How is the Republican Party experiencing a renaissance? What are they doing differently? I am somewhat wary about polls of this kind coming from a biased source, whether conservative or liberal. Besides, such early polls are virtually meaningless.
According to Fox News polls, the GOP has been in excellent condition for a long time.:rolleyes:
The poll is unreliable because it’s skewed. By its nature it’s going to get far more responses from conservatives than liberals. It’s the same reason that you shouldn’t listen when an MSNBC poll tells you that Clinton’s numbers are 80%+.
Does the poll from October show excellent condition for the Republican party:
The more surprising part of the Fox poll, though, might be how people view the Republican Party. It shows Americans are now evenly split – 45 percent to 45 percent – on the GOP. As recently as October, the same poll showed just 30 percent of Americans viewed the GOP favorably, compared to 63 percent unfavorable.
Okay, using your logic - I reject your “studies” (which you have not cited) because I view those studies to come from a source biased towards the left. There.
Here is the methodology of the poll: (my bold italics)
The Fox News Poll is conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research ®. The poll was conducted by telephone with live interviewers April 13-15, 2014 among ***a random national sample of 1,012 registered voters (RV)***. Results based on the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Landline and cell phone telephone numbers were randomly selected for inclusion in the survey using a probability proportionate to size method, which means that phone numbers for each state are proportional to the number of voters in each state. Results are of registered voters, unless otherwise noted.
LV = likely voters
Results from Fox News polls before February 2011 were conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp
Its kind of funny- the rather knee-jerk reaction among the liberals here on CAF to dismiss this poll shows perhaps an underlying fear that the poll could be right? Let’s hope so.
Actually I wouldn’t mind if Hillary Clinton does not run in 2016, and the same for Jeb Bush (not that the latter is a likely candidate or wants to run), even though I think that would be quite a race. Enough of the Clintons and the Bushes; let’s get some younger, possibly not well known, candidates with fresh ideas.
I find this quite hilarious. A few months ago the prevailing opinion was that Repubs didn’t have a chance of ever holding office again in the forseeable future. Now they are expected to take both the house and senate.
I was just reading this morning that Harkin’s spot is almost an assured win for the Republicans. (I think it’s still too early to start betting on that race.)
The only thing guaranteed at this point is that public opinion will change several more times before the elections.
In politics, a few months before an election (or years, in the case of the presidential election) - can be an eternity. Fortunes can rise and fall. And rise again. Trends go one way, then another. Events cannot be controlled. All kinds of things can happen. A poll is a snapshot taken at a moment in time capturing the views of a sample of people.
Btw, I think the GOP has been viewed as likely keeping the House for quite a while. Their chances of taking the senate have increased in past months. But who knows. It depends on the nominees and whether they make a gaffe which will be magnified by the left-wing press who wants to skew the election in the Democrats favor. The press biased. It is what it is. The nominees better not say anything stupid if they want a chance of winning.
I sincerely hope that Hillary Clinton does not win the presidency in the upcoming elections. I really think that she would be bad for this country like Obama is. For one thing, she is very much pro-abortion. For another, I think she generally supports things like “same-sex marriage” and such too.
Yes. It is so obvious and simple. Yet that is lost on so many Catholics who find excuses to vote for those people who support those policies which go against morality. As I have said a few times already - it is not surprising that those catholics who end up voting for Obama et al, tend to be the ones who don’t attend church regularly and presumably don’t take their faith very seriously.