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Swing Voters Are Flocking to GOP
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-30-10 | PETER WALLSTEN AND NEIL KING JR.

Posted on 10/29/2010 6:47:31 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

The Democrats' final push to woo undecided voters appears to have fizzled, potentially putting dozens of competitive House races beyond reach and undermining the party's chances in at least four toss-up Senate seats, according to party strategists and officials.

Independents, a crucial swing bloc, seem to be breaking sharply for Republicans in the final days of the campaign.

One nonpartisan prognosticator, Stuart Rothenberg, said Friday he thought the Republicans could pick up as many as 70 House seats—something no party has achieved since 1948. The Republicans need 39 seats to take the majority. Fading Democratic support among independents is also keeping alive the GOP's longer-shot hopes of taking the Senate.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; gopcomeback; swingvote; wsj

1 posted on 10/29/2010 6:47:33 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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2 posted on 10/29/2010 6:48:14 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I’m starting to wonder how many Dems are just going to say “Screw it” on election day and stay home.


3 posted on 10/29/2010 6:51:54 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: GOP_Lady

Why don’t they run some ads accusing a Republican of worshipping Aqua Buddha? That will fire up the base of good Democrats fearful of the wrath of Aqua Buddha.

Or, why don’t they find a useful idiot on a daytime women’s yakfest TV show to call a Republican the “B” word? That too should fire up the base of liberals afraid of “B”s being elected to the Senate.

Why not send the president out to say that he wants to send Republicans to ride in the back of the bus?

I’m sure these Democrats can think of something to attract support.


4 posted on 10/29/2010 6:52:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GOP_Lady

-—Independents, a crucial swing bloc, seem to be breaking sharply for Republicans in the final days of the campaign.-—

Did they really think it would be anything else?


5 posted on 10/29/2010 6:55:28 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: Temple Owl

ping


6 posted on 10/29/2010 6:56:01 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I don’t know about other places, but at the poll I’m working in N. Texas, blacks are turning our fairly heavy. They are being neutralized by the Vietnamese who vote mostly R.


7 posted on 10/29/2010 6:56:29 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I don’t know about other places, but at the poll I’m working in N. Texas, blacks are turning our fairly heavy. They are being neutralized by the Vietnamese who vote mostly R. Keep pushing, folks.


8 posted on 10/29/2010 6:56:46 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
-—Independents, a crucial swing bloc, seem to be breaking sharply for Republicans in the final days of the campaign.-—

Did they really think it would be anything else?

At this point the Dems are just praying they'll stay home.

9 posted on 10/29/2010 6:56:46 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: GOP_Lady

Whayt the hell is wrong with wva?


10 posted on 10/29/2010 6:58:44 PM PDT by Perdogg ("What Would Aqua Buddha do??)
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To: GOP_Lady
Earlier. 40+ posts.
11 posted on 10/29/2010 6:59:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: GOP_Lady

12 posted on 10/29/2010 7:01:16 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: GOP_Lady

just swing, baby!


13 posted on 10/29/2010 7:01:20 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Steely Tom

Thank you.

I’ll read the additional comments.


14 posted on 10/29/2010 7:05:03 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Colonial Warrior

Oh, that is just PERFECT! Love it! :)


15 posted on 10/29/2010 7:07:18 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Colonial Warrior

That’s great!!!


16 posted on 10/29/2010 7:08:08 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
I think Fran Frazetta had the Tea Party in mind when he created this:


17 posted on 10/29/2010 7:09:02 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: mainepatsfan
I’m starting to wonder how many Dems are just going to say “Screw it” on election day and stay home.

Neva happen GI!!

18 posted on 10/29/2010 7:10:30 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: mainepatsfan

I’m starting to wonder how many Dems are just going to say “Screw it” on election day and stay home.


I think more than a few Dems are going to say “I’m tired of being screwed...I’m voting Republican”.

The privacy of the voting booth is a powerful thing.


19 posted on 10/29/2010 7:11:56 PM PDT by unkus
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To: mainepatsfan
I’m starting to wonder how many Dems are just going to say “Screw it” on election day and stay home.

I'm guessing quite a few. If the Dems were in the position the GOP is in right now, lots of Pubbie voters would just say "what's the point" and just not vote.
20 posted on 10/29/2010 7:20:22 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why don’t they run some ads accusing a Republican of worshipping Aqua Buddha? That will fire up the base of good Democrats fearful of the wrath of Aqua Buddha.

It just cracks me up every time I hear or think about that story - lol!

21 posted on 10/29/2010 7:22:51 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: GOP_Lady
The Democrats' final push to woo undecided voters

Wait. You mean all that "get in the back of the bus, bitch, whore, witch, and kneel before the wrath of your enemies" was trying to woo undecided voters?

What will the Dems be like when they're surly and drunk?
22 posted on 10/29/2010 8:05:42 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Perdogg

“Whayt the hell is wrong with wva?”

My hope is that in several states union members are saying they will vote Democratic when polled and then will vote Republican (Reagan Republicans and their heirs). I realize the members of public employee unions are unlikely to do this; however, other union members may be intending to vote Republican, but be afraid that a so-called pollster is really a Union official checking on them.

There is enough thuggery and other bad acting going on that I would not be willing to tell a “pollster” I was voting Republican if I were a union menmber.


23 posted on 10/29/2010 8:31:20 PM PDT by olrtex
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To: Signalman

If it’s a rout on the east coast as the results come in, it could influence turnout in the west where the polls are still open. If this is the case, hopefully Republicans will still come out and vote even if Dems think it’s a lost cause.


24 posted on 10/29/2010 8:33:15 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Thanks for the ping.


25 posted on 10/29/2010 9:13:55 PM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: randita
"it could influence turnout in the west where the polls are still open."

Wasn"t there some attempt at fixing that problem? Maybe at the news reporting level?

26 posted on 10/29/2010 10:05:06 PM PDT by matthew fuller (11/03 Headline: Dems Totally Decimated, Obama Flees Country.)
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To: matthew fuller; randita
If it’s a rout on the east coast as the results come in, it could influence turnout in the west where the polls are still open. If this is the case, hopefully Republicans will still come out and vote even if Dems think it’s a lost cause.

24 posted on October 29, 2010 11:33:15 PM EDT by randita

Wasn"t there some attempt at fixing that problem? Maybe at the news reporting level?
Oh yes, they'll fix that problem. Since this time it's the Democrats whose ox could be gored by it . . .
'Course in any case, GOTV efforts on the West Coast might be less affected by the time zone effect when it's not a case of people really planning to vote for POTUS, with congressional races being an afterthought rather than the main event.

27 posted on 10/29/2010 10:51:49 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: GOP_Lady
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