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Generic Congressional Ballot Democrats 46%, Republicans 36% [Wake Up, GOP!]
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12/10/12 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 12/11/2012 11:55:52 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Democrats hold a 10-point lead over Republicans on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending December 9, 2012.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 36% would choose the Republican instead.

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The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from December 3-9, 2012.

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On November 4, Republicans were at 46% in this poll. They've dropped 10 points in a month.

Let's wake up, GOP. Kissing Obama's fanny ain't doin' it for ya.

1 posted on 12/11/2012 11:55:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The poll makes no sense. How can people (supposedly independents) switch their decision to vote Democrat just because Obama won?


2 posted on 12/11/2012 11:59:12 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Would be bad if there were an election tomorrow.


3 posted on 12/11/2012 12:01:38 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: SoFloFreeper

On November 5, I’d have said Rasmussen’s poll as now was complete BS. Apparently, this country has slid so far down the sh!tter now it is forever lost. Sloth and greed have outpaced honor and the value of work and worthwhile endeavors.

From my own personal perspective, I think some of this is due to complete disillusionment with Republicans in general, at least for the RINO ones in the eyes of real conservatives. I myself wouldn’t and won’t vote for either of my two Georgia Republican Senators again. In fact, I’m going to actively work against them to put real men or women in their place - honest hardworking men or women.


4 posted on 12/11/2012 12:02:30 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: fwdude

Easy. The people have been corrupted.

“...likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.” B. Franklin, 1787


5 posted on 12/11/2012 12:02:41 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: fwdude

Id normally say this poll was complete BS but looking around, yeah its probably true. Just look around you, look at what is happening to this country. This is not the America our Founding Fathers would recognize anymore..we have become what we always feared we would become, Venezuela


6 posted on 12/11/2012 12:05:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoFloFreeper
We need amnesty and sodomite marriage and welfare for all to save it. /sarc
7 posted on 12/11/2012 12:05:51 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Exodus 20:17)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When the nads left the GOP so did the support for them. Keep it up Boehner and you’ll lose control of the House too.


8 posted on 12/11/2012 12:09:51 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: SoFloFreeper

46% is about the Democrat base. If the question was “are the Democrats perfect?” about 46% would say yes.

What’s going on here is the GOP base is MIA. For some unknown reason, the GOP base is failing to support the Republican party.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 12:10:46 PM PST by Brookhaven (theconservativehand.com - alt2p.com)
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To: fwdude
How can people (supposedly independents) switch their decision to vote Democrat just because Obama won?

Everyone loves a winner. And OBL was right, people will gravitate towards the strong horse.

It is clear that with this election the country has changed and we will be living in a center-left Social Democracy for the foreseeable future. Hence a number of people around the edges of Conservatism can see the handwriting on the wall and are making their plans accordingly. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" or somesuch. Planning how to make their lives work in the new paradigm, one way or the other.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 12:12:27 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why buy generic coke when the real thing costs the same?

Same for Govt.

If there is no real difference, might as well get the name brand Big Government rather than the cheap quality imitation.


11 posted on 12/11/2012 12:14:55 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: fwdude

Perfect sense. Just that less people[Conservatives, libertarians, etc] support the GOP. The poll is obvious.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 12:15:32 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: fwdude

Humans are herd creatures.

But when they eventually turn on Hussein because of his failures, it will be in the same herd manner.

In the meantime, keep your powder dry.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 12:18:29 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Brookhaven

You have it backwards-the GOP is no longer supporting the base. Why should we support any party who is hellbent on being Democratlight?


14 posted on 12/11/2012 12:19:58 PM PST by SCHROLL
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To: SoFloFreeper
Makes sense to me. I have been a Republican all my life. Not any more. I won't vote for a Republican again. I don't care if the Libertarian Party candidate only gets one thousand votes in 2016. One will be my vote. The Repubs are dead. The Dems will control the show for many years until the collapse happens. Then it is a new game.
15 posted on 12/11/2012 12:24:30 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Just look around you, look at what is happening to this country. This is not the America our Founding Fathers would recognize anymore..

