Nov 11 2009

Voters Rejecting Those Crazy Democrats

Published by at 11:19 am under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

Updates Below!

Obama was supposed to be a post partisan leader who could bring the people together. Instead he has been an inexperienced shill for those whacky liberals in DC. And Americans are taking notice. The backlash against the liberal policies being pushed by Obama and Democrats is growing wider and deeper.

But first, a very important polling result from the recent Virginia elections, were the GOP routed the Dems statewide and across most of the congressional districts (many of which are now in Democrat hands, but not for long):

We also asked a message question that was stunning for two reasons.  One, it was stunning in its rejection of the notion of the Democratic wave of 2006-08 is any lasting move, and it was stunning for how close it was to the final election margin:

“I’m going to read you two statements, and please tell me which one comes closest to your opinion.

Some/Other people say it is more important to elect a Governor who will help President Barack Obama implement his agenda.

Other/Some people say that it is more important to elect a Governor who will serve as a check and balance to President Barack Obama.”

Voters opted for the check and balance by a 55%-35% margin.  Independents (who voted for Obama by one point in 2008 in Virginia) opted for a check and balance by an overwhelming 58%-25% margin.  Throughout our tracking, we regularly found open-ended comments from Independent voters saying they wanted to balance the overwhelming power that the Democrats have in Washington.

It seems independents are on a mission to trim the Democrats back down to size. Which is why this Gallup poll result is not really a surprise to anyone who lives outside the Political Industrial Complex:

Look at the shift in only a few months, from +6% to -4% just since July. A 10% shift is huge and could be an indicator of a Virginia/New Jersey like wave building in the country. Made worse by the fact most polling models still assume the Obama effect, which masks the true size of the wave and led many pollsters to grossly underestimate the force behind the GOP in last week’s elections.

Update: Ed Morrissey notes the GOP leads +22% among independents. If that holds (or grows) 2010 will be such a disaster Dems will be looking fondly back on 1994. I personally think it will grow because, as I have said since February, the faux stimulus bill is the killer. Unemployment was supposed to be getting better long before now. After spending the spring and summer watch the liberal scheme of rampant government spending produce nothing but generations of national debt in one year, people are heading into the fall realizing how bad the Democrats really are. And their mood will not be getting better as we go through Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter with unemployment over 10%, underemployment nearing 20% and the rolls of Emergency Unemployment Compensation expanded by millions and millions of out of work Americans (see here for all the numbers from the federal government). Going through that period with this mess will only make these numbers expand to historic levels of backlash.

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5 Responses to “Voters Rejecting Those Crazy Democrats”

  1. kathie says:

    C-span yesterday broadcast a panel of 4 who spoke about the dire state of the American financial debt, two of the questioners were Kent Conrad and Gregg, a few others who I don’t remember. The point of the 4 panelists was that something needs to be done ASAP, a commission needs to be established, and Congress and the President needs to follow the commissions recommendations. The commission needs to be taken out of politics or we are in big trouble. Something interesting is that none of the Health care bills will help our structural problems and in fact will make them much worse. How ever their cost is a drop in the bucket compared to Social Security and Medicare going broke.

    I only saw part of the program, can’t find a readable copy, but I came away with the feeling that Conrad couldn’t vote in good conscious to the Senate health care bill or really any bill that complicates our debt picture. And that we are in big trouble if we don’t immediately start bending the debt curve. None of the group thought Congress was set up to figure out the problems or had the will to do what this country needs. A commission, non-political, was the only way out, with an up or down vote in the end.

  2. kathie says:

    How do Democrats feel about this statement, and what are the chances that Obama would comply?

    Speaking in Istanbul at the 25th Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Iranian president said that it was up to US President Barack Obama to illustrate his motto of “Change.”

    “The support of both Israel and Iran can’t go hand in hand,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA. “No change is made unless great choices are made.”

    “We would welcome the changes, and wait for big and correct decisions to be made… We will clasp any hand that is extended sincerely toward us, but changes should be made in practice.”

    The Islamic forum held its meeting in a plush hotel on the banks of the Bosporus Strait that divides Istanbul between the Asian and European continents. Syrian President Bashar Assad and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan were also in attendance.

    AP contributed to this report

  3. lurker9876 says:

    Speaking about Kent Conrad…he was on IOUSA when the guy from Fiscal Wake UP tour testified before Kent’s committee…addressing the national deficits.

  4. CatoRenasci says:

    Don’t forget that as we move into next year, the number of the unemployed who are beyond both regular and extended benefits will be growing significantly, and their situations will be approaching desperation beginning in the winter.

    This is not going to be pretty.

  5. crosspatch says:

    This is what we can look forward to if the Democrats have their way:

    Sad but perhaps a harbinger of things to come with a universal health care plan in place in America. This one from Japan courtesy of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Age sixty-nine, stable vital signs but ultimately allowed to bleed to death after an accident. No hospital would accept him under the nationalized plan. Call it death panels, cost control, or whatever you want. In the end you see the same result – a life lost. And it’s far from the only one.