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"Buyers Remorse" with the GOP?

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Meh, the recent elections hasn't resonated with the public the way it has with some on this forum.

Here's a couple more post election polls.


While 40 percent do say they are pleased by the election outcome, that's a significantly smaller percentage than the 58 percent who were pleased following the 2006 midterm elections.
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Despite their gains in last week's elections, Republicans are seen less favorably than Democrats overall. Forty-six percent of Americans have a favorable view of Democrats, matching the percentage who have an unfavorable view. The favorability rating for Republicans is 42 percent, with their unfavorable rating at 48 percent.


Poll: Disenchantment Remains After Midterms - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

In the CBS poll, President Obama's approval rating remain unchanged.


Pew Research said pretty much the same

The latest national survey by the Pew Research
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48% saying they are happy that the Republican Party won control of the House
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Four years ago, 60% said they were happy the Democrats won full control of Congress
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That mirrored the public’s reaction in December 1994 to the GOP winning control of Congress for the first time in 40 years -57% happy.

Mixed Reactions to Republican Midterm Win: Overview - Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Reading these pages the last couple of weeks, some posters reminded me of the days and talks, back in the nineties, of a 'Permanent Republican Majority'. Again, Pew's poll shows that the general public doesn't match some of our posters enthusiasm.
But on balance, both the general public and voters express less positive views of the GOP’s policies than they did of the Democrats’ proposals after the 2006 election.
 

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That's the point!....its just a couple weeks after the election....the newly elected people haven't even taken office and America is already deciding that it wasn't a smart move....that's the problem with the American electorate.
 

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That's the point!....its just a couple weeks after the election....the newly elected people haven't even taken office and America is already deciding that it wasn't a smart move....that's the problem with the American electorate.



That's quite a leap in logic DD..... :lamo
 

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Just as everyone has agreed; this isn't a 'pro-Republican' wave so much as it is an 'anti-Democrat' one.
 

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This country makes no goddamned sense sometimes...
 

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The fact is that independents now decide elections. Republicans will likely vote Republican and Democrats will likely vote Democrat, so what actually determines how the election goes are the Independents. They are the key demographic.

The interesting thing about Independents as a group is that they tend to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. This has remained true since I was in high school. I know a lot of people are praying that the Republicans misread this election and go on a crusade of social issues because then 2012 could be the year that Democrats regain their majorities. Some are even praying that McCain succeeds in stalling the repeal of DADT because it would be a key issue to sway Independents in 2012.
 
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Anyone else tired of seeing people looking at a poll and making huge sweeping political changing conclusion about it.
 

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I'd rather look at several numbers averaged, if it's all the same to the OP.

RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Generic Congressional Vote

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On November 1st, the spread was +8.7 in favor of the GOP.... GOP 50.3 to Dem 41.6

So, Using multiple numbers averaged, instead of a single number that agrees with the OP's agenda, we can see that the Republicans are in fact MORE popular now than just before the election.
 
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