GOP, Dem Pollsters Agree: Republicans...

GOP, Dem Pollsters Agree: Republicans Hurt Badly By Shutdown

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Consistent

Kansas City, MO

#1 Oct 14, 2013
A pair of new releases by Republican and Democratic polling firms underscored the same trend: the government shutdown has hurt the GOP dearly.

The latest survey from Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research released Friday found that voters nationwide blame the shutdown on Republicans in Congress rather than President Obama and the Democrats by a 16-point margin, 43 percent to 27 percent.

Moreover, the poll found Democrats in a promising position entering next year's midterm elections. Forty-six percent said they would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate if the 2014 midterms were held today, while 36 percent said they would prefer the GOP candidate.

A memo released Thursday by GOP firm Resurgent Republic acknowledged that the shutdown is "more toxic to voters" than the Affordable Care Act, noting that the "plan of using a government shutdown to spark a national discussion on Obamacare fell flat."

The pollster contended that if "Republicans can put the shutdown dysfunction in their rear view mirror, they can move to a more favorable playing field."

These relases coincide with an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday that painted a very bleak political landscape for the GOP.

Judged:

10

10

9

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
goose

Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 16, 2013
The GOP caused real damage to the party that will be felt in the 2014 elections.
Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#3 Oct 16, 2013
As it should be. The Republicans don't reflect true American values nor the opinions of most Americans.
Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Moreover, the poll found Democrats in a promising position entering next year's midterm elections. Forty-six percent said they would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate if the 2014 midterms were held today, while 36 percent said they would prefer the GOP candidate.
Another Dem Victory

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 18, 2013
That looks particularly promising. I hope Nancy Pelosi has kept current on her gaveling skills.
Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#7 Oct 18, 2013
A plus 10 for Democrats. I smell a landslide coming!
Schmahl Spew

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Oct 19, 2013
The Republican's lies are no longer being heeded by the public. Democratic landslide in 2014 and Hillary wins easily in 2016!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Drop one word....add one word game (Apr '14) 4 hr _Zoey_ 321
Judge orders Kentucky clerk jailed 8 hr Ozzy 8
News Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say (Jul '10) 8 hr Into The Night 34,489
Congressman John Kline runs away and hides 8 hr Little Boy Blue 3
Did you hear the one about ... 8 hr Little Boy Blue 3
clinton probe extends to key aides 8 hr Phineas 69
Another Government FAILURE Vet benifits (Mar '13) 9 hr LIbErals 6
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Minneapolis Mortgages