It's not even the America I recognized from a few short years ago anymore.

16 posted on 12/11/2012 12:37:34 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Ironic how you all claim things have changed.

I guess since I’ve always lived here (physically beautiful Ft. Lauderdale suburbs) it hasn’t changed for me.

It’s just ideologically destitute around here.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 12:44:17 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: fwdude

I agree..its not the America I once knew anymore..its been taken over by Communist, Socialist a-holes who want to turn America into the Soviet Union..its what they have always wanted, now they practically have it..before WE outnumbered THEM, now it seems its the other way around..just throw enough free crap to people and you own them for life


18 posted on 12/11/2012 12:45:10 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I see you're from the People's RepubliKKK of Califonia, so you are awash in loony leftism, I'm sure.

But, even here in the relative conservative bastion of Texas, we are feeling the Leftist invasion. Even in my formerly conservative city of Fort Worth, you cannot refuse to hire, rent to, or promote a cross-dresser at the risk of your business being shut down.

19 posted on 12/11/2012 12:52:23 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Would it be any worse than today?

Can you think of any reason for the numbnuts GOP to survive in the future? What will their platform be?


20 posted on 12/11/2012 12:57:08 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: SoFloFreeper

The America I knew and pledged allegiance to is long gone. A marxist/redistributionist electorate, and a cesspool of a culture that celebrates dope, fag-marriage, and every other kind of evil and degeracy it comes across. The only good thing I can say about that is that, when the country finally crashes and burns, I won’t be expending any energy mourning it.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 12:59:24 PM PST by greene66
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To: C210N

That reminds me, time for my bi-monthly run to buy more ammo...


22 posted on 12/11/2012 1:15:08 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

You’re kidding, right? You think the GOP should wake up? How about the American people waking up? They are blind, dumb and stupid.


23 posted on 12/11/2012 1:17:10 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Gaffer

That’s fine if you mean you want someone to primary them but NEVER do anything that makes it easier for the RAT get elected.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 1:19:36 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: SoFloFreeper; SunkenCiv; stockpirate; Brown Deer; jenk; doug from upland; Clintonfatigued; ...
This poll just reflects the continued stupidity of what Rush Limbaugh calls "low information voters," plus the way that the House GOP leadership seems to be caving on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, as portrayed by the MSM.

It does seem a bit strange for Ras to be polling generic congressional ballot now, when the newly elected Congress hasn't even been sworn in yet. The only vote for the House that counts right now is the one that took place last November 6.

25 posted on 12/11/2012 1:23:50 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: fwdude

Yeah I’m unfortunately used to seeing the leftist turds here running the state. Ronald Reagan loved California, build his library here, and he wouldn’t recognize this state if he were alive today..I was born and raised here and its becoming more and more difficult everyday to want to live here anymore. Id love to move to a red state, for once know how it feels to live in a red state. Would love to move to Texas, Ive heard about how some areas are more leftists but at least the rest of the state is Conservative


26 posted on 12/11/2012 1:23:50 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoFloFreeper

I no longer give a smelly Obama about the Republican Party.

If the dim-bulb-crat opponent on my ballot is not opposed by a conservative, it’s not worth voting.

Die, RINOs, die.

Die, die, die, suffer, suffer, die, die, die.

Oh, forgot, especially you, Boehner.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 1:31:21 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SoFloFreeper

But what were the sampling beak downs, Oh wait, (never mind)

Lets face it, the 47% became the 52% and will soon become the 60% if the stupid GOP don’t get off their a$$es and defend themselves.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 1:33:14 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: Resolute Conservative

That reminds me, time for my bi-monthly run to buy more ammo...

+1 on what he said


29 posted on 12/11/2012 1:35:27 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: justiceseeker93
RE :”This poll just reflects the continued stupidity of what Rush Limbaugh calls “low information voters,” plus the way that the House GOP leadership seems to be caving on the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, as portrayed by the MSM.”

And so does Rush say that if R house members just held firm on voters (<$250K) taxes going up unless Obama’s agrees that Rush gets an extension too, that the poll would be flipped?

