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GOP midterm edge biggest in 20 years
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/05/2014 6:06:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

May 05, 2014, 08:37 am GOP midterm edge biggest in 20 years

By Rebecca Shabad

A new poll suggests Republicans have the biggest advantage in a midterm year in two decades.

The Pew/USA Today poll released Monday found 47 percent of registered voters support the Republican candidate in their district or lean Republican. By contrast, 43 percent favor the Democratic candidate or lean Democratic.

Democrats have lost ground on the generic ballot in recent months. Last October, Democrats held a 6-percentage-point lead of 49 to 43 percent. Regardless, they usually need a double-digit lead in order to pick up seats.

President Obama’s approval rating is now lower than at the same point during the 2010 campaign, Pew noted. The GOP later won the majority in the House that November.

While 44 percent approve of Obama’s job as president, half of the public disapproves, the poll found.

Just over half say Obama won’t affect their vote this November. Just over a quarter, meanwhile, see their vote as being against the president rather than the 16 percent who say it will be for Obama.

Less than a third of Democrats see their vote as being for Obama, but 46 percent of Republicans see their vote as being against him.

Nearly two-thirds say they want to see the next president offer different policies and programs than the Obama administration. Less than a third want Obama’s successor to offer a similar agenda.

Despite the GOP’s edge on the generic ballot, only 23 percent approve Republicans’ jobs in Congress and 32 percent approve of Democrats’ jobs.

More people, 43 percent, say GOP policies would do more for the economy, compared to 39 percent who say Obama’s policies are more effective.

The poll was based on 1,501 adults surveyed from April 23 to 27. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


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If true.........
1 posted on 05/05/2014 6:06:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Gingrich's contract with America.

Hopefully the TEA party will be more committed to integrity than Newt was.

2 posted on 05/05/2014 6:09:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Sub-Driver

We may have a veto proof congress happening. If true, zero is toast.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 6:10:37 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Sub-Driver
This gives them plenty of time to screw things up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 6:11:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Sub-Driver

This scares the GOPe.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 6:13:52 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DownInFlames

That would truly be a miracle in the Senate. Let’s not get cocky.

Having a GOP controlled Senate creates its own problems.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 6:14:17 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Iron Munro

7 posted on 05/05/2014 6:16:27 AM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: Iron Munro
This gives them plenty of time to screw things up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

This gives them plenty of time to screw things up and snatch VICTORY FOR THE OLIGARCHY from the jaws of VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

8 posted on 05/05/2014 6:18:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: All
POINTS TO PONDER: the side wanting to avoid a debate is usually the side losing the debate.

His signature legislation "Obamacare" proved to be a blunder of Ceausescuian proportions, yet, Obama unilaterally declared the debate to be “over.” Tone-deaf Obama forgets that:

<><> no political question is ever permanently settled,

<><>Obamacare clone, "Hillary-Care," shoulda been a lesson learned, but Obama stupidly forged ahead,

<><> negative soundings from the grassroots, were prophetic---but loyal Dummycrats sap-happily lock-stepped w/ Obama.

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Amazingly stupid is that the 2014 Democrats are hopping onto the ACA bandwagon---embracing what they claim are ObamaCare's "positives," even though healthcare is a bigger political bomb now than it was when Dems party got shellacked in 2010.

Lock-stepping Democrats face 2014's gale force political headwinds, dissatisfaction in their own ranks, struggling voters living with a dismal economy, the coast-to-coast disgust that Obama is dragging the country in the wrong direction----all surefire losers at the polls.

President Obama is near all-time lows on his approval ratings and was labeled 'political poison' to the party’s candidates. .... being tied to an unpopular president can be a millstone around an eager politician's neck. Democrats want some of Obama's pull, but Obama, himself, should get out of their way.....and stay the hell in Washington.

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BACKSTORY In 2009, retiring Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry presciently warned that ObamaCare was setting up Democrats for a huge 2010 midterm defeat; just as “HillaryCare” led to Democrat loss of 54 House seats in 1994.

Obama scoffed at such concerns; he told Berry, “Well, the big difference here is you’ve got me.”

SO MUCH FOR O'S EGOTISM 2010 Republicans went on to win 63 House seats and six Senate seats.....the largest swing to Repubs in the House since 1938. So Obama was right---the difference was him. ROTFL.

Onward to 2014-2016.

9 posted on 05/05/2014 6:18:37 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Iron Munro

THAT’S the typical scenario....

We’ll see.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 6:19:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t rule out massive voter fraud.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 6:19:11 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Sub-Driver

The makers of Depends must be working triple-overtime shipping all those orders to Capitol Hill and to the DNC.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 6:21:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
Even if true - not so much counting on what would a Republican majority do with their "power" - except perhaps "share" it with their Dem buddies.

It's going to take a number of things to make any significant changes:
1. Not a Republican win but a Conservative win.
2. Solid Conservative House leadership.
3. Solid Conservative Senate leadership.
4. Enough Conservative replacements so that a Conservative agenda can be passed with a veto-proof majority in both houses.

To say we can win big is one thing - for us to win big in the right way is the only thing that will make it meaningful.

13 posted on 05/05/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And this survey was with “adults,” which could be transients lined up outside the welfare office. Add 10 points if they had surveyed “likely voters.”


