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  •  Then Again - Congress' Overall Approval - (2+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy, commonmass

    Was at 9% - - but is back up to 13%.

    So does that mean that Cantor was 3X more popular than Congress in general? Similarly, even though Congressional approval rates have been sub-basement for decades, people usually think their own Congress critter is O.K. and keep reelecting him/her for 100 years.

    Sumptin's gotta be pretty wrong with Cantor to screw so badly.

    •  That's long been the puzzle (4+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, johnnygunn, TKO333, auapplemac

      i.e., how do 9 out of 10 (probably more) of incumbents keep getting re-elected in the face of exactly the opposite ratio of job approval (e.g., 9 out of 10 voters disapprove)?

    •  Generic always polls worse (3+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, johnnygunn, auapplemac

      Ask 100 people what their opinion of congress is and you're likely to get a general consensus that they fucking blow chunks.  Ask them what they think of THEIR congressperson and it's likely they're poll significantly higher.  

      I don't know why Cantor lost.  Turnout was higher than normal.  Was that Dems or Tea baggers?  Brat did better in red parts which would indicate that he got the tea baggers, but there was also indications that Dems crossed over.  In the end it's probably a combination of several factors and it's highly unlikely that one single issue or event caused Cantor to get dumped.  The guy was a fucking dick.  Maybe they just hated his smarmy ass.  For all we know some lingering anger of the shutdown may have caused traditionally GOP voters in the defense industry to dump Cantor as a warning to other GOP leaders to cut the shit.  Who the fuck knows.  

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:49:47 AM PDT

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