Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Who is the fringe?

Despite discontent with Congress this year, the public rates congressional Republicans (29 percent approve) lower than congressional Democrats (38 percent approve). When the parties are pitted directly against each other, the public broadly favors Democrats on Iraq, health care, the federal budget and the economy. Only on the issue of terrorism are Republicans at parity with Democrats

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/01/AR2007100101235.html?hpid=topnews

6 comments:

dguzman said...

I heard something yesterday on NPR that got me thinking: this one repub idiot was talking about the "games" the dems are playing with anti-war legislation, corruption inquiries, etc. and said they were "only" doing that stuff "to be on the side of popular opinion." I thought, "well, doesn't public opinion represent the will of the people? And aren't our reps there DO the will of the people? WTF does this guy think his job is, to support Chimpy no matter what?" Fucking morons. It's like no one remembers why they're called "representatives." They think THEIR opinions matter and ours DON'T.

Dr. Zaius said...

"Only on the issue of terrorism are Republicans at parity with Democrats..."

So the general public is finally starting to realize that the Reublicans are the terrorists, not the Democrats.

Evil Spock said...

The fringe? Why survivalist gun nuts and vegans who only eat fruits and legumes!

Though both groups may favor universal healthcare . . .

DCup said...

And yet the corporate media still talks about the "far left" in terms that describe most Americans. By definition, would the extreme mean that most people aren't there?

Distributorcap said...

but still people will continue to elect assholes like Peter King and Marcia Blackburn despite the polling disdain for the GOP

sometimes i really believe that what people tell pollsters and what they really think are completely different -- forget believe i KNOW they do....

if things were really sliding downhill for repubs they would get on the anti war bandwagon -- but they dont....knowling full well a good majority will get reelected despite the stance on the war...even if it is wide

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