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Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress
LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010

Posted on 06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT by autumnraine

There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll.

The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November.

The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And slightly more — now 64% — say their household budgets are in good shape.

In addition, people want Democrats to win control of Congress, by a 46% to 39% margin. That is the second straight month in which Democrats have held a delicate advantage on that question since April, when 44% preferred Republicans and 41% picked Democrats.

“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio, who wants Democrats to continue leading the House and Senate.

Even so, there's plenty in the poll to encourage Republicans, and nothing that contradicts many analysts' views that the current opposition party has a solid shot of capturing majorities of one or both chambers of Congress.

The public's anti-Washington mood remains robust, with 55% saying they want a new member of Congress — bad news for Democrats with more incumbents to defend. A low 24% approve of how Congress is doing its job, a hefty 72% still say the nation's economy is in poor condition, and 77% consider huge federal budget deficits a top concern.

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To: autumnraine
L.A. TIMES STORY WRITERS BREAK ROOM.
21 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:30 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Article quotes a 23 year old regarding how wonderful the Clinton years were...”

yeah i saw that too
dumb kids biggest worry when Clinton was in office was whether or not he would get a tickle me elmo doll for Christmas for crying out loud


22 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:32 AM PDT by DM1
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To: autumnraine

23 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:38 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: MCOAvalanche
I love the quote from the 23 year old about the good old days under Clinton. He would have been 13 when Clinton left office. Of course life was good for him, his mommy was still putting his breakfast cereal in his bowl for him.

I bet his mommy is still putting his breakfast cereal in his bowl for him

24 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:59 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: autumnraine
“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23

Uh, Danny? You were five years old when Clinton took office.

Your political analysis can be taken with a grain of salt.

It's proven time and time again that D voters are the dumbest, least informed segment of the electorate.

25 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:03 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: autumnraine

I’m thinking you have to give up on the intelligence of about 40% of Americans.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:36 AM PDT by tiki
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To: autumnraine

AP/LA Times....Mmmkay


27 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:37 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: autumnraine

The Dems have spiked here and there, but that spike has already diminished. The LA times probably polled union workers.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 7:28:39 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: autumnraine
The AP-GfK Poll involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,044 randomly chosen [u]adults[/u] and was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from June 9 to 14. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

Not "likely voters", not "registered voters", not even "US citizens".

"Adults".

These adults "want" Democrats to control Congress sooooo badly that most (it's an off-year election) won't even bother to vote in November.

This poll smells worse than the elephant compound at the zoo.

29 posted on 06/16/2010 7:28:48 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: autumnraine
The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. .. In addition, people want Democrats to win control of Congress, by a 46% to 39% margin. ..

Even so, there's plenty in the poll to encourage Republicans

Say what?? Was this written by a third grader? The Democraps have a 7 point generic lead and the Republicans should be "encouraged" ?

A 7 point lead means there wont be much if any change in Congress and President EpicFail can continue along his merry way... I don't think so. This is one of the most blatant push polls Ive seen in recent years.

30 posted on 06/16/2010 7:28:57 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Truthsearcher

There is your answer. NOT potential voters.


31 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:13 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: autumnraine

It doesn’t matter. We have to get close to 50 seats to regain power and that is going to be a challenge....can be done but with gerrymandering on both sides so intense, it will be a great day if this occurs, but it won’t be easy.


32 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: autumnraine
“When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,” said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio, who wants Democrats to continue leading the House and Senate.

Hey dumbshit, when Clinton took office, you were SIX. When he left office, you were 14. What the hell do you know?

33 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: autumnraine

That’s all fine and dandy but people don’t vote on control of Congress, they vote on their own members. And poll after poll show nearly every single House seat gained in 2006 as vulnerable and competitive this year, and a whole bunch more on top of that.


34 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:40 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I was 18 when Clinton left office. I always say he made a conservative out of me.


35 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:42 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: autumnraine

is there any polling data? i see no link to any poll....


36 posted on 06/16/2010 7:30:24 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: MCOAvalanche

FWIW I do remember Reagan and was younger under Reagan than this guy was under Klintoon, however, I actually PAID ATTENTION.


37 posted on 06/16/2010 7:30:31 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Financially they were pretty good years if I say so myself. If you remember, they were for you too.


38 posted on 06/16/2010 7:31:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: RockinRight

I am only old enough to remember the tail end of Reagan’s time. But I know my history too. This dim bulb obviously doesn’t.


39 posted on 06/16/2010 7:31:46 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: God luvs America

This is the same newspaper that had Gray Davis winning against Arnold by 20 points the morning of the election. Lost by twenty.


40 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:10 AM PDT by KT22
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