6 factors that will influence the mid...

6 factors that will influence the midterms

There are 20 comments on the WGAL-TV Lancaster story from May 2, 2014, titled 6 factors that will influence the midterms. In it, WGAL-TV Lancaster reports that:

Up for grabs this November, the Democrats' 55-45 majority in the Senate. The party's defending 21 of the 36 seats in play, with half of those Democratic-held seats in red or purple states.

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Center-Left Conservative

United States

#1 May 2, 2014
The Republicans botched this opportunity to take the Senate... I said long ago that they needed their own health care plan, and not just look to repeal Obamacare. I was against Obamacare but I had to admit that I was wrong now that I have many friends and family members who signe up and finally have affordable health insurance and can go get a check up and blood work done. I know conservatives who will now vote for the democrat candidate in their district because they now have health insurance through Obamacare.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 May 2, 2014
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
The Republicans botched this opportunity to take the Senate... I said long ago that they needed their own health care plan, and not just look to repeal Obamacare. I was against Obamacare but I had to admit that I was wrong now that I have many friends and family members who signe up and finally have affordable health insurance and can go get a check up and blood work done. I know conservatives who will now vote for the democrat candidate in their district because they now have health insurance through Obamacare.
Only 26% of Americans, according to an AP poll, support the President’s health care law. This is for good reason since 1) it was sold to the American people on a variety of lies, all of which have been documented in this space and 2) it is making American health care worse, not better.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#3 May 2, 2014
17.8 million ACA enrollees make the tea-m extreme disgruntled-class insignificant.
Jorja Fox

Vesuvius, VA

#4 May 2, 2014
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
The Republicans botched this opportunity to take the Senate... I said long ago that they needed their own health care plan, and not just look to repeal Obamacare. I was against Obamacare but I had to admit that I was wrong now that I have many friends and family members who signe up and finally have affordable health insurance and can go get a check up and blood work done. I know conservatives who will now vote for the democrat candidate in their district because they now have health insurance through Obamacare.
Good post..thank you.

I, also, know many people who now have health care and it has relieved their minds. The young and healthy can now stay that way..the not so healthy can get the help the need and deserve.
Jorja Fox

Vesuvius, VA

#5 May 2, 2014
In Republican districts that are the most likely to flip to Democratic control in the 2014 elections, the shift of opinion toward the Affordable Care Act is equally pronounced. Fifty-four percent of respondents from those districts now support implementing and fixing the law versus 40 percent who support repealing and replacing it. In December, those numbers were 48 percent and 44 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, in Democratic districts, Obamacare seems headed to majority-support status. Democracy Corps records 44 percent of respondents in those districts as favoring the law with 44 percent opposing the law because it goes too far. Eight percent oppose the law because it does not go far enough -- a portion of those likely Democratic voters who wanted either single payer or a public option. In December, those numbers were 42 percent in favor, 46 percent opposed and 6 percent who wanted the law to go further.

All told, the polling data supports the findings of other recent studies showing public opinion has become more supportive of the law. Democracy Corps is a Democratic firm. But the numbers that it registered on Obamacare this month are across-the-board better than the numbers it registered in December, when the law’s popularity was at its nadir. Certainly, perceptions of the law have improved enough that Democrats no longer universally view it as an election loser.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/obam...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 May 2, 2014
Turnout is the ONLY factor of any significance.

If Dems & independents stay home as they do in most midterms, then the GOPasaurs will like increase their majority in the House and possibly take the Senate.

But I trust the Teabagger wing to screw things up and cost the GOPasaurs the Senate just like they did in '10 & '12.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#7 May 2, 2014
A small percentage are ignorant,obnoxious and self centered. Living by statements of morals pushes one up many levels in what is America. Falling down while spouted them, makes one seem worse for wear. For years I ask to cut into corruption and stealing. Not a word back from progressives. Not a word. Screwing things up is what we do in every day life. Depending on the bar set is what we repair ourselves on. Is this mean? Is this so bad? Why would anyone care if someone is stealing? or someone is ignorant and living off of the system because of their own flaws? Please get back to me. Not once has this happened. We can work together. Tolerance is possible. But only if there is no payoffs for stenching up the system as being owed. To many chitt stirrers with many of them pure evil and promoted as being angelic. Knowing right from wrong has taken a back seat to getting paid off. Only the paid off is increasing and will not decline ever now. So the worse of what we can be will be our future. May we treat each other with dignity and respect during the worse of economics when it arrives.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#8 May 2, 2014
"It remains to be seen ...how many people who bought on the government exchanges completed the enrollment process and paid their premiums. Insurers have generally said payments are running in the 80% range, though WellPoint (WLP,Fortune 500) Wednesday said that 90% of those signing up have paid so far.

Administration officials said it would not have information on how many people have paid until later this year. If 85% of those who picked plans send in payments, final enrollment will be 6.8 million.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated earlier this year that 6 million people would enroll in Obamacare exchanges in 2014. Originally, CBO had estimated 7 million Americans would enroll, but revised the figure after the exchanges ran into technical problems in the fall. "

http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/01/news/economy/...

Who to believe, the guys collecting the payment or the guy who deliberately and consistently lied to America for years to protect his flawed program?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#9 May 2, 2014
Reported from another thread, but it seems a perfect fit for here.

