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Return of “broken glass” conservative voters means deep wide and continual trouble for Democrats
The Collins Report ^ | December 1, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

Posted on 12/01/2009 6:07:44 AM PST by jmaroneps37

Obama and the Democrats’ problems go deeper than just his approval ratings. Here’s a look under the media’s rug.

A recent CNN survey says 38% blame Republicans for the worst economy in 75 years. This is a sharp drop from the 53% who swallowed this line in May. The number blaming Democrats is up 6%.

Rasmussen’s presidential index shows Obama at -14 meaning he’s been at -15 or -14 for several days. Rasmussen also puts Republicans at a 7 point advantage in a generic poll which simply asks “In Congressional races next year will you vote for a Democrat or Republican?” Since our September 12 Washington rally the spread has steadily increased.

“Intensity gap” getting ugly for Democrats

Just before last month’s three big elections (NJ and Va. Governor; special in NY CD 23) Charlie Cook released his findings on voter intensity.

Cook stated his opinion very clearly writing, “DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE TO SET UP MACHINE-GUN NESTS TO KEEP OBAMA’S FOES FROM VOTING.”

Cook based his statement on an October 12 -18 Gallup poll showing Obama’s approval rating among Democrats at 84% but just 16% among Republicans and 48% with Independent voters.

Confirmation from the far Left

A new Daily Kos poll asked if America is on the Right track or Wrong Track. We answered wrong track 40/57; bad news for the Democrats.

The news for Democrats is so bad that even these far leftist have joined the chorus of those predicting doom next year.

The super bad news for Democrats is the Voter Intensity index in the Daily Kos poll. Voters saying: they are Probably voting/ not likely to vote answered this way:

Democrats: 56/40 Independents: 65/23 Republicans 81/14

You won’t hear much about this from the media, they don’t like reporting bad news for their side.

(Excerpt) Read more at collinsreport.net ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: rasmussen
We're winning but we need to keep up the attack until next November. Then keep the Republicans' feet to the fire thereafter.
1 posted on 12/01/2009 6:07:45 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37
Return of “broken glass” conservative voters means deep wide and continual trouble for Democrats

Yeah I suppose, but the vast majority of the Independents and some democrats also mean "deep wide and continual trouble for Democrats."

2 posted on 12/01/2009 6:10:31 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: jmaroneps37

If they get Amnesty pushed through, all this means nothing.


3 posted on 12/01/2009 6:14:23 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: jmaroneps37

“Broken glass” as in break glass in case of emergency? Honestly, I expect that Dems will keep picking up votes as most of the population is either brainwashed or hopelessly dependent on them. And that includes many who say they are conservatives.


4 posted on 12/01/2009 6:14:46 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: jmaroneps37

The GOP needs to put up candidates that are worth voting for. I absolutely do not think that there are many “broken glass Republicans” for McCain, Huckabee, or some others I could name,


5 posted on 12/01/2009 6:15:44 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

This is the break the GOP is looking for - how many RINOs can they slip through based only on the fact that they have an -R- after their names.


6 posted on 12/01/2009 6:29:37 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: jmaroneps37
Cook stated his opinion very clearly writing, “DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE TO SET UP MACHINE-GUN NESTS TO KEEP OBAMA’S FOES FROM VOTING.”

They've already demonstrated a willingness to do that:


7 posted on 12/01/2009 6:31:38 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: jmaroneps37

The intensity level was evident everywhere...

1. VA was a bigger blowout for GOP than polls had suggested.
2. NJ was supposed to be close, based on polls. Some even had Jon Corrupt leading. GOP won comfortably.
3. Westchester county Executive was supposed to be a toss up; GOP won in a blow out 58-42.
4. Nassau County Executive was supposed to be a cake walk for the Dumocrat. When the recount is done, his political career is probably done too.

Dem supporters were complete no-shows.

Do you think with POTUS’ Afghaniplan that intensity from the left is going to increase? Or decline even further?


8 posted on 12/01/2009 6:36:09 AM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Taxes, Small Government - we can do it!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Once again, the press is asking the wrong question.

