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Thread: New polls show 7% swing to Democrats

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    Default New polls show 7% swing to Democrats

    For months the Republicans have been strongly leading in opinion polls for mid-term elections to Congress, and their fanboys on p.ie haven't been slow to crow about it.

    But it would appear that the tide may be turning, at least for the moment. According to Rasmussen, 45% would vote generic Republican, with 42% Democratic, the smallest gap in a year. According to the Washington Post, the Republicans have a 6% lead, but Democrats are seen as the party that will help the middle class most.

    The question being asked by some pundits now is whether the GOP peaked too early?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiestablishmentarian View Post
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    You know that if the polls were showing a 7% gain for the Republicans, they would be all over it like a rash.

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    There's been a sea change in the tone of liberal websites in the US in the last week. It was all doom and gloom and infighting and suddenly it's every man to the barricades and upbeat determination. Perhaps it was that rally in DC that made a difference. It seemed to have such a positive ethos. Or maybe the dems have just faced the fact that when it comes down to it wire they just can't stand idly by and watch the people who put the country in hock come back to make things worse together with new loolas like Palladino, Angle and O'Donnell.
    Conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less. E.J. Dionne

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    If the GOP under performs in Nov civil war to follow. Beck V Rove, excellent. Enjoy it though, if Obama gets a 2nd term it could be so radical that the Dems may not see power for many a day.
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    Voters must have smelt a rat as soon as Glenn Beck took up the "hopey-changey thing"

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfuwNU0jsk0]YouTube - Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing Radio Duck[/ame]

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    Spotty. A pimple on the arse of politics.

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    A good read on the meaning behind the numbers. Very interesting.
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    Whilst this swing is welcome I hope the Dems continue to get the gap closed.

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