Republicans have little choice but to extend the <250 separately and they never actually said they wouldnt.

But because they havent done it yet Obama gets to play out the act like he is forcing them to see reason and protect the voters. So when they finally do he will say "I saved you a tax increase"

Alternatively if they passed it too soon Obama might just add more demands given that there is still time.

30 posted on 12/11/2012 1:39:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I’d take a Zell Miller over Chambliss or Isakson any day of the week.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 1:40:23 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: SoFloFreeper

I gots ta get mah freebies!


32 posted on 12/11/2012 1:48:10 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Gaffer

Simple solution — out Dem the Dems.

An Obamaphone if ypu vote Dem?
Why, we will give you 10 phones if you vote Repub.
And raise
the minimum wage to $1,000 per hour!

And a free Mercedes or Lexus to everyone!

That will get the Repubs a landslide victory.

Problem solved!


33 posted on 12/11/2012 1:49:55 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Makes sense to me. The only Congressional "Republican" any one has heard since the election has been John Boehner making a fool of himself, and being trashed by the media as if the campaign was still on.
34 posted on 12/11/2012 1:52:32 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sarah Barracuda
This is not the America our Founding Fathers would recognize anymore

Correct. There is no silent majority sitting in the background ready to step in and do the right thing. Once upon a time that was generally true. People may have voted the wrong way from time to time, but the majority of the people were still, at heart, rugged individualist who believed in free markets and individual liberty. That is just not true anymore.

What passes for the American public now is much more like Europe - perhaps even worse in many ways. Our immigrants to this land don't much care about it. People come here to make a buck and feed off our national carcass.

Lots of people think if only the GOP would throw out the "establishment" and be more conservative that we'd some how be more popular. I doubt that is true. Politicians will do whatever it takes to be popular and win elections. If Boehner and company thought taking a harder line on tax cuts and being more conservative would make them more loved, they'd do it. Particularly on social issues, the country is just not conservative any longer. Maybe on fiscal/spending areas a good message will make more headway, but traditional views on social issues are dead.

35 posted on 12/11/2012 1:57:13 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: fwdude

That’s not what’s happening.

The GOP has not only given people not reason to vote for it, it has given people a reason to vote against it.

By its cowardly actions, the GOP’s very existence not only facilitates the demcorats everything they want and more, and also provides the democrats a scapegoat for giving it to them.

I would actually argue that it makes more sense to vote the entire GOP out of existence and just let the democrats kill this country in their name only with no one else to blame, because this country is going to die, and the only thing that ***damn GOP is doing is helping it die by putting their stupid, useless fingerprints on the murder weapon.


36 posted on 12/11/2012 1:57:33 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Yes, we conservatives in this part of Florida are small islands of intelligence in a giant ocean of DUMB.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 2:06:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Resolute Conservative

Funny how there are so many founder’s quotes that make that ammo reminder... and echoed not by a single liberal today.


38 posted on 12/11/2012 2:15:06 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SCHROLL

I guess to varying degrees we should measure things. I prefer we get rid of notable rinos...the idea of wholesale shifting into a third party is STUPID and anyone suggesting that might as well give democrats the country now! Conservatism by it’s definition is to conserve or retain, not to be crazy and irrationally ideological.


39 posted on 12/11/2012 3:44:55 PM PST by Rick_Michael (We are becoming a Mediocracy: By and For the mediocre. The flock of the wise must gather.)
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To: fwdude

“The poll makes no sense. How can people (supposedly independents) switch their decision to vote Democrat just because Obama won?”

Because the “standard model” of independents is wrong, as Obama has now proven twice.

Independents don’t respond to begging (supplicating). They want to be told, not asked. The Romney convention was a carbon copy of the Kerry convention of 2004.

Independents are (mostly) weak minded scum. They don’t think - they follow the strong horse. In the last two cycles, that was Obama. He didn’t listen to the political consultant establishment - he went hard Left. And the mushy middle followed.

