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Old 12-26-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Democrats have lost their advantage and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates that President Barack Obama may be dragging down Democratic congressional candidates, and that the 2014 midterm elections are shaping up to be a low-turnout event, with only three in 10 registered voters extremely or very enthusiastic about voting next year.

Two months ago, Democrats held a 50%-42% advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their congressional district without identifying the candidates. That result came after congressional Republicans appeared to overplay their hand in the bitter fight over the federal government shutdown and the debt ceiling.

But the Democratic lead evaporated, and a CNN poll a month ago indicated the GOP holding a 49%-47% lead. The new survey, conducted in mid-December, indicates Republicans with a 49%-44% edge over the Democrats.
The pendulum has swung the other direction.

CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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This seems like it could devastate Dems in 2014

Obamacare: The deception, and now the disaster - Chicago Tribune

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By the Department of Health and Human Services' own estimates, about 75 million Americans with employer-provided insurance will see their plans canceled. And millions of middle-class workers who will migrate to the exchanges and don't qualify for government subsidies will see their premiums, deductibles and co-pays go up.
From what I've read, it will start to hit late summer/early fall 2014. Passing landmark, sea-change, 2700 page legislation with zero bi-partisan support or input---bad, very bad, very very bad idea.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Less than 15% of all districts, R or D, are truly ever up for grabs. Gerrymandering protects 85%, and sadly the people who want their vote to count disenfranchise themselves by approving of their own parties gerrymandering.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Didn't y'all say that in 2012 also? And look what happened.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Didn't y'all say that in 2012 also? And look what happened.
Well, it is CNN...
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It is December 2013, we still have a long way to go until November 2014, I wouldn't be celebrating yet if I were a Republican expecting any form of win in Congress in 2014. You guys are probably going to be just as disappointed as you were in 2012.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Less than 15% of all districts, R or D, are truly ever up for grabs. Gerrymandering protects 85%, and sadly the people who want their vote to count disenfranchise themselves by approving of their own parties gerrymandering.
This probably true, and I wouldn't expect a 63 seat pickup like in 2010. But R's don't really need that. What is needed is to pick up a small number of house seats to strengthen the majority, and knock off as many of the Senate "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" Democrats as possible.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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It is December 2013, we still have a long way to go until November 2014, I wouldn't be celebrating yet if I were a Republican expecting any form of win in Congress in 2014. You guys are probably going to be just as disappointed as you were in 2012.
History doesn't bare out your optimism. Look it up.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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History doesn't bare out your optimism. Look it up.
Sure it does, I remember you Cons going on and on about the landslide that was coming in 2012 and it turned out to be a poopslide the wrong way for you Cons. I am expecting a fun repeat of 2012 in 2014.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Sure it does, I remember you Cons going on and on about the landslide that was coming in 2012 and it turned out to be a poopslide the wrong way for you Cons. I am expecting a fun repeat of 2012 in 2014.
X2, 2014 is looking excellent for the democrats
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