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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:02 PM

Not looking good for GOP members of Congress/Senate

Obama's approval/disapproval is pretty much equal, or slightly positive. Congress, on the other hand, is in the toilet.

Assuming voters know which party currently controls the White House, and which controls Congress (yeah, a risky assumption), they are likely preparing to punish Congress (specifically the party which controls it).

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/
President Obama Job Approval FOX News Approve 48, Disapprove 46 Approve +2
President Obama Job Approval Gallup Approve 51, Disapprove 46 Approve +5
President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 50, Disapprove 50 Tie
Congressional Job Approval FOX News Approve 14, Disapprove 77 Disapprove +63

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Reply Not looking good for GOP members of Congress/Senate (Original post)
lagomorph777 Mar 2016 OP
Wellstone ruled Mar 2016 #1
liberal N proud Mar 2016 #2
Hayduke Bomgarte Mar 2016 #3
yellowcanine Mar 2016 #4
lagomorph777 Mar 2016 #5
Wounded Bear Mar 2016 #6

Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:10 PM

1. Hopefully this holds.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:16 PM

2. Congressional approval has been in the tank for a long time unfortunately many voters don't want...

that their Senator or Congressman to be voted out because they bring a few federal dollars back to the district/state.

There needs to be a national campaign to throw the bums out and start over. With 88% up for reelection this year, it is the best opportunity to make a real change.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:18 PM

3. Assuming voters know

I assume nearly half the voters don't know how to dress themselves, much less know who controls what.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:39 PM

4. Except that general congressional disapproval does not necessarily hurt the party controlling

Congress. We cannot count on that. We need strong candidates for Congress and also a strong Presidential candidate who has some coat tails.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:42 PM

5. Agreed. Unfortunately we don't seem to be choosing the coat tails candidate.

Fortunately, the GOP is choosing a negative coat tails candidate, so there's that....

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 12:50 PM

6. Recidivism has always been high in the House

Everybody hates Congress, but it's not because of my guy.



All my reps/sens are Dems already. Not much I can do to flip it.

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