Reply »|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#451 hr ago

Current polling information, not that dishonesty used from 2013, and even more dishonestly, misquoting polls....

"Public Preference for a GOP Congress Marks a New Low in Obama's Approval
By Gary Langer
Apr 29, 2014 9:21 AM
Weary of waiting for an economic recovery worth its name, a frustrated American public has sent Barack Obama's job approval rating to a career low - with a majority in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll favoring a Republican Congress to act as a check on his policies.

Registered voters by 53-39 percent in the national survey say they'd rather see the Republicans in control of Congress as a counterbalance to Obama's policies than a Democratic-led Congress to help support him. It was similar in fall 2010, when the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and gained six Senate seats.

Obama's job approval rating, after a slight winter rebound, has lost 5 points among all adults since March, to 41 percent, the lowest of his presidency by a single point. Fifty-two percent disapprove, with "strong" disapproval exceeding strong approval by 17 percentage points.

He's lost ground in particular among some of his core support groups.

Economic discontent remains the driving element in political views in this survey, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. Americans rate the condition of the economy negatively by 71-29 percent - the least bad since November 2007, but still dismal by any measure. Only 28 percent think the economy's improving, down by 9 points since just before Obama won his second term. He gets just 42 percent approval for handling it..."

http://news.yahoo.com/public-preference-gop-c ...
see the light

El Paso, TX

#10 May 3, 2014
Jorja Fox wrote:
In Republican districts that are the most likely to flip to Democratic control in the 2014 elections, the shift of opinion toward the Affordable Care Act is equally pronounced. Fifty-four percent of respondents from those districts now support implementing and fixing the law versus 40 percent who support repealing and replacing it. In December, those numbers were 48 percent and 44 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, in Democratic districts, Obamacare seems headed to majority-support status. Democracy Corps records 44 percent of respondents in those districts as favoring the law with 44 percent opposing the law because it goes too far. Eight percent oppose the law because it does not go far enough -- a portion of those likely Democratic voters who wanted either single payer or a public option. In December, those numbers were 42 percent in favor, 46 percent opposed and 6 percent who wanted the law to go further.
All told, the polling data supports the findings of other recent studies showing public opinion has become more supportive of the law. Democracy Corps is a Democratic firm. But the numbers that it registered on Obamacare this month are across-the-board better than the numbers it registered in December, when the law’s popularity was at its nadir. Certainly, perceptions of the law have improved enough that Democrats no longer universally view it as an election loser.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/obam...
Who made the numbers?
see the light

El Paso, TX

#11 May 3, 2014
Healthcare is good to have for broken bones or something, but drugs they give make you worse and more dependent on them.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 May 3, 2014
Too many people are on the government dole.
Fire the one who is holding the 'come here for cash' sign.
Delbert

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 May 3, 2014
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
Only 26% of Americans, according to an AP poll, support the President’s health care law. This is for good reason since 1) it was sold to the American people on a variety of lies, all of which have been documented in this space and 2) it is making American health care worse, not better.
The Post and ABC poll has 53% don't want ACA repealed and only seek improvement changes to the legislation, while 35% want the law repealed. Then there are significant numbers who signed up in Southern States where the legislators refused to participate.

Bottom line the fever for Health Care insurance down south is spreading. Republicans who were drilled to hate the law see friends and neighbors for the first time with access to physicians at reasonable cost because of ACA. Georgia, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana Senate races and House challenges are closer than they should be given all the rhetoric from the Right.

Looks like the proverbial counting chickens before the eggs hatch scenario is playing to life in the South.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#14 May 3, 2014
Obamacare is the equivalent of a turd circling the drain passed on lies from a liar. Face it, the whole program is a joke.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#15 May 4, 2014
Root wrote:
Obamacare is the equivalent of a turd circling the drain passed on lies from a liar. Face it, the whole program is a joke.
17.8 million people using it, say you are the turd. LMAO.
General Care

Greenfield, IN

#16 May 4, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
17.8 million people using it, say you are the turd. LMAO.
do U think about GM or General Care? just wait for Hillary 2016!! ;-00
General Care

Greenfield, IN

#17 May 4, 2014
Root wrote:
Obamacare is the equivalent of a turd circling the drain passed on lies from a liar. Face it, the whole program is a joke.
free Avagra & Cialis is not a joke!! ;-000h, Putin need dat!;-00

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 May 8, 2014
The top heavy government cost is the liability being 'shipped' to a generation without a vote.
trust is broken
Jorja Fox

Vesuvius, VA

#19 May 9, 2014
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Who made the numbers?
Democracy Corps
see the light

El Paso, TX

#20 May 9, 2014
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
The Republicans botched this opportunity to take the Senate... I said long ago that they needed their own health care plan, and not just look to repeal Obamacare. I was against Obamacare but I had to admit that I was wrong now that I have many friends and family members who signe up and finally have affordable health insurance and can go get a check up and blood work done. I know conservatives who will now vote for the democrat candidate in their district because they now have health insurance through Obamacare.
You have not only botched but fuked it up good, you forced the American people to buy insurance for three times what they were paying before or they will be fined every year. Gone are the days when not smoking or being healthy would entitle you to a cheaper rate. Now you must pay for services you don't need, but theyre for illegals, so I GUESS ITS OK.

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