Skip to comments.NEWSWEEK Poll: Anger Unlikely to Be Deciding Factor in Midterms (RATS are more ticked off?)
Posted on 10/02/2010 3:31:54 AM PDT by Libloather
NEWSWEEK Poll: Anger Unlikely to Be Deciding Factor in Midterms
Self-described "angry voters" no more likely to vote; Democrats trusted more than GOP on key issues.
Anger is dominating the current political conversationespecially if you're an older, whiter, economically anxious voter who dislikes President Barack Obama and tends to prefer Republicans to Democrats. But according to the new NEWSWEEK Poll, there's little reason to believe that anger alone will be the determining factor in November's midterm elections.
Self-described "angry" voters fit a rather predictable political and demographic profile. The survey found that only 14 percent are Democrats. The rest are either Republicans (52 percent) or independents (29 percent), with 42 percent of the angry voters declaring themselves Tea Party supporters. For the midterms, angry voters favor Republican candidates over their Democratic rivals, 73 percent to 19 percent. Three quarters want the GOP to win control of Congress. More than seven in 10 specifically describe themselves as angry with Obama and congressional Democrats, and a full 60 percent see their vote in November as a vote against the president. Compared with voters in general, angry voters are 21 percent more likely to say they're worried about their economic future. They are 10 percent whiter than voters in general and 7 percent less likely to be under 30.
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Make news where there is none.
Seems like the happiest people are conservatives and the most unhappy people are liberals. Maybe only the happiest people are angry.
What exactly is the MOE for the Newsweek newsroom, anyways?
“prefer Republicans to Democrats”
I PREFER CONSERVATIVES TO PROGRESSIVES.
(Let’s all start using the more accurate terminology.)
Newsweak is wrong, as usual. Voting among Dems will be suppressed because they are disenchanted with their lying man in the White House. They will stay home. OTOH the Tea Partiers, angry (white, yellow, brown and black) (males, females, genders neutral or ambiguous) will turn out in droves for “Hope and Change”.
When Pelosi and Reid took over in Jan. 2007, they inherited a 4.6% unemployment rate. At the time, the media was calling Bush the "New Herbert Hoover." So if Bush was Herbert Hoover at 4.6%, what does that make 0bama at nearly 10%?
It’s classical liberals to leftist commie rat bastards
Much more accurate terminology
No, it's the people with the most to lose. Conservatives by nature understand their freedom and fear losing it. Liberals think freedom only comes with govt. control and by govt definition so they are not angry that govt. is taking over.
This Newsweek premise, “anger alone will be the determining factor”, is absolutely one brain-dead, fatuous assertion.
Of course it won’t! There is not enough space here to list all of the disastrous, self serving crapola this bunch has dropped on us and our children.
More likely it will be a case of “Don’t get mad, get even”.
Well, it is my birthday. The rats losing BOTH the House and Senate would be a nice gift. I suppose I should be happy with just the House, though. :O)
Anger may not be that big of an issue, but irresponsibility, incompetence and anti-Americanism are.
Most voters aren’t angry. They are scared. Wrong question.
This is a “keep hope alive” poll.
So if Bush was Herbert Hoover at 4.6%, what does that make 0bama at nearly 10%?
In a class by himself. The Titanic of Presidents. The Katrina of POTUS. January 20, 2008 was the political Pearl Harbor. It was 9/11. We are watching the landing of the Hindenburg Presidency.
MOE Newsweak = 155% +
Newsweak playing the race card for the Dems, and throwing in the age card as a bonus. Could it be that older voters have some sense and realize that the country is being destroyed by the bozo that younger, stupider voters elected in ‘08?
You ask (Rat’s More Ticked Off?). I think thsoe that are allowing themselves to think probably are. Others are just avoiding the issues because they are painful. We conservatives are afraid for our country because we understand and see some of the coming disasters. Democrats are bewildered and under attack; they don’t understand what is happening. That leads to anger. The thing is that they are under attack by their own politicians passing nutso legislation, bailing out the big corporations that the politicians pretended to side against to the Democratic suckers (ah voters, sorry), creating unemployment for most while favoring highly organized union workers, raising health care costs in the short term when people are hurting in order to bring online government control in a hazy someday future. If I were ignorant enough to have believed the lies of the Democratic politicians I’d be angry at them too.
For us conservatives, we knew they were lying and didn’t understand the people that couldn’t see through the lies.
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