Skip to comments.Poll: Americans Want GOP in Charge of Congress
Posted on 08/03/2014 12:01:08 PM PDT by PoloSec
More Americans want to see Republicans maintain control of the House and they want the GOP to take over the Senate in November's midterm elections, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.
According to those responding, 43 percent want to see Republicans running both houses of Congress, with 41 percent in favor of Democrats running both chambers. The results fall within the poll's margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
Those polled also were asked whether they thought Congress had been productive or unproductive in its current session. Almost three-quarters said Congress had been unproductive, with 50 percent saying it had been very unproductive.
Nineteen percent said Congress has been productive, with 3 percent saying it has been very productive.
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And then impeach and remove from office.
That would be real peachy if only there was actually a difference between the GOP and the Democrats.
No, we want true CONSERVATIVES taking over the Senate! They don’t necessarily have to belong to the GOP.
In fact, I’d prefer if they didn’t! :)
If it happens it will put guys like Cruz, etc that much closer to shaping the agenda.
... which would be a very good thing.
And then impeach and remove from office.”
IMO wouldn’t happen even if Republicans controlled 90% of the Senate and the House. Just not enough difference between enough of the Democrats and Republicans holding public office.
No more voting for RINOs ever, under any circumstances. Period.
In the past I voted for McCain, and Romney nationally, and for Scott Brown in Massachusetts. But I guess it depends on your belief in how far gone this nation is, and what it will take to restore it, assuming that is even possible at this point.
Personally, I now believe that the only way to save this nation now (assuming such a thing is still possible) is to put conservatives in political offices and enact an agenda based on free markets, limited government and the rule of law. As long as we have a Republican party that actively opposes those ends (and we do, obviously), then I believe our only (slim) hope is drastic action.
As long as the Republican Party establishment believes that it can continue to survive by being Democrat-lite, and that it can continue to maintain power while actively fighting against the core principles of liberty, free markets and Constitutional law, it will never make the necessary change of direction.
Only when the Republican party understands that it must change or die can we hope to turn this country around. Our too-long-serving entrenched establishment politicians can still enjoy their comfy lifestyles, their wealth, power and prestige as members of a minority party. So why should they bother to change direction?
Surely a John Boehner (or an Eric Cantor -- had he not been defeated -- or a Mitch McConnell) would be just as happy to be minority leaders if the election cycle didn't go their way. Yes, they would prefer to be majority leaders, but what good would it be to them if a conservative Republican Party won the majority and then threw them out of their cushy positions and all those perks, replacing them with real conservatives?
Ask yourself -- which do you think Mitch McConnell would prefer -- a majority Republican party in which he was stripped of his position by a conservative majority, or a minority Republican party in which he could remain Senate minority leader because the majority of Republican senators were RINOs?
You may argue that we have no time to wait for the Republicans to realize that their only choice is to change or die as a viable party. But if we don't have time for that, then what makes you think we have time to wait for the RINOs and the GOP-e to pursue a "moderately marginal" course of action designed only to maintain their personal fiefdoms at the expense of a free America operating under the rule of Constitutional law?
The GOP had majority power in the House and Senate, and occupied the White House, 10 years ago. What did all that power do to move the agenda of liberty forward? Answer: nothing.
A GOP that cannot even sell liberty, limited governments and free markets to the American people is worse than useless. It is a party of tyranny enablers, and I will have none of it.
Unbelievably, today we are facing once again the stark choice between liberty and death.
Once again, these are the times that try men's souls. Conservatives need to be waging aggressive war against the totalitarian leftist tyrants on all fronts -- in the branches of government at the federal and state level, in academia, in the media, through public demonstrations, and in the voting booth.
Many argue that we must continued to vote for "the most electable conservative," which means "vote for the RINO if no conservative is running." But I respectfully disagree with that choice. I am done enabling.
If we really are to lose the greatest country in the history of the world, then let's at least be fighting for it when it goes down.
And who knows, maybe -- just maybe, if we show sufficient resolve and conviction -- divine Providence will once again provide the support that gave our founders their unlikely victory in 1776, and grant us once again the "new birth of freedom" that Lincoln called for a century later.
All the Republican Senate and House has to do is lock out the Democrats and start passing bills. It will become readily apparent who is the obstructionist.
Oh, and then hold some real hearing on the IRS.
The last week of July’s survey, found that only 38% of the public approves of the job Obama is doing, while 53% disapprove......a 10-point negative swing in just the past month.
...it becomes clear that the Border Crisis is driving this sharp decline b/c views on the economy and direction of the country have barely budged....
Above, another poster mentioned that it would be more important to have conservatives elected regardless of whether they were Republican or not. That would be a start.
Even if it doesn’t seem likely now, things can snowball.
And then impeach and remove from office.
Shhhhh ,don’t say that yet
More than one poll has now shown him falling below the 40s. The floor of his support is started to lower.
Why yes indeed - there's no difference whatsoever. Had the Republicans controlled Congress when Obamacare was being presented, they would have strong armed it through Congress just as eagerly as the Democrats, for example.
The only thing that will matter is what the NON AMERICANS want.
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
How many elected TEApartiers are democRATs?
But will the Republicans know what to do with their power, or will they re-elect the miserable failures, Boehner and McConnell, to sit on their butts and criticize the conservatives.
Quick! In with the boilerplate comments about GOPe!
So, they want the uniparty? A Republican senate is going to change little. Perhaps stall a totally radical SCOTUS nominee, but thats pretty much it. Its majority liberal.
I have seen no evidence that Senate Republicans would actually desire to stop a radical left SCOTUS nominee
Not one dime’s worth of difference.
Not that it will achieve much if Weeper Boner and Ditch are in charge.
Documentation File on the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
Pfffftt! I don't want either Republicans or Democrats in charge of the Senate ... I want CONSERVATIVES!
Both parties suck, IMO. Never liked the Democrats. They've always stood for things I'm steadfastly against.
Republican's have LIED to me for decades, saying they're FOR the things I'm for, then do the OPPOSITE once elected.
A POX on both their houses. Give me Conservatism, or give me death.