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Jury still out on Republicans, despite election victory – poll

December 15, 2010

congress1Despite winning control of the House of Representatives and making gains in the Senate, Republicans still have a way to go to truly win the hearts of Americans, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Just 41 percent of respondents said the Republican takeover of the House is a “good thing,” 27 percent said it was a “bad thing,” and 30 percent said it won’t make any difference, the poll found.

Although voters gave President Barack Obama (and his Democrats) a “shellacking” on election day, the public still has a little more faith in the president than in Republican lawmakers, according to the survey results.

Asked who do you trust to do a better job coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years, (Obama) or (the Republicans in Congress), 43 percent said Obama and 38 percent said Republicans.

Fifty-four percent said Republican leaders in Congress were not doing enough to compromise with Obama on important issues, compared with 40 percent who said the same about the president.

The  poll of 1,001 people, released Tuesday, was completed roughly a month after Republicans swept back into power in the House and picked up six seats in the Senate.

Sixty seven percent of the respondents  said the country is on the wrong track. That’s a slight improvement over 71 percent who held that opinion in a Post/ABC poll taken just before the November congressional elections.

The latest poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. Here’s the raw data.

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing (New House of Representatives members  on House steps of the U.S. Capitol,  Nov. 19, 2010)

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We are on the wrong track…AND BIG TIME. We will be joining the chaos of Greece, UK, France, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Portugal. We are spending too much money. Just before Christmas…another huge spending bill..Who were the Republican…Brown-202-224-2543 (he is not answering his phone); Murkowski-202-224-6665 (she is only taking voice mail messages); Collins – 202-224-2543 (she is also taking messages); Snowe – 202-224-5344 (the phone keeps ringing). So, their aides get a raise and they can’t answer to the American people?

You wonder why we are pessimistic. Then we have McConnell’s staffer who could are less. I guess so…we are paying his salary. So…what’s a little trillion here and there going to cost us? HOW ABOUT OUR COUNTRY!

Republicans…I don’t care what kind of gimmick you have to use…but DO NOT PASS THIS BILL WITH EARMARKS. (Call Wall Street and find out how they snooker someone) Do not pass this bill without reading it; do not pass this bill with a SECOND ENGINE FUNDED…WHEN WE ALREADY HAVE ONE UP AND RUNNING (F-35)…AND FOR GOD’S SAKE…DON’T PASS ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH OBAMACARE.

We the people have spoken on November 2nd. So…keep it up and we can win a majority with a third party…the country has had it with greed, corruption and fraud.

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