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  •  You're jumping (3+ / 0-)
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    to sweeping conclusions in the same way you're insisting others are doing. What's your evidence these "scandals" will depress Dem turnout in '14? (And gut feeling doesn't count.) It's quite possible they could motivate Dems, especially if it seems like Obama's being unfairly attacked. Similar dynamic happened with Clinton.

    •  I'm saying that's the GOP's goal (0+ / 0-)

      these scandals will be successful if they mobilize the GOP base in 2014.  If they depress dem turnout, all the better for the GOP.  Will they?  That remains to be seen.  

      My main point originally is simply that the poll cited in this diary does not show an Obama "bounce".  I hope he does get a bounce, but stating it to be the case does not make it so.

      No sweeping generalizations, just the facts.  

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

      by Subterranean on Sun May 19, 2013 at 03:47:27 PM PDT

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      •  Eh (0+ / 0-)

        I hear you that it shouldn't be called a bounce, but that's kind of just a quibble. The underlying point is sound: that Obama's showing some polling resilience here, in spite of all the coverage of the past couple weeks. I think that's encouraging.

        And it's more likely in my opinion that Republican aggression on these "scandals" will motivate Dem engagement, not depress it.

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