14 posted on 05/05/2014 6:25:21 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: DownInFlames

If so our problem will be the GOP establishment. We get a veto proof Congress we need to reverse Obama’s economic, health care, environmental, and social policies.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: DownInFlames

From your lips to God’s ears. I hope so AND I hope they UTILIZE THAT POWER.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 6:26:47 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: central_va

Yes it does. That is why we are seeing them purposely trying to mute the enthusiasm and dampen Tea Party/Conservative prospects. I don’t think the “leadership” really want to win big. They want to win just big enough and then push through some of these stupid caves on immigration and such.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 6:28:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: massmike

No immigration reform this year...


18 posted on 05/05/2014 6:32:40 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Sub-Driver

Related news...

Republicans Close to Taking Over More State Legislatures

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Republican-legislatures-2014-elections/2014/05/05/id/569440/


19 posted on 05/05/2014 6:34:59 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Ancient Man

Exactly.

I remember when the grifter took office, they fired attorney’s general, all of them, all 50 states.

From the media, not a word of protest. Does anyone believe the media is less complicit than they were in 1992?

Does anyone think the drama over Benghazi was anything other than, well Jay, we have to give you a little spanking, we won’t use the buckle end, when it’s done we can go back to you telling outrageous lies and we will faithfully pen them, broadcast them, and smear anyone who protests otherwise.

Okay bend over now, here comes a little slap with a paint stirrer. Don’t cry, it’s as much as we’ll do.

Wretches.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 6:38:34 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Sub-Driver
As we all know, obama hates those who cling to their bibles and guns more than actual terrorist. What concerns me is that he will do anything to harm the right and keep power. I worry that he will go beyond bombing an aspirin factory. I would not put it pass him to have one of his terrorist friend do something big. We need to pray big for our country.
21 posted on 05/05/2014 6:42:02 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Sub-Driver

All this hype and we probably still will fall short on getting the senate back. I think there’s only a 60% chance. Without the Senate we face at least 2.5 more years of this misery.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 6:42:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Way too early to celebrate.

Our Senate candidates haven’t even weighed in on their definition of “rape” yet.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 6:51:13 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: comebacknewt

The GOP is the master at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 6:52:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ancient Man

Let’s not get “cocky”.

And let’s continue working to reduce the number of dead voters.

Shouldn’t every patriot state, frequently and publicly, that

“Our Constitution does not give dead people the “right” to vote!”


25 posted on 05/05/2014 7:03:50 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Sub-Driver
don't worry, the GOP will manage to screw it up. It's in their DNA.
26 posted on 05/05/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: DownInFlames; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; randita; InterceptPoint; Sun; ...

It’s hard to put a number on expected House gains but winning 290 is out of the question, it would only be possible if we ideally drew all the lines in every state. I’d be pleased to net 20 seats.

With the Senate, there are 10 seats I think we have an even chance at picking up or better. That would still leave us 12 short of 67, with only 11 rat seats remaining. So you’d need to win EVERY Senate race and get Angus King to switch.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 9:14:05 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

If they bring up amnesty - the GOP could lose seats


28 posted on 05/05/2014 9:15:43 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: the anti-mahdi

I remember when the grifter took office, they fired attorney’s general, all of them, all 50 states.


You sure you aren’t thinking about federal prosecutors, or some office the president actually has the power to fire?


29 posted on 05/05/2014 9:17:26 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: Freeping Since 2001

Every state has a federal attorney general to handle federal cases in the state. I am pretty sure all were fired by the Clintons. I thought it was a pretty big deal at the time or I would not have remembered it.

As I recall it was even before they fired all the WH travel office employees.

Form a story at the time—googled it—I had the number wrong it was 93 not fifty.

Attorney General Janet Reno fired all 93 U.S. attorneys, a very unusual practice. Republicans charged the Clintonites made the move to take U.S. Attorney Jay Stephens off the House Post Office investigation of Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski. The network response: ABC and CBS never mentioned it. CNN’s World News and NBC Nightly News provided brief mentions, with only NBC noting the Rosty angle. Only NBC’s Garrick Utley kept the old outrage, declaring in a March 27 “Final Thoughts” comment: “Every new President likes to say `Under me, it’s not going to be politics as usual.’ At the Justice Department, it looks as if it still is.”

To complete the story, Bush 43 fired eight AGs and the media made it sound like Kristallnacht. The hypocrisy at the time made my head swim. The one’s Bush fired were likely so political that Bush had no confidence they would do their job.

Bush firecd 8, Bubba fired 93, do the math. Sickening isn’t it?

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/node/11390#ixzz30rf0q7X9


30 posted on 05/05/2014 10:50:31 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: the anti-mahdi

“Every state has a federal attorney general to handle federal cases in the state. I am pretty sure all were fired by the Clintons.”


They are called U.S. Attorneys, not attorneys general, and there’s one for each U.S. judicial district (so some states have more than one). There is only one U.S. Attorney General at any one time (currently Eric Holder), and every state has its own Attorney General, but only the U.S. Attorney General is subject to replacement by the President.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:31 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Sub-Driver
GOPe WILL NOT WANT a majority, because that would lead to being held accountable for achieving conservative goals.

They will try hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

32 posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shamnesty trumps all. Not one dime’s worth of difference.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: the anti-mahdi; AuH2ORepublican

Well if were President, taking over from a RAT, firing EVERY US Attorney would be one of my first actions.


34 posted on 05/05/2014 8:06:32 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; randita; InterceptPoint; Sun; GOPsterinMA; ...

Things are going so well, I’m now nervous about Republicans peaking too soon.


35 posted on 05/06/2014 5:05:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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