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US: National Survey (YouGov 9/11-14)

Topics: National , poll

YouGov / Economist
9/11-14/10; 1,000 adults
713 registered voters
Mode: Internet
(YouGov release)

National

Obama Job Approval
40% Approve, 52% Disapprove (chart)
Dems: 75 / 20 (chart)
Reps: 7 / 91 (chart)
Inds: 32 / 61 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
14% Approve, 65% Disapprove (chart)

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot
All adults: 44% Democrat, 40% Republican (chart)
Registered voters: 46% Democrat, 45% Republican

State of the Country
29% Right Direction, 57% Wrong Track (chart)

 

Comments
lat:

This poll is very strange.

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Mark in LA:

It would be nice if the Generic Ballot numbers stood up, but these looks a bit optimistic. However, the mood is changing rapidly with the Democratic Base. I've been watching things at Daily Kos and it has been extremely pessimistic for about a year now. Then the GOP nominated Angle. Then Alaska went with Miller. And of course, now we have O'Donnell. We were looking at utter decimation in November, but the GOP keeps dredging up out and out kooks.
We'll lose seats in November, but you just have to love those Tea Partiers! They turn sure wins into likely losses, and they energize the hell out of the opposition.

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Dave:

So the Kos-ites were content to see the GOP gain a majority made up of old, run of the mill Republicans? Somehow I don't believe that.

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HookedOnPolls:

The Independs gap of approv/disapprov is unreal:

Inds: 32 / 61

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s.b.:

So they have
Obama's disaproval at -12
Congressional approval at -51
Direction of the Country -27

AND drum roll please Dems at +4 on the congressional ballot.

Hmmmm

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Stillow:

If it weren't a lame internet poll there might be something to discuss here.

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Bob in SJ:

@ Stillow

You're probalby right, but I think at some point in the future, like, ten or 15 years from now, as people stop ansewring their phones, internet polls will probably become better and more useful.

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Paleo:

Does not compute.

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melvin:

The Dream act is going to be passed by the Senate next Thursday,but the GOP is calling it a political move by the Dems,well i say its about time,and it will motivate the latino's Goodbye Republicans.

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melvin:

Because the Dream Act is going to be passed before the Midterms,its going to stop the GOP from gaining over 25 seats..Thankgod the Democrats have come to they're senses

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MikeyA:

OK Melvin now you're just being stupid. First off the DREAM act was put into a defense bill.... along with a repeal of the military law forbidding homosexual conduct.

This law is not going to make it to cloture. It's too controversial in what is already a tough campaign season for Democrats. I'm willing to bet it doesn't make it to the floor.

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MoralHazard:

Mark in LA:

"...Then the GOP nominated Angle. Then Alaska went with Miller. And of course, now we have O'Donnell. We were looking at utter decimation in November, but the GOP keeps dredging up out and out kooks."


Three states that between then have all of 5 congressional districts. How ae you going to drive turnout based on a set of candidates where 90% of the electorate won't see any of their names on the ballot?

Heck, you should have added Rand Paul, his state has 6 congressional districts, most than the other three combined. Of course he's going to cruise to victory, as is Miller in Alaska. After his "DREAM" act shenanigans Angle may well cruise over Harry Reid.

Things admittedly look tougher for O'Donnell, but she's going to get loads of grass roots cash from around the money, and in a country looking for political outsiders nothings would work better that an O'Donnell commercial where she shows herself being badmouthed by both Republican and Democrat party insiders.

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MoralHazard:

melvin:

"Because the Dream Act is going to be passed before the Midterms,its going to stop the GOP from gaining over 25 seats..Thankgod the Democrats have come to they're senses"

Care to make a wager on whether a single incumbent Democrat in in a competitive district does a pro-"DREAM Act" campaign commercial in English ?

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