If elections were today, Nancy Pelosi...

If elections were today, Nancy Pelosi would get her gavel back

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Smart Liberal

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Oct 8, 2013
Republicans may be trying to convince themselves they're winning the battle over the shutdown, but the damage to their caucus has been fierce. In fact, they are so wounded at the moment, that if the election were held today, Democrats would win back the House, and perhaps handily.
Informing that analysis is the latest Quinnipiac University's survey of the generic congressional ballot, and PPP's round of district-level polling for MoveOn.

In 2012, Democrats won the House national popular vote by 1.5 percent, but given the GOP's aggressive gerrymander, they need to win that national popular vote by 7-8 percent.(Crazy, huh?) That latest Quinnipiac poll has Democrats with a nine-point advantage, 43-34, and that was pre-shut down. A late July Q-poll had Dems up only four, 40-36. Given yesterday's post-shutdown polling, we could expect numbers to continue moving in the Democrats' direction.

PPP's batch of polling of 24 Republican-held seats found "generic Democrat" winning in 17 of them. The numbers become even more lopsided toward Democrats when respondents are told that their congresscritter voted to shut down the government. Sam Wang summarizes the startling findings:

If the election were held today, Democrats would pick up around 30 seats, giving them control of the chamber. I do not expect this to happen. Many things will happen in the coming 12 months, and the current crisis might be a distant memory. But at this point I do expect Democrats to pick up seats next year, an exception to the midterm rule.
Note that in these calculations I did not even include the worst of the news for Republicans. In a followup series of questions, PPP then told respondents that their representative voted for the shutdown. At that point, the average swing moved a further 3.1% toward Democrats, and 22 out of 24 points were in the gray zone. That would be more like a 50-seat gain for Democrats equivalent to a wave election.

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LIbEralS

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#2 Oct 8, 2013
And even MMORE under the "reality is funnier than fiction", Power Wars: Reid reportedly tries to freeze out Biden from Hill negotiations.

The one-time deal-maker-in-chief for the Democrats, is steadily being pushed out of talks and left out of the legislative loop by Reid.

The Biden-Reid backbiting stands out because both men are in the same party and have worked together for more than two decades. The power struggle illustrates what some say are INCREASING DIVISIONS in the Democratic Party.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/08/po...

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“copyright -calvin- 2013”

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a lot closer than you think

#3 Oct 8, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
And even MMORE under the "reality is funnier than fiction", Power Wars: Reid reportedly tries to freeze out Biden from Hill negotiations.
The one-time deal-maker-in-chief for the Democrats, is steadily being pushed out

in the Democratic Party.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/08/po...
And that would be the Same Fox News that gave us:

"Fox News host Anna Kooiman fell for a fake story that said President Obama is using his own money to keep a museum dedicated to Muslim culture open during the government shutdown. "

And:

"Anna Kooiman
Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won't happen again."

She elected not to report the story next to the Obama story which was:

"Jesus Christ Boycotts Hobby Lobby"

You folks are the stupidest, most gullible SOBs to ever exchange gases with your environment.

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“copyright -calvin- 2013”

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a lot closer than you think

#5 Oct 9, 2013
Seattle Slew wrote:
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Lib media lies daily to promote the Muslim agenda of Hussein Obama. MSNBC leads the pack with a documented minimum of 10 lies per hour. Stoopid Calvin loves MSNBC.
And you offer as proof???

FOX not only lies; but, have such total and complete airheads that they actually use internet gag sites as news sources.

Can you get that through your thick effing skull?

Yes, they are a dominate and fully staffed and funded major news network. They have reporters and researchers. Yet, they still are such numbskulls that when some FOX idiot reads something in the Onion they report it as real news if it fits their agenda.

And you suckers fall for it every time.

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Bud

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#7 Oct 10, 2013
-calvin- wrote:
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And you offer as proof???
FOX not only lies; but, have such total and complete airheads that they actually use internet gag sites as news sources.
Can you get that through your thick effing skull?
Yes, they are a dominate and fully staffed and funded major news network. They have reporters and researchers. Yet, they still are such numbskulls that when some FOX idiot reads something in the Onion they report it as real news if it fits their agenda.
And you suckers fall for it every time.
How do you know this? Oh, you watch it too. LOL

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#8 Oct 10, 2013
-calvin- wrote:
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And you offer as proof???
FOX not only lies; but, have such total and complete airheads that they actually use internet gag sites as news sources.
Can you get that through your thick effing skull?
Yes, they are a dominate and fully staffed and funded major news network. They have reporters and researchers. Yet, they still are such numbskulls that when some FOX idiot reads something in the Onion they report it as real news if it fits their agenda.
And you suckers fall for it every time.
You are apparently under the mistaken impression that Fox is the only news network that is biased or has made stupid mistakes.

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