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  •  Since one purpose of the scandals is to (2+ / 0-)
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    PorridgeGun, se portland

    fire up GOP turnout in 2014, it doesn't matter if independents and dems aren't paying attention.  The GOP is looking for a repeat of the 2010 elections when teabagger turnout carried the day against lackluster democratic turnout.  

    In that sense, it doesn't really matter how these scandals affect Obama's popularity.  His approval ratings could surge by 20 points, but if in 2014 dems stay home and republicans rush to the polls in furious anger, then the scandals worked beautifully.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Sun May 19, 2013 at 09:50:54 AM PDT

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    •  In 2010, (3+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, askew, Beetwasher

      Dems were demoralized and indies leaned Republican.

      There is zero sign that Dems are demoralized now, and indies seem neutral if not favorably disposed to Dems these days. Sure, these "scandals" might motivate Republicans a little more in 2014, but I am pretty sure there will be plenty of issues that get our partisans to the polls too, including marriage referenda, bad GOP governors going for second terms, gun safety legislation, etc.

      And while most Obama approval polling over the past few weeks has been within the MOE, the fact that multiple polls are not showing erosion in support suggests the "scandals" aren't resonating with Americans that much at all - or if they are, Americans aren't attaching them to Obama.

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