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Poll: Americans Want GOP in Charge of Congress
News Max ^ | August 3 2014 | Greg Richter

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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1 posted on 08/03/2014 12:01:08 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

And then impeach and remove from office.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: PoloSec

That would be real peachy if only there was actually a difference between the GOP and the Democrats.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 12:02:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PoloSec

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! :)


4 posted on 08/03/2014 12:03:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: dfwgator
I wish I could be happy about this.

If it happens it will put guys like Cruz, etc that much closer to shaping the agenda.

5 posted on 08/03/2014 12:04:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

... which would be a very good thing.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 12:04:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: OldNewYork

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.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 12:05:11 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: PoloSec
I want to see every RINO who won against a conservative primary candidate lose to a Democrat in November.

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.

8 posted on 08/03/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoloSec

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.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 12:10:30 PM PDT by HarleyD ("... letters are weighty, but his .. presence is weak, and his speech of no account.")
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To: All

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....


10 posted on 08/03/2014 12:10:37 PM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Grams A

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.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 12:14:33 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: PoloSec
It's a toss up between who will dole out the most freebies, and who will bleed the middle class and small businesses dry to dole out the freebies. Major corporate sponsors to your favorite politician get a free pass on all of
this of course. They can buy the best government available, negating any vote, and just buying up all of the government they need to fulfill their quarterly goals. Nothing personal, but the US government should be posted on the NYSE as a publicly traded company under the whore index.
12 posted on 08/03/2014 12:15:40 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: OldNewYork

And then impeach and remove from office.

Shhhhh ,don’t say that yet


13 posted on 08/03/2014 12:18:09 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Liz

More than one poll has now shown him falling below the 40s. The floor of his support is started to lower.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: dfwgator
That would be real peachy if only there was actually a difference between the GOP and the Democrats.

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.

15 posted on 08/03/2014 12:23:17 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

*starting


16 posted on 08/03/2014 12:23:34 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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17 posted on 08/03/2014 12:31:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PoloSec
Pretty soon, it will not matter what the Americans want.

The only thing that will matter is what the NON AMERICANS want.

18 posted on 08/03/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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19 posted on 08/03/2014 12:31:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Grams A

How many elected TEApartiers are democRATs?


20 posted on 08/03/2014 12:36:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 12:56:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Quick! In with the boilerplate comments about GOPe!


22 posted on 08/03/2014 1:36:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PoloSec

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.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

I have seen no evidence that Senate Republicans would actually desire to stop a radical left SCOTUS nominee


24 posted on 08/03/2014 2:13:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

Not one dime’s worth of difference.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: PoloSec

Not that it will achieve much if Weeper Boner and Ditch are in charge.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 2:53:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PoloSec

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.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 2:55:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 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.

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.

28 posted on 08/03/2014 3:08:25 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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