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tristanrobin 11-03-2007 07:29 PM

More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
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The Pew Research Center's most recent poll shows that more Americans identify themselves as Democrats (50%) than anytime in the last two decades.

Quote:

A year before the 2008 presidential election, most major national opinion trends decidedly favor the Democrats. Discontent with the state of the nation is markedly greater than it was four years ago. President Bush's approval rating has fallen from 50% to 30% over this period. And the Democrats' advantage over the Republicans on party affiliation is not only substantially greater than it was four years ago, but is the highest recorded during the past two decades.

The public continues to express more confidence in the Democratic Party than in the Republican Party as being able to bring about needed change, to govern in an honest and ethical way and to manage the federal government. The Democratic Party's advantages on these traits are much wider than during the last presidential campaign. Moreover, they remain about as large as they were just prior to the 2006 midterm election, in spite of rising public discontent with the Democrat-led Congress.
Source: Pew Research Center: A Year Ahead, Republicans Face Tough Political Terrain

Democrats around the country are going to run on the "We need a larger majority in Congress to get our agenda passed" plank. The stifling of the Congress by the GOP will be a campaign asset for the Democrats.

For those of you who are going to cite polls about America's disapproval of Congress keep in mind that the higher percentage of blame for this goes to the GOP...so you Republican apologists who cite this as hope are using a straw man argument since the disapproval is driven much more by the public's disapproval of the Republican party.

Noblese_Oblige 11-03-2007 09:11 PM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
Hmmm...Pew is usually pretty good.

I still always wonder about the validity of the entire statiscal analysis field, and that is largely what I do for a living.

Mikeyy 11-03-2007 09:52 PM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
I don't like the choices on either side of the aisle. There isn't a candidate that I don't have serious disagreements with. The ones I think are competent for the job aren't very inspiring. I lean left but I'm not as far left as the knuckleheads leading the Democrats.

tristanrobin 11-03-2007 10:23 PM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
I'm actually quite happy with the choices this time. Any of the top three (Hillary, Obama, Edwards) would all be fine with me.

Noblese_Oblige 11-03-2007 10:38 PM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
I am happy that you all are happy with the choices.

It is very interesting to me that the media is consistently reporting on the "fractured" Republican party because we don't have a clear leader two years before the election, (well now one year).

Hillary: Whitewater. Lack of experience. Never got a job that her husband's influence wasn't key.

Obama: Black. Smoked crack in college. Attended a madrassa. His daddy was Muslim. His preacher is a racist radical black scumbag.

Edwards: Lawyer. Channeled the spirit of a baby in court. Drove out the ob/gyns from his state. Couldn't even carry his state for Kerry.

Mikeyy 11-03-2007 11:31 PM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noblese_Oblige (Post 3898)
I am happy that you all are happy with the choices.

It is very interesting to me that the media is consistently reporting on the "fractured" Republican party because we don't have a clear leader two years before the election, (well now one year).

Hillary: Whitewater. Lack of experience. Never got a job that her husband's influence wasn't key.

Obama: Black. Smoked crack in college. Attended a madrassa. His daddy was Muslim. His preacher is a racist radical black scumbag.

Edwards: Lawyer. Channeled the spirit of a baby in court. Drove out the ob/gyns from his state. Couldn't even carry his state for Kerry.

Wow You must have a right wing talking points memo.:D

Adept1 11-04-2007 04:13 AM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikeyy (Post 3885)
I don't like the choices on either side of the aisle. There isn't a candidate that I don't have serious disagreements with. The ones I think are competent for the job aren't very inspiring. I lean left but I'm not as far left as the knuckleheads leading the Democrats.

Hope for all

Spencer Collins 11-04-2007 04:50 AM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikeyy (Post 3885)
I don't like the choices on either side of the aisle. There isn't a candidate that I don't have serious disagreements with. The ones I think are competent for the job aren't very inspiring. I lean left but I'm not as far left as the knuckleheads leading the Democrats.

Same here,I'm not "excited" with any of the candidates on either side of the aisle.I have been voting for 37 years and this is the first time I've considered the idea of abstaining! I may well just vote on the proposals and local government issues.

Adept1 11-25-2007 12:22 AM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
I would like to suggest that it is 35 -40 years of a declining education system
that has produced "more democrats".


"Those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it those that don't know history correctly are simply doomed."

(this is a stolen quote)

Mikeyy 11-26-2007 08:38 AM

Re: More Democrats Than in Past 25 Years
 
[QUOTE=Adept1;7117]
I would like to suggest that it is 35 -40 years of a declining education system
that has produced "more democrats".


I'm sure that you would. I would like to suggest that you get over the partisanship. After all. Your team has nothing to be proud about.


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