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  •  a 2 year old poll??? ridiculous. (5+ / 0-)

    Use a coin -- it's more reliable.

    Righteousness is a wide path. Self-righteousness is a bullhorn and a blindfold.

    by Murphoney on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 08:06:25 AM PDT

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    •  It's higher now in this 2013 PPP poll (0+ / 0-)
      Currently, 72% say that reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority, up 19 points from four years ago.
      •  pollwatcher -- that's a PEW RESEARCH poll, not PPP (2+ / 0-)
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        and if you'd looked at these 'wishlist' multiple-response, answers by Party-Affiliation:

        http://www.people-press.org/...

        You'd see that the growth in deficit-mongering has been largely among Republicans, and that the "danger" to Dem Reps among their more-likely voters [Democrats and Independents] for prioritizing Social Responsibility Issues vis a vis Deficit Reduction is negligible.

        Public Support for deficit reduction, specifically, over all other priorities -- is smoke.

        Righteousness is a wide path. Self-righteousness is a bullhorn and a blindfold.

        by Murphoney on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 08:46:47 AM PDT

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        •  67% D's 71% I's! (0+ / 0-)

          Yes, it's a Pew poll not PPP.

          You asked for proof that the public supported debt reduction.  This is about as bad as it gets.

          At the last minute, in the public eye, this is going to be the Democrats threatening default because they won't support debt reduction that is supported by 71% of the public!

          How in the world can we go into 2014 with that hanging over our heads?!

          •  you need to understand the question methodology. (2+ / 0-)
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            These are not "PRIORITIES".

            Asking people to tell you ALL of the things they think are "important" to them gives you a regurgitated list of current events.

            It's an opportunity to "pick all of the above" without any prioritization necessary.

            It's about the weakest question that can be used to generate a headline.

            Without follow up and depth-analysis it's worse than useless, it's manipulative -- and you are falling for it.

            Is is far from, as you say, "as bad as it gets".

            Righteousness is a wide path. Self-righteousness is a bullhorn and a blindfold.

            by Murphoney on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 09:16:15 AM PDT

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          •  That's not the deficit. That's the sky falling. (1+ / 0-)
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            Righteousness is a wide path. Self-righteousness is a bullhorn and a blindfold.

            by Murphoney on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 09:39:22 AM PDT

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