Thursday, October 26, 2006

Better Know a District

The Globe has some interesting US poling results with mid-term elections less than two weeks away. Looks like American voters are finally waking up and seeing the disaster the Bush Presidency has been (or, more likely, they're upset over a few instant messages by Mark Foley...).

Breaking it down into actual races is electoral-vote.com which has the Senate in a near dead heat and the Democrats re-taking the House.

20 Comments:

  • Not to worry, Karl Rove has the Diebold voting machines programmed again, and not only in Ohio.

    By Blogger godot10, at 9:13 PM  

  • CalgaryGrit,

    Never underestimate the Bush team...

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101906A.shtml

    it seems that Saddam may be beheaded prior to the vote.

    MississaugaPeter

    By Blogger Peter, at 9:48 PM  

  • Dammit! Dont jinx it CG!

    By Blogger Kyle Carruthers, at 9:54 PM  

  • Oh shut the fuck up you conspiracy theorists and drama queens. Republicans will retain control of both houses because a) The Democrats have no clear ideas or plans (they are Liberals afterall) and b) The Democrats unleased their october surprise (Mark Foley scandal) too early. Check out the Drudge Report... I'm sure that's going to help the Democrats... lol

    By Blogger What_The_Puck?, at 11:24 PM  

  • hmmm - we shall see.... Headlines in DC today had Dubya saying that Dems are overconfident and shouldn't bet on it yet...I'm with you kyle...am keeping my fingers crossed and trying to do everything possible not to jinx it!

    Cheers,

    JJ (aka DC Grit)

    By Blogger JJ, at 11:27 PM  

  • It's a sad election, because neither side should win.

    Bush is a catastrophe, and the Democrats don't even have the brains to mention "Iraq" or "national security" in their five point agenda (which I believe was inspired by a recent election campaign here in Canada)

    Too close to call.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:48 PM  

  • Oh, and fyi - Karl Rove has *the* polling data.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:50 PM  

  • Watching the Democrats is like being a Canucks fan (which I am). You know that no matter how good things look they will inevitably f*** it up like the best of them and leave you feeling crushed and demoralized.

    By Blogger Kyle Carruthers, at 11:51 PM  

  • Golldarnit. Okay, here's that link:

    http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Rove_dukes_it_out_with_NPR_1025.html

    aka

    http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/
    Rove_dukes_it_out_with_NPR_1025.html

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:52 PM  

  • Even if they win, I still have to be crushed and demoralized.

    They don't deserve to win, sadly. Up against a terrible President, they still can't muster any creative ideas to fix things.

    He should be such an easy target (for policy, not the usual name-calling), but they can't get it together - not in six years. Pelosi and Reid are both barfbags, they should have resigned and cleared the way for their betters a long time ago.

    Depressing this topic is, no?

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 11:55 PM  

  • Jason,

    Since the Dems will AT BEST have slim majorities in each house they wont be able to do anything in terms of policy. Where they will be useful is in blocking some of the Republicans more undesirable policies, block future judicial appointments, and shed some light into what has been going on behind closed doors for the past 4 years.

    Im DEFINITELY cheering for the Democrats... without getting overly excited.

    By Blogger Kyle Carruthers, at 11:58 PM  

  • But I feel, Kyle, that with strong ideas and directions, with definite focus and priorties, and clear thinking and communication, they might have been able to take more than slim majorities.

    Argh, again, the whole thing is just depressing.....

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 12:32 AM  

  • Guys, guys. You're missing the point. The point isn't to replace the Republicans with a party that's going to do a good job running the country--there simply isn't anyone like that in the U.S. The point is to replace the Republicans with a party that a) hates the Republicans, and b) has subpoena power. The Senate will probably stay in Republican hands, but at this point it's very difficult to imagine a scenario where the House does, and all the Dems need is one of the two houses.

    The schadenfreude will be grand, indeed.

    By Blogger Idealistic Pragmatist, at 7:29 AM  

  • Hi CG...you might enjoy this site...great detail...good analysis (check the Polls page):
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

    By Blogger Bizarro, at 7:37 AM  

  • I see Bush is playing the same sex marriage card again.

    In the past, this has resulted in higher right wing turnouts, resulting in Republican victories.

    I don't know how this plays out in the fairly low number of districts which are "in play".

    By Blogger yyclaw, at 9:06 AM  

  • The dems will re-take the house, because of Foley, the corruption, and congress not getting anything done. This will be in spite of them having whacko leaders like Pelosi and Murtha. The GOP will retain the Senate because republicans will successfully argue it would be a disaster to have a nutcase like Ted Kennedy in the majority blocking highly qualified supreme court judges.

    By Blogger Andrew Smith, at 1:03 PM  

  • Wacko leaders? You mean compared to "I didnt see nothing" Dennis Hastert and "I used to adopt cats from the pound and dissect them" Bill Frist?

    By Blogger Kyle Carruthers, at 1:16 PM  

  • Kyle said: "Wacko leaders? You mean compared to "I didnt see nothing" Dennis Hastert and "I used to adopt cats from the pound and dissect them" Bill Frist? "

    I'm sure you understand exactly how whacko they are when you use that as a basis for comparison.

    If the Dems were rational and not stuck in far-left lala land they could win big, instead there will be a split congress with each part narrowly holding each chamber.

    By Blogger Andrew Smith, at 1:52 PM  

  • FYI, DemocraticSPACE is doing projections for the U.S. Midterm Elections.

    USA 2006 HOMEPAGE
    HOUSE
    SENATE
    GOVERNORS

    As of now (27 Oct), we are projecting the following:

    HOUSE
    Democrat 224 (+22)
    Republican 211 (-19)

    SENATE
    Republican 50 (-5)
    Democrat 48 (+4)
    Independent 2 (+1)

    GOVERNORS
    Democrat 29 (+7)
    Republican 21 (-7)

    By Blogger Gregory D. Morrow, at 6:17 PM  

  • "The GOP will retain the Senate because republicans will successfully argue it would be a disaster to have a nutcase like Ted Kennedy in the majority blocking highly qualified supreme court judges."

    Also because only one third of the Senate is up for reelection.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 8:17 PM  

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