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    Now this is interesting

    Read this on Yahoo this afternoon. I don't know, I may be reading it wrong, but I think this shows just how much the republicans actually lost rather than the democrats winning.

    In the poll, more Americans ranked Iraq as the top priority of the new Democratic-controlled Congress, but nearly three out of five say the party has no plan to deal with the war.
    While voters in Election Day surveys said corruption and scandal in Congress were among the most important factors in their vote, the postelection poll indicated 37 percent of all adults said the war in Iraq should be at the top of the congressional agenda during the next two years. Nevertheless, 57 percent of all adults in the AP-Ipsos poll said Democrats do not have a plan for Iraq; 29 percent said they do.
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    http://www.ipsos-na.com/news/client/...ne.pdf&id=3266

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    Arent we basically splitting hairs at this point? The Dems were definitely helped by the Republicans image and how the war is going, I dont think even the Dems that won deny that. And the way I see it is neither party has a plan for Iraq because no one knows what to do at this point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonShula84
    Arent we basically splitting hairs at this point? The Dems were definitely helped by the Republicans image and how the war is going, I dont think even the Dems that won deny that. And the way I see it is neither party has a plan for Iraq because no one knows what to do at this point.
    It may be splitting hairs or a matter of semantics, but I've seen elections in the past where the incumbents were doing so poorly of a job and the candidate running against them really didn't have a stated agenda, only smeared the incumbent on his poor performance...and the incumbent lost badly.

    Who knows, the American public could've just had the mindset of, "hell, the democrats can't do any worse...give them a shot at it...see if they can't do any better".

    I don't know...I'm just guessing. I just think the poll results are intriguing.
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    I agree it's interesting, and I'd tend to agree that part of it is, hell the dems cant do any worse lets give them a shot. If they dont do anything it will be, hell the dems arent doing anything lets try the reps again, and round and round we go.
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    Over a third of those who voted did vote against the Republicans and more specifically against Bush rather than for the Democratic. Its the only way congress changes hands these days. It was no different in '94. Ever since they fixed the elections the only way encumbants can be voted out is if there is some great nationwide discontent amongst voters that turns them against the current government.
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