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There was alot of changes in the House and Senate.  Still waiting on two Senate seat in Virginia and Montana, but they both are looking fairly good at this point.

 Sorry I haven’t been posting but I have been an election judge and have had two greuling days.

 Congrats to all the new Congressmen and Senators and the ones that held their office. Now it’s time to work hard for change in this country. Be ever vigilant even on these new members.  Don’t let up or they will get too comfortable and we will have corruption sneaking in again.

More posts once I catch my breath and my mind clears from election overload!

November 8, 2006 Posted by | Current News, Elections, Op Ed, Polls | 3 Comments

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 | Leave a comment

Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index

 Anxious Public Sees Growing Dangers, Few Solutions

Americans are looking out on a world where they see growing dangers, few solutions and little in U.S. foreign policy that seems to be working. In this third edition of the Public Agenda Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index, produced in association with Foreign Affairs, we’re introducing our new “Anxiety Indicator,” which will track the public’s overall outlook on world affairs much as the Consumer Confidence Index follows its view of the economy. Our first indicator shows that public anxiety on international affairs is at high levels (a score of 130 on a 200-point scale), enough to show a deep dissatisfaction with current policies. Read Public Agenda Chairman Daniel Yankelovich’s explanation of the Anxiety Indicator.

Majorities believe the world is becoming a more dangerous place for Americans and that international relations are on the wrong track. Yet the best-known policy strategies, such as actively creating democracies or economic development in Islamic countries, face skepticism from the public. Majorities do believe reducing dependence on foreign energy sources would enhance national security, and even stronger majorities think the government can do something to achieve it–yet nearly half give the United States failing grades in this area. A dangerous world is not as frightening if you have confidence in what the government is doing to cope with it. But increasing numbers of the public give the United States a “D” or “F” grade on accomplishing key foreign policy goals.

Traditionally, the American public focuses more on domestic concerns and gives leaders a lot more leeway in crafting foreign policy. But the threat of terrorism, the Iraq war and the seemingly endless series of crises in the Middle East have put foreign affairs front and center for the public. That’s reflected in the relatively high rating of our first Anxiety Indicator.

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October 18, 2006 Posted by | Current News, Polls, World News | Leave a comment