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In a poll released by McClatchy/Marist on Tuesday, 48% of registered voters stated that they’d vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress this November. This contrasts with 42% of registered voters who said they’d go for the Republican candidate. 4% claimed they’d vote for an independent or third party candidate while 6% said that they’re undecided.

Obviously, both Democrats and Republicans favored their own party heavily. 90% of Democrats said they’d vote for the Democratic candidate, while 94% of Republicans favored someone from the GOP. What the poll did reveal is that Democrats have a slight edge with independents, as 43% said they’d go for the Democratic candidate over 40% who would vote for a Republican. Also, Democrats have an 18-point advantage with moderates, with 53% favoring Democrats against 35% who favor the GOP.

Regionally, Democrats hold an edge everywhere but in the Midwest. Even in the South, Democrats are up by one point, 46-45. In the Northeast, Democrats hold a huge 20-point advantage, 56-36. Dems also have a pretty large lead in the West, as 49% prefer a Democratic candidate as opposed to 41% who like the GOP. Even in the Midwest, the GOP’s advantage isn’t large, as they hold a two-point lead with 13% either undecided or favoring neither party.

Now, this doesn’t say that the Democrats are primed to take over the House in November. As we all know, it isn’t one large national election, but rather hundreds of local and regional elections. On top of that, the vast majority of Congressional districts will not have competitive elections, as they are drawn up in such a way to favor one party heavily over the other. Still, there are roughly 25-30 truly competitive House races this year, with another 20 or so that could become interesting.

Democrats need to flip 17 seats to take over the House of Representatives in November. It will be tough, but not impossible. With this most recent poll, we see that there is an appetite among the electorate to get rid of the House Republicans that have gummed up the works since taking over the House after the 2010 midterms

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/us140407/Obama/Complete%20April%202014%20USA%20McClatchy_Marist%20Poll%20Release%20and%20Tables.pdf


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timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 16:39 PM

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson

There are many sinister forces that are vying for power in our American society.

Most of these are associated with politically ambitious individuals who are far more concerned about power and prestige than they are about the people’s welfare.

Uninformed citizens tend to be trusting of some of these forces without doing due diligence in terms of studying their previous performance or their associations with dubious characters.

An uninformed voter, for instance, might ignore the fact that their favorite candidate had a long history of associating with radical elements, because the candidate proclaims his good intentions and promises them justice.

A well-informed voter who favored the same candidate might engage in further investigation on their own, discover that the candidate represented an organization found to be engaged in illegal practices, and change their vote as a result of the discovery.

PoliticsNation commented on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 20:21 PM

Seb- well it seems the President is doing much better than the Republicans.

When it comes to the job Republicans are doing.
69% don't approve of the job Republicans are doing...26%a approve.

Obamacare is moving forward and doing better than expected.

Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/0...

Uninsured rates drop faster in states embracing Obamacare: Study http://on.msnbc.com/1j0OMS7

It's the data point you probably won't hear on the right.

New predictions find that overall the ACA should reduce deficits: http://on.msnbc.com/1na4ktC

New York exceeds Obamacare enrollment expectations by 60 percent, premiums halved
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04...

HMJC commented on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Polls, Polls, Polls... It seems we are infatuated by the latest statistics and projections. The real issue here is the same one that has plagued the last two elections. Voters continue to not make an effort to be an "informed" voter. It is no surprise that in this day and age the media and which ever slant it chooses to present has an enormous impact with voters that failed to do some research on their own. It seems that the Kool-Aid is still the drink of choice regardless of a nation that is divided, apathetic, and sees our stature diminished on a daily basis. Keep in mind that for any positive this administration has accomplished; there is also a list of lies, failures, and many broken promises. To this day I will never be convinced that the good has outweighed the bad for the last 6 years. Our country is in trouble and if we continue on the same course it is not going to matter who controls what...

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 20:28 PM

Ever thought about what the country would like like in a few years if Obamacare hadn't been passed? This is what the Congressional Budget Office's analysis shows: http://ofa.bo/qYG

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 20:39 PM

The state of Georgia seems to have become callous and indifferent to the needs of its most vulnerable people. The poor, the seniors, and the sick must travel to a state office and pay for an ID card just to register to vote. The ill and the suffering will receive no relief from the expansion of Medicaid. People who feared they might lose their homes can't receive help in time to save themselves from foreclosure, even though millions of dollars were allocated by the federal government to the hardest hit states. And now the hungry, who are looking for Georgia to offer a safety net of support are victimized by poor management, even when federal money is available.
JOHN LEWIS

Sheran commented on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 21:36 PM

Sebekm, Ilove it.☺☺☺ You have PN stuttering .

Ever thought about what the country would like like in a few years if Obamacare hadn't been passed?

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 21:53 PM

Hello Sheran, that's too funny...like like...lol. Have a great great night night...

timeontarget commented on Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 07:37 AM

"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
― Booker T. Washington

PoliticsNation commented on Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 08:38 AM

TOT- yes, there will always be race hustlers but I also believe this quote is just as befitting.

For Blacks are not the only victims. How many white children have gone uneducated, how many white families have lived in stark poverty, how many white lives have been scarred by fear, because we have wasted our energy and our substance to maintain the barriers of hatred and terror? So I say to all of you here, and to all in the Nation tonight, that those who appeal to you to hold on to the past do so at the cost of denying you your future. This great, rich, restless country can offer opportunity and education and hope to all: black and white, North and South, sharecropper and city dweller. These are the enemies: poverty, ignorance, disease. They are the enemies and not our fellow man, not our neighbor. And these enemies too, poverty, disease and ignorance, we shall over, come
-Lyndon B Johnson

timeontarget commented on Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 16:58 PM

"I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years."
~ Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One

I had never heard the above quote from Ronald Kessler's book, Inside the White House before but my father had told me about LBJ's terrible mouth and frightful personality.

PoliticsNation commented on Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:04 PM

TOT I want go back and fourth with you or your relatives (whoever writes your blogs from time to time). You guys have a great weekend...


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