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US: Generic Ballot (PPP 6/4-7)

Topics: Generic House Vote , Poll

Public Policy Polling (D)
6/4-7/10; 650 registered voters, 3.9% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

National

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot
43% Democrat, 41% Republican (chart)

Do you approve or disapprove of the job of _____________
Congressional Democrats: 35% Approve, 54% Disapprove
Congressional Republicans: 20% Approve, 62% Disapprove

 

Comments
melvin:

The Republican party is being taken over by a bunch of extremist far-right radical nuts.Tom Ridge the former Gov of Penn was on a local radio station lastweek talking about this major problem thats facing the Gop,he told the host he donot know the Republican party anymore.Its just so sad how the Gop is using fear in race to get back in power.

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twitter.com/strobe3:

And Boom goes the dynamite...4/9-11 R+5, 6/4-7 Dems +2. My word, an Oil Spill, two wars, unstable wall street, high unemployment and yet +2 for the Dems...its' hard out there for a Republican.

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Farleftandproud:

Melvin again is correct and both you and I should be spending time making phone calls, registering voters and making sure good candidates are elected and the bad ones are not.

One trend in the senate and congress I don't think is good for our country at all, is years when there are huge losses for either party. I think it would have been better if Democrats had run better campaigns in 02 and 04 and we could have had modest pickups in each election cyle rather than these huge Tsunamis like 1994 and 2008. I think it is just part of the american character to go to extremes and not realize things are going wrong until it is too late.

I personally liked it during the years from 1982 up until 1992. There were years that were better for one party than the other, yet there were no gains anywhere like 1994.

I do think Obama could have passed health care reform by reconciliation even if the Demorats held only 55 seats, but it would have been harder, so perhaps he had to have safety in numbers.

Personally I like years when both sides have some victories they can be proud of. It makes the losing side less bitter.

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Sean Murphy:

I'm really questioning the weighting done by PPP. I mean there is no way with all the crap legislation coming from Congress that the Dems hold a +9 registration advantage. Certainly Democrats will not make up 41% of the electorate come November.

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Farleftandproud:

Hah ha...Dems have a 15 point edge in Congressional approval. The best way to take a look at a Party's future is to look at their past, however, if Toomey, Angle, Rand Paul and the guy in Utah who beat Bennet because he was too liberal, they will only get worse.

If their approval is this bad now, their replacements in many states in Ohio, NH and Missouri, the current senators are more moderate than their possible replacements.

There were 16 percent of the people polled who either didn't vote or voted for a 3rd party. There was a 7 point advantage for those who voted for Obama.

Obama had some voters in 2008 who usually do lean Republican, but they did vote for him, because of the Palin factor. I knew a few Republican leaners who did just that. Also you can figure that there are some undecided voters who haven't made up their mind.

This poll is quite encouraging. I looked at Gallup's poll this week, and perhaps I read it wrong, but it has the GOP up by 5, but it looks like Democrats were up 3 points with Independents?

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Farleftandproud:

"melvin:
The Republican party is being taken over by a bunch of extremist far-right radical nuts.Tom Ridge the former Gov of Penn was on a local radio station lastweek talking about this major problem thats facing the Gop,he told the host he donot know the Republican party anymore"

That is precisely my point. I actually think if Reagan were running today, he would probably be labeled a moderate Republican by today's standards.

The Democrats have a considerable registration advantage over the Republicans and if you look at the average on this poll, the GOP has not won very new followers the past year.

Democrats have dwindled a little, but that is because more voters choose to be Independent. The GOP has had no original ideas since Obama took power, they have just been the party of "no no No and No".

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