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Friday, July 14, 2006

Do Americans want Dems in Power?

It seems so, according to a poll from the South Bend Tribune:

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.

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.

The election ultimately will be decided in 435 House districts and 33 Senate contests, in which incumbents typically hold the upper hand. But the survey underscored the difficulty Republicans face in trying to persuade a skeptical public to return them to Washington.

Well what this means is that we can't be lazy but keep working to get our local canidates elected. I don't care much for polls, the end results are all that is important. That said, I predict the closer to election time, the more attack ads will be on tv, print, internet, and radio. Incumbents are reelected 98% of the time, so the road ahead isn't going to be easy at all.