Shocker: Democrats Pass Popular Law, May Win Election
It will of course be physically impossible for the Democratic Party to keep control of the House and Senate after the upcoming midterm elections. This is because, after sneakily running as the more conservative of the two major American political parties in 2008, they immediately launched a full-on Marxist agenda upon taking office, by regulating the extremely unpopular private health insurance industry, and making changes to the regulatory apparatus governing the financial services industry that destroyed the world economy a few months back. And now every last American voter is just itchin' to put Nancy Pelosi out of a job and make "lowering taxes" the only thing it would be legal for the House of Representatives to do and WHOAH HEY WHAT'S THIS? "Democrats this week have jumped into a 6-percentage-point generic-ballot edge for November's election, according to a new Gallup poll."
This news comes via the Politico, an elaborate pyramid scheme that funds an online political journalism sweatshop by selling ad space in a "print edition" that is flung angrily at fleeing Metro commuters. The Politico has been one of the main weavers of the "Democrats have no hope because they are being so liberal, fulfilling their campaign promises" narrative, so you can imagine their shock and horror when they heard the following:
In her analysis, Gallup's Lydia Saad speculated that the generic ballot bump for Democrats this past week could be due to the passage of financial reform.
"The financial reform bill is the second-biggest piece of legislation to get through Congress this year, after healthcare reform, and it enjoyed majority support," Saad wrote. "According to a USA Today/Gallup poll in June, 55% of Americans were in favor of legislation expanding government regulation of financial institutions -- including 72% of Democrats and 56% of independents. Only Republicans were generally opposed."
Don't worry, though, because this poll only favors generic (i.e., nonexistent) Democrats. Once voters are confronted with the actual loathsome liberal attempting to win election under the "Democrat" banner, they will inevitably vote for Jody Hice or whoever. The fact that, as Bloomberg reports, Republicans are raising lots more money in races for open seats won't help. Americans love money, and things that can be purchased with money! And Bloomberg's own polling shows the generic ballot tied. So, don't get rid of all those bright orange "Speaker Boehner" commemorative t-shirts just yet. [Politico/Bloomberg]