Nov 06 2006
Ken Mehlman adds another poll to the mounting good news for Republicans: the Democracy Corps poll, a Democratic outfit, finds the Dems with only a four-point edge on the generic preference ballot, 49%-45%, with the Republicans closing fast. Generic polls are, of course, of limited importance, but together with other data the evidence of Republican resurgence seems clear.
Things that make you go “Hmmmmmmm!” Is that within the Margin of Error?
Update:: The NY Times is staring into the abyss!
For a combination of reasons â€” increasingly bullish prognostications by independent handicappers, galloping optimism by Democratic leaders and bloggers, and polls that promise a Democratic blowout â€” expectations for the party have soared into the stratosphere. Democrats are widely expected to take the House, and by a significant margin, and perhaps the Senate as well, while capturing a majority of governorships and legislatures.
These expectations may well be overheated. Polls over the weekend suggested that the contest was tightening, and some prognosticators on Monday were scaling back their predictions, if ever so slightly.
Some Democrats worry that those forecasts, accurate or not, may be setting the stage for a demoralizing election night, and one with lasting ramifications, sapping the partyâ€™s spirit and energy heading into the 2008 presidential election cycle.
The NY Times is one of those media outlets that hyped and hyped and hyped the Democrats’ pending success! And now reality strikes. Know what happens when a liberal rag lies to the liberal base (and that is the only remaining readership the rag has)? Bankruptcy. First of ideas and then of readership and finally financial.
Update:: Oh My God! From that same NY Times piece:
â€œIt would be crushing,â€ he said. â€œIt would be extremely difficult.â€
Mr. Cook put it more succinctly. â€œI think youâ€™d see a Jim Jones situation â€” it would be a mass suicide,â€ he said.
They finally realize they drank Kool Aide!