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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Poll show Americans keeping an eye on Congress

By Susan Page, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON: — Americans are paying unusually close attention to the congressional elections in November, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. They are more inclined to deliver significant gains to Democrats than in any year since Republicans won control of the House and Senate in 1994.
Those surveyed are more concerned about national issues than local ones — a situation that favors Democrats hoping to tap discontent over the Iraq war and gasoline prices — and prefer Democrats over Republicans on handling every major issue except terrorism.


Blogger RT Miller said...

I seriously doubt that there will be a significant shift in congress after this November's elections. The house congressional districts are far too gerrymandered for there to be any real change from the current landscape.

Now, thanks to facist Alito, it's even more unlikely that those illegal districts will be redrawn.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger RT Miller said...

Also, if you look closely at these numbers there is one thing that jumps out:

Of the registerd voters polled, only 38% say that "most members" of Congress should be re-elected. However, when asked about the Congressman in their own district 62% thought that their Congressman deserved to be re-elected.

How stupid can people be? They understand that congress is corrupt and full of idiots, yet they are unable to realize that their home district's congressman is probably corrupt and undoubtedly an idiot.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

Why do you call Alito a facist???

Gerrymandered districts have been around since the country was started... I don't like it, but that's how it is. With that said, there's nothing illegal about them.

Maybe they personally like their representative in Congress... With that said, one doesn't win people over to their side of a debate by calling them "stupid."

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 6:03:00 PM  

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