Reports of Democrats’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

by Ben Hoffman

New polls show Republicans and Democrats in a dead heat.

PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans and Democrats are tied at 46% among registered voters in Gallup’s weekly tracking of congressional voting preferences, marking a shift after five consecutive weeks in which the Republicans held the advantage.

These results are based on aggregated data from more than 1,650 registered voters surveyed Aug. 30-Sept. 5 as part of Gallup Daily tracking. The results reflect more competitive voting intentions than has been the case recently. Republicans’ leads over Democrats among registered voters in three of the previous four weeks were the highest Gallup has measured for this midterm election campaign, and higher than any GOP advantage Gallup has measured in a midterm election year since 1942.

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It’s been less than two years since Bush left office. Republicans have been trying to convince voters that their history began on January 15, 2009 with a clean slate, but that only worked for so long. The economic mess, the huge national debt, and the two disastrous wars are the fault of Republicans, and all the lying in the world will not change those facts.

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11 Comments to “Reports of Democrats’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

  1. I cannot believe anyone actually takes Republicans seriously any more.

  2. “Head in sand” alert.

  3. Even Chuck Todd knows this poll is dubious.

  4. Republicans don’t lie…that’s the MO of Dems.

  5. Ben – a favor plese – I can’t get into my own blog htis morning. Will you please try from your computer and comment on whether you succeed.

  6. It’s been less than two years since Bush left office.

    Oh boy, the blame game! Such a fun game to play! It’s always the other guy’s fault.

    So here it goes, it sure has been two years since Bush left office. And it’s been almost four years since Republican left Congress and lost the power of the purse. That happened in 2006. Since then Democrats have controlled congress and with it, the power of the purse.

    • Right you are, TennesseePaul. But children always want to blame somebody else.

    • Funny how when Bush was president, you nut-jobs blamed all the problems on Clinton (and still are with some issues), but now, everything is Obama’s fault.

      [And it’s been almost four years since Republican left Congress and lost the power of the purse. ]

      So what specifically did the Democrats in Congress do since 1996? Nothing happens without legislation, so what specific legislation did the Democrats pass during that time that hurt the economy? Let’s exclude TARP since that was bi-partisan legislation and implemented by a Bush crony.

      • And that’s a fine question Ben. While answering, you might ask for comments on why, in eight years, did Bush never once veto a spending bill?

        But I do look forward to hearing what specifically the Dems did in 06-08 that hurt hte economy – the one that tanked in 07.

      • I have yet to get an answer to that question. There’s probably a youtube video as proof somewhere, though. 🙂

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