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Democrats Are Getting Destroyed In Key Senate States
finance.yahoo.com ^ | 3/4/14 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 03/04/2014 12:38:10 PM PST by cotton1706

Republicans have a large, 8-point advantage among voters in states with Senate races, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday.

Democrats hold a slight edge in the overall generic congressional ballot. But in the key battle for the Senate, Republicans lead the generic ballot by a 50-42 margin in states with a 2014 Senate race.

Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to retake control of the Senate, something that could instantly make President Barack Obama a lame duck president of sorts in his last two years.

Overall, 36 Senate seats are up in 2014: Twenty-one seats are currently held by a Democratic incumbent and 15 seats are held by a Republican.

The new poll doesn't provide any insight into specific Senate races, but polls have shown that the chamber is ripe for a Republican takeover. Republicans are already very likely to win open Senate seats in South Dakota and West Virginia, deep red states where long-time Democratic incumbents are retiring.

Meanwhile, there are clear opportunities for pickups in Alaska, Louisiana, Arkansas, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. The only competitive states Republicans need to defend are the seats of Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky and a Georgia seat to be vacated by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

The new Washington Post/ABC poll showed that Democrats' perceived advantage on key issues is not carrying over to a structural advantage on the ballot. Voters trust Democrats more than Republicans on handling health care (44-36), immigration (44-36), energy policy (43-35), and helping the middle class 47-34).

But Obamacare remains deeply unpopular with the public. Only 38% approve of how Obama is implementing the federal health-care law, while 57% disapprove.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; elections; jackasscare; obamacare; obamafail; throwthebumsout; unaffordablecareact

1 posted on 03/04/2014 12:38:10 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Voters trust Democrats more than Republicans on handling health care (44-36)

Bwahahahaha Yeah right. No bias there.

2 posted on 03/04/2014 12:39:55 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: cotton1706

Hope. Change.

Obamacare.

If you like your economy, you can keep your economy.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 12:40:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: cotton1706

Cold weather. Impacting voter turnout...

...going to need to keep the polls open late...

...news at 11...


4 posted on 03/04/2014 12:41:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: cotton1706


GOP works for the same folks. GOP is the 'kinder, gentler, National Socialist party.' In WW2 those types were called Collaborators.
5 posted on 03/04/2014 12:41:39 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

Unless the RINOs are thrown out the DNC has nothing to fear.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 12:50:04 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

A lame duck with a pen and a phone.

And the lame pubbies will just continue to let him sign unconstitutional E.O.’s.

So... WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!


7 posted on 03/04/2014 12:54:09 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: cotton1706

For the sake of our country, the RATs need to be destroyed wherever they are found. The same can be said about the RINOs.

Yes. It is THAT serious.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 12:55:52 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: cotton1706

GRIN


9 posted on 03/04/2014 12:56:53 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: cotton1706; All
Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to retake control of the Senate,

Patriots need to aim their sights higher than merely winning a simple conservative majority in the Senate imo. As mentioned in related threads, if patriots and former Obama supporters can win a 2/3 conservative majority in both Houses of Congress in 2014 elections then Congress will be positioned to do the following.

Congress will have the power, under the Constitution's Clause 2 of Section 7 of Article I, to override presidential vetoes. This means that Congress will be able to repeal constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare without Obama's signature, for example.

Note that Congress has exercised this power as recently as Bushes 41 & 43, and also with Clinton.

List of United States presidential vetoes

Also, here's evidence of former Obama supporters.

FR: Poll: 71% of Obama voters, 55% Democrats 'regret' voting for his re-election

10 posted on 03/04/2014 12:58:42 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: cotton1706

Before every election we are treated to stories like this.

“Democrats on defensive”

“Country is majority Conservative”

“Republican surge”

But after the smoke clears we find out that they were wrong and democrats win again.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 1:00:23 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Amendment10

Stop the flow of money and you stop the Democrat/Liberal/Marxist march. They have nothing else. H.o.R that’s your job!


12 posted on 03/04/2014 1:02:52 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Iron Munro

That’s because we never manage to come up with any solid candidates. Most of our energy goes into taking a bead on other GOPers for being “too Tea Party” or “too RINO” or “too whatever” we have decided is our standard for perfection.

