Washington Post Poll - Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats to do a better job handling the economy

  • topathlete

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    Feb 01, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    "Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats to do a better job handling the economy 44 percent to 37 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. It's the first time since 2002 that Republicans have sported a meaningful advantage, and larger than any edge congressional Republicans have held over Obama during his administration.

    "Perhaps even more striking: The numbers mark a mirror image reversal from the eve of the 2010 midterms, when Republican picked up a historic 63 House seats. In October of 2010, Democrats held an identical 44-37 advantage."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/01/28/78370/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 01, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    To be honest, I don't trust either democrats or republicans in handling the nation's economy. This is why it is time for alternative third parties to get elected. We need a different perspective and fresh ideas in American governance.
  • rnch

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    Feb 01, 2014 4:57 AM GMT
    Hardly an unbiased source of polling information?
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 01, 2014 5:02 AM GMT
    What's with these short term memories? We went into the recession when Bush was president, and Obama got us out. If a republican wins in 2016 we'll go right back into a recession again.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 01, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    People who don't believe in evolution are trying to say that science is against free thought. It's like, ok, but there's still such a thing as fiction and nonfiction.
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:56 AM GMT
    rnch saidHardly an unbiased source of polling information?

    Um, the Washington Post?
  • rnch

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    Feb 01, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    rnch saidHardly an unbiased source of polling information?

    Um, the Washington Post?




    Always a conservative, Republican mouthpiece.
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    Feb 01, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhat's with these short term memories? We went into the recession when Bush was president, and Obama got us out. If a republican wins in 2016 we'll go right back into a recession again.


    We'll be due one around that time frame. Remember the dotcom crash of 2000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_com_crash so Bush also went into office during a short recession that 'he got us out of'. Business cycles have always been with us and always will.

    We're reaching bubble pricing in CRE so that bubble will likely bust before residential this time. We should see the bust in 2015 or 2016 followed six to twelve months later by residential.
  • topathlete

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    Feb 01, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    rnch said
    libertpaulian said
    rnch saidHardly an unbiased source of polling information?

    Um, the Washington Post?


    Always a conservative, Republican mouthpiece.

    You are living in a different reality totally.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 01, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhat's with these short term memories? We went into the recession when Bush was president, and Obama got us out. If a republican wins in 2016 we'll go right back into a recession again.
    Not necessarily, it all depends on what type of republican gets nominated in 2016. If moderates, independents, and progressives start moving in and taking over the GOP in the next two years, you could see some significant positive change in republican position and policy. Its long overdue. The tea partiers and the flaky fundamentalists need to be pushed into the outermost margins of American society. Probably we could relocate all them to a special reservation and let them live their backward, primitive lives in peace. Lets make the entire state of Texas a special reservation for the tea partiers and flaky fundamentalists since that hot, humid, flat piece of geography is totally infiltrated and owned by them. The US can permanently rid itself of Texas and give it over to the UN for administration.
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    The US can permanently rid itself of Texas and give it over to the UN for administration.

    Nah, I support giving it back to Mexico.
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    And speaking of Hottjoe and his very selective short term memory, it wasn't all that long ago that the democrats were deemed out of touch and irrelevant until Bill Clinton and his DLC helped moved things back more to the center.

    Thing with the reasonable moderate Republicans is to stay engaged within the GOP and discuss face to face from the same side of the fence to help move things back to the center. Won't happen if the reasonable moderates flee from the party and certainly won't happen due to the rocks, vitriol and hate tossed from the left. All that does is harden our positions until we have civil war and breakup of the country.

    One party rule is very unhealthy so the Republican party has to be changed from within, as I've said from my first post here, to have a viable second party.
  • tazzari

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    Feb 01, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
    Given the information level of most Americans, nothing would astonish me.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 01, 2014 7:56 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob said
    The US can permanently rid itself of Texas and give it over to the UN for administration.

    Nah, I support giving it back to Mexico.
    I doubt that Mexico wants Texas back with all its heavy, negative baggage. It would be best to make the entire state of Texas a UN administered reservation for tea partiers and flaky fundamentalists. This way the US can finally and permanently rid itself of that of 267,000 square miles of crappy, worthless geography and all its whacky inhabitants.