The only answer to this phenomenon (except for enforcing the 22nd amendment) is to go hard Right in 2016. Romney was our Kerry.

We need to find our Obama - with or without the GOP.


40 posted on 12/11/2012 3:56:33 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe we need a new message. “We’re doomed!” is not attracting voters the way it should.


41 posted on 12/11/2012 8:03:27 PM PST by TChad
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To: SoFloFreeper

We control the Congress so the point here is?


42 posted on 12/12/2012 4:47:31 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SCHROLL

I was being sarcastic.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to get that across with a keyboard.


43 posted on 12/12/2012 10:49:13 AM PST by Brookhaven (theconservativehand.com - alt2p.com)
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To: OldArmy52

Actually, the Democrats have succeeded in making the dreaded Republican the new, socially acceptable “N” word.

That won’t change until the Democrats are no longer in control of the media and education.

Obama would just “one-up” them by saying “I’ll give you those things, too!......and, I’ll take it from Republicans!”


44 posted on 12/12/2012 11:06:46 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 12/12/2012 10:06:33 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Rick_Michael

Give the country to the dems? Just what the hell do you think Boehner’s in the middle of doing? Go right on being a good little lemming if you want. I refuse to stay with a party that has abandoned the principles that drew me to it and thinks the way to regaining power is to become democrat lite.


46 posted on 12/13/2012 9:58:42 AM PST by SCHROLL
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To: sickoflibs
Republicans have little choice but to extend the <250 separately and they never actually said they wouldnt.

Taxes will go up for the "rich". There's no way around this. If Republicans give in to Obama, only the rich get thrown under the bus. If Republicans hold firm and we go over the cliff, everybody's taxes go up --and then Obama and the Dems can later ride in on a white horse with tax cuts for the lower 98%.

Fact is, taxing the "rich" is popular right now. Poll after poll shows roughly 60% support. House Republicans are in a lose/lose situation and if everyone's taxes go up, they'll get blamed.

47 posted on 12/13/2012 10:19:47 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
RE :”Taxes will go up for the “rich”. There’s no way around this. If Republicans give in to Obama, only the rich get thrown under the bus. If Republicans hold firm and we go over the cliff, everybody’s taxes go up —and then Obama and the Dems can later ride in on a white horse with tax cuts for the lower 98%.
Fact is, taxing the “rich” is popular right now. Poll after poll shows roughly 60% support. House Republicans are in a lose/lose situation and if everyone’s taxes go up, they’ll get blamed.

This SHOULD be obvious to all Republicans by now. It gave Dems an issue for 4 years: ‘those tax cuts caused EVERY problem we have.’ And Bohners members would end up begging him to let them vote on a partial extension anyway.

I did a vanity on this to answer those nutbags who claim that O will get the blame if the GOP refuses to extend the <$250K for everyone.

Here's what the Republican House must do on taxes right now, and what will happen if they don't(SOL | 12/7/12 | sickoflibs )

48 posted on 12/13/2012 10:49:35 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Drew68
In fact a little less than two years ago after Reid, Obama and Pelosi caved to the 2010 lame duck Senate Republicans on extending the tax cuts (all rates) I posted that Republicans would be in much better position this year if they appeared to put up a good fight but then Reid pulled his ‘50+Biden’ together to extend just that part of the tax cuts that they wanted, using budget reconconsiliation , which they didn't do if you noticed .

Then Republicans could have went into 2012 blaming everything on those tax increases rather than vice versa.

Of course this would have backfired if those taxes went up and the economy boomed the past two years, but heck, Rs lost anyway.

49 posted on 12/13/2012 11:37:13 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: SCHROLL

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO READ!? I said target those high-end republicans, not wholesale accept the party’s leadership. Apparently your brain just totally skipped that.

A third party is just accepting democrats. There’s no way around that.

You make examples out of Republican leaders and the message will be delivered; but you don’t abandon those that have been with us the whole way through!!


50 posted on 12/13/2012 1:31:39 PM PST by Rick_Michael (We are becoming a Mediocracy: By and For the mediocre. The flock of the wise must gather.)
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