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Sending a Message 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

John Judis suggests Obama's woes begin with working class voters; John Sides responds.

Democratic leaders express displeasure with liberal groups' polls (via Markos).

Tom Jensen asks if the media paid too much attention to the Globe/UNH poll.

Research 2000 polls Obama voters who supported Brown for a trio of left-leaning groups.

Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates says health care mattered to voters polled Tuesday.

Lee Miringoff asks, could NY be next?

Lake Research notes demographic groups that failed to turn out for Coakley.

David Brady, Daniel Kessler, and Douglas Rivers say
health care is hurting the Democrats.

David Hill thinks the relevance of states in policy debates is dwindling.

Jim Geraghty reviews the Zogby record.

Tim McCagg shares visualizes the message sent by Massachusetts voters.

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

The economy hasn't picked up yet. I am convinced that Obama will get the unemployment rate down to 7.8 percent by October. All the GOP naysayers can spread their spin against the Democratic incumbents but I believe it is working and there will be gradual reduction of unemployment in upcoming months.

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Polaris:

Obama has and is in the process of destroying our currency. We can't spend like this (worst since WWII per relative percentage of GDP) and expect good things to happen.

What's worse, even if you are a Keynsian (which I am not), the money ISN'T creating new jobs (it's being used to bail out businesses that shouldn't be in business) (per AP).

Obama has made things worse, heaven help us all.

-Polaris

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sjt22:

@ Polaris

Yes, the dollar was doing so well prior to Obama. Of course, you have to go back to about 10 years before Obama for that to be true.

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Polaris:

Sjt22,

If only it were as simply as the USD's price onthe currency market. If anything the USD is OVERPRICED! The reason the USD to this point has retained it's value is because consumers and businesses are scared to spend (and for good reason) and this is generating a large uptick in savings and a strong deflationary pressure.

In a NORMAL market economy, deflation would be allowed to occure and this would help balance out some of our outstanding structure debt and in time the economy would recover. What Obama is doing is floating out free money.....and it's money that no one wants to spend right now. So what are businesses doing. They are banking it and making it part of their corporate profits AND putting it back into the market.

I wasn' the one that called Obama's plan a failure at job creation. The AP did. Right now Obama has spent more in one year and created more of a deficit than Bush II did during his ENTIRE TERM (per the CBO). We are getting to the point were the Chinese are threatening not to buy our debt since we now have more debt that GDP (a situation not seen since WWII). If that happens, the Great Depression will look like a garden party.

No, Obama IMHO has been a disaster and an illiterate in economic matters. Like his hero FDR, he is taking a nasty recession and turning into a long term economic depression (with a structural unemployment of about 10% which is the norm for socialized countries).

-Polaris

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