[lit-ideas] Who won the election?

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 13:19:21 -0800

"Just about everyone believes the Republicans lost the 2006 midterms more than the Democrats won it. Presented with a list of factors that may have contributed to the Democrats' success, 85 percent of Americans said the "major reason" was disapproval of the administration's handling of the war in Iraq, 71 percent said disapproval of Bush's overall job performance, 67 percent cited dissatisfaction with how Republicans have handled government spending and the deficit, 63 percent said disapproval of the overall performance of Republicans in Congress, 61 percent said Democrats' ideas and proposals for changing course in Iraq. Tellingly, just 27 percent said a major reason the Democrats won was because they had better candidates.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15667442/site/newsweek/

So who won? The GOP lost. The Dems also lost, in that voters didn't vote FOR them, they voted against the GOP. The voters won.

yrs,
andreas
www.andreas.com


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