Like it or not, numbers matter and we have to get enough people to elect enough Republicans to make a difference. We can’t do anything as long as we remain the minority party, especially with a regime which has nothing but contempt for the minority party. Bush used to bend over backwards to work with the Dems when they were in the minority (one of his big errors, IMHO), but Bambi and Reid sure don’t care.

I was trapped on a van trip with liberals last week, and one of the pearls of wisdom that fell from the lips of a middle age broad gushing over how wonderful it was that drugs and gay marriage were being legalized everywhere was that she really didn’t think there should be a two-party system in the US. All the other libs agreed with her.

So brace yourselves, folks. Even though you may think most Republican elected officials are useless, liberals actually do see them as a threat and an obstacle...that needs to be gotten rid of.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 1:17:21 PM PST by livius
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To: unixfox
I hope for the majority, but really, what difference will it make - at all?

Republicans will go all soft and we will hear no end to the sudden need for “bipartisanship”. Juan McCain and his gang of 14 buddies will seize control of critical issues and demand that we play soft and nice with Harry Reid.

Harry Reid cut us up six ways from Sunday, but I guarantee McCain and his gang of RINOs will demand clubby Senate decorum in the spirit of bipartisanship. In other words, no one will have the GUTS to do what needs to be done and put Harry Reid in his place.

Count on Republicans to remove the nuclear option Reid used on them.

Count on Republicans to do NOTHING to thwart Obama. They'll just claim that their trying to lay low for 2016.

We may get the Senate, but I have little faith anything of substance will change at all.

14 posted on 03/04/2014 1:17:27 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: cotton1706

“Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to retake control of the Senate, something that could instantly make President Barack Obama a lame duck president of sorts in his last two years.”

Doesn’t matter. He’s bee violating the Constitution and the separation of powers and our representative government all along with his executive orders.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 1:22:38 PM PST by yorkiemom
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To: Iron Munro

“But after the smoke clears we find out that they were wrong and democrats win again.”

Yep. That was especially painful in 2004 and 2010.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 1:23:18 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: cotton1706

It’s early, and there’s still plenty of time for the progs to steal many an election.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 1:24:50 PM PST by Clarence
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To: cotton1706

I could care less about 2014. Of course the Dims will lose the Red States. It’s their 7-10 Seat pickup in 2016 that worries the Hell out of me.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 1:33:59 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: unixfox

A GOP “takeover” of the senate would be a false victory. The move toward more big government and more spending will continue unabated as will Obama’s power grab. There is no way the GOP will stand up to him.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 1:35:06 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Don Corleone; All
Stop the flow of money and you stop the Democrat/Liberal/Marxist march.

Exactly! Corrupt politicians are just following the money.

That's why patriots need to make sure that their constitutionally-impaired state lawmakers are brought up to speed with the following. Justice John Marshall had officially clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, basically any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

Given Justice Marshall's statement, it can be argued that corrupt Congress is stealing state revenues via constitutionally indefensible federal taxes.

20 posted on 03/04/2014 1:35:46 PM PST by Amendment10 (f)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Is that 7-10 number based on an analysis of what seats are decided that year, or just a fear of a Dem landslide?


21 posted on 03/04/2014 1:36:12 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Iron Munro

Exactly. Same old scenario plays out again and again. Real change (i.e., constraints on government) wil never come about under the Republican Party.

Excellent post.


22 posted on 03/04/2014 1:37:04 PM PST by Starboard
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To: RIghtwardHo

“It’s their 7-10 Seat pickup in 2016 that worries the Hell out of me.”

What seats do you think they’ll pick up? The 2010 class is historically a strong class for republicans. We held our own in 1998 and gained 4 seats in 2004.

I can see maybe Kirk’s seat, NH, maybe PA, possibly IA if Grassley retires. I think Johnson will hold his seat in WI. I don’t see a 7-10 seat pickup given the states and the senators in them.

SC Scott 2016

OK Coburn 2016

AK Murkowski 2016

AZ McCain 2016

FL Rubio 2016

ID Crapo 2016

IL Kirk 2016

IA Grassley 2016

LA Vitter 2016

MO Blunt 2016

NH Ayotte 2016

ND Hoeven 2016

PA Toomey 2016

SD Thune 2016

UT Lee 2016

WI Johnson 2016

AL Shelby 2016

AR Boozman 2016

GA Isakson 2016

IN Coats 2016

KY Paul 2016

KS Moran 2016

NC Burr 2016

OH Portman 2016


23 posted on 03/04/2014 1:41:41 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I dont think Warner is safe in Virginia


24 posted on 03/04/2014 1:44:43 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Carry me back

“I dont think Warner is safe in Virginia”

I don’t think so either. I don’t have much faith in Gillespie though. But a national vote may sweep him in, mediocre though he is.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 1:52:07 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: VRWCarea51

Actually I sort of believe the poll.

