest votes.

This also goes along with a collapse in support for Democratic leadership on economics:

The most interesting part of this chart is that it shows little bounce for Democrats in March and April, when at least a few of the indicators looked more positive. Also note that Democrats have traditionally outpolled Republicans on the economy over the last couple of decades, and often on deficits as well. This is a big shift in American politics if this trend holds up; a -13 on economics is huge in these midterms especially. It could mean that the GOP has the opportunity to discredit Democrats for a long time to come, assuming that a win in the midterms means muscling the White House into a course correction.

It’s not just Democrats that voters have begun to reject, either. A majority have lost faith in President Hopeandchange, too:

The argument that Obama somehow rescued us from something worse than what we see now has worn very thin indeed. Only 41% buy that argument after eighteen months of Obama’s term of office. A majority in Carville’s poll sees the exploding deficit and the moribund economy as Obama’s fault, and a key cause of our current economic malaise.

These numbers are a disaster for Democrats, and an opportunity for Republicans to show real leadership on deficits, government spending, and economic development. This time around, it’s the GOP taking Carville’s mantra of “It’s the economy, stupid,” and hopefully putting it to good use.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrat; elections; jamescarville; polls

1 posted on 08/04/2010 10:36:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

ames Carville’s head to explode! Film at 11pm EST November 2nd. lol


2 posted on 08/04/2010 10:38:28 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind
That smells really bad!....right Jamie?...
3 posted on 08/04/2010 10:42:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SandRat

James Carville’s head to explode! Film at 11pm EST November 2nd. lol
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James is a friend of Bill and Hillary...perhaps the rumors of his head’s demise are premature.

I can’t wait for the “Run, Hillary, Run!” trial balloons to start in April 2011...after she steps down from the SOS (nice 2 year run to give her foreign affairs street cred.)...

There won’t be enough popcorn in the world.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 10:42:49 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: SandRat

James C. Setting it up for Hillary in 2012.


5 posted on 08/04/2010 10:43:07 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Great minds, Sir.


6 posted on 08/04/2010 10:44:11 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: SeekAndFind
The only photo of Carville that doesn't make me barf...


7 posted on 08/04/2010 10:46:19 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Tulane

I’ve always wondered what James and Mary talk about at home.

I’d like to learn their secret for staying happily married this long.


8 posted on 08/04/2010 10:46:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Tulane

How about Palin/Clinton 2012.


9 posted on 08/04/2010 10:46:50 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: reagan_fanatic

Say what you will about Carville, at least he’s a good sport ( or is he doing this to make his wife happy ?).


10 posted on 08/04/2010 10:47:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SandRat

The numbers have a good chance to drop even more before 11/2.


11 posted on 08/04/2010 10:49:21 AM PDT by JPG (Reincarnation is a myth. This Is It.)
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To: US Navy Vet

How about Palin/Clinton 2012.
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The population of our country would be dimished by 50%, from all the exploding heads on the right and left.


12 posted on 08/04/2010 10:53:37 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: SeekAndFind

Who knows...I have seen them speak together, very entertaining...they have 2 lovely daughters...


13 posted on 08/04/2010 10:54:49 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane

The Clintons and Obama are both owned by Soros. She is just as bad. All the 5 TV networks and the 97% of cable tv channels they own and Hollywood support Democrats 100%. They control TV and America.

The NYC Mosque fund 100% by the Saudis shows we lost our country.


14 posted on 08/04/2010 10:55:31 AM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Tulane

Could be fun to watch.


15 posted on 08/04/2010 10:57:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey James, "40 More Weeks" might have been a better title.

16 posted on 08/04/2010 10:58:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Were looking for an encore performance this November.


17 posted on 08/04/2010 10:59:25 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

isn’t that the creature which is always whining about “My Precious”....??


18 posted on 08/04/2010 11:09:43 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d watch to see if those trends sustain over a second month or if it appears to be an outlier.


19 posted on 08/04/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think it's fairly clear - this selfless, unbiased, disinterested saint of political perspicuity is telling the Dems that only Hillary can save them. What a guy!

That's what I liked best about the Clinton era - that pat on the back was always somebody looking for a soft spot to stab.

20 posted on 08/04/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

21 posted on 08/04/2010 11:28:02 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary rides in to save the day.


22 posted on 08/04/2010 11:28:52 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: SeekAndFind

All this means is that the Rats will have to outdo any of the voter fraud they have done in the past to keep their heads above water.

There is also the possibility that if a Reichstag style incident or some other Potemkin type scenario occurs, or the Middle East blows up, there won’t be a November election at all.


23 posted on 08/04/2010 11:30:52 AM PDT by Paratesties
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To: SeekAndFind

“This time around, it’s the GOP taking Carville’s mantra of “It’s the economy, stupid,” and hopefully putting it to good use.”

No, as Rush said today the mantra needs to be “Its the Socialism, stupid.”

People are upset about the economy. We need to educate them that the economy is worse than in any other recession because of the Socialist policies of the regime.


24 posted on 08/04/2010 11:31:25 AM PDT by happyathome
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To: kalee

Hillary rides in to save the day.

25 posted on 08/04/2010 11:34:40 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind

I try and I try and I try. Everything goes wrong! All I said was "Recovery Summer" and now look what happens! (Is the camera still on?)

--Vice President BiteMe

26 posted on 08/04/2010 11:41:08 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: US Navy Vet

not


27 posted on 08/04/2010 12:06:18 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: US Navy Vet

Are you kidding? Sarah would die of “suicide” her first week in office if Hitlery was VEEP.


28 posted on 08/04/2010 12:20:54 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: SandRat

Carville is none too pleased with Obama and that oil spill.


29 posted on 08/04/2010 12:36:21 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, but American blacks still love this marxist p.o.s.
Says something about American blacks doesn’t it?


30 posted on 08/04/2010 12:51:50 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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Sure thing, Dem Congresscritters, go out there this summer and crow about how great you made the economy today.

That’ll play well.


31 posted on 08/04/2010 12:53:40 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Frantzie

The growing grass-roots protests against the Ground Zero mosque gives me hope for the nation.


32 posted on 08/04/2010 12:54:14 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: Tulane

Hillary can’t get the nom without the black vote. She may try, I hope she does, but the raaaaacist card will get her.


33 posted on 08/04/2010 2:18:16 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Joe Boucher

Yep. Something along the lines of:’I don’t give a rats azz about anybody else. I don’t care what happens to the country. I am going to blindly support whoever gives me more! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!’

Just the observation from what I have seen in the last couple of years.


34 posted on 08/04/2010 2:47:01 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those questions are BRILLIANT. Whoever did this poll wanted to actually KNOW the results and was not pushing an agenda.

That is one of the BEST polls I have ever read!

And the trends.... ZEEEYOWZA !!

54 to 39 ???

Holy smoking corpse batman!!

Every candidate aught to just grab the points made in those questions and HAMMER them to the end night and day.


35 posted on 08/04/2010 3:07:08 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL
Corp. Cueball might be gettin a clue. The ragin Cajun is cryin in his beer...


36 posted on 08/04/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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