From Rasmussen:

In a three-way Generic Ballot test, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Democrats attracting 36% of the vote. The Tea Party candidate picks up 23%, and Republicans finish third at 18%. Another 22% are undecided.

 
  • jeffhess

    Shalom Joseph,

    The line in the Rasmussen story that caught my eye was:

    Among voters not affiliated with either major party, the Tea Party comes out on top. Thirty-three percent (33%) prefer the Tea Party candidate, and 30% are undecided. Twenty-five percent (25%) would vote for a Democrat, and just 12% prefer the GOP.

    I've always wanted to meet a “affiliated with either party.” What the feck does that mean? Does it mean they've never voted either a ballot in a primary election where you have to ask for either a Republican or Democratic ballot? Does it mean they've never sent money to either of the Republican or Democratic parties? Does it mean they don't take sides in barroom or family discussions on the Republican or Democratic parties?

    I don't think these people exist outside of the pollster universe where they think that being an Independent is either cooler than their true party affiliation or that they're ashamed to be outed from their party closet.

    I can say I'm a progressive independent or even a liberal independent because I'm disgusted with certain Democrats, but I can't dismiss the fact that I've voted Democrat in probably 99 percent of my lifetime votes.

    Doing otherwise is just messing with the pollsters (which is fun).

    B'shalom,

    Jeff

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  • Shalom Joseph,

    The line in the Rasmussen story that caught my eye was:

    Among voters not affiliated with either major party, the Tea Party comes out on top. Thirty-three percent (33%) prefer the Tea Party candidate, and 30% are undecided. Twenty-five percent (25%) would vote for a Democrat, and just 12% prefer the GOP.

    I've always wanted to meet a “voter not affiliated with either party.” What the feck does that mean? Does it mean they've never voted in a primary election where you have to ask for either a Republican or Democratic ballot? Does it mean they've never sent money to either of the Republican or Democratic parties? Does it mean they don't take sides in barroom or family discussions on the Republican or Democratic parties?

    I don't think these people exist outside of the pollster universe where they think that being an Independent is either cooler than their true party affiliation or that they're ashamed to be outed from their party closet.

    I can say I'm a progressive independent or even a liberal independent because I'm disgusted with certain Democrats, but I can't dismiss the fact that I've voted Democrat in probably 99 percent of my lifetime votes.

    Doing otherwise is just messing with the pollsters (which is fun).

    B'shalom,

    Jeff

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