Talk Drrrrrty 2 Me, Associated Press Poll

Yeah, sugar. U know what Bradrocket likes 2 hear:

Republicans are in jeopardy of losing their grip on Congress in November. With less than four months to the midterm elections, the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that Americans by an almost 3-to-1 margin hold the GOP-controlled Congress in low regard and profess a desire to see Democrats wrest control after a dozen years of Republican rule.

Ooooh baby, I’ma sit u down by the firrrrre place, pour u some wine, put on some Barry White…


Further complicating the GOP outlook to turn things around is a solid percentage of liberals, moderates and even conservatives who say they’ll vote Democratic. The party out of power also holds the edge among persuadable voters, a prospect that doesn’t bode well for the Republicans.

Ooo, u so nasty like that! U know it trrrns me on when u talk like that…

The AP-Ipsos poll of 1,000 adults conducted Monday through Wednesday found that President Bush has stopped his political freefall, with his approval rating of 36 percent basically unchanged from last month. […] [A] Democratic takeover of either the House or Senate would be disastrous for the president, leaving both his agenda for the last two years in office and the chairmanship of investigative committees in the hands of the opposition party.

Baby, that was amazing. Hrrre’s my number. Be srrrre 2 call me soon.


Comments: 17


I’m actually a little encouraged by that. It’s mid-summer now. I had figured those numbers would close the gap a bit by July.

Still, there’s plenty of time for GOP ratfucking and for the Dems to simply screw up.


You can bet the GOP babboons are scarfing ExLax right now so they have plenty of feces to fling this fall. I can only hope the sane 64% sees through it and realizes no one wants to live in a country run like the town from “Footloose.”


oh please oh please oh please let this hold up…


The question, though, is if enough of the right voters in the right places can swing this back to the Dems. With redisctricting, a lot still has to go right … even with these very encouraging polls.

Hate to be the pessimist. But I’m still feeling burned from 2004 (not to mention 2000).



I’m with you, but, of course, like most liberals, I fear for the worse, but I’m secretly hoping for the best despite my sense of dread.

At this point, I feel like Wile E. Coyote — Gore won the vote! (Damn Acme Vote Countin’ machines. Sproing!) Kerry’s way ahead in exit polls! (Acme Exit Polling?!)[whatever Quixotic candidate Kos supported and got me psyched up for] is running strong! (Curse you, Acme-brand Hope!)


I’m with DA, despite all this, it might be hard to translate it into an actual win. I can only hold out hope that some sort of grand wave will sweep pretty much every one of those complacent assholes out of their seats in favour of some sort of sane government.

I really hope 2006 is the year.


I’ll see if I can’t beat Gary to it.
These polls are obviously a ploy by the liberal media to hide the truth, which has Republicans with an Olympian-like five bazillion point lead over the Demoncrats. It’s true. I saw it on a website somewhere.
Also, Hillary sucks donkeys (har!), and challanging Lieberman in the primary proves that Liberals are fascists.



Sorry Some Guy, you didn’t give each sentence it’s own paragraph break. Nice attempt, though.

I just want the spineless Dems to take to the Senate. At a minimum, it would somewhat neutralize two more years of clusterfuck.


Also, Some Guy, you forgot to employ the phrase “The fact is…”

Otherwise a creditable imitation. Meister Brau to his Bud.


General polls like that make me nervous, only because the typical american voter thinks Congress is nothing but a bunch of wealthy layabouts getting rich on the public teet while paying no attention to their constituents … except their congressman. Hence no one gets voted out.


These polls are fun, but the mixed-metaphorical question of the day is: Did someone just shoot the Duke in Lebanon? I mean, is this Round III coming up here?


The fact is Kos paid you to post these phony numbers while the reality is that the Republicans are still the best choice for America since the leftists celebrate American troop deaths in Iraq.

There, that was sufficiently Ruppert-esque.


My question is, when did Smoove B start blogging here?


I find it difficult to allow myself to be encouraged by this. The Middle East is exploding, thus giving Cheney the chance to roll out the lackwitted Bush! War Preznit 2.0! Now with Increased Unitary Executive Powers!

No matter how ludicrous it appears to us, or how incompetently that monkey will perform it, there are still people who are either frightened enough, or stupid enough to believe it.

You must know how many American voters still think (goddess knows why) that ‘Republicans are better on National Security!’

Hell, they won’t even need an October Surprise.

Oh, how I hope I’m wrong!


The poll that I want to see:

In Republican districts:
If the election were held today, would you vote for (name of incumbent) or a Democratic opponent?

In Democratic districts:
If the election were held today, would you vote for (name of incumbent) or a Republican opponent?


Speaking of polls and our great overlord Kos, hallowed be his very name, hosannas, hosannas, about a week ago he ran the results of one that had been taken in a Republican congressman’s district. When the question was phrased (and I’m paraphrasing here) “In the upcoming election, would you prefer Congressman X (the incumbent), or a Democratic challenger (generic)?”, the challenger came way out ahead. *However*, if the question was phrased, “In the upcoming election, would you prefer Congressman X (the incumbent), or Candidate Y (the actual challenger)?”, suddenly the numbers reversed, and the incumbent was safely “reelected.” So these sort of polls are interesting, but not necessarily too enlightening.


I’ve got no optimism at all.

I just caught a bit on the NBC nightly news where a repug campaign consultant was talking about how they’re gearing up some campaign ads featuring footage of the 9-11 attacks and how they’ve already polled on using these images and found that The Pig Slicer’s approval ratings went UP 10 points after people viewed them.

Unless the Dems suddenly and miraculously find the guts to counter this shit with Rovian ruthlessness — like relentlessly pounding home the fact that 9-11 happened on BUSH’S watch after he was repeatedly and emphatically WARNED by intelligence agencies all over the world, the August 6, 2001 PDB, the extensive counterterror plans passed on to them by the Clinton administration which they promptly shelved, etc. etc. AND pound on the fact that the Taliban are BACK in Afghanistan because the job wasn’t finished, that there have been MORE terror attacks worldwide in the past 5 years — not to mention the bloody chaos that is Iraq…

I mean, look at what’s going in the Middle East this very minute! The “War on Terror” has been a bloody fucking FAILURE by any rational measure. But do any of us really believe that the idiotic triangulating Dem leadership will raise a peep about this? Or raise a peep about the shredding of our Constitution, the pilfering of our Treasury by the war profiteers, the destruction of our middle class and the corporate feudalism that’s destroying our entire social contract?

You KNOW they won’t. We’ve been through 5 fucking years of the most disasterous leadership in our country’s history and the Dems have just hemmed and hawed along as though there’s nothing urgent happening, as though the country we thought we lived in hasn’t been shanghaied and reamed and abused beyond recognition.

We’ll be steamrolled by the bloody-shirt waving fascist warmongers once again. I’ve got NO fucking hope.



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