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Do you agree with this CNN poll about the Mid term Elections?

Seventy percent of those surveyed said the results were a rejection of Democratic rule in the House while 17 percent called it a mandate for Republicans. Eight percent answered "neither" and 5 percent had no opinion.

"That's the classic pattern in elections like these," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland, referring to the Democratic takeover in 2006 and the GOP's victory in 1994. "Most Americans seem to believe that these elections were 'throw-the-bums-out' events."

In 2006, 60 percent described the Democratic victory as a rejection of the Republicans, whose fortunes had been spiraling downward during former President Bush's second term. Twenty-seven percent said it was a mandate for the Democrats.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 7:59 PM on Nov. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 7:59 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Forty-eight percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the Democrats in the aftermath of the election compared to 46 percent who see them favorably, with 6 percent expressing no opinion. That's about the same kind of split opinion that CNN's late October poll found.

    The figures for the Republicans since the election are somewhat more negative. Forty-eight percent see them unfavorably while 43 percent regard them favorably, with 9 percent taking neither side. In late October, 44 percent saw the GOP favorably and 43 percent did not.

    Holland said, "Unlike 1994, the last time the Republicans bumped the Democrats from power on Capitol Hill, the GOP takes over without the American public solidly behind it."

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:00 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • It's a poll. What is there to agree with?
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:01 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Asked if Republicans would do a better job of running the House, 44 percent said it would make no difference, 33 percent said they'd do better and 21 percent said worse. In 2006, 46 percent believed the newly-enabled Democratic majority would do a better job of running the House than the Republicans, 14 percent said they'd do worse and 39 percent predicted there'd be no difference.

    Forty-one percent also said they don't think Republican control will make much difference when it comes to getting things done, while 32 percent believe more will get done and 26 percent predict less will get done.
    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:02 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Do you agree that its not a mandate for the GOP?


    That it fits a pattern?


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:02 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • It is all ridiculous, we didn't like the republicans so vote democrat - we don't like the democrats so vote republican?? Obviously neither is very good at their jobs, so I just wonder why isn't anyone doing anything? Where are the new ideas, where do we go from here?
    daisysrdeadly

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 8:03 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • It is all ridiculous, we didn't like the republicans so vote democrat - we don't like the democrats so vote republican??


    This is the conundrum..

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:08 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I thought the GOP won because they wanted to take our country back. Wasn't aware someone took it but, whatever. Either way they don't work together no matter how much they lie and say they will during the campaign season.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Seventy percent of those surveyed said the results were a rejection of Democratic rule


    I think it's a vote towards a more fiscally responsbile and accountable government.  Democrats have demonstrated they cannot 'handle' the government's wallet~ they are too "Progressive" with their spending.  They lack the accountability to deal with laws and bills...  Republicans have been given an opportunity to make "right"...  They have NOT been given a free pass becuase of an R...   

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:37 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I think it's a vote towards a more fiscally responsbile and accountable government.  Democrats have demonstrated they cannot 'handle' the government's wallet~ they are too "Progressive" with their spending.  They lack the accountability to deal with laws and bills...  Republicans have been given an opportunity to make "right"...  They have NOT been given a free pass becuase of an R...   


    That's some fancy cherrypicking. Repubs have also been given the purse strings in the RECENT past and proven THEY TOO cannot "handle" the governments wallet....

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:39 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

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