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    Republican poll chasers and the madness of crowds

    Republican poll chasers and the madness of crowds

    Do what’s right, and worry about the polls closer to November 2014

    Another conversation I had with myself on Twitter.

    Last time it was about The Republican Brand.  This time it’s about the lunacy of Republicans — stoked by the media — panicking over polling last week showing Republicans dropping like a stone into a mountain crevice.

    Today Pew released its polling, and it found essentially no change in Republican favorability over the past year. Democrats poll better in terms of favorability, but that’s been the case for a long time.

    Republicans actually are in a slightly better position today than a year out from the 2010 Republican landslide, and are rated better in terms of handling the economy and running government.

    I don’t say Pew knows any better than the other pollsters, or vice versa, but that’s the point.  Do what’s right, and worry about the 2014 polls closer to November 2014.  For God’s sake, Republicans, stop acting like bouncing Super Balls based on the latest polling.

    First some Pew charts:

    Pew Party Favorability 10-15-2013 full

    Pew Mid Term Advantage 10-15-2013

    Pew More Extreme 10-15-2013

    Now my conversation with myself on Twitter:


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    Bitterlyclinging | October 16, 2013 at 10:25 am

    The Republicans have too many British General Percivals in their ranks, generals that will immediately surrender, to be slaughtered at will, 120,000 fresh, well rested, well fed, and well supplied soldiers to 30,000 nearly exhausted, nearly out of food and ammunition Japanese soldiers just because the Japanese surprised them with their sudden appearance from an unexpected direction

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