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