I get polled ALL the time (no idea why)

and sometimes the question forces you to answer a certain way that you KNOW will be misinterpreted.

Example: back when Bush was president, I would get polled all the time asking : Do you agree with Bush’s handling of the Iraq war..... um.. THAT is a TRICK question as far as I am concerned because someone like me HAS to answer HELL NO I am not happy with Bush’s handling of the Iraq war!!! (knowing when I respond that way, that it will be interpreted by those who report on the poll as me being against the Iraq war. When NOTHING could be further from the truth! I wasn’t happy with Bush’s handling of the war because I thought he should have nuked Falujah! not because I am some anti war peacenik !

So lets look at the question at hand and determine where the problem might lie...

Who do you trust most on handling healthcare.... well, I would be interested in seeing the EXACT wording of the question, because... sometime I will get a poll question like... who do you trust more to implement Obamacare? um... well that would be the Democrats! since the Republicans want to repeal it!

See what the problem is?

I can’t say for sure that was the situation in this case, because I don’t know the exact question that was asked.


26 posted on 03/04/2014 1:54:54 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t know much about Gillespie either. Hopefully he gets it done if the one running against Warner, which he probably will be. I like Shak Hill, but will vote for whoever wins in Roanoke.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 2:05:34 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Howie66

“For the sake of our country, the RATs need to be destroyed wherever they are found. “

I’ve been yelling this on Fr for many years but NOOOOOO, the goody 2 shoe Freepers think we should pray for them. F them and their idiot god in the White Hut.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 2:07:39 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

I am in full “NO TOLERANCE” mode when it comes to the Parasites and Vermin that make up the Socialist/Marxist Party of Barak Hussein Obama and those that suck up to that Puke.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 2:18:25 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: cotton1706

No problem. DemonRats have election stealing down to a science.


30 posted on 03/04/2014 3:01:06 PM PST by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: cotton1706

Hillary will have long coattails. Our first woman President will result in a huge turnout by the Dems.


31 posted on 03/04/2014 3:13:35 PM PST by kabar
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To: Carry me back

VA is a purple state trending blue. Any Rep will have an uphill battle running in VA. In 2012, Kaine got more votes than Obama.


32 posted on 03/04/2014 3:16:00 PM PST by kabar
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To: All

             GOVichy

33 posted on 03/04/2014 3:19:19 PM PST by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: kabar

Hillary won’t be the candidate on the dem ticket. She’s too old and in failing health. She’ll push hard and get a lot of support but before Christmas 2015 she’ll be forced to drop out due to health issues and/or the rumors that she’s one campaign stop away from keeling over, thereby making her poll numbers drop precipitously.


34 posted on 03/04/2014 4:15:45 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad
WOW. Somebody tell Hillary because she is raising money by the boatload and her poll numbers are higher than any potential candidate of either party.

For someone in such poor health, she is sure active.

So exactly where do you get your information on her failing health? Aside from rumors, do you have any real information? It is pure wishful thinking to believe that Hillary will go away. She has been campaigning for President her entire life.

35 posted on 03/04/2014 4:43:29 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

The dems won state wide, in close elections with the FBI investigating the gov and bringing KC’s name into it. Plus no help from the national repub party. I might be wrong but I think the GOP has a good shot.

A republican won a special election in a tidewater district last week with 60%. A dem had the seat and Obama won that district by 10. Va general assembly


36 posted on 03/04/2014 6:10:11 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Carry me back

It will all depend on turnout. If the Dems turnout then the Reps will lose. The Dems build up a huge cushion in NoVA and in the cities. The cushion gets bigger every year. VA will be solid blue (statewide elections) within a decade.


37 posted on 03/04/2014 9:03:28 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

Turnout is important. But as you say right now Virginia isnt a blue state. The Gop can win this, so we will see.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 9:37:40 PM PST by Carry me back
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