For quite sometime, we have been hearing just how much damage this election would do to the Democratic Party and how unhappy voters are. The polls leads us to believe that Republicans will take over both houses in congress, even though it they have said what should be expected from them. Knowing this will those who vote them in be willing to stand up and take responsibility to their actions or inactions?
“Americans unhappy with the economy are poised to hand control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in Tuesday elections that are shaping up as a rebuke of President Barack Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Monday.” “Fifty percent of likely voters said they will choose a Republican candidate when they vote while 44 percent said they will pick a Democrat, the national survey showed.” “Republicans are likely to win some 231 seats in the House and take control of the chamber, the poll projected.” “Ipsos pollster Cliff Young predicted Democrats would hang on to control of the Senate with either a margin of 52 seats to 48 for Republicans or 53-47.” “Tough political battles seemed to loom ahead over taxes, spending and deficits when a new Congress takes power in January.” “And Republicans might seek to repeal parts of Obama’s signature achievement, his healthcare overhaul.” “Americans reeling from a 9.6 percent jobless rate want to see the economy on the mend.” “By a margin of 62 percent to 33 percent, they believe the country is on the wrong track and 47 percent cited the economy as the biggest problem facing the United States today.” “It just reconfirms the present environment in which we are in, a bad economy that has been prolonged,” said Ipsos pollster Cliff Young. “People are basically not optimistic about the near future and they are going to take it out on the party in power, specifically the president and his administration.” “Young said Republicans are doing better this election cycle after suffering big losses in the 2006 and 2010 elections because they are perceived better able to handle economic issues like jobs, taxes and deficit reduction.” (Holland, Steve, 11/01/2010, Reuters, Republicans poised to win House, gain in Senate: Reuters/Ipsos poll, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org).
For those who spend much more time looking at these polls than I do, when have the polls ever stayed close to the same numbers that it began with? If these polls are being answered by the same people each and every time, all they have to do is repeat their answers. How scientific is that.