Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Replacements

A poll in USA Today says that the GOP could lose the House next year.

In a nationwide USA TODAY/Princeton Survey Research Poll, just 4% of those surveyed — equal to the margin of error — say Congress would be changed for the worse if nearly every member was replaced next year. Nearly half say it would work better. About four in 10 say a wholesale overhaul wouldn’t make much difference.

Those findings are similar to the public’s views in previous years when voter dismay cost one side or the other control of the House. In 1994, when Democrats lost their majority, 40% said Congress would be better off if most members were replaced. In 2006, when Republicans lost control, 42% held that view.

We’re still a year away from the election, and that’s several geological ages in politics, but unless the GOP abandons its march to the cliff — and there’s no sign they will — it could be good news for the Democrats.

One bark on “The Replacements

  1. When Dems fail to retake the House in 2014, a built-in set of excuses ais already in place thanks to the beltway pundits: gerrymandering and the voters’ short term memory syndrome.

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