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  •  Lets commit suicide now --this is nuts! (1+ / 0-)
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    Fabienne

    I really can't believe what I am reading--just do the obituary now and forget reality, even when it is the numbers in your own poll---

    You say this:

    If there is a silver lining in this week's statistics on planned voter turnout in 2010, it is that Republican numbers are finally coming out of the stratosphere

    You say this nonsense after setting out these numbers:

    PELOSI: 42 (42)
    REID: 33 (32)
    McCONNELL: 18 (18)
    BOEHNER: 19 (18)

    McConnell at 18 and Boehner at 19---I know we have global warming, but since when is the "stratosphere" in the bottom 20 % of the atmosphere?

    see:  http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/...

    http://www.encyclopedia.com/...

    McConnell and Boeher are in the Troposphere, layer closest to earth (below 6 miles/10 km), Reid and Pelosi in Stratosphere (10 km./6 miles to 31 miles/50 km) and the President in the Mesosphere (beyond 31 miles/50 km)

    It is the constant and stupid repetition that the D's are in trouble and framing of every story and diary with stuff like

    The second piece of bad news for the Democrats

    that drives me nuts.

    If you can't even read your own poll and even worse, if you don't think "we" can, you might as well just reprint the Karl Rove editorials from the Wall Street Journal and we can all just save our money and time and forget trying to move a progressive agenda in the US in 2010.

    Of course maybe you really don't want to note the reality of the polls and hope to scare us all to death so we go out and work harder to sink the R's?

    I hope that is the explanation for the Diary.

    •  I think you are confusing voter (3+ / 0-)
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      fladem, ViralDem, WingNutCracker

      enthusiasm (Republican's highly motivated to vote), with over all job approval (measurement of how all voters think the parties are doing).

      As someone above pointed out, the huge gap in voter enthusiasm between the two parties, means the Dems need a 8 % lead in the polls to over come voter enthusiasm.

      There are other intangibles also.  Many voters will vote just to throw the party in charge out, even though they give low marks (unfavorable) to the party they plan to vote for.  There's a lot of anger and frustration out there that a poll doesn't capture.  You just have to look at what the voters are saying in these polls.

      Expose the lies. Fight for the truth. Push progressive politics. Save our planet. Health care is a right, not a privilege.

      by lighttheway on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 12:00:35 PM PST

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      •  Fine look for the bad and say it is the reality (0+ / 0-)

        I prefer to look at what we need to do to win and not create arguments for why we lost already and assume the "FOX/WSJ Obama Bad" agenda.

        •  What are you talking about? (0+ / 0-)

          I am not looking to interpret these numbers.  You raised a question and I tried to answer it.

          I cannot help it if you have difficulty with polls and data.  Stop reading them.  I should have just ignored you in the first place.

          Expose the lies. Fight for the truth. Push progressive politics. Save our planet. Health care is a right, not a privilege.

          by lighttheway on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 12:36:05 PM PST

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        •  Intention to vote (1+ / 0-)
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          is the most volatile of all the measures. People are pissed off now because they don't see much happening. Unless Dems totally blow the campaign, they should easily reverse the "enthusiasm gap". The Reps have nothing but obstructionism. That asset has a very short shelf life. So yeah, what's with all the doom and gloom? If it's about trying to manipulate the Dems, it's really, really, stupid.

          Everybody talkin' 'bout Heaven ain't goin' there -- Mahalia Jackson

          by DaveW on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 12:40:53 PM PST

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