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Monday, September 13, 2010

Public Disapproves Of Almost All 'Big Wins' For Democratic Congress

Gallup's new poll is not surprising to many of us that watch and reported on the variety of polling data for Obama and Democrat's recent legislature they have jammed through the House and Senate and that Obama has signed.

The public disapproves of almost every "big win" the Democrats have claimed.

Healthcare aka Obamacare- 56 percent disapprove with only 39 percent approving.

Stimulus package- 52 percent disapprove with only 43 percent approving.

Automaker bailouts- 56 percent disapprove with only 43 percent approving.

Bank and financial institution bailouts- 61 percent disapprove with only 37 percent approving.

The only accomplishment the Democrats can tout that the public does approve of was regulation of banks and financial institutes with 61 approving and 37 disapproving.

This is one major reason we see articles now showing Democrats up for reelection are distancing themselves from their own party.

Two years after arriving in Washington on a message of hope and change, Democratic candidates are not extolling their party’s accomplishments, but rather distancing themselves from their party’s agenda.

The midterm elections may revolve around a series of big issues, particularly with control of Congress at stake. But a look at the advertising themes and images being employed by Democrats shows all the ways they are trying to personalize their contests and avoid being defined as ideological partners of President Obama’s or as part of the Washington establishment.

Democrats are now trying to separate themselves from their party votes, somehow hoping their constituents won't remember they voted with their party on the legislature the voters were opposed t at the time.

Republican ads are making sure the public is reminded of it consistently.

If they had the nerve to vote for Obama/Reid/Pelosi's agenda against the will and desires of their constituents, then they should step up to the plate and stop trying to hide.

For example, the first name listed in the New York Ties article linked above, Mark Shauer, we see from (Wapo company publication) that he supported the February 2009 stimulus plan, March 2010 health-care reform and the June 2009 climate-change bill.

Their voting records are all out there and campaign promises and distractions aside, all one has to do is look at how they voted on the legislature that the majority of Americans disapprove of, to know if they want to replace them or keep them.

November will tell.