May 19th, 2014

At the moment, it still looks good for Republicans in 2014

At the moment, anyway.

Polls taken in states with competitive Senate races and many contested Congressional districts indicate that people are leaning Republican for 2014. The reason seems to be Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare:

As for Obamacare, only 16 percent favor keeping the law as it is. 36 percent favor modification. 48 percent favor outright repeal. 89 percent of voters consider the issue important in deciding how they will vote and 49 percent consider it very important.

On immigration, it’s not at all clear:

The pro-amnesty crowd will emphasize that, by a margin of 71-28, those surveyed favor “comprehensive immigration reform.” But the result is meaningless because respondents weren’t asked whether they favor legalizing illegal immigrants, much less whether they favor allowing them to become citizens. Nearly every conservative I know favors some form of comprehensive immigration reform

Why ask a question so general it can be used by nearly anyone to prove nearly anything? Perhaps that’s the goal.

11 Responses to “At the moment, it still looks good for Republicans in 2014”

  1. vanderleun Says:

    Never forget. Never. Ever. Forget.


  2. Sam L. Says:

    They ask such questions so they can answer it themselves.

  3. blert Says:

    You’ve heard of agitprop?

    This is somnolent propaganda.

    It’s designed to put the polity at ease — if not to sleep.

    Mostly it’s being used during the money chase.

  4. Harold Says:

    There is no political advantage that Republicans can’t screw up. So no matter how far ahead they may seem to be now, they and the MSM will be working VERY hard to undo the current advantage.

  5. Artfldgr Says:

    Snatching defeat from the hands of victory

  6. Lorne Says:

    The Pubs may luck out this year. Probably the remnants of the Historic American Nation will turn out in this off year election, and the Dems, many of whom are a bit disgusted with The One, likely won’t show up in big numbers or try really hard to steal the election. Obama’s main operative, Axelrod, has gone to England to help the left steal the next election over there.

    However, despite everything, Obama’s approval rating is STILL around 50%. If they Pubs win, they will spin their wheels, pass legislation that has no chance getting past the veto. That will set the Dems up nicely to run against the’obstructionist Pub Congress.’

    The minorities, even the North Asians and the Indians, smell blood in the water. No chance they are magically going to turn into Pubs. They are all lining up to finish off the Historic American Nation. And, of course, the Pub Establishment is doing everything it can to make that happen as well.

  7. Bill Jones Says:

    I have yet to see a rational explanation as to why conservatives would want McConnell and Boner back in charge of any party other than that of the democrats.

    A party organization that re-elects barking mad psychopaths like Insane McCain and Little Linda Graham is dysfunctional beyond repair.

  8. Matt_SE Says:

    Personally, I find it disturbing that so many rank-and-file Republicans still support the establishment.

    I think these people haven’t made the shift to understanding that we’re in a winner-take-all culture war, one that’s increased in intensity hugely in recent years.
    I think they’re stuck in the “we’re all Americans” thinking of yesteryear.

    But, as I posted on another blog, I find it hard to blame them. Some people are simply not cut out for war.

    These are the people that will never join Eric’s Marxist Method activism.

    That’s OK, because when the war ends we will need citizens, not soldiers.

    I think the best we can hope for is that these people become disgusted with the fecklessness of the establishment, and vote them out for that reason. They will never understand what’s really going on behind the scenes because they don’t want to.

    It will soon be the establishment Republicans’ turn to prove that they can’t solve the nation’s problems.

  9. RickZ Says:

    IBD cartoon on point:

  10. Ymarsakar Says:

    Voters that don’t understand what they are voting for, aren’t really voters. Just puppets of the Left. Or of somebody else.

  11. Matt_SE Says:

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