The fact that the public blames the Republicans doesn’t mean they will continue to give the Democrats a pass for not cleaning it up. The question should be “What percentage of Americans don’t blame the Democrats for not improving the economy.”

We’re in a similar situation to the 1970s. The public blamed Ford for the economic mess. For a while after he was elected, the public gave Carter a pass for not cleaning it up, but by the end of his 4 years their patience ran out. The public never blamed Carter for creating the economic problems, but they blamed him for not improving the economy.

The public will always blame the Repbulicans (because it started on Bush’s watch), but there will come a point where their patience will run out with Obama not improving the economy.


9 posted on 12/01/2009 6:36:28 AM PST by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brookhaven
Well,I think you're right. I certainly hope you're right. But I think back to the 1930's. Everyone blamed Hoover for starting the Great Depression. FDR came in and spent years working on the problem and really made precious little progress until WWII came along changed everything. And here we are 70 years later, and an awful lot of people hate Hoover for getting us in, and praise FDR for getting us out. Hmmmmmmmm.

I do think that Obama is screwing up so badly that he cannot avoid the blame, but these things can be unpredictable.

10 posted on 12/01/2009 6:45:20 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: rbg81
“Broken glass” as in break glass in case of emergency?

"Broken glass" as in willing to crawl across broken glass to vote against the Democrats/for the Republicans. Another strong dose of someone Dole- or McCain-like could cure the second half of those.

11 posted on 12/01/2009 6:48:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: rbg81
"Broken glass" as in break glass in case of emergency?

"Broken glass" conservatives are those who would crawl over broken glass to vote. I think we do have an emergency though, and broken glass is also the answer to the question about the glass being half empty or half full.

12 posted on 12/01/2009 7:01:50 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: jmaroneps37

and all signs are that Barry’s impending announcement on troops for Afghanistan is going to quickly deflate the left


13 posted on 12/01/2009 7:02:29 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jmaroneps37

Cook stated his opinion very clearly writing, “DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE TO SET UP MACHINE-GUN NESTS TO KEEP OBAMA’S FOES FROM VOTING.”

Hence Obama’s call for a “Civilian Defense Force” that is as well-equipped and funded as the military...


14 posted on 12/01/2009 7:03:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DuncanWaring
The places where they would need machine gun nests, are the places they would never be seen. Cowards only go where they know there will be little or no opposition. Try doing that around any military base or most of the South or southwest.
15 posted on 12/01/2009 7:13:09 AM PST by wbarmy (Hard core, extremist, and right-wing is a little too mild for my tastes.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Maybe the Demoncrats will be too unmotivated to cheat.


16 posted on 12/01/2009 7:15:15 AM PST by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: jmaroneps37
This is cool.

I coined the term "Broken Glass Republican" as a measure of voter intensity in 2000. This was my first posting on Free Republic.
(Keep hitting refresh until the posting appears)

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

17 posted on 12/01/2009 7:58:04 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: rbg81; KarlInOhio; Fetid Facts
See post #17

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

18 posted on 12/01/2009 8:02:34 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: jmaroneps37

Didn’t know we ever left.


19 posted on 12/01/2009 8:03:08 AM PST by Little Ray (The beatings will continue until GOP comes to heel.)
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To: Little Ray

Broken Glass CONSERVATIVE republicans never left.

Michael Steele, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mit Romney have tried to SHOVE OUT the conservatives.

They succeeded in 2008. HOWEVER conservatives are loud and REGISTERING TO VOTE!


20 posted on 12/01/2009 8:06:24 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jmaroneps37

Fauxbama, Pelosi and Reid have lead the Democratic party over a cliff, and most of them don’t even know it yet.

2010 is on pace to make 1994 look like a good day for democrats.

Liberal Republicans and Dems from all but the bluest districts are going to be absolutely slaughtered in the midterms.

Reid is gone, Specter is gone, Dodd gone, Pelosi will be re-elected, but her days as speaker are DONE. Even if by some miracle democrats retain the house (which I don’t think is going to happen) she will not win re-election as speaker.


21 posted on 12/01/2009 8:15:59 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: jmaroneps37
A minor edit if I may?

We're winning but we need to keep up the attack until next November 2012

22 posted on 12/01/2009 8:20:39 AM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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