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Rasmussen: Scandals Could Drag Down Obama, Democrats In 2014 (Public Opinion in Favor of GOP)
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:45 PM | Lisa Barron

Posted on 05/30/2013 5:19:26 PM PDT by drewh

Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, says there are signs the trio of scandals surrounding the Obama administration could cause more serious problems for the president and the Democratic Party if they persist.

Discussing how the scandals might help Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections, Rasmussen said public opinion is now "marginally in favor" of the GOP.

In the last five weeks Republicans have been ahead on the generic congressional ballots twice; Democrats, three times. We saw that same kind of balance going back and forth in April and May of 2009 and then gradually the Republican wave began to build," he said.

"So we'll be watching over this summer. If the scandals pick up and the generic ballot begins to move in the Republican direction, you'll see definitely that's going to help."

On top of the scandals, Republicans might also be able to capitalize on the rollout of Obamacare, according to Rasmussen. "It's likely to run into some administration hurdles, some bureaucratic issues, but it's also running into the fact that it has never become popular, and that's going to be a pretty healthy drag on Democrats."

He continued, "When we look at a question of, say, who do you trust more on the issue of ethics and corruption, it used to be Democrats had a big edge on the issue, but now with the scandals and controversy, the Republicans have a slight advantage; there's been a 10-point swing on that."

As for the targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, Rasmussen said, "Fifty-seven percent believe that the IRS really did target people and they don't buy the notion that it was some low-level people at the Cincinnati office. Sixty-five percent believe the decisions came from Washington at either the IRS headquarters or the White House."

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1 posted on 05/30/2013 5:19:26 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

They don’t the IRS this cycle to suppress opposition.


2 posted on 05/30/2013 5:23:54 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: drewh

Only problem is MSM is now ignoring the scandals.
Joe-6-pack thinks the scandals are much a do about nothing.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 5:24:53 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: drewh

Think about how far ahead they would be if they were actually worth voting for!


4 posted on 05/30/2013 5:25:05 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: drewh
As we saw last election, polls don’t mean jack.
5 posted on 05/30/2013 5:25:09 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: drewh

I hope this is true, but they all said the same thing in 2008 and 2012. Instead, I say we ignore all polls and just get people to the polls. I am going to ensure that my friends go to vote more than ever before.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 5:29:41 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: drewh

Its not 2014. Its 2013. This is the perfect time to get information out so the sheep will forget by election time. The MSM is helping Obama here to get the dirty laundry out at the right time.


7 posted on 05/30/2013 5:30:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: drewh
Maybe those who were derailed by the IRS in 2011 - 2012 will have motivation to stop Obama, "In your FACE Obama!"

Repeat of 2010 end the Tyranny!

8 posted on 05/30/2013 5:36:17 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

IF the Amnesty Bill goes through it’s over!
Even though Repubs worked on it the Dems will be in power forever!
Hell Obama could become King!


9 posted on 05/30/2013 5:37:51 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: drewh

The lazy will suddenly be willing to work?

I doubt it.

Obama could Nuke Manhattan and his support will remain unchanged.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 5:39:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: oldbrowser
Last election the polls said Obama would win handily. What is your point?
11 posted on 05/30/2013 5:46:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: drewh

People are too uninformed to know there are even any scandals ongoing.


12 posted on 05/30/2013 6:12:14 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: hinckley buzzard
Last election the polls said Obama would win handily. What is your point?

The Rasmussen polls did not show Obama win handily. As I recall most of the republican pollsters had Romney winning.

13 posted on 05/30/2013 6:15:04 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: entropy12

I think Obamacare will be in “full bloom” by Nov 2014 and just may be a WMD to be used against the Baraqqis.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 6:17:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

This is why Los Gangstas de Ocho are working so hard to import 33.1 million Mexican voters.


15 posted on 05/30/2013 6:26:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: napscoordinator
I just ran across an election prediction from Feb. 2012 (before the Republican nomination was decided). It had the likelihood of each state voting for the Republican candidate or for Obama. The list was right for every state except Florida, which it had going Republican.

For a Republican candidate to win, he or she must pick up three large states that went for Obama (whether honestly or by fraud)--Florida, Virginia, and Ohio, plus one more. It will be an uphill struggle but the ones that seem to me to be most within reach are New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

16 posted on 05/30/2013 6:38:24 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Conserev1

I am becoming a firm believer that the Republicans would rather be the minority so that people will like them.


17 posted on 05/30/2013 6:49:50 PM PDT by kempster
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To: drewh
If scandal was the standard for getting Obama and the Dems out of power, or at least significantly drag them down as Rasmussen suggests, Obama and the Rats wouldn’t have won re-election in 2012.

The reality is that neither the media nor the sheeple are willing to face the truth. The media is not interested in exposing the sins of the Democrats, and the sheeple believe whatever the media tells them.

It’s a vicious circle designed for morons, but hey, we have plenty of them.

18 posted on 05/30/2013 7:41:03 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: entropy12
Only problem is MSM is now ignoring the scandals.

Is now?

The msn has ignored the Democrats' scandals for a very loooooong time.

19 posted on 05/30/2013 7:42:55 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: NoLibZone

You can say that again.


20 posted on 05/30/2013 7:43:28 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: hinckley buzzard
Last election the polls said Obama would win handily. What is your point?

Trying to get some favorable publicity with those who didn’t vote for Obama?

21 posted on 05/30/2013 7:44:10 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: nascarnation

I saw on today on TeeVee (I think BOR) the reporter was asking people in the street if they were for Obamacare.
Those who said yes were asked how it works, and no one
knew any details! One guy was told he must get health
insurance else he will have to pay $2000 fine and he said
he has no money for any of that. The low information voters
should be banned from voting. But I know that won’t happen.


22 posted on 05/30/2013 11:53:37 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: Conserev1

Amnesty voting is 11 years away at the minimum. The country
will be finished long before that if Pelosi becomes speaker
in 2014.

The real amnesty is the current situation with illegals.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 11:56:24 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: drewh

The saddest thing about the headline is “Could.”


24 posted on 05/31/2013 2:42:36 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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