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Big Democratic wins likely on Election Day

Hot off the press at MSNBC:

NBC/WSJ poll: Public’s opinion of GOP hits record low

WASHINGTON – Just 20 days until Election Day, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds approval of the GOP-held Congress is at its lowest mark in 14 years, the Republican Party’s favorability rating is at an all-time low and President George W. Bush’s approval rating remains mired in the 30s — all ominous signs for a party trying to maintain control of Congress.

In fact, according to the poll, Republicans are in worse shape on some key measures than Democrats were in 1994, when they lost their congressional majorities.

“There is not a single number in here that would suggest the Democrats will not have their best showing in a decade — and maybe two decades,” says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican Bill McInturff.

Landslide of bad GOP news The poll, which was taken of 1,006 registered voters from Oct. 13-16 and has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points, comes a few weeks after Republicans encountered a series of setbacks, including the release of an intelligence estimate calling the Iraq war a “cause célèbre” for Islamic militants, journalist Bob Woodward’s unfavorable portrayal of the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq, and the news that former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., had inappropriate correspondence with teenage congressional pages.

In the survey, Bush’s approval rating is at 38 percent, a one-point decline from a previous NBC/Journal poll released earlier this month after the Foley news first broke. Perhaps more revealing, only 16 percent now approve of the job Congress is doing — its lowest mark since 1992.

It sounds very good and I want to believe this so badly!!


October 19, 2006 - Posted by | Polls

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