Monday, May 05, 2014 3:32:48 PM · by kingattax
Skip to comments.This Just Might Be The Worst Poll Yet For Democrats
Posted on 05/05/2014 1:40:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades heading into midterm elections, according to a new Pew Research-USA Today poll, the latest daunting sign for Democrats ahead of campaign season.
The GOP is at an even stronger point than in previous "wave" elections in 1994 and 2010 and looks poised to make major gains and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.
According to the poll, out Monday, Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That's a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by GOP blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll.
Some of the other troubling signs for Democrats:
Obama's approval rating sits at 44%, compared with 50% who disapprove.
Although last Friday's jobs report showed the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level since 2008, most people (65%) say jobs are still difficult to find. And while 25% of voters think the economy will get better next year, about an equal number think it'll get worse.
The percentage of voters who disapprove of the Affordable Care Act (55%) is still tied for the highest in the law's history.
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Yes, but they are still out there fundraising:
So far, you mean?
Let’s hope these trends hold, so that Obama will be neutered a bit, in the last two years of his presidency.
Two years and 8 months to go. Less than 1000 days left until Michelle and Barack and the girls have to move out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
I only hope and pray that the next president is not another liberal radical acolyte of Saul Alinsky.
I still have no idea how Zero can have a 44% approval rating who the heck are they polling? Welfare & illegals?
So, how best can we blow it?
I still don’t trust Pew. This could be a ploy to create false confidence and complacency.
We have to work like we’re 20 points behind.
If it doesn’t translate into substantially taking down the $4 trillion government beast, then it’s just a though all they did was change the crew who are rearranging the chairs on the Titanic.
The trouble is that we don't have generic Republicans running.
I only hope it gets even worse for them as time goes on.
Oh, and here is how this should have been written....
That’s a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by blameing the GOP for the federal government shutdown,...
There’s still plenty of time for the GOP to screw this up...and I fully expect them to do so.
Obama will always have a strong base of support among blacks, approx. 13% of the population, and died in the wool liberal radical, Daily Kos / MSNBC types. Such liberals are about 20% of the population.
Then there are some older “blue collar” Democrats, who vote and support Democrats no matter what. Not sure what proportion of voters they are. But there is a group of people who will support ANY president with a “D” as the party identification, no matter what his policies are, and no matter what bad effects of his policies are.
So, possibly Obama probably has bedrock support of between 30 and 35% job approval, no matter what happens.
Some obscure Republican will say something kooky about minorities or women, and the Democrat-Media Complex will blow it up and dwell on it for weeks. Bound to happen.
Don’t worry, we’ll pass AMNESTY!!!! and bail out the Dems (by demoralizing the Republican base so much that they stay home again).
I remember back after the 2010 elections reading about some democrat congressmen that had to go see psychologists because they were suffering deep depression from their losses.
That was just the cherry on top.
The GOPe is already working on it; by focusing on amnesty and "fixing" rather than repealing ObaMaoCare.
The Rats have to literally scare up some support before the mid terms.
I hope these trends hold up. And if they do, I look forward to watching election night 2014 on MSNBC, to see their reaction as the “bad” news, from their point of view, rolls in as election after election goes against them.
I hope the GOP has a plan for the time between election day and the inauguration of the new Congress, scheduled for Jan. 3, 2015. A lame duck session of Congress could be dangerous, as it would be the Democrats last gasp of pushing liberalism while Obama is president.
Nothing that can’t be fixed by a “little” election fraud.
By shoving amnesty down our throats.
I’m sure the Rhino party will find some way to screw this up.
Good news, for sure. As long as those Republicans are mostly Constitutional conservatives too. If not...
Compare with not-so-Scott Rasmussen.
Last week's generic congressional was 40-38, +2 Republican.
This week's generic is 41-37, a six-point swing, +4 'Rat.
They couldn’t measure our intensity in 2010, I doubt they can now. In someways we are smarter, and we are sending money very judiciously without any concerns for the RNC. My guess is the Beltway Establishment and their Media won’t read the Tea Leaves for this fall, nor will they understand the results.
Thank you guys for your answer!
The Ras polls are so volatile, I’ve pretty much written them off as any kind of barometer. Obama will be underwater 8 point in approval, and then be on top 3 points a week later with no event plausibly affecting this. It’s a coin toss.
Easy,just bash the TEA party guys and pass AMNESTY
Yup! Amnesty does seem to be the way to lose the election.
My first thought as well.
Exactly. I view not-Scott Rasmussen polling like most other polling: It's a Ouija board "planchette", with the pollster choreographing.
Or Boehner will push amnesty after the primaries and piss off his entire base.
That is true. There is an old guy at my church, a retired teacher, die hard dem and it’s the Republicans that have caused all the problems. We are all just rich greedy people. He calls himself a Blue Dog Democrat. I tell him, yeah, you’re a dog alright and he knows I don’t like dogs, necessarily.
Does that include the 5% dead democrat vote?